Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.
2) if you don't allow language that "inflames' people, then you don't have free speech. Also, why should I curb my rights due to the unreasonable demands of some asshole in Afghanistan? What if he demands that all women in America need to wear a burqa, because not doing so offends his god, and in turn offends him?
**** that malarky bull****~!!!
Last edited by ManofthPeephole; 04-04-11 at 09:56 PM.
Or something like that...you get the picture. Couldn't hurt. Might help.BE IT RESOLVED that the United States Senate and House of Representatives --
(1) Believes that freedom of religion is a basic human right and that all religions throughout the world are worthy of respect.
(2) Abhors the acts of those individuals who would defame another's religion in any manner.
Thank you, Quazi!
How about a no burning books rule. Maybe a book burning license only to be given to proper disposal authorities?
I would prefer that Qu'rans and bibles weren't burned. How to effectively implement any way to do that is another question. Society sets the precedent. If people get up in arms 'literally' over it and begin killing other people. Maybe it should be illegal. Ya know.
If we were going to do that, then virtually every political, religious, and philosophical text would be banned. Almost any speech can inspire murder. Should we have banned Catcher in the Rye, because that guy shot John Lennon? If we put people's feelings, even crazy/extremist people's feelings, above freedom, we become their slaves. Terry Jones is an ass, but the only ones responsible for the violence in Afghanistan are the killers themselves.
What if I say "Mohammed was jerk off who had an inflated sense of his own importance" and some bunch of ignorant losers take offense and kill our troops or other citizens? Do we ban me from saying that?
Last edited by Dezaad; 04-04-11 at 10:22 PM.
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.