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Christianity &Islam Johnson on 27 Feb 2009 12:23 am

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. And Wrong.

It’s called “A Resolution Combating Defamation of Religions”, and it is completely wrong:

Imagine in the 1800s creating “A Resolution Combating Defamation of Slavery”, where no person could speak out against the horrors of slavery in the U.S. This new religion resolution is just as ridiculous.

What this creates is a protective shell that allows any religion to commit whatever atrocities it likes, and no one can speak out against them. So if Muslims want to beat their wives, behead people, etc., no one would be able to speak against it because that would be “defaming the religion.” This idea is completely, utterly ridiculous.

This is yet another reason why rational people MUST dismantle religion.

4 Responses to “Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. And Wrong.”

  1. on 27 Feb 2009 at 10:37 pm 1.Hermes said …

    Attention Christians: This means that _YOU_ could be brought into court for using _YOUR_ right to free speech in a way that a Muslim does not like.

    If you like freedom of speech for yourself and for even those people you disagree with, you are my ally on this issue.

    If you are like the soft skinned Muslims who can’t take any commentary let alone criticism about your own religion, then welcome to the world you have wanted.

  2. on 02 Mar 2009 at 4:23 pm 2.Jonathon said …

    No religion deserves to have protection against criticism. Under our Constitution, each of us has the freedom to practice the religion of our choice or to not practice any religion at all. No religion is to be held up and made exempt from ridicule; all religions are equal under the law – and that includes non-belief.

    So if Muslims want to beat their wives, behead people, etc., no one would be able to speak against it because that would be “defaming the religion.” This idea is completely, utterly ridiculous.

    Yeah, I know that many fundamentalist/evangelical Christians have fatwa-envy, but in truth they don’t understand the function of a fatwa in Islam nor do they understand enough about Islam itself to know whether the ridiculous reactions to cartoons, etc. have any basis in Islam.

    Muslim men do not have free license to beat their wives. The Qur’an and the sunnah of Muhammad are clear on this. One may only “beat” one’s wife after trying many other methods to communicate with her. Arab chauvinism and pre-Islamic practices may sanction such treatment, but Islam does not. Muhammad never beat any of his wives, and the Qur’an is quite clear that it is not appropriate to use physical violence against one’s family.

    We in the West must stop assuming that “because a Muslim did it, it must be because of Islam.” We don’t accuse Christian men who beat their wives of using the Bible or the teachings of Jesus to justify it, do we?

    What is a better approach is to confront these problems from within the context of the religion. Telling a Muslim-identified man that he shouldn’t beat his wife because it is wrong isn’t enough. However, showing him the applicable verses and hadiths will get through to him in a way that a non-Muslim’s criticism of him will not.

  3. on 02 Mar 2009 at 4:48 pm 3.Hermes said …

    The proper response to being blamed improperly for the mistakes of other people is to use words. The laws would not make that possible; the response would be courts and sanctions not open discussion.

  4. on 11 Mar 2009 at 12:29 am 4.anybody said …

    Just because people get offended by what others say, doesn’t mean that they should ban it all. People have to think rationally, what if we couldn’t say anything bad about any religion? If anybody questioned it, they would be put to court.

    Lots of people hurt other peoples feelings once in a while. It could be about their job, car, work, belief, wishes, so on… but that doesn’t mean people will go out and ask for that to be banned. People get over it and stopping people from voicing opinions is just agains human rights and it won’t stop people from thinking them, or talking about them privately.

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