Old 01-03-2010, 10:55 PM   #16
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Could an Irish Raver get fined €25,000 ? He could if he were "grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion".
Seems to me that this very broad statement could easily be undermined by starting a religion, and then holding something sacred (like homosexuality) that many people hate. If the Christians can't rage about teh gays, they will see the light in no time.
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Fucking Catholic twats.
Repetitious and redundant, but I agree.

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Old 01-03-2010, 11:22 PM   #17
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Could an Irish Raver get fined €25,000 ? He could if he were "grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion".

Fucking Catholic twats.
fuck me, thank jesus and muhammed I don't live there, 25 kilo yuros just for telling it likeit is? (jayzus was bastard, muhammed a child rapist). Thank fuck I live in the united states, where my religious intolerance is despised, but protected nonetheless.

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Old 01-04-2010, 12:33 AM   #18
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Fucking Catholic twats
Is that an insult or a hobby?

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Old 01-04-2010, 01:51 AM   #19
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:19 AM   #20
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Is that an insult or a hobby?
more like a vocation. And remember: Twat-lick rhymes with Cat-lick...

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Old 01-04-2010, 08:49 AM   #21
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things strikes me as strange/unenforceable/crazy about this law:
first, what is grossly abusive or insulting.
second: who determines what is held sacred by the "insulted" religion.
third: does it apply to cults?
fifth: who decides what is a cult and what is a religion?
6) what constitutes outrage as per this law?
7) how many is a "substantial of adherents"?
8) does it apply to Joe O'Nobody, over at the pub, making a catholic joke, and Peter O'Fuckme overhears it and tell it to his mom and cousin and they tell it to the priest that tells it to the bishop, and they publish it in their newsletter and all the O'Cathlickers get agry? and a jew for jeebus reads the newsletter and get all O'Juices angry too?

i really don't think anybody will be prosecuted under this law. it is one of those silly ones governments enact somethimes that are meant to make them look "good" to somebody that they wants votes from.

One of the most irrational of all the conventions of modern society is the one to the effect that religious opinions should be respected....That they should have this immunity is an outrage. There is nothing in religious ideas, as a class, to lift them above other ideas. On the contrary, they are always dubious and often quite silly.
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:57 AM   #22
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i really don't think anybody will be prosecuted under this law.
So many groups are happily blaspheming away to see just how far they can push it - the first court appearance will cause chaos for sure!

The only way to 'officially' repeal the law is to hold a referendum on changing the constitution - and I'll wager that would stir up even more shit for the paddy theotards.

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Old 01-05-2010, 12:10 PM   #23
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If the Christians can't rage about teh gays, they will see the light in no time.
I'm pretty sure the Church of YAOI already exists...

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trouble is you can bet your bottom whatever that some fundie of whatever persuasion is going to try this-I'll take bets on the scientologidiots or the islamidiots

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Moohammed's word balloon is a bit kerflooey in that first frame, or is that Jeebus' whang talking?

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The recent Irish debacle has opened the entrepreneurial door for some clever sod to develop an 'outrage-o-meter'.
This convinces me that any attempt to enforce this law will be doomed to failure in a cloud of blather and confusion.

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Old 01-07-2010, 11:29 AM   #29
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The recent Irish debacle has opened the entrepreneurial door for some clever sod to develop an 'outrage-o-meter'.
This convinces me that any attempt to enforce this law will be doomed to failure in a cloud of blather and confusion.
And, likely, in a hail of bullets.

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Old 01-07-2010, 01:54 PM   #30
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I judge the chance of bullets becoming involved to be greater if the North becomes part of any dispute. Whilst England & Wales recently abolished their blasphemy laws, it remains a crime to blaspheme in Scotland & Northern Ireland - so yes, the possibility of stupidity remains.

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