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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    The National Endowment for the Arts. Noble enough in its intent, but in practice they end up subsidizing a good deal of blasphemous, obscene, or otherwise disgusting filth in place of anything I can recognize as art. To be fair, they get it right sometimes, but it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure out Piss Christ shouldn't have gotten government money.

    There isn't much fine art these days that's worth a damn. Seems like everyone with a talent for it goes commercial instead and a thousand years from now our culture will be remembered for billboards.

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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Hatuey must be rubbing off on you.
    No. Just too many arguments about pornography and other "human rights" that all boil down to the idea that society doesn't exist and "rugged individualists" shouldn't have to follow its rules, despite society and its rules being the only way that their standard of living is possible.

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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    I can see this working with the Arab League but the UN? I don't think so. If secularism can be blasphemed by religious radicals then secuarlists should be able to attack them back. Anything less is restrictive to freedom of thought.
    I'm thinking the UN has already moved one step in that direction based on an article I read a few months back. I'll do a search and see if I can find it. I'm not sure it ties in directly, or maybe it's even a part of the same thing.

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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    Well, why not?

    The global media already refrains from printing any sort of possible insult to Islam and is careful not to rile up the local crowds. Making it an international law would just legitimze an already cowardly practice.

    ...but not for non-rioting, non-hijacking, and non-organized terrorism Christians and Jews. For them...let the cartoons flow. They're safe, you see.

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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    This is flat-out ridiculous and would quite possibly violate 2 clauses of the first amendment (freedom of speech and freedom of religion). If this law was ever passed here, I'd expect it to be struck down by the supreme court in under a year.
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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    What do you think? The whole idea offends my concept of free speech. Should blasphemy be grouped as hate speech?
    I would send the a nice note with a picture of Mohammed with an American combat boot shoved up his child-raping terrorist ass.

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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    This must be by far the most intellectual debate that I've come across. Please carry on, it's a fascinating .

    Just tell me though, how much difference is there between a Muslim fundamentalist mentality and some of the gems of wisdom that have been spread on this thread ?
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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    Send 'em a nice nuke as a reply
    Nuke a million Muslims, instantly create tens of millions more recruits for jihad.

    Better idea: Dismantle military-industrial monstrosity, reroute needless "defense" spending to health, housing, education, etc. at home and reparations for damages abroad, shut down unnecessary military bases in over 100 countries, bring American troops home, stop kicking over beehives across the globe. End foreign aid to the regimes in Tel Aviv, Riyadh, Cairo, etc.

    Don't ruin their countries so much and the jihadis wouldn't have so many recruits in the first place. Will help not to ever arm, train, or fund jihadis again too, as Americans most notoriously did in Afghanistan in the 1970s-80s.
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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    No. Just too many arguments about pornography and other "human rights" that all boil down to the idea that society doesn't exist and "rugged individualists" shouldn't have to follow its rules, despite society and its rules being the only way that their standard of living is possible.
    I support pornography being legal and of course I readily acknowledge that society exists.

    Sexually liberal policies such as regarding pornography and (honest) prostitution have a positive correlation with high standard of living. The countries most repressive toward pornography tend to be sh!tholes.
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