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12 July 2009 @ 04:05 pm

and I quote:

  • Atheists can be prosecuted for saying that God is imaginary. That causes outrage.
  • Pagans can be prosecuted for saying they left Christianity because God is violent and bloodthirsty, promotes genocide, and permits slavery.
  • Christians can be prosecuted for saying that Allah is a moon god, or for drawing a picture of Mohammed, or for saying that Islam is a violent religion which breeds terrorists.
  • Jews can be prosecuted for saying Jesus isn’t the Messiah.

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ellymelly: warningstickerellymelly on July 12th, 2009 06:20 am (UTC)
talk about abandonment of free speech. if they try it here, i'm taking my pitch fork and my torch and marching on parliament lol!
katie_9918katie_9918 on July 12th, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
The only possible positive I can find in that (and I'm drunk right now) is that it's equal opportunity prosecution for anything having to do with (a) (g)(G)od.
ellymelly: blameellymelly on July 12th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)
*pets the drunk one*

yes! persecution for all! LMAO!
Billbilly_red_ocean on July 12th, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
erm...well...at least they persecute everyone...WTF!
ellymelly: star warsellymelly on July 12th, 2009 10:45 am (UTC)
hahaha exactly what i thought only there were giant pauses between W T F lol
jadestarslayer on July 12th, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
Jeez! What ever happened to respecting other peoples opinions and religious/non-religious beliefs???
ellymelly: save the world?ellymelly on July 12th, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
the hillarious thing is you can be prosecuted for saying the 'flying spaghetti monster does not exist' LOLWTF

oh, and btw before i forget, there are reviews of your video here: http://community.livejournal.com/sanctuaryforall/207381.html and here: http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=62761&page=83 and here: http://community.livejournal.com/lair_or_lab/4509.html
jadestarslayer on July 12th, 2009 12:08 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! I did not know so many people would enjoy that video! Thanks, I'm glad you shared it! I love all the feedback!

OMG! Next thing you know, they won't let us speak at all! We'll have out mouths perminently glued and our opinions spoken for us!!!
Mangy Mathan: Plane of Suckmangy_mathan on July 12th, 2009 10:27 am (UTC)
Because THAT law surely can't get out of hand...

Mangy Mathan: Andrea Lmangy_mathan on July 12th, 2009 10:35 am (UTC)
Though, upon actual reading of the law, I do notice a requirement of the blasphemy law that the individual uttering "blasphemous material" be intending to cause outrage.

Also that it's a defense to say that such a blasphemous remark or publication have literary, artistic, scientific, political, or academic value.

Aaaand you have to have actually been convicted of blasphemy in order to have the police bust down your door and take your blasphemous shit.

Not defending it, as I think it's utterly ridiculous and a mark of shame upon Ireland that it actually passed, but it's not as "Thought Policey" as some people might think.

It's kind of like those stupid laws in most places. For instance, some American states still have laws that say one must believe in God to serve on the jury. While it's not technically been repealed and so is still technically binding, no one would dare try to use it to kick an atheist off the jury.
ellymelly: hypothetically you dieellymelly on July 12th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)
of course not - it is a PERFECTLY rational and enforceable law *eyeroll*

i read further into too and it seems to centre around the fact that 'blasphemy' has always been illegal under irish law but was never defined and therefore never enforceable SO (here's the good bit) instead of eradicating the unenforceable arctic law they decide to make it enforceable? FAIL of EPIC PROPORTIONS
pennyfeline: misc - flying dogpennyfeline on July 12th, 2009 10:31 am (UTC)
So, I suppose saying God is no flying spaghetti monster will be a crime, too. Oh my, someone better make an easily memorizable list.
ellymelly: star warsellymelly on July 12th, 2009 10:50 am (UTC)
actually, YES it is (under this law) HAHAHA :D

i wonder if it covers 'the force'

helio, helium girl: shaun of the dead - zombie disguiseheliotitans on July 12th, 2009 11:09 am (UTC)
Ireland’s Blasphemy Bill not only criminalizes free speech, it also gives the police the authority to confiscate anything deemed “blasphemous”. They may enter and search any premises, with force if needed, upon “reasonable suspicion” that such materials are present.

is it really true? because it's scary...
ellymelly: carnagedudeellymelly on July 12th, 2009 11:22 am (UTC)
yep - sadly true.
Camilla Sandman: Tigh wtfmisscam on July 12th, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
... WHAT.
ellymelly: scaryellymelly on July 12th, 2009 11:23 am (UTC)
hypercazhypercaz on July 12th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
ellymelly: brainfreezeellymelly on July 12th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
hypercazhypercaz on July 12th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
PS: why didn't you ring me back :(
ellymellyellymelly on July 12th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
because dinner went until 1am lol at which point i didn't think you'd want me to ring :D i am coming down to sydney this week though so we should catch up. i think maybe tuesday?
hypercazhypercaz on July 12th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
so long as it's not wednesday ;)!! I'm seeing Harry Potter - first session at H... that place. Damn internet secrecy. BUT I'm SEEING IT YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY...
ellymellyellymelly on July 12th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
harry potter? IS THAT OUTTTTTT?
hypercazhypercaz on July 12th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
not until Wednesday 10am! LOL
Miss Leah: Not the Rum!37_soul_sister on July 12th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)

I'm horrified and embarrassed to be even part Irish right now. I'm embarrassed to be human right now! WTF!

Didn't they ever see V for Vendetta?!?!?! I mean, come on! This is how THAT society started out!
ellymellyellymelly on July 12th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)

i don't know HOW they passed it but the fine for the 'offense' is 25 000 Euros... it was originally going to be 100 000!

OH YES V for Vendetta!!! that is totally the run we're on at the moment. in australia, during 'world youth day' when our government passed a law saying that we could not wear or speak any kind of blasphemy around the pilgrims (even though they had shut down the WHOLE FREAKING CITY and were funded (illegally) by our government) amongst the thousands protesting were hundreds wearing those guy fawkes masks lol. it's becoming the 'freedom of speech' uniform.
Miss Leah: Roslin - colonial day awesomeness37_soul_sister on July 12th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
hahaha, thanks.

Wow! That's pretty cool. I'd love it if people in the US could get that organized or passionate about....anything.
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ellymelly: quiet while i pick your airlockellymelly on July 13th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
hahaha - a 'too drunk to blaspheme' law :D does that mean you get breathalised on the scene of the crime?
artemisiabrisol: SGA - Teyla's gonna need a top upartemisiabrisol on July 12th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Jesus Christ in a kayak. That's the most ridiculous thing I've read all day. And I've been reading SGA fanfic all morning.
ellymelly: damn your logicellymelly on July 13th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
*blink* that is the first time i've heard anybody say, 'jesus christ in a kayak' LMAO

and lol at your teyla icon - that pretty much sums it up!
sidhe1sidhe1 on July 13th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
Holy shit. I mean, just wow. I can't even fathom it. And the scary thing is that the US probably isn't far behind if certain groups get their way. Fucking zealots.
ellymelly: animatedellymelly on July 13th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
zealots - that's the word i've been looking for ALL THEREISNOGOD DAY