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Blasphemy should be dealt with as a crime. It deeply hurts any believer of the respective religion.

Ph. Pöllitzer, BBC News 92 Comments [1/11/2010 2:51:39 PM]
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Sorry, it's not illegal to hurt someone's feelings.

1/11/2010 2:53:07 PM


Religion should be dealt with as a crime. It deeply hurts any non-believer of the respective religion.

1/11/2010 2:54:30 PM


"It deeply hurts any believer of the respective religion."

Tough titty.

1/11/2010 2:56:05 PM


Tricky thing about freedom of speech, you have no right to be saved from offence. You don't like what I have to say, tough shit.

But here's the best bit. Along with the right to free speech comes the responsibility to use it wisely. That means thinking before you speak and respecting other people's right to free speech.
Yes, you shouldn't go around offending people just because you can, but maybe some people's beliefs need to be offended.

1/11/2010 3:01:32 PM

fuck you and your pitiful god

come and get me, motherfucker

1/11/2010 3:01:37 PM

But... but... but... I BELIEVE in Blasphemy! Saying something against blasphemy should be a crime! It deeply hurts me that you would blaspheme my blasphemy that way!

1/11/2010 3:04:14 PM

Caustic Gnostic

Shut the fuck up and grow a skin, douchebag!

1/11/2010 3:05:05 PM


What is blasphemy?

Let me tell you. It is my expression of my honest opinion of your idiotic beliefs.

Sadly Ireland has gone down the road of making blasphemy a crime. I have little doubt but that will soon be remedied. It is an unenforceable law.

Besides, without ever opening my mouth, I can still think what you would consider blasphemous. So there!

1/11/2010 3:10:46 PM


Blasphemy is a victimless crime.
The answer to the problem is quite simple, let the offended deity in any blasphemy come to court to pursue its own case. The followers of said deity do not have recognized standing in the court as they are not aggrieved by the blasphemy.
That should pretty much take care of any cases that come up.

1/11/2010 3:12:46 PM

But what happens when accepting one belief blasphemes another?

1/11/2010 3:13:42 PM

David D.G.

So, considering how many other various and sundry faiths there are, how many charges of blasphemy against those shall we bring against you just for saying that your religion is the right one (thus implying that all others are wrong)? Say, about 15,000 or so? For each and every time you make such a statement?

~David D.G.

1/11/2010 3:17:34 PM


It's only blasphemy if you really believe in that drivel.

1/11/2010 3:22:11 PM

Jesus Klingon

BobsOldSocks ftw.

1/11/2010 3:29:48 PM


And what happens when you religious fuckjobs hurt each other? Y'know... My god's better than your god. Na na na... you get the rest.

1/11/2010 3:31:04 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Yeah, you just offended me, you must die

... in a fire.

1/11/2010 3:31:20 PM

Rebellion Dog

Religiosity should be dealt with as a mental illness. Of a particularly noxious and dangerous sort. What we need are more asylums with more bars. The iron kind, that is, not the wet ones.

1/11/2010 3:34:59 PM

Doctor Whom

It's not politically correct whining when we do it.

1/11/2010 3:37:18 PM

Doubting Thomas

Shall I call whine-one-one and have them send a whaaaambulance?

And why is it that nobody cares about the feelings of atheists? For some reason it's perfectly OK to call us all immoral evil heathens, but we can't say that religion is harmful?

I consider my religion to be Freedom of Speech. My holy document is the U.S. Constitution, especially the First Amendment. Laws prohibiting freedom of speech are blasphemy to me.

1/11/2010 3:41:41 PM


There is a right to free speech. There is not a right to never be offended.

1/11/2010 3:47:04 PM

I Read About The Afterlife

ooh. You see, taking away free speech is the first step towards fascism. You can have freedom and be offended. Or you can not have freedom and still, most likely, be offended.

1/11/2010 3:48:47 PM


I try to not care but, despite my instincts, I can't help but wonder if Ph. Pöllitzer considers claims like "Allah is the Devil" to be blasphemous. I'm guessing that his "blasphemy alarm" only goes off when it's his particular brand of Christianity being lampooned.

1/11/2010 3:54:27 PM


Correction: It deeply hurts any thin-skinned believer of the respective religion.

1/11/2010 3:54:49 PM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

Seeing as how blasphemy IS my religion, this quote hurts me deeply.

But I'll get over it. ;-)

1/11/2010 3:58:54 PM

Fuck your feelings.

1/11/2010 4:03:09 PM


Well, then, you can shut the fuck up about other religions! Or is it only blasphemy when "they" do it? Moron.

1/11/2010 4:06:00 PM

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