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    Led by Pirates, Iceland Legalizes Blasphemy

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/03/wo...hemy.html?_r=3

    Less than a week after Icelandís prime minister contended that his nationís fundamental values would be at risk should the insurgent Pirate Party ever come to power, the group celebrated its first legislative success on Thursday, the decriminalization of blasphemy.

    Birgitta Jonsdottir, one of three Pirates in the Althing, Icelandís Parliament, was among party activists celebrating the vote in favor of their bill to repeal the prohibition on impious irreverence, which had been in force since 1940.

    I would not have guessed such a law was in place in a country like Iceland to begin with.

    Good for them.

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    Re: Led by Pirates, Iceland Legalizes Blasphemy

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/03/wo...hemy.html?_r=3




    I would not have guessed such a law was in place in a country like Iceland to begin with.

    Good for them.
    For "Vikings" they are very religious.
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    Re: Led by Pirates, Iceland Legalizes Blasphemy

    The interesting thing here, is the 'Pirate Party' have their genesis in the anti-intellectual property 'internet pirates' - they were founded by the original 'Pirate Bay' founders!

    And now they're spreading across Europe.

    Source: Wikipedia - 'Pirate Party'
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    Re: Led by Pirates, Iceland Legalizes Blasphemy

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
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    I would not have guessed such a law was in place in a country like Iceland to begin with.

    Good for them.
    I would see no problem, if the government remains secular.

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    Re: Led by Pirates, Iceland Legalizes Blasphemy

    Anyplace where criminalizing criticism of religion is a fundamental value needs to take a long look at itself. It's good to see Iceland choosing modern ideas over outdated ones.
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    Re: Led by Pirates, Iceland Legalizes Blasphemy

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/03/wo...hemy.html?_r=3




    I would not have guessed such a law was in place in a country like Iceland to begin with.

    Good for them.
    All the more surprising that many leaders of both protestant and catholic churches where against lifting the ban, seems that whole part of the world is a lot more conservative then we assume.

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    Re: Led by Pirates, Iceland Legalizes Blasphemy

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/03/wo...hemy.html?_r=3




    I would not have guessed such a law was in place in a country like Iceland to begin with.

    Good for them.
    It is indeed rare to see a country move away from hate speech legislation.

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    Re: Led by Pirates, Iceland Legalizes Blasphemy

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/03/wo...hemy.html?_r=3




    I would not have guessed such a law was in place in a country like Iceland to begin with.

    Good for them.
    What exactly is that supposed to mean, pretty much all European countries dont have the freedom of speech the US has

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    Re: Led by Pirates, Iceland Legalizes Blasphemy

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    It is indeed rare to see a country move away from hate speech legislation.
    Except in America, where it has happened time and time again

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    Re: Led by Pirates, Iceland Legalizes Blasphemy

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    What exactly is that supposed to mean, pretty much all European countries dont have the freedom of speech the US has
    https://www.indexoncensorship.org/20...tical-factors/

    Laws against obscenity, indecency and profanity set out and enforced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) restrict what content can appear on free-to-air broadcasting.
    Nudity, pornography, obscenity and religious sensitivity are among the most common reasons visual art is censored from public space in the US.
    Controversial books are still removed from or kept out of local public libraries across the country
    Yea soo free.. thats why BEEP and BEEP all the media are BEEP and BEEP and BEEP.
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