Buttle's World

15 November, 2009

Blasphemy

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 17:25

Here’s Lou Dobbs again (who, I confess, reminds me fondly of Ted Baxter) with a great idea involving bulldozers.

Having any kind of law on the books prohibiting blasphemy is antithetical to freedom and completely unconstitutional. All religions deserve criticism, and any religion which cannot tolerate criticism is a failed religion.

Islam needs to learn from Christianity. When a holy symbol of Christianity was famously – and not very artistically – displayed in a jar of urine (I’m reminded of Hitchens’ “not funny” barb) the Christians did the right thing: They complained. They expressed indignation. They said they were offended. And they didn’t behead anybody, set any cars on fire, or try to get anybody arrested.

Update:

This, along with the preceding three posts, was found languishing in “Drafts”. For some reason they all failed to launch, and I had blog posts there going back to last March. So you aren’t experiencing time travel if these don’t seem fresh. But this one, at least, is still quite timely.

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