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posted by martyb on Tuesday November 13 2018, @12:50PM   Printer-friendly
from the Room-101-dept dept.

As the days go by our hard won freedoms and liberty are slowly being eroded. In Europe a crushing blow has been made to freedom of speech with a European Court of Human Rights upholding a conviction for saying that the person known as Muhammad ten centuries ago was technically a paedophile based on information in historical texts. The statement was made in reference to Muhammad's marriage to a six year old child name called Aisha. The court found that “Presenting objects of religious worship in a provocative way capable of hurting the feelings of the followers of that religion could be conceived as a malicious violation of the spirit of tolerance, which was one of the bases of a democratic society.”. In giving its ruling that "Muhammad was not a worthy subject of worship" the court has additionally demonstrated a complete misunderstanding as to the religion involved which worships "Allah", a word meaning 'God', not 'Muhammad' who claimed to be a prophet of this god. Freedom of speech is dying.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13 2018, @09:19PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13 2018, @09:19PM (#761455)

    I'm just wondering how the Runaway reconciles that with Yahweh's multiple commands to put "lickbutts" to death.

    I'm certain he has some way to reconcile it, such as defining "lickbutts" as unpeople.

  • (Score: 2) by Bot on Wednesday November 14 2018, @10:36AM

    by Bot (3902) on Wednesday November 14 2018, @10:36AM (#761687) Journal

    I am certain you will recognize that homosexuality, or gluttony for that matter, were socially unwelcome habits, before the industrial reshaping of society. You will also recognize that 'the hardness of their hearts' implies some laws given by the god can become more lenient or harsher (matthew 5 again), not because the god changes idea, because the recipient has changed.

    If somebody campaigned against gluttony as a sin, with eat pride and stuff (which will happen after normalizing pedophilia bestiality and polygamy I guess, the push to reshape society will not end with LGBT obviously), I would say it's not a grave sin given our circumstances, but still a sin.

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