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City of Victoria (BC) Passes Modified Proclamation Honoring “Intern...
by Hemant Mehta
The city of Victoria, British Columbia has declared September 30 "International Blasphemy Rights Day" after a 3-2 vote. But not without a bit of controversy.
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Bloody good for Victoria and BC. What a stupid idea Blasphemy is. Just one more nail in its coffin.

Every day is Blasphemy Rights Day.

Every religion is fair game but I aim my best blasphemy at Catholicism.

We'll know victories have been won when Islamic countries have Blasphemy Rights day and don't retaliate against the people who speak out against countries with state sponsored religion.

Why does the city of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada feel a need to have such a day? Is Blasphemy illegal in Canada? Looking at the map I didn't realize Canada was on the list of countries with Blasphemy laws.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blasphemy_law

I guess atheist should exclude Canada as a place to visit god forbid an atheiest says something such as "God Dam it" while visiting there.

Un fucking believable.

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If find if odd that Austrailia is on the list as well.

I suppose if a country has an education system based on religion, even it it may seem as inoquious as Angelican then blasphomy must be enforced. 

How is Canada, or Austrailias religious based education system different than Pakastan, or other islamic states religious educational schools?

It seems hypicritical to me for Canada, or Austrailia for example to complain about Islamic education in other countries.

Chris, you can find nations' constitutions on the web and compare their preambles/openings.

Google X constitution, where X is a nation's name.

I've looked at the constitutions for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

The first two are explicitly Islamic.

The third compares with and may be more liberal than America's, and like America has individuals who are doing the violence.

Tom the Bangladesh constitution was created to be as secular as possible in a Islamic country. But of late it is being eaten away by the extremists in the country. Politicians who speak out against the Blasphemy laws are usually killed. 

Whether steadily or in fits and starts, are Bangladeshi extremists eating away at their constitution faster than American extremists are eating away at America's?

Ditto or course for any nation's extremists.

We homo sapiens might be pretending we are better than bacteria with language.

Cephlepods and biolumonences shows that what may be called lower common orders are able to communicate.

The list of plants and microbes that communicate is vast.

Humans seem to be incapable of communicating their ideas, or even emotions. For some reason it seems many humans use violence as a primary method of communicating.

Bangladesh has some terrible reports of non-believers being attacked.

Here's a link.

http://progressiveatheists.org/campaigns-projects/combating-religio...

I've heard some of them speak after fortunately surviving the attack the kookie Islamics made against them in attempt to kill not them, but what they were saying.

Does anyone who studies freedom of religion think Israel is a non-demonital country?

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International Blasphemy Rights Day

International Blasphemy Rights Day, held each year on September 30, is a day to show solidarity with those who challenge oppressive laws and social prohibitions against free expression, to support the right to challenge prevailing religious beliefs without fear of violence, arrest, or persecution.

International Blasphemy Rights Day is observed every September 30 to commemorate the publishing of the , which angered religious believers around the world, many of whom expressed their disapproval with violent protests, riots, and in some cases, murder.

While many perceive “blasphemy” as offensive, this event is not intended to ridicule and insult others. Rather, it was created as a reaction against those who would seek to take away the right to satirize and criticize a particular set of beliefs given a privileged status over other beliefs. Observing International Blasphemy Rights Day is a way of showing opposition to any resolutions or laws, binding or otherwise, which discourage or inhibit freedom of speech of any kind.

Freedom of expression, including the right to criticize any belief, religious, political, or otherwise, is the only way in which any nation with any modicum of freedom can exist. Without this essential liberty, dissent can be suppressed and silenced by labeling it as “defamation” or “blasphemy.” Even rhetoric that uses the guise of sensitivity, such as “hurting religious feelings” can be twisted to stifle opposition by turning popular sentiment against it.

If you support free speech, and the rights of those who disagree with religious views to voice their opinions peacefully, join the cause and support International Blasphemy Rights Day!

The event is administered by the Center for Inquiry as part of its Campaign for Free Expression.

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