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East Asian country steps up brutal sharia laws

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Landon Caeli, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. Revoltingest

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    If I do, no one has made it obvious I do.
     
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    Wait til you say an oath to Satan in court.
     
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    Even that I wonder since there is a Temple of Satan chapter in LA.
     
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    My advice....
    Saying an oath to Satan could influence a decision based upon your testimony.
    When I lived in LA, there were many fundies.
    Granted, that was in the prior millenium.
     
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    That would entirely all depend on what interests I have regarding the case. I can be remarkably unconcerned when I have nothing at stake, but go extra leagues (and often cover far more areas than where necessary) when it comes to something I have an interest in. And while there are still fundies here, they most definitely don't hold the reigns here like they do in other states, neither politically or socially/culturally.
     
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    The law can take a back seat to prejudices.
     
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    The Constitution is one thing. An openly atheistic politician is seriously jepordising their chance at election in much of the country.
    Indeed, claiming Christianity is important to election chances in much of the country.

    So theoretically secular is less impactful than actual biases.
     
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    It's not being put in jeopardy because of bitterness towards atheists, in some places in America atheists are literally not allowed to run for or hold public office. That is despite the fact the Constitution bans such tests of faith for holding public office.
     
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    Yep, I understand.
    We also have variation between state and federal laws.
    The laws you're talking about there could probably be successfully tested against the Constitution in a legal sense, though. But still, practically it wouldn't then allow atheists in those constituencies to compete on a level playing field.
     
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    IDK. Maybe it's because in Indiana not even Wiccans are safe from bunghole Conservative judges, but I just don't really feel socially threatened here. Even the Conservatives here seem to back down way sooner and easier than the most anemic of bleeding heart Liberals in Indiana.
     
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    True, but that is one example of where America being officially secular just doesn't matter much, especially if the Supreme Court hasn't yet been involved (and even then, such as with Creationism/ID, it still may not matter). They also get some religious exemptions that other nations don't allow for. And they frequently get to teach high school students about sex on the tax payer dollar (I learned in high school the vagina gets weaker and weaker and more useless the more times it gets used - it was compared to chewing gum (sloppy seconds are all you can ever give and get) and scotch tape (usefulness over time)).
     
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    I've been in court many times.
    Do anything to better your odds.
    Don't let the illusion of sympathetic liberals hurt you
     
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    As I said - it depends on who's hide may or may not get roasted. When it comes to me, I'm very much in it for me to the best of my abilities. When it comes to others, they told me to put myself in their shoes so I did and they didn't fit and I forgot where I put them after I took them off.
     
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    One's own hide is most important.
    But I serve justice nonetheless, so I want my testimony to matter.
     
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    Me too. But by intention or unintentionally, I'll either "*sneeze*" and press and the button that drops you into hell or I'll actually sneeze and accidentally press the button while having no intention of doing so.
     
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    You lived in LA? I didn't know that.
     
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    The LGBT community of Malaysia is also under attack;
    "A series of events including the police raiding of a gay nightclub in August and the caning of two women for having a same-sex relationship in September, has highlighted the ongoing problems faced by LGBTQI+ Malaysians."

    Malaysia's LGBTQI+ community say government is failing on human rights
     
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    So has the rest of the Muslim world given the Sultan of Brunei hell for sentencing gays to stoning yet?
     
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