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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    I remember as a wee nipper going to see the Phantom Menace in an Irish cinema. Upon learning that Anakin Skywalker was immaculately conceived, two elderly ladies stormed out in angry protest.

    I was genuinely worried they would travel to America and burn Skywalker Ranch to the ground. In hindsight I wish they had.

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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Two people voted "yes" and two voted "I don't know".

    That in itself is scary.
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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Two people voted "yes" and two voted "I don't know".

    That in itself is scary.
    spud, being spud, likely cast a troll vote.

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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Isn't it possible in the USofA to be charged with a crime for conspiring to kill the president?
    Without ever leaving your bedroom, can't you be charged with a crime for simply blogging about such a thing?

    No shots fired, never being closer than 1000 miles away, but just discussing over the phone, or through the internet can't you be charged with a crime?

    Yes, because "I am going to kill you," or "You - go kill that guy!" is still assaultive.

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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Two people voted "yes" and two voted "I don't know".

    That in itself is scary.
    At least they had the guts to vote. By my reading of several threads, there should be quite a few more "yes" votes than there currently are.

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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Short answer, no.

    Everyone should have the right to say what they want and pay the consequences. Good or bad.
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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    I remember as a wee nipper going to see the Phantom Menace in an Irish cinema. Upon learning that Anakin Skywalker was immaculately conceived, two elderly ladies stormed out in angry protest.

    I was genuinely worried they would travel to America and burn Skywalker Ranch to the ground. In hindsight I wish they had.
    Did those ladies not know that Star Wars has a lot of religious themes interwoven into the series? I mean it's not like "the force" wasn't debated as an alegory for god since the '70s.
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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Palpatine made him anyway, sheesh. Secret dark side power = super powerful force user baby get. "Dark magic" is not strictly immaculate conception.


    NOW GRANTED, this plot point doesn't make a lot of sense. Why the Hutting Huttball Palpatine would create a super force user, then not just take the kid, adopt him, train him from birth to crush his enemies... oh well. Lucas must have been high on spice from Kessel at the time. Maybe why it's only stated with a smirk in the film but stated explicitly in the novel. Prequels yay!
    Last edited by JayDubya; 09-15-12 at 02:16 PM.

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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Like many others said, Hell no.

    And bow down to their butthurt feelings? No, we won't be having any of that.
    "We have more responsibility than power, I think. The newspaper can create great controversies, stir up arguments within the community or discussion, can throw light on injustices....just as it can do the opposite. It can hide things and be a great power for evil." -- Rupert Murdoch, 1968

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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Did those ladies not know that Star Wars has a lot of religious themes interwoven into the series? I mean it's not like "the force" wasn't debated as an alegory for god since the '70s.
    I think you're giving a couple of auld dears who grew up in 1950s ireland a tad too much credit. Not as much as given to George Lucas for his subtle as a football to the groin "allegory". Everyone else merely groaned.

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