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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind View Post
    Except that blasphemy laws are there to protect the majority from a vindictive minority not the other way around.
    Another one: Indonesian capital’s first Christian governor sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy
    By Eugene Volokh, 9 May 2017
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Disgraceful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Again another case of the (islamic) majority persecuting the (christian) minority. In the case of 18C it is mostly the white anglo christian majority who are calling for its repeal and ethnic and religious minorities that are lobbying for it to remain. Therefore analogies to blasphemy laws are invalid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Comedian Stephen Fry facing blasphemy investigation in Ireland
    By Eugene Volokh, 7 May 2017

    A moronic law, just like 18C in Australia.
    Update: Irish police drop blasphemy investigation of noted comedian Stephen Fry.

    Still a bad law that should be repealed—as Spiny Norman, RW, and I agreed seven years ago.
    Last edited by Capablanca-Fan; 12-05-2017 at 05:58 AM.
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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