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Old 02-14-2015, 12:42 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Looks like the religion of peace is at it again ...

Copenhagen shooting during debate on Islam: live - Telegraph
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:29 PM
 
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I saw that the guy who was likely the target ;said it should be possible to insult any religion. I guess he also thinks it should be possible to go into a bar and insult a guys mother too. Not reality as long as humans are on earth. At least he admits its the insult factor at work; not satire really.
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Looks like the religion of peace is at it again ...

Copenhagen shooting during debate on Islam: live - Telegraph
if only everyone else had guns! .... am I doing this right?
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:48 PM
 
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Having "free speech" also means having knowledge and education enough to know when to shut the heck up. No, it isn't considered "free speech" to drop a picture of Jesus Christ into a vat of urine and call it "art". It's hurtful to other people. It isn't proper to make fun of someone elses prophet, God, religion or anything else. That's bullying. I have little regret for the bully who thinks it's funny to hurt other people just prior to getting his butt kicked...or his lights punched out.
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:30 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Having "free speech" also means having knowledge and education enough to know when to shut the heck up. No, it isn't considered "free speech" to drop a picture of Jesus Christ into a vat of urine and call it "art". It's hurtful to other people. It isn't proper to make fun of someone elses prophet, God, religion or anything else. That's bullying. I have little regret for the bully who thinks it's funny to hurt other people just prior to getting his butt kicked...or his lights punched out.
^^ this
If there is a fire burning in someone's mind, what purpose does it serve to throw gasoline on it?
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:57 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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In the developed world (we're not talking about Tora Bora) free speech trumps religion. Satire (put that in inverted commas here if you like), commentary, criticism, are the cornerstone of a free secular democracy.
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:21 PM
 
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....No, it isn't considered "free speech" to drop a picture of Jesus Christ into a vat of urine and call it "art". ....
Yes it is free speech. Whether or not it offends someone else is irrelevant. My recommendation, don't look at it if you don't like it.
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Old 02-14-2015, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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No, it isn't considered "free speech" to drop a picture of Jesus Christ into a vat of urine and call it "art".
Bad example. They actually did this, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts no doubt. People came, watched and left. There is no record of armed men driving up to the exhibit and gunning people down.
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Old 02-14-2015, 05:58 PM
 
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Having "free speech" also means having knowledge and education enough to know when to shut the heck up. No, it isn't considered "free speech" to drop a picture of Jesus Christ into a vat of urine and call it "art". It's hurtful to other people. It isn't proper to make fun of someone elses prophet, God, religion or anything else. That's bullying. I have little regret for the bully who thinks it's funny to hurt other people just prior to getting his butt kicked...or his lights punched out.
People say things that I find offensive all the time. Does that mean I should punch everyone's lights out? Individuals need to learn how to have more self control. Because of the gunmen's act in the heat of the moment, he now faces severe punishment that could last a very long time.
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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This is getting scary now...
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