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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by JJ50, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. JJ50

    JJ50 Active Member

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    Here in the UK the crazy blasphemy law was repealed in 2008, it should never have been a crime in the first place. One should be able to say exactly what one wishes about any religion and its god, especially as they are more than likely to be human creations which don't exist in reality.
     
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  2. Sunstone

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    I don't think many people in the West would disagree with you.
     
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    Blasphemy - A victim less crime
     
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  4. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    Why would you have a need to talk badly about other religions? Is that not the ego that make someone want to trash talk other peoples belief?
     
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    Just as well. With a critical brexit vote coming up I'm sure many blasphemous words will soon be spoken.:D
     
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  6. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    And, unfortunately, way too many in other places that would disagree. But we can go a bit further. Should it be a crime to 'insult' a religion? or religious beliefs? Rude? Sure! A crime? That's another thing.
     
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  7. JJ50

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    I bet there will, that crazy nonsense will be very bad for the UK if it goes ahead. The UK needs the EU, we are too small to stand alone these days.
     
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    The whole brexit story looks as if England is heading towards disaster from an outsiders perspective. I'm from New Zealand with English ancestors so I really hope your country's leaders can find what is best for everyone.
     
  9. JJ50

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    The UK is not just England you know. It comprises Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well. I live in Wales, I am not Welsh, nor was I born in the UK, although I am British.
     
  10. Quintessence

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    Where saying "exactly what one wishes" crosses into hate speech and/or inciting violence, my apologies, but I draw some lines there.

    I'm not sure how human creations "don't exist in reality" either, but that's probably neither here nor there with respect to the main topic of this thread.
     
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    TRUE!!!
     
  12. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    I agree

    but speak straightforward and a believer might call you an infidel
    draw sword
    and try to cut your head off
     
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    It is interesting that nowadays blasphemy is accepted, but if you deny climate change, say something against homosexuality, don’t accept feminism, or are critical to unlawful immigration, it is like you would be guilty to blasphemy. Can’t avoid to think that modern day god is the “liberalism” that accepts all kind of injustice, but not reason, truth or justice.
     
  14. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Nah........ @JJ50 is safe there. Blades carried in public places in the UK must be folding, non-locking, and under 3" in blade length.

    :p
     
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  15. The Emperor of Mankind

    The Emperor of Mankind Currently the galaxy's spookiest paraplegic

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    The blasphemy law was repealed in England & Wales in 2008. Unfortunately one still exists in Scottish law and the Scottish Government is really dragging its heels about repealing it.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Like what? What exactly would you like to say about any religions and their God/s?

    As long as you don't incite crimes, provoke or cause public disorder or cause a breach of the peace, why, wear your tonsils out, but you must expect to hear things about yourself in return.

    :p
     
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    There is no law against speaking out against any of those things. But, as the addage goes, freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences. If you were an outspoken atheist you would never be able to be president in the US, for example. Not because there's a law against it, but you would be voted right out of the pool. Is that reasonable or just? No, but it is the world we live in.
     
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  18. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Heathen Libertarian Capitalist
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    What about God's feelings?
    He cares greatly about my opinion of him.
     
  19. Firemorphic

    Firemorphic Whatever, tell me something I haven't heard before

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    Just because you can say something, doesn't mean your intelligent. Just keep that in mind. People will say anything about anything, is there any line between anything?
    If there isn't one though, it could get quite dangerous. (I'm sure you're aware what saying anything you like does in the political world)
     
  20. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    same here
     
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