[Buddha-l] Return of blasphemy?
joy.vriens at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 04:02:32 MST 2011
"You are allowed to hold whatever absurd, crazy, irrational and
inane beliefs your particular flavor of religion holds to be "true",
as long as:
A) I am not forced to acknowledge them as true or to live by them;
B) I am still allowed to call them "absurd, crazy, irrational and
inane" and no harm should come to me because of that.
I understand that part A will anger most fundamentalists of any
flavor (christian or muslin) and part B is likely to get individuals
and newspaper offices firebombed if they publish the "wrong" cartoon
"defaming" some flavor of religion or other (as seen recently in th
news). However, I frankly do not see the need for any more respect
or deference to religion than shown in the definition above."
I understand your reference to the firebombing to be the attack on the
French satrical magazine "Charlie Hebdo". It was their intention to
publish a special number called "Charia Hebdo", with the following cover
http://www.charliehebdo.fr/la-une that caused the firebombing and
destruction of their office.
They answer this week with the following cover "Love is stronger than
hate" *http://tinyurl.com/d6glpno* <http://www.charliehebdo.fr/la-une>
I am not sure the message will be understood, but it's pretty clear.
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