Should the burning the Q'uran or the Bible be illegal?

Posted by: tajshar2k

  • Yes

  • No

19% 7 votes
81% 29 votes
  • That's a violation of free speech.

  • I'm surprised PetersSmith or Forthelulz have not voted yes already

    Posted by: hect
  • Not in secular countries.

  • You can do whatever you want. Also, hect, I am pro-upholding ToU, which you had seriously consider reading.

  • Malala was not rude to believers. Give them what they want and they will demand more.

  • Freedom of Expression.

  • You have the right to do things like this even if they are offensive. Religious doctrines are not special and should be subject to ridicule just like anything else.

  • Absolutely not. These major world religions already have enough influence as it is. I'd be more offended at the burning of a good book.

  • I don't want to get arrested.

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Envisage says2015-06-08T18:29:30.4056898-05:00
While burning them is morally questionable (it clearly attempts to upset those religious groups), their right to do so should and must be upheld however. It's a small price to pay to have actual freedom of expression.
hect says2015-06-08T18:35:13.6278901-05:00
@UtherPenguin: I should have known you would have
UtherPenguin says2015-06-08T18:36:32.4861807-05:00
@hect https://www.google.ca/search?q=censored&biw=1680&bih=959&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMI0bHC3KGBxgIVSy2MCh0-oQA2
tajshar2k says2015-06-08T18:39:29.0828026-05:00
Utherpenguin, burning the flag is legal.
hect says2015-06-08T18:40:41.6837723-05:00
@UtherPenguin: ha there goes your vote
UtherPenguin says2015-06-08T18:41:24.6054732-05:00
@tajshar2k https://www.google.ca/search?q=muh+dreams+griffith&biw=1680&bih=959&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0CAUQ_AUoAGoVChMIooiduKKBxgIVET-MCh3LEABM&dpr=1#q=is+flag+burning+legal
tajshar2k says2015-06-08T18:41:38.7404357-05:00
Atleast in the United States it is. Should be in Canada too.
tajshar2k says2015-06-08T18:42:21.9887449-05:00
@Uther You just proved my point...
UtherPenguin says2015-06-08T18:43:12.4142382-05:00
@tajshar2k I could have sworn it was illegal at one point. Was it?
tajshar2k says2015-06-08T18:44:18.2317269-05:00
Nope. The first amendment prohibits it.
hect says2015-06-08T18:47:08.4334922-05:00
@UtherPenguin: hahaha another win for the side that supports free speech
tajshar2k says2015-06-08T18:47:48.7957274-05:00
Yea... So Uther you should umm probably switch your vote now...
UtherPenguin says2015-06-08T18:52:05.3065225-05:00
@hect I will get you next time, and then you will be [CENSORED]
triangle.128k says2015-06-08T18:53:57.7028052-05:00
@UtherPenguin What's your definition of a "secular" country? A country like China where the majority of the population is secular or a country with church-state separation?
UtherPenguin says2015-06-08T18:55:02.8231588-05:00
@triangle.128k Both, but mostly countries that are secular on the government scale.
triangle.128k says2015-06-08T18:55:33.9301570-05:00
Does the US classify as a "secular country?"
triangle.128k says2015-06-08T18:56:07.6701388-05:00
The constitution says it should be but some morons decide to want to force Christian ideals upon law.
Najs says2015-06-08T19:17:47.6778055-05:00
If they choose to burn they should be wise to do so in private, that includes no recordings or photos. Why? Nothing but negative actions will come from the offended groups and most likely will resort to violence on both ends.
Roodvlees says2015-06-09T09:43:06.2191633-05:00
@triangle.128k Burning your own property has nothing to do with free speech. I'd say taking other people's books and burning them is already illegal. We should just not make exceptions because people can't grow up from having imaginary friends.
triangle.128k says2015-06-11T09:14:37.0698529-05:00
@Roodvlees Who said anything about burning other people's property? Burning qurans and bibles typically means getting your OWN bible/quran and then burning it.

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