Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Reality of Anti-Blasphemy Laws

Really good article in the Daily Beast about the whole "anti-blasphemy" law push that is happening across the world.  I know that conservatives and born-again Christians will come out against what is happening at the United Nations in regard this whole issue.  However, those people need to understand that they are as responsible for all of this as are the Islamic fanatics.  Who can forget the outrage of Pat Roberston and Jerry Falwell when some ante garde artist did something like depicting Jesus or Mary in blood or poop or something like that.  Get over it folks - everything should be fair game for criticism - whether it is Islamic, Christian, Hindu, Buddist, Jain - whatever.

This is a big issue with me, because all of these efforts on whatever religions behalf are just reasons for freedom across the world to be taken away and it needs to be stop.  The most irreverent of us must be able to criticism whatever we like - whether it be religion, political speech or scientific thought.  Criticism of an idea never hurts anyone!

The Reality of Anti-Blasphemy Laws - The Daily Beast

"After all the grandstanding by various Muslim leaders at the recent U.N. General Assembly meeting, and by the Organization of Islamic Conference, on the need for global anti-blasphemy laws, the Egyptian legal system has been thoughtful enough to provide us with a timely demonstration of what such restrictions look like in practice. Two Coptic Christian children Nabil Nagy Rizk, 10, and Mina Nady Farag, 9, were arrested yesterday on charges of "insulting religion" in the governorate of Beni Suef. The two children are being held in a juvenile detention center awaiting further investigation and possible criminal prosecution."

For the entire article at the Daily Beast please click on the link above.

Thanks and peace to all! ~J.

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