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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 02:20 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 02:59 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 03:16 am (UTC)
*pets the drunk one*

yes! persecution for all! LMAO!
Billbilly_red_ocean on July 12th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
erm...well...at least they persecute everyone...WTF!
ellymelly: star warsellymelly on July 12th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
hahaha exactly what i thought only there were giant pauses between W T F lol
jadestarslayer on July 12th, 2009 04:53 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 06:47 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
eh - no subject - jadestarslayer on July 12th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
Mangy Mathan: Plane of Suckmangy_mathan on July 12th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC)
Because THAT law surely can't get out of hand...

Mangy Mathan: Andrea Lmangy_mathan on July 12th, 2009 06:35 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.
eh - no subject - ellymelly on July 12th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
pennyfeline: misc - flying dogpennyfeline on July 12th, 2009 06:31 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 06:50 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 07:09 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 07:22 am (UTC)
yep - sadly true.
Camilla Sandman: Tigh wtfmisscam on July 12th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
... WHAT.
ellymelly: scaryellymelly on July 12th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
hypercazhypercaz on July 12th, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)
ellymelly: brainfreezeellymelly on July 12th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
eh - no subject - hypercaz on July 12th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
eh - no subject - ellymelly on July 12th, 2009 10:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
eh - no subject - hypercaz on July 12th, 2009 10:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
eh - no subject - ellymelly on July 12th, 2009 10:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
eh - no subject - hypercaz on July 12th, 2009 10:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
Miss Leah: Not the Rum!37_soul_sister on July 12th, 2009 10:49 am (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 12:10 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.
eh - no subject - 37_soul_sister on July 12th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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ellymelly: quiet while i pick your airlockellymelly on July 13th, 2009 01:49 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 04:12 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 01:50 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 12th, 2009 10:06 pm (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 01:51 am (UTC)
zealots - that's the word i've been looking for ALL THEREISNOGOD DAY