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Re: Heathens' corner

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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri May 18, 2018 2:11 pm

Thieved :)
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Re: Heathens' corner

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Re: Heathens' corner

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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:15 pm

God Apparently Flies First Class
Joe Bob Briggs

Teaser:
MARSHALL, Tex.—The most frightening thing about Jesse Duplantis is that I think he truly believes what he’s saying.

I mean, at some deep, deep level, even a guy who wears a yellow plaid shirt under a navy blue blazer is woke enough to realize that having a conversation with God—and, by the way, God needs to improve His syntax—having a conversation with God about how Jesse needs a $54 million jet to spread the Gospel is, among other things, insane.

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Read the whole thing. :)
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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:58 pm

More proof that God is good. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Heaven's Newest Angel
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3660925/posts

Link is to Freeper thread because that is much more instructive than the story itself.
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Re: Heathens' corner

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Well… uh… harrumph!…

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Re: Heathens' corner

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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby sparks » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:09 am

Except on Sundays.

He needs a day off too.
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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Witness » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:04 am

Humanists celebrate tenth anniversary of abolition of blasphemy in England and Wales
July 8th, 2018

The blasphemy laws were repealed by Act of Parliament in 2008, coming into force on 8 July that year.

On 8 July 2008, section 79 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act came into force, abolishing the criminal offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel in England and Wales. This was a massive victory for Humanists UK, which had campaigned against the blasphemy laws for over a century, and worked in support of the amendment that led to abolition through Parliament.

As part of this campaign, Humanists UK briefed Members of Parliament on the compelling need for abolition, worked closely on the drafting of the amendment with its proposers Evan Harris MPs and Lord Avebury, and encouraged over 1,000 people to contact their MP to support abolition.

In the years leading up to abolition, there were several attempts to bring prosecutions against individuals in England and Wales, most notably against the BBC Director-General Mark Thompson over screening of Jerry Springer – The Opera. The writer of the opera, Stewart Lee, became a patron of Humanists UK.
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You can also have a look at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defamation_of_religion_and_the_United_Nations

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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:34 pm

However, the UK authorities punish blasphemy against Islam under some other laws.

Thus, Islam is the de facto official religion even if actual observance is not universally enforced (not unlike the C of E in the 20th century).
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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Witness » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:06 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:However, the UK authorities punish blasphemy against Islam under some other laws.

Thus, Islam is the de facto official religion even if actual observance is not universally enforced (not unlike the C of E in the 20th century).
I'd be interested by sources other than Breitbart, Altnews, the Gatestone Institute, &c. (stuff which comes up when googling for "Islam + blasphemy + UK").

Another take by Qasim Rashid in the Independent:
Blasphemy laws historically began in Christian Europe as a means to prevent dissent and enforce the church’s authority. They were exported to Muslim majority nations via British imperialism. Today, just about every Muslim majority nation that has blasphemy laws can trace them back to British statute from centuries prior.
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/blasphemy-laws-stephen-fry-ireland-saudi-arabia-pakistan-muslims-islam-truth-quran-a7731896.html

He seems to be of the "not true Islam" persuasion. :|


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