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Old 06-24-2018, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default Blasphemy Referendum

So now that were over the hurdle of the ABortion Question in the Republic of Ireland, our government has decided to continue to trust our judgement and try to remove yet another part of our constitution, although this one is not what it seems.

Apparently in there somewhere is a section that makes it illegal to perform acts of blasphemy against god and is punishable by fines of up to 25,000. Cant wait to see what the Yes/No percentage is going to be in October!
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Old 06-24-2018, 03:04 PM   #2
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Criminalization of "blasphemous acts" is antithetical to any secular state that guarantees even the most basic freedoms to its residents. As Ireland has no established religion and guarantees the free exercise thereof, this provision needs to be repealed.
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I assume it will still be illegal to bring up hate-facts and wrong-think about the joys of multiculturalism.
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I assume it will still be illegal to bring up hate-facts and wrong-think about the joys of multiculturalism.
This.

However as a religious person I'm against this one, even though I think Ireland made the wrong call on abortion. I'm against the state having the power to define 'blasphemy' because its like hate speech laws. Which can be twisted to mean anything and control free expression.

Free speech has to have only the most limited of controls placed upon it(Such as calls to violence), or else it is far too open to be abused by whatever political party is in power.
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Default Re: Blasphemy Referendum

hilarious that blasphemy laws still exist in civilised countries
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