Sunday, February 05, 2006

You Can't Just Go Around OFFENDING People!

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I heard a Muslim woman saying that "free speech has its limits. You just can't print something that offends a whole nation of people."

First of all, lets dispense with theis "nation" bull. No such thing. There are people. SO, how many individuals is it ok to offend before you have to censor? I want a real number here.]

Nothing is above criticism. Especially not figureheads of religion. Those are exactly the things that should be criticized: after all, people are pretending to base their lives and all their decisions on them. We don't want that basis to be a lie, do we? If your belief system cannot stand strong while being criticized, if you have to use violence to force people to never criticize it, then your system is crap and must be thrown out in the trash--a cartoon is nothing..

It's time to show everyone Muhammad's "face." Lets pull that mask off.

2 comments:

breakerslion said...

Meanwhile, back in the real world, we're all still debating whether or not Casper The Friendly Ghost is the ghost of Richie Rich from an alternate universe.

You've got to hand it to the Islamic greybeards, they thought of everything. Dissent is forbidden! No making funny faces either! Respect our artificially implanted sensitivity! Sure our leader was a prick, but he made the trains run on time! Oh wait, that was someone else.

Seth said...

"'It is unjustifiable under any kind of personal freedoms to allow a person or a group to insult the beliefs of millions of Muslims,' the paper said."

Pulled off ABC news. Oh, and of course, CNN decided not to show the cartoons out of respect for islam.

Is it just me, or is it slightly more offensive to burn a building to the ground and call for killing artists than it is to make a drawing?

I mean, in the sane world.