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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:04 PM
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A 'wretched, backward, uncivilized regression to the Middle Ages'
No one expects the Irish Inquisition...

Ireland's new blasphemy law

Police with a search warrant will be able to enter private premises and use "reasonable force" to obtain incriminating evidence.


"It is a wretched, backward, uncivilized regression to the Middle Ages," said prominent atheist author Richard Dawkins in a statement last month, arguing that the law risks shattering Ireland's new image as a "modern, civilized . . . green and pleasant silicon valley."


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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:09 PM
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1. How will the Irish survive without being able to say "Bejaysus"?
n/t.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:10 PM
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2. What a stupid waste of money and time.
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 07:11 PM by Kerrytravelers
If one's faith is so utterly shook from its core because someone holds a different opinion, then I have to doubt the strength of one's core beliefs to begin with.
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:21 PM
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3. And here I was thinking it was another thread about islam and the sharia
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Tanuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:15 PM
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4. I thought it was going to be about the Fox network! ;> n/t
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:31 PM
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5. I could see that too .n/t
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paulsby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 12:10 AM
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6. laws against "denigrating " religion are illegal in more than just ireland. try france
for instance. they have a law against denigrating religion.

the US has vastly superior free speech laws to most countries in regards to this kind of stuff. no hate speech laws whatsoever.
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