If NZ passes religious hate speech laws, I’m afraid I have no choice but to immediately break that law for the sake of our Democracy!
But many religious beliefs are ridiculous. Under this law, ‘The Life of Brian’ would be considered hate speech…
The Catholic archdiocese has called Life of Brian a “blasphemy”, adding that it was a “crime against religion which holds the person of Christ up to comic ridicule.”
The Jewish groups are equally damning. They regard the film as “grieviously insultlng,” and have described it as “a vicious attack on Judaism and the Bible, and a cruel mockery of Christian religious feelings as well.”
…I philosophically hate religion for many, many, many fucking good reasons, but because NZ is a liberal progressive democracy, I tolerate religion.
I tolerate Scientology, I tolerate the Exclusive Brethren & I tolerate those who believe in a magical invisible flying wizard for all their personal choices!
I also tolerate that they don’t pay tax – BUT I SURE AS FUCK refuse point blank to fear them!
The atrocity that occurred in Christchurch was an obscene failure of the entire NZ Intelligence Apparatus, passing blasphemy and heresy laws to protect religion is NOT a solution to terrorism, it is cravenly caving into that terrorism!
We lose free speech to criticise religion? How the hell is that anything other than a victory for the terrorist?
This is a liberal progressive SECULAR Democracy, if you want to believe in crazy myths and crazy invisible magical flying beings, that is your total right to, but equally, it’s my right to mock those beliefs when they collide with my individual rights.
BUT DON’T WORRY, the Gov will pass blasphemy laws & gender identity hate speech to stop the next terror attack???
Watching the Woke allow the entire NZ Intelligence apparatus off the hook for their cascade failure with the Chch terror attacks by demanding hate speech laws is one of the great intellectual failures of 2020.
The Prime Minister was deeply impacted by this atrocity, and will burn all political capital to ram these blasphemy and heresy laws through.
This is how ACT breaks 10%.
If this mad law passes, I will personally have no choice but to immediately break it, we didn’t go through the fucking enlightenment to suddenly jump backwards half a millennia!
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