Comments on: A new blasphemy law … in Ireland? http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/01/a-new-blasphemy-law-in-ireland/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: you http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/01/a-new-blasphemy-law-in-ireland/comment-page-1/#comment-17035 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 12:14:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5528#comment-17035 I realize i’m a bit late reading this but this blasphemy law is becoming fact in ireland in the near future. there is an outcry over it at the moment here. i hesitate to say a ‘huge outcry’ becuse despite the changes in this this country in the last twenty years there is still a lot of supprort for the chuch here. despite that there will be protests, marches and mass attempts at blasphemous publications. the problem is the law states that it must offend a large percentage of a religious group. to do this the blasphemous statement must be published somewhere public. ournewspapers probably won’t do this as they are usually cared of public opinion. so hopefully we can do something so public that the church will see it and respond. I believe (and sincerely hope) that once this happens the debate will become so large that it can not be ignored by the EU, who will hopefully see it as a breach of our human rights. then again the pro choice lobby tried that and nothing has come of it yet. thousands of irish girls and women have to travel to britain to abort pregnancies. So all i can say is screw our proven corrupt government and bring on the protests.if nothing else they’ll be a bit of craic.

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By: toadbile http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/01/a-new-blasphemy-law-in-ireland/comment-page-1/#comment-14678 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 13:56:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5528#comment-14678 A religion is a set of beliefs, attitudes and practices concerning god(s). Atheism is such a set. (Yes, Non-practice is a practice; let’s not debate that “zero is a number” thing again.) Many atheists even try to prosletyze and convert other to their religion. If Kael, above, is to ban all religions then we athiests will also have to stop not believing, lest the flying spagetti monster take our lives in sauce-splattered vengeance.

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By: Kael http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/01/a-new-blasphemy-law-in-ireland/comment-page-1/#comment-14145 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 23:40:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5528#comment-14145 Religion should be banned.

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By: Marian Stanec http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/01/a-new-blasphemy-law-in-ireland/comment-page-1/#comment-14074 Wed, 29 Jul 2009 18:26:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5528#comment-14074 I like this oneJuly 23rd, 20092:10 pm GMTI am a Dubliner and I have to put up with a bloke ringing bells every morning at quarter to eight and more on Sundays. Why is he so inconsiderate? Bring on this ‘Blasphemy law’ and get rid of the Catholic church once and for all out of Ireland. God is only a gimmick to keep the ‘masses’ in a constant state of fear.Freedom is a precious thing. Many Irishmen died for it. Now it’s time to live it.- Posted by les doherty

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By: Marian Stanec http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/01/a-new-blasphemy-law-in-ireland/comment-page-1/#comment-14073 Wed, 29 Jul 2009 18:21:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5528#comment-14073 Hello to all.I can not help myself, that the new blasphemy law makes no sense at all. And I guess it also partly confronts with freedom of speech and expression.Why is goverment wasting time and money issueing ridiculous laws?Politicians are voted by ordinary people, but becoming POLITICIAN makes them extraordinary, which in their heads means I DECIDE WHAT HAPPENS, I HAVE THE RIGHT!Since all goverments (give me an example of the one which is not) are corrupted by people with big money and/or influence!Since then they make laws on side of the influence.Then they forget about you, nation, about their country, they are heads of…about people who voted them…Why don’t they concentrate more on protecting your jobs and your future, culture, education?BECAUSE THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU ANYMORE!!!

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By: Cornelia Campbell http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/01/a-new-blasphemy-law-in-ireland/comment-page-1/#comment-14065 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 15:33:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5528#comment-14065 The problem with ideas like blasphemy is that it can only be committed by someone who believes in something and reviles it. An atheist or deist cannot commit blasphemy because they know that religions are superstitious ideas that only happen between the ears of a believer. The laws need to be very carefully worded to not apply to people to whom the concept does not apply.

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By: Kat Kerrigan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/01/a-new-blasphemy-law-in-ireland/comment-page-1/#comment-14030 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 02:40:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5528#comment-14030 I’m looking forward to the protest marches. As a practicing witch I have always strongly objected to the King James bible verse “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” As this is an incitement to hatred I wonder if this could be legally challenged if enough Irish witches protested.Overall, the blasphemy law is a ridiculous one and it will be interesting to see the churches fend off various suits. Most of the people I have spoken to don’t realise that the Catholic church must be included in this law and not automatically protected.

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By: les doherty http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/01/a-new-blasphemy-law-in-ireland/comment-page-1/#comment-13950 Thu, 23 Jul 2009 13:10:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5528#comment-13950 I am a Dubliner and I have to put up with a bloke ringing bells every morning at quarter to eight and more on Sundays. Why is he so inconsiderate? Bring on this ‘Blasphemy law’ and get rid of the Catholic church once and for all out of Ireland. God is only a gimmick to keep the ‘masses’ in a constant state of fear.Freedom is a precious thing. Many Irishmen died for it. Now it’s time to live it.

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By: vjeran Salamon http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/01/a-new-blasphemy-law-in-ireland/comment-page-1/#comment-13670 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:44:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5528#comment-13670 so i guess Nietzsche will finally get banned.Boy, he would like that…God turkeys he says…ups…there goes my 10.000….

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By: Sean Ryan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/01/a-new-blasphemy-law-in-ireland/comment-page-1/#comment-12809 Sun, 21 Jun 2009 01:55:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5528#comment-12809 Daniel Rosaupan, regarding your statement that:”dogmas means absolute truth”, is symptomatic of a closed mind mentality, as dogmas a restrictive, fixed, not subject to question, and unjustifiably authoritatian in nature. Ireland is currently beginning to realise the cost of and paying the price for its historical adherence to stifling dogmas and blindness in the matter of being led and dictated to by a medievialist and undemocratic foreign entity, namely the Roman Church.As regards Christianity and Democracy, the Roman Church imposed the Anti Modernist Oath on all clergy in 1910, forbidding their priests having anything to do with such system, as the idea of individuals thinking for themselves was unthinkable.This dogmatic and stifling oath was still in force in the 1960s, and at a time that we now know the true horrors suffered by defenceless children in the care of the same totalitarian system of control. The Church of Rome has no legal basis under the laws of this country, which is something most people ignore because of ignorance of the reality of how this same entity operates i.e without consultation, without oversight, without any regard for the right to free speech or thought.No wonder our country is going down the tubes, as we are now paying the bill for following the same lines of dogmatic and blind thinking in our economic life as we were mentally conditioned to fearfully accept since we were children. The old and well-worn propagandist mantra of Ireland being “…a nation of saints and scholars” should perhaps now be replaced with the more appropriate banner of “…a nation of taints and horrors”.

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