Originally posted by YehudasTheEnabler
But comeon you must be able to see that this isnt going to help anyone?Whilst i could sit here and depict mohammed however i wished but why would i
want to,what would be the point of defacing mohammed except to rile those who consider him important up?
This is where I have to disagree. Free speech is the ability to depict anyone in a satirical fashion for any reason we see fit, without fearing
"death" by followers of that faith or person. That means you don't get to stop others from expressing themselves, even if you don't like it.
By the logic in your post, I shouldn't bash Obama, because people voted for him. I should not bash Catholicism about the pedo priests, because people
follow Catholicism. I shouldn't bash Wesley Snipes about tax evasion, because..he's famous.
This is the true path to oppression. When we alter our legal behavior in favor of another groups preference; based on the fear of repercussion, we no
longer have any freedoms at all. No amount of pacifistic murmuring will hide the true intention of such a statement.
Lastly, when you "quote" sayings from people in history. It is common practice to give credit to the person who quoted it in the first place. If a
quote is important enough to remember, so then is the person who quoted it. So with respect to the many people we all take quotes from, give credit
where credit is due, and not say "A great man once said".... (this is not a command, but a suggestion to help make you look less of a fool in your
I may not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it. ~ Voltaire, Evelyn Beatrice Hall
Do you see how much nicer that is.