International Blasphemy Day

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The SkepDec (October 10, 2009, 16:42:45 PM):
Blasphemy day was a blast!

cyghost (October 10, 2009, 22:53:05 PM):
Hmm, my most recent message in this thread has disappeared. ???

'Luthon64
If it is not too much trouble and you have the time and inclination, I'd be glad if you could re-up you input on this.
Rigil Kent (October 11, 2009, 08:26:41 AM):
If memory serves, she argued in response to Tweefo's post that blasphemy may be an excessively harsh means of getting contra-religious ideas across. She said that merely considering the methods of science should be a mild but powerful persuasive tool (a velvet hammer, so to speak). Yet its surprisingly ineffective in making any impression on many theists. Therein lies the value of token days like I.B.D.

(But I prolly cocked it up, so I'll remove this post if 'Luthon re-posts).

Mintaka
Slowpoke (October 11, 2009, 08:41:41 AM):
Does the word "blasphemy" not imply the existence of a supreme being? As such a thing does not exist, I can not blaspheme even if I tried.

I shall reserve my scorn for the deluded people who do have "faith." I shall not moderate my language in "respect" for their beliefs as I refuse to respect ignorance and, very often, naked malice.

Let's start a list of people and faiths/cultures we refuse to respect. The first one could be:

I shall not respect people and cultures who circumsise litte girls.
Rigil Kent (October 11, 2009, 09:09:02 AM):
Does the word "blasphemy" not imply the existence of a supreme being? As such a thing does not exist, I can not blaspheme even if I tried.

The Oxford Concise defines blasphemy as profane or sacrilegious talk about God or sacred things.

So, as long as something (real or make-believe) is considered sacred by one or more individuals, it can potentially be blasphemed. ;) It seems that blasphemy has the effect of causing offence in those who feel duty-bound to defend and revere the sacred item being blasphemed. People take offence on behalf of the sacred item. Nice.

Of course, the implications of your blasphemy will obviously depend on wether God exists or not. :o ;D

Let's start a list of people and faiths/cultures we refuse to respect. The first one could be:

I don't have much sympathy with those who willingly fool themselves into accommodating unsupported notions. Damn - that's a lot of people!

Mintaka

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