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Citation needed

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 13, 2010 by pictureplane

b#27

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 17, 2010 by pictureplane

Lock me up

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 7, 2010 by pictureplane

“From today, 1 January 2010, the new Irish blasphemy law becomes operational, and we begin our campaign to have it repealed. Blasphemy is now a crime punishable by a €25,000 fine. The new law defines blasphemy as publishing or uttering matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion, with some defences permitted.

This new law is both silly and dangerous. It is silly because medieval religious laws have no place in a modern secular republic, where the criminal law should protect people and not ideas. And it is dangerous because it incentivises religious outrage, and because Islamic States led by Pakistan are already using the wording of this Irish law to promote new blasphemy laws at UN level.

We believe in the golden rule: that we have a right to be treated justly, and that we have a responsibility to treat other people justly. Blasphemy laws are unjust: they silence people in order to protect ideas. In a civilised society, people have a right to to express and to hear ideas about religion even if other people find those ideas to be outrageous.”

via atheist ireland

Hear no evil

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 5, 2010 by pictureplane

via blame it on the voices
via abtruse goose

Who’s a grumpy atheist then?

Posted in Internets with tags , , , on July 1, 2009 by pictureplane

via blame it on the voices