27 March, 2006

Religion and Freedom of Speech

'Blasphemy must be forbidden because it is against God'

Where is God? Is he real? Can you show me your God? Can you show me any evidence of your God? No, you cannot, and so this argument is meaningless to those who are not believers in your God.

'Blasphemy must be forbidden because it is against religion'

So you want to protect religion. Which religions will you protect? Do you want religious discrimination? If not, you must protect them all, both large and small.

Do you know how many religions there are? Do you know what strange beliefs they hold? Do you remember the people who thought that there was a UFO behind the comet? That was their religion!

So if you protect all religions against blasphemy, you will have to censor many, many truths - including the NASA information about the comet!

This situation is impossible because anybody can create a new religion at any time, and ask for new censorship. But if you refuse to listen to them, you would have religious discrimination.

'Blasphemy must be forbidden, when it offends many people'

Many religions are offensive to each other. For example, Islam says that Christ was a man, but Christianity"

.......... Freedom of Speech is under attack:

1 comment:

  1. Is there a God? This is a question that has been asked umpteen times, debated over. Books have been written on it, wars have been fought over it, civilizations have revolved around it and yet this question still remains fundamentally answered. There is one school, which says there is no God, that everything has a scientific reason. There is one school, which says that if God is there why is there so much suffering in the world. And yet one school believes that God is the only solution to all problems. This question became more acute due to the year 2001 A.D. If ever there was a year that deserved to be called Annus Horribilis it was due to 5 years back. The earthquake in Gujarat, the economic recession, terrorism, deaths of prominent people, the dotcom debacle, the IT slowdown, floods, the royal family massacre in Nepal and to top it all the Sept 11 attacks. All these were enough to question the existence of God even among the staunchest believers. There appeared many columns in papers by the experts questioning the existence of God. This question still remains fundamentally answered.

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