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How should we deal with Atheists who slander God?
In America, "freedom of speech" is sacrosanct.

But we still prosecute people for slander, libel,
perjury etc.

What about those who slander the Divine "Creator"
mentioned in the Declaration of Independence?

What about those who slander the God "in whom
we trust"?

As I see it, the penalty for this treasonous slander
can be only one thing: DEATH by firing squad.

But perhaps I am being a little harsh.

Would 1000 hours of community service or 5
years in jail wihout parole suffice?

Coriolanus, Yahoo! Answers 73 Comments [7/1/2008 1:56:53 AM]
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Einherjar

This Court holds Coriolanus in contempt and sentences him to shut the hell up for no less than the rest of his life *bangs gavel*
Court Adjourned

7/1/2008 2:06:21 AM

Allegory for Jesus

You can't "slander" someone who is not affected by the alleged slander. Whether he is as we perceive him to be, or truly as you claim him to be, he would be unaffected by any claims we make of him, on merits of being omnipotent and/or non-existent. He would suffer for no reasons known to us for our dragging his good name through the mud.

So, your connection fails, and, as such, blasphemy remains just a feeble excuse for the religious to prosecute those who disagree with them.


7/1/2008 2:10:17 AM

sofia the antichrist -- JESUS PLEASE COME SOON!

Perjury only applies to lies told in the courtroom.

Slander and libel only apply if

A) The victim chooses to press charges
and
B) The victim exists.

Perhaps we should send people to jail for calling the easter bunny a douche?

7/1/2008 2:12:05 AM

Pokey

i lol'd at Death by firing squad? couldn't you go for something a bit humane or easier?

& 5 years in jail/1000 hours community service seems a bit harsh, i'd say... Not even an afterthought. May as well punish someone for farting in a public place

People don't have a right to not be offended ;)

7/1/2008 2:12:43 AM

Amanda

I've never seen someone miss their own point before.

7/1/2008 2:14:05 AM

dpareja

Further, I think, slander only applies if the person slandered can prove that the slander was in some way damaging to them.

7/1/2008 2:14:13 AM

Horsefeathers

"What about those who slander the Divine "Creator"
mentioned in the Declaration of Independence?

What about those who slander the God "in whom
we trust"?"


He'll have to seek legal counsel the same as anyone else. It would appear though that he either doesn't care or doesn't exist.

"As I see it, the penalty for this treasonous slander
can be only one thing: DEATH by firing squad.

But perhaps I am being a little harsh."


Ya think? Hammurabi had less harsh punishments for such infractions.

"Would 1000 hours of community service or 5
years in jail wihout parole suffice?"


You're a bit... insane.

7/1/2008 2:15:34 AM

Milking the Catz

What about those who slander the Divine "Creator"
mentioned in the Declaration of Independence?


Um..are you a deist, retard?

7/1/2008 2:16:08 AM

Philbert McAdamia

@ Horsefeathers,

He's a bit insane like my cat is a little bit pregnant.

7/1/2008 2:21:17 AM

Beeblebrox

I'll make you a deal, Coral Anus. If you can:

1. Locate me

and


2. Subdue me

....then you can kill me. My best advice to you is to bring a gun. Several guns. That way you've got a sporting chance.


Did I mention that I'm a paranoid manic-depressive and that I sleep roughly 2 hours a day on average?

Best of luck, f***er.

7/1/2008 2:22:01 AM

nfp

You've first got to prove someone actually exists before you can be accused of slandering them. Otherwise, you might as well prosecute me for slandering Zeus because I think he's a philandering jerk who wouldn't know a child support payment if it bit him on the nose.


7/1/2008 2:24:01 AM

Amos

Sure. Let God press the charges himself.

Personally.

Without a prophet or interpreter.

7/1/2008 2:30:28 AM

dirtyape

As I see it, you're a idiot.

7/1/2008 2:30:59 AM



"sure, we could be charged for all that stuff. now, if only god will come forward and press charges we can go to court."


XD!

7/1/2008 2:32:50 AM

approximate

It's only slander/libel if it's not true.

7/1/2008 2:40:26 AM



Corioanus have you thought this through? If God shows up for a libel trial, then he can be seized and tried under the Nuremburg statutes for war crimes for ordering the "death of every man, woman, and child" in Jerico and creating the "Great Flood" that murdered millions(No statute of limitations on ordering or causing "mass murders"). And the proof is right there in your Bible which you hold infallible.PS I am not an atheist, but I am an American and I hold our freedom of religion(or from religion, if that is one's choice) as far more important than your stupid attempts at insulting other peoples beliefs with your ugly "God is an American" bigotry.

7/1/2008 2:40:28 AM

Goosey

These are the same people who complain that very soon Christianity will be outlawed.

Fuck them all.

7/1/2008 2:49:26 AM

Pyroclasm

Blasphemy is a victimless crime.

Asshat.

7/1/2008 2:49:59 AM

Punchybird

If "god" wants to sue me, Let him come on down!

7/1/2008 2:53:26 AM

Godbuster

What about those who slander the God "in whom
we trust"?

He's not suing. Either he doesn't care or (gasp) he doesn't exist.

7/1/2008 2:56:46 AM

Felis >:3

This bloke's a troll.

People troll Yahoo! 'Answers" all the time.

He's taking the piss.

7/1/2008 3:04:52 AM

werewolf

Please, you're not a lawyer nor do you play one on TV. Go to school and learn something.

7/1/2008 3:18:43 AM

aaa

Troll.

7/1/2008 3:30:15 AM

The Watcher

How should we deal with Atheists who slander God?

"We" don't do anything because "we" don't have legal standing to bring charges. You have to be directly harmed by the offense in order to have standing to sue. If God is offended, He can hire Alan Dershowitz and file suit in federal court like anyone else.

As I see it, the penalty for this treasonous slander
can be only one thing: DEATH by firing squad.

But perhaps I am being a little harsh.

Would 1000 hours of community service or 5
years in jail wihout parole suffice?

Defamation of Character is a civil offense, not a criminal one. The only remedies the plaintiff can seek are monetary damages and an injunction against the speech.

Does anyone else just hate it when fundies think they can talk law, or is it only me?

7/1/2008 3:43:33 AM

The Jamo

I don't know much about the USA law, but I have heard many a time that your constitution guarantees every one of your citizens the freedom to say whatever they want, wherever they want. If you start killing people for not agreeing with you, then you can start calling your country a police state and wipe your ass with the constitution.

7/1/2008 3:43:49 AM
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