Sunday, January 9, 2011

Pakitstan's Blasphemy Laws Abused: Update I

Well, it's getting worse.  Now a lot of Pakistanis are protesting against any changes to the blasphemy law.  They think that insulting Islam should carry the death penalty.  This comes after the governor of Punjab province was killed by his own bodyguard on Tuesday, because he wanted to save a Christian woman who had been sentenced to death for blasphemy.  And at least one group called for a boycott of his funeral!

I find this whole subject crazy.  I've said it before, but I do firmly believe in freedom of speech.  And that includes the ability to discuss or argue about religion(s).  I just hope that most Americans don't look at this and think that all Muslims are fanatics.  Christianity has had its own problems in the past with killing or jailing "blasphemers."  Just last week Bill O'Reilly even yelled at an atheist leader for "insulting" Christianity and wouldn't listen to any of his reasons (No, I am not an atheist.).  Why do so many people get so upset if anyone dares to say something about their religion that they don't like?  Why can't we simply discuss things like supposed adults instead of attacking each other like unruly children?

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