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Monday, 12 May 2008 20:34

Blasphemy Law Lifted In The UK

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The law against blasphemy in the UK, which made it illegal to insult Christianity had been lifted.

The reasons are:

1. "The little-used laws served no useful purpose, while allowing religious groups to try to censor artists."

2. Maria Eagle, the junior justice minister, said in the debate: "These offences have now largely fallen into disuse and therefore run the risk of bringing the law into disrepute". "Given that these laws protect only the tenets of the Christian Churches, they would appear to be plainly discriminatory."

COMMENT: It is discriminatory against other religions. If there is a law against blasphemy -- which protects mainly the Christian faith -- then other religions will want their own law that prohibits making fun of their religions as well. If such an environment is pursued, think of what this will create.

There are many religions, each with their own beliefs and often times, they contradict each other and our modern sense of morality. If you were a muslim, you are bound to disagree with some Christian beliefs. If you are a Christian, you are bound to disagree with some muslim beliefs. You should be allowed to express it and debate it with others.

Due to the number and variety of religions, we should be allowed to question each other's beliefs for it is undeniable that they cannot all be simultaneously true. We can only determine which beliefs are useful to us as a society only if we can discuss them in the open.

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