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Stephen Fry To Be Investigated For Blasphemy

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posted on May, 7 2017 @ 03:55 AM
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Just when things couldn't get more absurd..


Irish police are investigating Stephen Fry for blasphemy after he called God an 'utter maniac' who is 'mean-minded and stupid' on television, it has been reported.

A viewer reported the offence after the comedian spoke about God during an interview with Irish broadcaster RTE in February 2015.


www.dailymail.co.uk...

Without turning this into a religious debate, this is utterly ridiculous, blasphemy is punishable?

I shake my head!



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posted on May, 7 2017 @ 03:59 AM
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Very stupid indeed, what exactly can the police do?

Say.... Mr Fry your going to court so we can make a mockery of you for all the public to whiteness.
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Next it will be anyone mentioning God.
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posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:01 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

It would be a very different story if he had said that very same thing about a certain other religions deity.



posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:01 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus
I didn't think blasphemy was illegal. If it is, then there are a lot of people breaking the law out there. Maybe it is because it was broadcast? Does it break some broadcasting content rule?



posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:03 AM
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a reply to: CulturalResilience

I imagine that he means any god, not just a Christian god.


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posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:04 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

In order for it to be blasphemous wouldn't you first have to prove that god existed .



posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:05 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

If so he better go into hiding if he likes having his attached to his body.



posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:07 AM
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originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: Chadwickus

In order for it to be blasphemous wouldn't you first have to prove that god existed .


Exactly what i was thinking.

Since that's almost impossible he'll get a smack on the ass.

To be honest, the person who reported this should get a sense of humour or just quit watching TV, cause i'm sure Steven Fry would have said (whatever he said) in a fun manner.
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posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:10 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Absolute nonsense , surely the Irish police have better things to do.
Here's what Stephen Fry had to say in person.


It's his opinion which in a free thinking democracy he is entitled to.
He is of course right.



posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:14 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

I heard about this the other day. Apparently nothing will come of it and he won't be getting extradited or having 'H' branded on his face.


You can imagine how much he offends some people! He's English, posh, atheist and totally gay. That's like every strict Irish Catholic's trigger spots.

The only thing to make him worse would be if he's lapsed Protestant



posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:17 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Thanks for the vid, I hadn't seen it.

Brutally honest for sure.



posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:17 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Chadwickus

Absolute nonsense , surely the Irish police have better things to do.
Here's what Stephen Fry had to say in person.


It's his opinion which in a free thinking democracy he is entitled to.
He is of course right.


I saw that video when it was fresh... AND I LOVED(and love) IT!
Just because he is right!




posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:18 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

You aren't kidding, are you?

Blasphemy?

I don't even know what to say to that...


...

Got nothin'.



posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:18 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Chadwickus

Absolute nonsense , surely the Irish police have better things to do.
Here's what Stephen Fry had to say in person.


It's his opinion which in a free thinking democracy he is entitled to.
He is of course right.


Thanks for sharing the vid, he's not wrong in what he's saying cause it's only his opinion and answering the questions given to him...Free speach.



posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:18 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Hopefully the attention will lead to overturning that law. I'm really surprised that a law like that passed in Ireland in 2009. I know the Church is still really powerful there but their laws have been progressively secular for quite sometime now. That law is a huge step backwards, obviously.
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posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:20 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Yeah I can imagine.

The person who complained was doing their civic duty? I bet he's a load of fun to be around!

Oh and Capricious... love that word



posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:23 AM
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Well if he broke the law then he will suffer the consequences
I don't go to other country's and say things that offend people unless I was stupid

If it's an Irish law then it's the law

No point telling others how to act in their own country
Poor Mr Fry, left his manners at home and may pay for it

If he went to a Muslim country, I bet he wouldn't have acted so righteous and smarmy, just thinks he can go to Ireland and act the hero

As for the law, it's archaic, it's wrong in my opinion, but I don't live there



posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:23 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Well he can't be punished for being gay.



posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:27 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Probably one of the parochials living out in farmer country. "There'll be no fecking poofs on TV while I can draw breath, so." Privvy in the back yard.


He's a treasure is Fry. Much loved in the UK and didn't do so bad in your Opera House either.



posted on May, 7 2017 @ 04:29 AM
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originally posted by: CulturalResilience
a reply to: Chadwickus

It would be a very different story if he had said that very same thing about a certain other religions deity.


It's the same deity, Judaism, Christianity and Islam all worship the same God. If you are going to try and be clever it helps to get the little things right.



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