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Featured Blasphemy

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

  1. Father Heathen

    Father Heathen Veteran Member

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    Why would you have a need to censor the speech of others? Nothing is beyond reproach nor except from critique or scrutiny.
     
  2. Looncall

    Looncall Well-Known Member

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    If the beliefs lead to harm, opposing them is a civic duty.

    For example, I gather that all schools of Islamic scholarship at least approve of cutting important bits off one's daughters without their consent. Don't you think such a system should be opposed by any means available?
     
  3. Father Heathen

    Father Heathen Veteran Member

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    He isn't much of a god if he's that insecure, emotionally weak, and possess such a fragile ego.
     
  4. Father Heathen

    Father Heathen Veteran Member

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    Like others have pointed out, there is no law against speaking any of those things. Being criticized for saying something stupid, unsubstantiated, or irrational isn't the same as being censored or legally prohibited.

    This sentence is completely nonsensical.
     
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  5. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    First of all, it should not be illegal to hold and talk about certain *beliefs*. It may well be illegal to *act* on those beliefs, however.

    The best way to confront those promoting cutting of bits of others is to confront their ideas in open discussion and making the actual taking off of parts illegal.

    Opposing ideas with your own ideas is the ideal. Opposing ideas by making them illegal is censorship and should not be done.
     
  6. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    I have no personal need to censor anyone, but i dont understand why someone want to disrespect religions, even if they do not belive it them self, why not respect those who do belive?
     
  7. Polymath257

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    Well, some beliefs may not be deserving of much respect. For example, I have to admit that I have no respect at all for the beliefs of ISIS. But, for that matter, I find many Christians to be morally repugnant also.

    That doesn't mean I think the ideas should be illegal, though.
     
  8. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise

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    Ahh the alt right. I used to mingle in those circles a while ago. Mostly because I was unaware of the political background they came from and thus was swept up by their rhetoric. They can be rather toxic admittedly.
    Whilst I probably agree with them in principle, sometimes their "edge" does enter into hate speech and inciting violence territory.
    I mean I grew up on the net so I usually just shrug them off as harmless trolls. But a lot of people don't understand "internet culture" and take what they say to heart.
    They can say say what they want. But that can have consequences. We would have denied them entry too. Not because we're anti free speech, but we have issues with "race riots" and such rhetoric can light the fuse that we've worked hard to extinguish.
     
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  9. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Heathen Libertarian Capitalist
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    Hey, he's not my god.
    I'd have no truck with one who wields such power,
    but is so easily angered....with all the smiting & the
    damning & the hoyven & the glaven!
     
  10. Firemorphic

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

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    Lol, I hear stuff like that all of the time "Those evil Muslims with their inbreeding, they're going to take over the world" and people actually seriously state that :facepalm:
     
  11. Apologes

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    1) I don't think they all do that.
    2) It's one thing to fight against something in a smart and meaningful way and it's a whole other thing to just go around yelling "F your religion".
     
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  12. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    but more seriously.....

    terrorist's cells
    mass bombings
    etc etc etc
     
  13. syo

    syo Well-Known Member

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    Because each human creates a relationship with God. Some relationships are hostile. :)
     
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  14. JJ50

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    There is NO evidence there is any god with whom to have a relationship.
     
  15. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    God does not show him self to non believers, why would he do? you guys does not belive him anyway
     
  16. JJ50

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    There is no verifiable evidence it exists! If it exists and it is making its existence a matter of mere faith it is in the wrong, not unbelievers.
     
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