Why was I thinking?

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  1. samhuff says:


  2. Rrr says:

    ” thinking ” is not a link.

  3. Author says:

    There is no link, Rrr.

  4. Succubus ov Satan says:

    Blasphemy laws prove the non-existence of ‘god’

  5. M27Holts says:

    Unfortunately it is back, under the guise of “Hate speech” which, funnily enough isn’t hate if you back it up with religious dogma…

  6. Rrr says:

    Author: Oh. It looked kinda purple so I jumped to the conclusion it was meant to be a link. May have been my screen, or my imagination.
    Now, if it had been a pink link to think … 😉

  7. Rrr says:

    Succubus: Very succinctly put! Well done.

  8. Laripu says:

    Wikipedia tells me that except for Northern Ireland, blasphemy laws were abolished in the UK.

    In the US, blasphemy laws were found to be unconstitutional. There are six states that still have such laws in the books, unused, but in at least one case the law was found to be unconstitutional. However, in the present really destructive political environment, it wouldn’t surprise me if an attempt was made to prosecute based on one of these laws. Presumably prosecution would fail.

    The United States does have this constitutional amendment:
    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    However this could possibly be interpreted to not be applicable to state legislatures, only to Congress. I see problems ahead. The question will be: If a state or local government has a blasphemy law, can they prosecute when someone blasphemes against Jesus Fü¢kîñg Christ? And what constitutes blasphemy?

    Is the following blasphemous?
    “Not only wasn’t J.F. Christ the son of a non-existent god, but his mother had gotten pregnant by having sex with an occupying Roman soldier.”
    – Or is it merely an expression of disbelief?

    What about your Flying Spaghetti Monster? As a parody of religion, is it inherently blasphemous?

  9. M27Holts says:

    You keep his noodly majesty out of this..or she will send a meatball from space that will obliterate all blasphemers….

  10. Donn says:

    What constitutes blasphemy is pretty much up to the listener, who is presumably in the grip of a comprehensive delusion, so don’t expect a lot of clarity. I think in the first example, it at least crossed the line when you gave him F for a middle initial.

    But did you know, September 30 is International Blasphemy Day? I’m not making this up.

  11. M27Holts says:

    International Blasphemy day? Does that mean I can wear one of my

  12. OtterBe says:

    Thanks for the hearty chuckle! Beautiful signage fail there-and the ‘Winners Assembly’ over the doorway underlines it well

  13. Laripu says:

    OtterBe, you’re very welcome, but I’m Laripu, not Lapiru. I’m actually Larry, with pseudonym “Ignatz Laripu”. When you see Laripu, think Larry-poo. 😀 If you like like you can say that I’m “happy as Larry”.

    The picture is of a place in Texas, which you can see by the car’s license plate. It’s a contradictory state, with many different cultures, barely coexisting. Oh, and heavily armed. If you visit, be very polite.

    Florida, where I live, is similar, except that the people with arms may also be drugged with various harmful illegal substances.

    Oh, joy. 🙁

    Luckily, I have a harmless look about me. People look at me and think I’m no threat at all. They’re right. I’m unarmed, and unbelligerent, always.

    M27, I just watched another episode of Clarkson’s Farm most of the way through the second season. We’ve really enjoyed it. Thanks.

  14. M27Holts says:

    The murder rate in Manchester UK is well below 1 person per 100k a lot safer to live here than Florida, thats for sure….

  15. Son of Glenner says:

    Come to Manchester! It’s a great city! The murder rate is less than it is in Florida!

  16. M27Holts says:

    I was perusing data that I followed from a death by gun-shot statistical white paper on global violence. Clearly, the more guns , the more chance of death by one. I was using Laripu’s state of domesticity versus my own domicile area as a purely personal point of reference for this thread….sigh…

  17. M27Holts says:

    And was shaking my head at the silly mother on the TV, who was asserting that her son (who was killed in a knife fight, and was carrying a hunting knife) was a delicate harmless butterfly, who only carried the 12 inch hunting blade for self protection from all the other wannabee his hood…hmmmm

  18. Donn says:

    12 inch blade hunting knife? What does one hunt, with this? In Hawaii, folks hunt wild pigs with a big knife and some dogs. It could be a thing, I’m not necessarily doubting it … hedgehogs, maybe?

  19. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: Pro-gun people in USA usually say that guns don’t kill people, it’s people that kill people. Similarly, I suppose your “silly mother” would say that hunting knives don’t kill people, it’s people that kill people.

    I think that hunting knives are intended for butchering game rather than chasing it down. I don’t think your Mancunian gangsters bother dismembering their victims after killing them, unless they are cannibals!

  20. M27Holts says:

    Hunting knives. We called them Bowie knives when I was a kid. I still have three. Sharpened religiously, like all my cooking knives. With oil and sharpening blocks. They are mustard sharp. We used to take them to the woods to whittle and cut stuff for our camp fires pointed sticks…the mother in question clearly thought her son was yet another victim…everybody is a victim nowadays….nobody takes responsibility for anything…

  21. Donn says:

    12 inches seems awkardly large for most practical outdoors uses, and a little short for cutting brush. Bowie knifes are designed for fighting.


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