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17-03-2015, 05:21 PM
Myanmat - Arrested for insulting buddah
Quote from BBC news asia:
A New Zealander and two Burmese men have been found guilty of insulting religion in Myanmar over a poster promoting a drinks event depicting Buddha with headphones.

Philip Blackwood, who managed the VGastro Bar in Yangon, was arrested in December along with bar owner Tun Thurein and colleague Htut Ko Ko Lwin.

They have each been sentenced to two and a half years in jail.

Burmese law makes it illegal to insult or damage any religion.
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This coming from a country that calls its self a democracy. I wander if their ridiculous law extends to images of Thor, making movies like Thor illegal or even religions like the mormons or cults like Aum was here in Japan. My guess is that they pick and choose which ones you can joke about depending on the ones they think are real in their local culture.
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17-03-2015, 05:24 PM
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There's a serious problem when government decides what' a "legitimate religion"......

Especially when you consider they're all based on rancid bullshit...

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17-03-2015, 07:02 PM
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(17-03-2015 05:24 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  There's a serious problem when government decides what' a "legitimate religion"......

Yeah the US government is like that too. Funny how the churches allow the government to do it, money talks...
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17-03-2015, 07:11 PM
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Sucks for them that they're Kiwi's. Our government wont do shit. They should have been Australian.

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17-03-2015, 10:57 PM
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It really outrages me. If they had have made an image of Charles Manson with headphones on would that be illegal? He acquired a cult following and led people to believe he was a messiah. So by their definition in Myanmar, insulting Charles Manson is illegal with punishment up to 2.5 years in jail.
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17-03-2015, 11:48 PM
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Pretty useless religion if they can't take a joke. I mean, it's not even a joke you could plausibly construe as harmful or racist. Why are *all* religious people so goddamn insecure?

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17-03-2015, 11:59 PM
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(17-03-2015 11:48 PM)morondog Wrote:  Pretty useless religion if they can't take a joke. I mean, it's not even a joke you could plausibly construe as harmful or racist. Why are *all* religious people so goddamn insecure?

The very fact that they are insecure should tell you exactly how "all powerful" their god really is............

Fucker's pretty lame when he can be defeated with a cartoon..

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19-03-2015, 05:54 AM
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So you're offended religious nutter, so ****ing what?
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19-03-2015, 06:10 AM
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(19-03-2015 05:54 AM)Kitson Wrote:  So you're offended religious nutter, so ****ing what?

Unintentional iron knee?

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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19-03-2015, 07:04 AM
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Hey! Angry I think it's very offensive. I'm a former Buddhist and... wait..Consider

Never mind.

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