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Bring back blasphemy laws.

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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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Massachusetts, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania have laws that make reference to blasphemy.[1] Some US states still have blasphemy laws on the books from the founding days. For example, Chapter 272 of the Massachusetts General Laws — a provision based on a similar colonial era Massachusetts Bay statute enacted in 1697 — states:

Section 36. Whoever willfully blasphemes the holy name of God by denying, cursing or contumeliously reproaching God, His creation, government or final judging of the world, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching or exposing to contempt and ridicule, the holy word of God contained in the holy scriptures shall be punished by imprisonment in jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars, and may also be bound to good behavior.

The history of Maryland's blasphemy statutes suggests that even into the 1930s, the First Amendment was not recognized as preventing states from passing such laws. An 1879 codification of Maryland statutes prohibited blasphemy:

Art. 72, sec. 189. If any person, by writing or speaking, shall blaspheme or curse God, or shall write or utter any profane words of and concerning our Saviour, Jesus Christ, or of and concerning the Trinity, or any of the persons thereof, he shall, on conviction, be fined not more than one hundred dollars, or imprisoned not more than six months, or both fined and imprisoned as aforesaid, at the discretion of the court.


Blasphemy laws should come back into effect and be NATIONAL. People that criticize and mock God, Christ, and or the Bible should be put in prison for a maximum of 30 years and all their property seized.

This country is going to bring the wrath of God down on itself because people have no respect or fear of God. You mock him now but you'll cry out to him when his judgement falls down on us.





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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:28 AM
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What kind of dumb argument are you trying to start?



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:30 AM
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What do you think gives you the right to force your religious views on everyone else?



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:31 AM
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So no more separation of church and state ? No more free speech? what about other religions? Have you thought your idea through logically, or is this purely a tunnel-vision statement of fundamentalism and intolerance?



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:41 AM
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Still waiting for the (end sarcasm) to show up somewhere.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:42 AM
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Why on Earth would you suggest that? If someone blasphemes God, that's between God and them, not society and them.

Remember the "good old days", when people were being burned at the stake for heresy? One of the vilest attacks was by both Catholics and Protestants, supported by the state, against another Protestant group, the Anabaptists. Christians torturing other Christians, simply because they disagreed with them.

What was the "blaspheme" committed by the Anabaptists? (You know the Anabaptists today as the Amish and Mennonites, clearly dangerous people.) Saying that infant baptism was not a valid baptism. In 16th Century Europe, that was sufficient to get you burned alive.

As a devout Orthodox Christian, no thank you.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:44 AM
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XERXES, WHERE'S YOUR LINK???

These laws were found to violate the First Amendment. What you suggest would take us back to 1838!




The last person to be jailed in the United States for blasphemy was Abner Kneeland in 1838...

The Kneeland case preceded the ratification (1868) of the 14th Amendment, which incorporated the Bill of Rights and made it apply to the states and not just to the federal government. From 1925, the Supreme Court applied the Bill of Rights to all states.
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The US Supreme Court in Joseph Burstyn, Inc v. Wilson, 343 U.S. 495 (1952) held that the New York State blasphemy law was an unconstitutional prior restraint on freedom of speech. The court stated that "It is not the business of government in our nation to suppress real or imagined attacks upon a particular religious doctrine, whether they appear in publications, speeches or motion pictures."


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Xerxes, If you don't want to blaspheme, that's your business and you're free to make that choice, but stay out of my head and keep your government out of my thoughts and words.
These things get ratified for a reason. Jesus!



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:46 AM
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I didn't know Fred Phelps was an ATS member!

Westboro Baptist Church



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:52 AM
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santa claus is a myth...



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:54 AM
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yeah lets just kill the first amendment ...we dont need free speech...god (small G on purpose) will tell us what to say...


is there away to give minus S&F ????



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:56 AM
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Ridiculous.

That's right, punish those who use free speech, put them in prison for thirty years to reside amongst rapists and murderers

For God's sake, use a little common sense will you? I'm not saying I don't believe in God, but if there is an all knowing all powerful God, I highly doubt he's going to be as petty as to want to waste 30 years of his child's life he gave them because he is petty enough to be offended by silly terminology.

Get off your self righteous pedestal and live in the real world will you?



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:57 AM
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Blasphemy laws should come back into effect and be NATIONAL. People that criticize and mock God, Christ, and or the Bible should be put in prison for a maximum of 30 years and all their property seized.

This country is going to bring the wrath of God down on itself because people have no respect or fear of God. You mock him now but you'll cry out to him when his judgement falls down on us.



Dont you think that is a bit harsh? 30 year prison sentence? What would Jesus say about that? What about forgiveness? Why should we be scared of God? Unbelievable..



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 09:01 AM
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Yeah, don't you dare say anything bad about my giant flying spaghetti monster! Why not the death penalty, especially for people like that idiot pastor in Gainesville who said bad things about Allah and wanted to burn the Quran?
Or should the laws only protect your own pet superstition?



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by 4nsicphd
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Yeah, don't you dare say anything bad about my giant flying spaghetti monster! Why not the death penalty, especially for people like that idiot pastor in Gainesville who said bad things about Allah and wanted to burn the Quran?
Or should the laws only protect your own pet superstition?



Even more, let's invade all the countries who disbelieve in our righteous and undeniably correct Christian beliefs and punish them there!



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 09:07 AM
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Oh my god, are you serious?

Jesus H christ!!! You are!

Freedom of speech...what's that then?


Yeah, let's kill all the non believers and blasphemers, that'll show 'em we're the true religion of peace, love & light...


....sigh.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 09:09 AM
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Originally posted by Xerxes1434


You mock him now but you'll cry out to him when his judgement falls down on us.



Blasphemy is a believers problem. Just lighten up a bit, for Gods sake!



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 09:14 AM
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I have never heard such nonsense! And today, of all days. March 1, 1692, the notorious witch-hunt began in the Salem village of the Massachusetts Bay colony, eventually resulting in the executions of 19 innocent men and women. Kid, you are brainwashed if you actually think Christians are going to run America, and bring back these fascist laws . Perhaps you need to read a few of my posts showing what Christianity is really about, including all of the lies over the years. You message may be taken better at godlikeproductions.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 09:19 AM
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This was founded as a Christian nation. People can have free speech as long as they want but their should be an exception to that rule for blasphemy.

That is why this country is spiraling down into a cesspool because people have no respect for God and his laws. God rained down fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah because of their blatant disregard for God and his laws. Our country is like they are now with open homosexuality, gay marriage, etc.

We need to turn back to God and his Word if we are to survive as a nation. Look at the Greeks and Romans, their nations fell because they practiced homosexuality, God did not spare them.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 09:31 AM
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Originally posted by Xerxes1434
This was founded as a Christian nation. People can have free speech as long as they want but their should be an exception to that rule for blasphemy.

That is why this country is spiraling down into a cesspool because people have no respect for God and his laws. God rained down fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah because of their blatant disregard for God and his laws. Our country is like they are now with open homosexuality, gay marriage, etc.

We need to turn back to God and his Word if we are to survive as a nation. Look at the Greeks and Romans, their nations fell because they practiced homosexuality, God did not spare them.


Actually I believe that you are the one who needs to fear God, if you're so prejudice.

If God is going to cast us down in brimstone and flame then I don't think I want to meet God anyway. Not your God anyway.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 09:34 AM
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if there is a god i double dog dare him/her/it to strike me down right now....hmmmm



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