Dutch senate votes to overturn law against blasphemy.
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03-12-2013, 07:47 AM
Dutch senate votes to overturn law against blasphemy.
Title says it all.
After passing the Dutch House of Representatives (aka Tweede Kamer), the Dutch Senate (aka Eerste kamer) has now also voted to remove article 147 from the books.
However, they also adopted another motion for the House to find a way to protect religious groups from being insulted.

Come in, Bill O'Reilly. Is this War on Christmas or is this going to be part of your Amsterdam rants?

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03-12-2013, 08:03 AM
RE: Dutch senate votes to overturn law against blasphemy.
Oddly enough, I didn't think of christianity first... Islam is a bigger blaspheme target in Holland.

Bill won't even register this.

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03-12-2013, 08:53 AM
RE: Dutch senate votes to overturn law against blasphemy.
(03-12-2013 08:03 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Oddly enough, I didn't think of christianity first... Islam is a bigger blaspheme target in Holland.

Bill won't even register this.

The vote was obstructed for years by the 2 christian parties.
In Holland, insulting of Islam isn't nescesary. They do a good enough job of it themselves.

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03-12-2013, 09:58 AM
RE: Dutch senate votes to overturn law against blasphemy.
Quote:However, they also adopted another motion for the House to find a way to protect religious groups from being insulted.

Reminds me of the words of Robert G. Ingersoll......

Quote:An infinite God ought to be able to protect himself, without going in partnership with State Legislatures. Certainly he ought not so to act that laws become necessary to keep him from being laughed at. No one thinks of protecting Shakespeare from ridicule, by the threat of fine and imprisonment.

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