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Nigerian scam. RELIGION.
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Nigerian scam. RELIGION.
Atheists are not well liked in the west, or even in states like Russia or Iran or Saudi Arabia. But even in Africa atheists have a hard time.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/25/world...islam.html
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RE: Nigerian scam. RELIGION.
(September 10, 2020 at 7:59 pm)Brian37 Wrote: Atheists are not well liked in the west, or even in states like Russia or Iran or Saudi Arabia. But even in Africa atheists have a hard time.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/25/world...islam.html

Sorry, but what part of that is a scam? He knew what he was doing was illegal and he got arrested for it. It wasn’t a ‘scam’.

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: Nigerian scam. RELIGION.
(September 10, 2020 at 8:25 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(September 10, 2020 at 7:59 pm)Brian37 Wrote: Atheists are not well liked in the west, or even in states like Russia or Iran or Saudi Arabia. But even in Africa atheists have a hard time.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/25/world...islam.html

Sorry, but what part of that is a scam? He knew what he was doing was illegal and he got arrested for it. It wasn’t a ‘scam’.

Boru

Oh my god! DID YOU  miss the part of the title where I put the word "RELIGION" in?

I am on his side. RELIGION is the scam. So he should be arrested for criticizing religion?
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RE: Nigerian scam. RELIGION.
(September 10, 2020 at 8:31 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(September 10, 2020 at 8:25 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Sorry, but what part of that is a scam? He knew what he was doing was illegal and he got arrested for it. It wasn’t a ‘scam’.

Boru

Oh my god! DID YOU  miss the part of the title where I put the word "RELIGION" in?

I am on his side. RELIGION is the scam. So he should be arrested for criticizing religion?

You forgot to capitalize the bolded word.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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RE: Nigerian scam. RELIGION.
(September 10, 2020 at 8:31 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(September 10, 2020 at 8:25 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Sorry, but what part of that is a scam? He knew what he was doing was illegal and he got arrested for it. It wasn’t a ‘scam’.

Boru

Oh my god! DID YOU  miss the part of the title where I put the word "RELIGION" in?

I am on his side. RELIGION is the scam. So he should be arrested for criticizing religion?

The article wasn’t about religion, it was about a man arrested for running afoul of anti-blasphemy laws.

I’m on his side as well - I support freedom of religion (probably more than you do). But religion being a scam has nothing to do with the article. No, he should not have been arrested for criticizing religion, but - again - that’s not the point of the article.

Let’s try an analogy. Suppose I believe that the banking system is a fraud. I know it is illegal to rob a bank, but I do so anyway. Is my arrest for bank robbery a ‘scam’?

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: Nigerian scam. RELIGION.
My hunch is that Bri thought it clever to try to create a catchy thread title drawing from the Nigerian prince emails from days past.

As is typical, the attempt fell flat.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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RE: Nigerian scam. RELIGION.
(September 10, 2020 at 8:44 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: My hunch is that Bri thought it clever to try to create a catchy thread title drawing from the Nigerian prince emails from days past.

As is typical, the attempt fell flat.

I was actually working round to that. Thanks for stealing my thunder.   Arrgghh 

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: Nigerian scam. RELIGION.
(September 10, 2020 at 8:53 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(September 10, 2020 at 8:44 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: My hunch is that Bri thought it clever to try to create a catchy thread title drawing from the Nigerian prince emails from days past.

As is typical, the attempt fell flat.

I was actually working round to that. Thanks for stealing my thunder.   Arrgghh 

Boru

Ahh, my work here is done.   Cool
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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RE: Nigerian scam. RELIGION.
(September 10, 2020 at 8:37 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(September 10, 2020 at 8:31 pm)Brian37 Wrote: Oh my god! DID YOU  miss the part of the title where I put the word "RELIGION" in?

I am on his side. RELIGION is the scam. So he should be arrested for criticizing religion?

The article wasn’t about religion, it was about a man arrested for running afoul of anti-blasphemy laws.

I’m on his side as well - I support freedom of religion (probably more than you do). But religion being a scam has nothing to do with the article. No, he should not have been arrested for criticizing religion, but - again - that’s not the point of the article.

Let’s try an analogy. Suppose I believe that the banking system is a fraud. I know it is illegal to rob a bank, but I do so anyway. Is my arrest for bank robbery a ‘scam’?

Boru

How can one run "afoul" of anti-blasphemy laws?

Since when should it be illegal to criticize any religion?

Who did he rob? He merely questioned religion, and offended people.
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RE: Nigerian scam. RELIGION.
(September 11, 2020 at 10:24 am)Brian37 Wrote: How can one run "afoul" of anti-blasphemy laws?

Since when should it be illegal to criticize any religion?

Who did he rob? He merely questioned religion, and offended people.

Pretend for a minute that you consider your faith to be a certainty, and that only people who have faith go to heaven, and all others burn in hell for eternity.

An atheist who tries to convince others that faith is incorrect is committing a huge crime.  They may be causing someone's faith to stumble, damning them to hell. 

Plus, God creates natural disasters for societies that "turn away" from Him (He's a real ass-hole that way).
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