Atheist guilty over cartoons

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by tigerbob, Mar 4, 2010.

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Right or wrong to convict?

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  1. tigerbob
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    Right or wrong to convict this guy?

     
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    Not enough info - what there is seems to be based on heresay:

     
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    Wrongly.

    Speech is protected...even anti-religious speech.
     
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    Um...this was not taking place in the U.S.
     
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    In the US this would be ludicrous, but I can't say for the UK. Britain has been clamping down on individual liberties, as of late.
     
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    is it free speech in the US if i go into a church and leave anti-religious pamphlets including cartoons of a priest fucking a goat, for example, in the pews?
     
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    It was clearly designed to inflame. I have no problem with anti-religious cartoons or anything else, I have an issue with where they were placed. That is inciting. Atheists, like everyone else, is entitled to their view but to put them in a place set aside for religious purposes seems more like provocation than a genuine desire to pursue their 'art'.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Yes, but as a private entity, the Church has every right to ban you from the premises.

    Inflame to what? Since when has "making someone mad" been a crime?

    Is it distasteful? Yes. Does the airport have the right to ban him from their property? Yes.

    Is it a crime? No.
     
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    hm, sounds complicated.

    this "atheist" is a real-life troll and an embarrassment for self-respecting atheists.

    i have no idea if he should be convicted. certainly not with a special "anti-religion" malus.

    he should get the same treatment as a Liverpool fan who puts anti-ManU fliers into a ManU-Fanclubhouse.
     
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