All Blog Posts Tagged 'UN' (5)

Blasphemy vs. Free Speech

To the point, blasphemy laws intrude on the right of free speech and reflect a religious affectation meant to control what others say about theologically based matters. The idea of offending religious sensibilities to the point of punishment is in and of itself disgusting and distasteful, but…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 31, 2013 at 8:00am — 26 Comments

Jerusalem as an International city?

It seems simple, but it is hard to achieve.

We all know of the Religious killing each other over Israel and Jerusalem in particular. The Israelis have their state, the Palestinians want to have their own state. Lines have been drawn in the sand, nations of the world are backing either the Israelis or the Palestinians.  Fighting for Jerusalem has caused the city to be split into sections.

However, it seems that the answer is quite clear.

Why doesn't the UN simply make…

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Added by Andrew Lafont on October 26, 2011 at 11:51pm — 2 Comments

Thin Skin

Recently, a United…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on November 27, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

UN ideal versus reality and interpretations in the blogosphere

Post is too long, so i link to my blog

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 25, 2010 at 8:26am — No Comments

Legislating Blasphemy

THOU SHALT NOT BLASPHEME AGAINST THE LORD THY GOD!



... or some such drivel. Very few of us would have much difficulty imagining such a commandment coming out of the Old Testament, and if I bothered to dig (which I won't!), I could probably find something which approximates that. Proclamations or laws of this sort are the product of autocratic thinking at the least, and dated thought which doesn't reflect a more sophisticated society, which embraces freedom of speech and… Continue

Added by Loren Miller on November 24, 2009 at 8:51am — 4 Comments

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