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Some great news
#1
Some great news
It's a start. Too many people getting killed every day around the world because they don't agree with what someone's prophet said some 1400 years ago –– or rotting in jail waiting for trial for eventually be put to death for doing so.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-right...SKCN1B81S4


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#2
RE: Some great news
Won’t change anything. No one thinks for one minute that those societies which already punish blasphemers, heretics and apostates are going to change their ways because USian politicians waggled their collective finger and said, ‘Naughty, naughty.’

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#3
RE: Some great news
(December 7, 2020 at 6:22 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Won’t change anything. No one thinks for one minute that those societies which already punish blasphemers, heretics and apostates are going to change their ways because USian politicians waggled their collective finger and said, ‘Naughty, naughty.’

Boru

It’s a start—it will take a while but eventually this will start putting pressure on governments.
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RE: Some great news
(December 7, 2020 at 6:41 pm)Apollo Wrote:
(December 7, 2020 at 6:22 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Won’t change anything. No one thinks for one minute that those societies which already punish blasphemers, heretics and apostates are going to change their ways because USian politicians waggled their collective finger and said, ‘Naughty, naughty.’

Boru

It’s a start—it will take a while but eventually this will start putting pressure on governments.

No, it isn't a start, and it won't pressure anyone. It's a resolution, which means it doesn't have the force of law, which means the US can and will do nothing beyond righteous indignation and hand-wringing. It's going to impact the world about as much as National Hot Dog  Week or Take Your Ferret To Work Day.

It's a feel-good nothing burger.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#5
RE: Some great news
(December 7, 2020 at 6:11 pm)Apollo Wrote: It's a start. Too many people getting killed every day around the world because they don't agree with what someone's prophet said some 1400 years ago –– or rotting in jail waiting for trial for eventually be put to death for doing so.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-right...SKCN1B81S4


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If they let Julian Assange go that would be better news.
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#6
RE: Some great news
At work.

That's great. It's a start.

Will the Yanks start with their own states and counties?

They have some weird ideas still on their books. Heck just review the late George Carlin.

Coffee
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#7
RE: Some great news
(December 7, 2020 at 7:25 pm)Peebo-Thuhlu Wrote: At work.

That's great. It's a start.

Will the Yanks start with their own states and counties?

They have some weird ideas still on their books. Heck  just review the late George Carlin.

 Coffee
They need to make WWGCD bracelets for heathens needing guidance..... I'd wear one...

Big Grin
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RE: Some great news
(December 7, 2020 at 7:04 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(December 7, 2020 at 6:41 pm)Apollo Wrote: It’s a start—it will take a while but eventually this will start putting pressure on governments.

No, it isn't a start, and it won't pressure anyone. It's a resolution, which means it doesn't have the force of law, which means the US can and will do nothing beyond righteous indignation and hand-wringing. It's going to impact the world about as much as National Hot Dog  Week or Take Your Ferret To Work Day.

It's a feel-good nothing burger.

Boru

That’s how taboos start—this will never be a law for sure enforced by USA in other countries but when civilized world shuns something, there a shame element that governments around the world have deal with over and over again. Change takes a very long time but it starts with attitude change towards ideas.
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RE: Some great news
(December 7, 2020 at 7:52 pm)Apollo Wrote:
(December 7, 2020 at 7:04 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: No, it isn't a start, and it won't pressure anyone. It's a resolution, which means it doesn't have the force of law, which means the US can and will do nothing beyond righteous indignation and hand-wringing. It's going to impact the world about as much as National Hot Dog  Week or Take Your Ferret To Work Day.

It's a feel-good nothing burger.

Boru

That’s how taboos start—this will never be a law for sure enforced by USA in other countries but when civilized world shuns something, there a shame element that governments around the world have deal with over and over again. Change takes a very long time but it starts with attitude change towards ideas.

As long as there is religion, there will be religious persecution.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: Some great news
(December 7, 2020 at 8:03 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(December 7, 2020 at 7:52 pm)Apollo Wrote: That’s how taboos start—this will never be a law for sure enforced by USA in other countries but when civilized world shuns something, there a shame element that governments around the world have deal with over and over again. Change takes a very long time but it starts with attitude change towards ideas.

As long as there is religion, there will be religious persecution.

Boru

Yes. But religion doesn’t just go away one day out of the blue—it takes many small change over a period of time.
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