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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    No, the Roman Inquisition (since renamed) is sufficient.

    If one really believes that Christianity is the true religion established for the salvation of the world, then one logically should desire the prohibition of public denigrations of it.



    Even blarg understood what I meant.
    Desire is reasonable. We can all desire things to be different. Wanting the government to handle this type of issue in such a severe way is a dangerous precedent.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    He committed a heinous act of blasphemy.
    Which is not against the law, nor should it be.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

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    Your tax dollars aren't.
    You are proposing that tax dollars be used for such a thing, my liberal friend.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    No, the Roman Inquisition (since renamed) is sufficient.

    If one really believes that Christianity is the true religion established for the salvation of the world, then one logically should desire the prohibition of public denigrations of it.



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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    Of course not. That would be logical, which we are not.
    Ah so then it would be logical for my sisters to punish you for violating their Wiccan religious views.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Desecration laws protecting the USA's flag have been ruled unconstitutional. The Supremes correctly recognized in that decision that one's freedom of expression can't be abridged just because it offends many people. (except public nudity and lewdness and indecency on broadcast TV and radio) The desecration law that he kid is charged with is not based on ownership of the symbol, only on whether someone is offended. They charged the kid with desecration because they couldn't get away with another charge such as trespassing or vandalism.
    In regards to the flag SCOTUS was defiantly correct. The ownership of a given flag ultimately determines what is allowed to happen to it. I can still get into legal trouble burning my own flag should it cause other damage to property mot my own, but as I noted the flag burning in and of itself is not and never should have been illegal. For the statue, placing aside I've not yet seen specifically where it is located, trespass is probably still viable. Given that it belongs to someone other than the kid, desecration is still a viable choice. If that was his own family's statue, this would never have come an issue of law. Vandalism would be dependent upon the local law's definition.
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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    He committed a heinous act of blasphemy.
    One person's blasphemy is another person's hilarity. Fortunately we live in a nation with a secular system of law, so people like yourself can't oppress those who would find this funny.

    That isn't to say I personally found it funny, but I'm actually more offended by your position on it.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Which is not against the law, nor should it be.
    agree.

    Now go tell that to a certain radical group in the ME. Seems they got a bit upset if anyone is disrespectful to their god.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

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    I find it disgusting that this is a misdemeanor. It ought to be punished by imprisonment.
    Was the statue damaged? No, so give him a big fine and a warning not to do it again or he will get an even bigger fine or a suspended jail sentence and send him on his way.
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