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I-am-a-panda
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1/2/2010 7:39:27 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
On the 1st January 2010 a blasphemy came into effect here, fining someone for speaking out of line with the views of any religion. Of course, this didn't sit well with 1 in 20 of us over here who are Atheists. So, Atheist Ireland has posted 25comments they deem blasphemous by various authors such as Mark Twain, Jesus and Pope Benedict to see the reaction.

http://blasphemy.ie...

Here are some samples:

Jesus Christ, talking to Jews about their God, in John 8:44: "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him."

Muhammad, quoted in Hadith of Bukhari, Vol 1 Book 8 Hadith 427: "May Allah curse the Jews and Christians for they built the places of worship at the graves of their prophets."

Pope Benedict XVI quoting a 14th century Byzantine emperor, 2006: "Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.
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Volkov
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1/2/2010 7:43:34 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Lmao, those are some pretty good examples.

"10. Conor Cruise O'Brien, 1989: "In the last century the Arab thinker Jamal al-Afghani wrote: ‘Every Muslim is sick and his only remedy is in the Koran.' Unfortunately the sickness gets worse the more the remedy is taken."

"25. Dermot Ahern, Irish Minister for Justice, introducing his blasphemy law at an Oireachtas Justice Committee meeting, 2009, and referring to comments made about him personally: "They are blasphemous." Deputy Pat Rabbitte replied: "Given the Minister's self-image, it could very well be that we are blaspheming," and Minister Ahern replied: "Deputy Rabbitte says that I am close to the baby Jesus, I am so pure." So here we have an Irish Justice Minister joking about himself being blasphemed, at a parliamentary Justice Committee discussing his own blasphemy law, that could make his own jokes illegal."

Bahahaha.
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1/2/2010 7:56:58 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/2/2010 7:55:59 AM, NotPurpleHaze wrote:
Be careful Panda. You're not looking for 25,000 euro fine are you?

Is this Irish territory I'm typing in?
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1/2/2010 7:57:39 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/2/2010 7:56:58 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Is this Irish territory I'm typing in?

Technically, yes. Your keyboard is in Irish territory.
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1/2/2010 8:07:19 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/2/2010 7:57:39 AM, Volkov wrote:
At 1/2/2010 7:56:58 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Is this Irish territory I'm typing in?

Technically, yes. Your keyboard is in Irish territory.

Anyhow, I don't really think the police will care.
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NotPurpleHaze
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1/2/2010 8:13:04 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/2/2010 8:07:19 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 1/2/2010 7:57:39 AM, Volkov wrote:
At 1/2/2010 7:56:58 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Is this Irish territory I'm typing in?

Technically, yes. Your keyboard is in Irish territory.

Anyhow, I don't really think the police will care.

I love Ireland.
I-am-a-panda
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1/2/2010 8:15:30 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/2/2010 8:13:04 AM, NotPurpleHaze wrote:
At 1/2/2010 8:07:19 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 1/2/2010 7:57:39 AM, Volkov wrote:
At 1/2/2010 7:56:58 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Is this Irish territory I'm typing in?

Technically, yes. Your keyboard is in Irish territory.

Anyhow, I don't really think the police will care.

I love Ireland.

So do I, especially since we've sold our squad cars for something more.....affordable
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NotPurpleHaze
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1/2/2010 10:22:48 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/2/2010 8:15:30 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 1/2/2010 8:13:04 AM, NotPurpleHaze wrote:
At 1/2/2010 8:07:19 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 1/2/2010 7:57:39 AM, Volkov wrote:
At 1/2/2010 7:56:58 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Is this Irish territory I'm typing in?

Technically, yes. Your keyboard is in Irish territory.

Anyhow, I don't really think the police will care.

I love Ireland.

So do I, especially since we've sold our squad cars for something more.....affordable



Funny videos. That mini moto was definitely confiscated. They took one off me before. I got it back the next day so it was no big deal, but now I know what they wanted it for.
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1/2/2010 10:24:14 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/2/2010 8:17:17 AM, Volkov wrote:
Speaking of blasphemers who thought they were bigger than Jesus - what if the Beatles were Irish?

Nobody would have ever heard of them.
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1/2/2010 3:42:14 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/2/2010 10:24:14 AM, NotPurpleHaze wrote:
At 1/2/2010 8:17:17 AM, Volkov wrote:
Speaking of blasphemers who thought they were bigger than Jesus - what if the Beatles were Irish?

Nobody would have ever heard of them.

See: U2
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NotPurpleHaze
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1/3/2010 7:42:16 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/2/2010 3:42:14 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 1/2/2010 10:24:14 AM, NotPurpleHaze wrote:
At 1/2/2010 8:17:17 AM, Volkov wrote:
Speaking of blasphemers who thought they were bigger than Jesus - what if the Beatles were Irish?

Nobody would have ever heard of them.

See: U2

True.

I hate U2.
feverish
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1/4/2010 4:18:14 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/3/2010 7:42:16 PM, NotPurpleHaze wrote:
At 1/2/2010 3:42:14 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 1/2/2010 10:24:14 AM, NotPurpleHaze wrote:
At 1/2/2010 8:17:17 AM, Volkov wrote:
Speaking of blasphemers who thought they were bigger than Jesus - what if the Beatles were Irish?

Nobody would have ever heard of them.

See: U2

True.

I hate U2.

Yeah, you can't compare those muppets to the Beatles.
Puck
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1/4/2010 1:45:44 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Panda, isn't the inclusion of a blasphemy law part of the Irish constitution? That is, unless they government changes the constitution they must actually have a blasphemy law?
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1/22/2010 3:40:24 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/4/2010 1:45:44 PM, Puck wrote:
Panda, isn't the inclusion of a blasphemy law part of the Irish constitution? That is, unless they government changes the constitution they must actually have a blasphemy law?

Yes, and otherwise they need a referendum to change it, which takes time and money the government lacks.

Personally I feel they should have made the law a glaring loophole.
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