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← Do we have the right to burn the Koran?

colluvial's Avatar Jump to comment 175 by colluvial

Almost all of us would agree that Jones is a moron. But I think the central question is whether what he did should be illegal, i.e. that he should be held responsible for the deaths. Otherwise, what's the point of this discussion?

If you think he should, then you need to explain where the line should be drawn. How are your anti-religious comments so different from his anti-Islamic ones? Do you think that you should have to be careful about what you say or write so that it doesn't inflame some religious nutjob?

Such a change to our laws would probably not always be applied in a surgical manner, but often used to bludgeon those (like atheists) who express their opinions. Remember the gentle, often insipid, bus signs that offend so many Christians.

Sat, 02 Apr 2011 20:38:13 UTC | #610954