+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
General Chat Thread, The United Nations Defamation of Religions Resolution? in General; U.N. body adopts resolution on religious defamation | Reuters What people view on this!!...
  1. #1
    nicholab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    1,545
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 101 Times in 97 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    53

    The United Nations Defamation of Religions Resolution?


  2. #2
    nikaso's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    The Death Star
    Posts
    316
    Thank Post
    20
    Thanked 52 Times in 28 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    Not overly keen, I myself am an atheist but I don't go out of my way to mock religion however I think I should have that right given some of the stuff religion has been responsible for both in the past, present and almost certainly future!

    This means if a particular group, lets take a sect of the Jedi religion for an example, decides they are going to force their female members to dress up like princess leia (Jabba's slave) then I would like to be able to mock them for being a bunch of nutters with a warped view of women without being accused of breaching their 'human rights' by defaming their religion.

  3. #3

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,248
    Thank Post
    289
    Thanked 791 Times in 600 Posts
    Rep Power
    347
    Kind of breaks the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, especially Article 19.

  4. #4

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,665
    Thank Post
    1,484
    Thanked 1,263 Times in 857 Posts
    Rep Power
    803
    So much for freedom of speech eh!

    It's a contradiction anyway, as most religions state somewhere in their scripture that to defend the faith you must ridicule the non-believers (actually a lot say kill the non-believers but I thought I'd be diplomatic).

    The only people I see this ever being used against is atheists; as we have no faith, we can't use it as an excuse to be vile to others.

  5. #5


    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    In the server room, with the lead pipe.
    Posts
    4,704
    Thank Post
    285
    Thanked 788 Times in 615 Posts
    Rep Power
    226
    Religions aren't humans, they're beliefs held by humans, so I don't really see why the human rights council has any business ruling on the matter.

  6. #6

    SpuffMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,265
    Thank Post
    55
    Thanked 284 Times in 190 Posts
    Rep Power
    135
    Reading the article - most Western countries seemed to have come out against the (non binding) ruling

  7. #7

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,665
    Thank Post
    1,484
    Thanked 1,263 Times in 857 Posts
    Rep Power
    803
    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    Reading the article - most Western countries seemed to have come out against the (non binding) ruling
    Doesn't surprise me - so much fighting over religion in the East, it seems that the UN may be opening a can of worms here, certain countries could use it to their advantage to cite "religion-ism" against those who choose to follow a different faith to that which the state is associated with.

    Having said that, do the UN really hold that much power? I wonder how close to the truth the scene in Team America is, "don't do that, or the UN will give you a telling off!"



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. The Four Nations Maths Challenge
    By DaveP in forum Links
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 15th September 2010, 08:02 AM
  2. [Video] United Breaks Guitars
    By Batman in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17th March 2010, 10:13 PM
  3. Here we go again... Six Nations... Bring it on....
    By garethedmondson in forum General Chat
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 15th February 2009, 12:22 AM
  4. Well done manchester united
    By philtomo-25 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 73
    Last Post: 23rd May 2008, 06:44 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •