http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/703301

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http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/islamic-nations-pursue-treat...



Conflicting quotes from each article, these really stood out to me:

"The Islamic Conference "believes that the attack on sacredly held beliefs and the defamation of religions, religious symbols, personalities and dogmas impinge on the enjoyment of human rights of followers of those religions," the letter said."

""We feel there's no such thing as a human right not to be offended," he said. "We live in a democratic society, which means you get offended and you better get used to that.""

Personally I feel this proposed ban on blasphemy is absolutely absurd, out of the question, how do you separate what may be offensive to some and not others? How can one define a law like this anyways!? I personally feel there is no way this treaty could effect North Americans, but then again I never say never to anything anymore, there are a lot of crazy people in this world and unfortunately they seem to be the ones running the show, for the most part. If this is attempted in North American laws I am confident there would be a massive uproar, rightfully so.

How do you feel about blasphemy day? Any thoughts on this possible threat to freedom of speech?

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Comment by Mike Hein on November 24, 2009 at 8:29pm
:) thanks. And yeah, this potential mess of international 'law' will not have much of an impact in North America. Europe may be another story.
Comment by Sarah Elle on November 24, 2009 at 3:14pm
I agree Dave, and I would happily be hauled off to prison for blasphemy, and I'd invite everyone I know to do the same, then see how those laws work out when innocent people are handing them selves over to the law, over crowding in jail cells, yeah I doubt it will happen here, I really do.
Comment by Sarah Elle on November 24, 2009 at 3:12pm
“I wouldn’t even follow your god on Twitter,”

ROFLS! Love it!
Comment by Dave Rogers on November 24, 2009 at 11:48am
So what happens when Christians blaspheme Muslims or vice-versa? We will have the Great Blasphemy Wars? The Great Wars of Insult?

What's sad on top of this is that these laws already exist in many Muslim countries. Just another sick, Middle Age belief dragged into the 21st century by Muslims.

Their god is a piece of useless crap. Arrest me.
Comment by Loren Miller on November 24, 2009 at 8:54am
Hey, Lacey, thanks for putting this up! Had to do my own take on it here.
Comment by Mike Hein on November 24, 2009 at 8:09am
How do I feel about blasphemy day? Gee, I did win a t-shirt...so I guess I'm for it....

CFI Blasphemy Contest
Comment by Sarah Elle on November 23, 2009 at 7:19pm
"This is the religious equivalent of: "They're hurting my feelings!""

Lol, exactly what went through my mind, and I totally agree, if your belief is so strong then it can withstand a few heathens poking fun at it. I hope that my extremely high doubts of this becoming a reality are correct.
Comment by Loren Miller on November 23, 2009 at 7:13pm
How do I feel about it (the proposed law)? How about infantile, foolish, not grounded in reality, impossible to enforce ... and CERTAIN to create a groundswell of blasphemy in any and all venues possible the like of which has never been seen before.

This is the religious equivalent of: "They're hurting my feelings!" ... to which my response is, "Grow a pair, limp dick!" Once again, I refer to the Dean of Science Fiction:

One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
-- Robert A. Heinlein

And that laughter is going to be at one religion's expense or another. If religion as an entity cannot be sufficiently confident in itself to tolerate a form of human behavior which has likely been around since man learned to laugh, then it is indeed in trouble, and not just from the likes of us!

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