Why Anti-Blasphemy Laws Ban All Relig...

Why Anti-Blasphemy Laws Ban All Religions

There are 27 comments on the OpEdNews story from Oct 12, 2012, titled Why Anti-Blasphemy Laws Ban All Religions. In it, OpEdNews reports that:

The effort by a large portion of the Muslim world, including the Egyptian and Iranian presidents, to render blasphemy illegal around the globe is truly, really stupid, as well as immoral.

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“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12


#22 Oct 13, 2012
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>In a small way, but that misses the point of what is being said.
I think that, if one is genuinely interested in what Pres Obama thinks, he stands for freedom of speech and expression first. Your comments just show that religionists will argue interminably. All a reasonable person can do is try to take account of people's sensitivities.
If you think that Christians are treated with less caution than Muslims, in general, I think you are probably right but Christians are not less well-respected. Christians tend to be western educated, or at least open to western democratic ideals. They are also,(in the most general sense) more peaceful. This is because many Muslims are (generally) less well-educated. Some Muslims are actually taught that western democracy is hypocritical at best, or even demonical. As a result, politicians in responsible positions (such as Obama) try not to ignite violence or unrest over religious matters. Naturally, one has to be more cautious regarding the more volatile. I think Christians have earned respect by their patience where Muslims have earned condemnation and justified ridicule.
Technically wrong. He only cares for freedom of speech so far as the other politicians, meaning, as long as it's not against him. I can't think of any better politician running than him for office, so don't think I am anti-Obama, but he has one serious flaw that bothers me a lot, which is shared with all the other politicians except Ron Paul, ironically.

He supported SOPA and ACTA, and the latest one was passed by him, forgot the name of it but meh. He is also in support of "free speech zones," remember that nonsense? It's still around. The only politicians still on our side are the ones we elect directly, which is a scary thought considering many of the countries who don't get to elect their politicians have more politicians on the citizens' side in higher positions than us.

Lesson to learn, sometimes even the best have dark sides you must be aware of, and admitting them makes it far easier to watch for those actions we need to prevent.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#23 Oct 13, 2012
Amused wrote:
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You obviously have a reading comprehension problem. If that's a direct quote from the president ...
No, it's a direct quote from the author of the story of this thread that you didn't bother to read.

Or do you have a reading comprehension problem?

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#24 Oct 13, 2012
EdSed wrote:
All I can say at present is that if you think you are more determined to defend the US constitution than you are, my guess is that you're mistaken. He just has other considerations beyond the establishment clause of the first amendment to consider ...
The President -- who just happens to be a constitutional lawyer -- knows he can't legally operate outside of the US Constitution.

As for me, every time I was sworn in for active duty, I had to repeat an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic ..."


#25 Oct 13, 2012
Wahhabis will push for the law and the atheists will support it.
All you godless care about is lining your pockets and getting your weenies sucked - nothing more and nothing less.
You will do anything to get this and join with any scumbag cause.

Since: Sep 10


#26 Oct 13, 2012
EdSed wrote:
Blasphemy implies that something is sacred or sacrosanct, but most people are indifferent to what is sacred others,(e.g. Mohammed's name or image)- and that is only reasonable.
Well, of course. Claims of blasphemy are and always have been attempts by cultists to impose their religious filth on non-members of their cult, or to use it to settle personal scores within the cult (e.g. accusations of witchcraft in Europe and the US, or the prosecution of a man in Pakistan for destroying a business card with a *man's* name of mohammed, not the fictional being).


Since: Sep 10


#27 Oct 13, 2012
Thunder-Girl wrote:
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Agree 100%
I usually say something right about once a year. Too bad I never know when in advance.

Since: Aug 12

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#28 Oct 17, 2012
Let me tell you what blasphemy is. It's the idea that there's a superior being who can make the mountains, the oceans and the skies but who still gets upset about something I said. He's an all-powerful being, he's just got self-esteem issues.

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