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Just a guy_withaVOTE Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-05 11:43 AM
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12. I think freedom of speech is important
but apparently you are thinking that religion is so abhorrent that freedom of speech should not apply.

I think that is dangerous to an open society. As they say regarding TV, just turn the channel. Really, I think the wierdo on the street corner actually promotes people away from his cause, so in a way, he is working for you.

Realize of course, that as soon as we start forbidding speech that is objectionable, there will be someone out there who finds our speech objectionable.
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  - Bush brought them out of the closet n/t  JamboGuide   Apr-21-05 11:19 AM   #1 
  - wow...I love it. Kick.  goodboy   Apr-21-05 11:19 AM   #2 
  - STAINWORSHIPPERS  mopaul   Apr-21-05 11:20 AM   #3 
  - chriSTAINity  mopaul   Apr-21-05 11:22 AM   #4 
  - mo, that is SO COOL.  Tyler Durden   Apr-21-05 11:29 AM   #7 
  - A little bit  youthere   Apr-21-05 11:59 AM   #15 
  - roflmao "stainworshippers"  goodboy   Apr-21-05 11:23 AM   #5 
  - too! It has the dual meaning of the soiled blue dress!  Norquist Nemesis   Apr-22-05 09:43 AM   #33 
  - yes, it is scary  Rich Hunt   Apr-21-05 02:16 PM   #24 
  - I completely agree with you  Selteri   Apr-21-05 11:28 AM   #6 
  - It's true  FreedomAngel82   Apr-21-05 12:22 PM   #20 
  - It's gone WAY TOO FAR & FAR TOO LONG no doubt about it. eom  TheGoldenRule   Apr-21-05 11:32 AM   #8 
  - During a class field trip to a state hospital eons ago, I met god.  havocmom   Apr-21-05 11:33 AM   #9 
  - Naw. God is BLACK, 6'2" and a MSGYSGT in the Marines....  Tyler Durden   Apr-21-05 11:36 AM   #10 
     - Your guy claimed to be Christ. Cool. My guy said he was god.  havocmom   Apr-21-05 11:45 AM   #13 
  - They have every right in the world to witness.  Bridget Burke   Apr-21-05 11:39 AM   #11 
  - Have no doubts, I DO...  Tyler Durden   Apr-21-05 12:11 PM   #17 
  - I don't understand...  Just a guy_withaVOTE   Apr-21-05 02:08 PM   #23 
     - Your freedom of speech ENDS when it's HATE SPEECH.  Tyler Durden   Apr-21-05 02:48 PM   #27 
     - hate speech  Just a guy_withaVOTE   Apr-21-05 03:13 PM   #28 
     - Quick lesson on the Constitution  dpibel   Apr-21-05 03:21 PM   #29 
        - Longer lesson  Just a guy_withaVOTE   Apr-21-05 04:35 PM   #30 
  - Oh and on the subject of "anonymity"...  Tyler Durden   Apr-21-05 12:19 PM   #19 
  - Does that mean they have the right to witness at work?  FizzFuzz   Apr-22-05 09:41 AM   #32 
  - I think freedom of speech is important  Just a guy_withaVOTE   Apr-21-05 11:43 AM   #12 
  - the OP isn't suggesting RELIGION is abhorrent,  Discord   Apr-21-05 12:05 PM   #16 
  - NO, I DO NOT.  Tyler Durden   Apr-21-05 12:17 PM   #18 
     - Three separate issues.  Just a guy_withaVOTE   Apr-21-05 01:58 PM   #22 
        - don't join the group that discriminates--  FizzFuzz   Apr-22-05 12:31 PM   #34 
  - Dang!  youthere   Apr-21-05 11:57 AM   #14 
  - Kicked and nominated!  smirkymonkey   Apr-21-05 12:23 PM   #21 
  - Here! Here! or is that "Hear! Hear!?"  Cats Against Frist   Apr-21-05 02:23 PM   #25 
  - Oh, and watch out for the "argumentum ad populum"  Cats Against Frist   Apr-21-05 02:25 PM   #26 
     - I'm sure this will come up again  Gelliebeans   Apr-21-05 05:36 PM   #31 

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