U.N. told atheists face discrimination around globe

Feb 25, 2013 Full story: The Baltimore Sun

Atheists, humanists and freethinkers face widespread discrimination around the world with expression of their views criminalized and subject in some countries to capital punishment, the United Nations was told on Monday.

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EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#1 Feb 26, 2013
Quote:...In November last year, the head of the 21-country Arab League told the U.N. Security Council.. his organisation wanted a binding international framework to ensure "that religious faith and its symbols are respected"..
...And earlier this month a top official of the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said the body would be focusing on getting agreement on criminalizing denigration of religion in coming talks with Western countries....
Unquote.

Religions should be special cases with symbols or organisations with a different standard when it comes to criticism.

The simple facts are:
Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology
Blashpemy = satire.

Respect cannot be demanded or legislated for, it has to be earned. What needs to be defended by law is freedoms of speech and expression.

Religion is divisive and more trouble than its worth.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2 Feb 26, 2013
(Oops. Wrote should instead of shouldn't in post above) Religion should be as open to criticism and satire as anything else.
Thinking

Shaftesbury, UK

#3 Feb 26, 2013
Good post though... no one should have the right not to be offended.
EdSed wrote:
(Oops. Wrote should instead of shouldn't in post above) Religion should be as open to criticism and satire as anything else.
Siro

Australia

#4 Feb 27, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Good post though... no one should have the right not to be offended.
<quoted text>
I agree you faggotberry, go lick a dead dogs arse till it barks (youve got plenty of them in your yard)!!!!!
Thinking

Shaftesbury, UK

#5 Feb 27, 2013
You are a cuntard.
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree you faggotberry, go lick a dead dogs arse till it barks (youve got plenty of them in your yard)!!!!!

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