Blasphemy as a Crime

If religious blasphemy is ever declared an international crime, that would be a first. And that is what Pakistan’s Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf wants to happen and propose to the United Nations. And though it would seem unbelievable if ever that happens, Muslims seem to have the right to it first since Islam is older than Christianity. The Organization of Islamic Co-operation has already been proposing to criminalize defamation of religion for years. Expect it all to boil down to what constitutes free speech.

The Rapture Index
Are you avid of the biblical end times? Then you should visit the Rapture Index.
‘Among the most interesting items covered in The Last Myth is Todd Strandberg’s Rapture Index. An Air Force retiree and born-again Christian, Strandberg developed the Index in the 1980s, not to specify when the Rapture is coming, since “no man knows the day or the hour” (Matthew 24:36) and an endless string of pseudo-exegetes have turned out to be super-stupid trying, but what is the trajectory of events portending the Tribulation (“the tumultuous days prophesied in the Bible that would precede the return of Christ”). Is it accelerating, decelerating, or remaining the same?…’

What really are the signs of the end times?

Suicide Deadlier Than Car Crashes in the US
‘More Americans now commit suicide than die in car crashes, making suicide the leading cause of injury deaths, according to a new study.

‘In addition, over the last 10 years, while the number of deaths from car crashes has declined, deaths from poisoning and falls increased significantly, the researchers report.

“Suicides are terribly undercounted; I think the problem is much worse than official data would lead us to believe,” said study author Ian Rockett, a professor of epidemiology at West Virginia University.

‘There may be 20 percent or more unrecognized suicides, he said.

‘Many of the poisoning deaths may actually be intended, he added. A lot of these deaths are due from overdoses of prescription drugs, Rockett noted…’

Motorbiker Causes 9 Deaths
LTFRB also suspends Victory Liner fleet which is known for its safety

‘Victory Liner Inc., the owner of the bus that figured in a freak accident in Nueva Ecija that left 9 people dead on Wednesday, said it will abide by the suspension meted to its fleet of buses.

‘In its official Twitter account, Victory Liner said the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has suspended for 30 days six of its buses plying the same route of the ill-fated bus.

‘”LTFRB has suspended the franchise of the bus involved in the accident. That’s 6 bus units to Cauayan (in Isabela). We will comply with it,” Victory Liner said…’ full story


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4 Responses to Blasphemy as a Crime

  1. writerdood says:

    If Islam is older than Christianity, then someone needs to edit wikipedia.
    According to them, Mohammed was 40 in the year 610.
    That’s 610 AD (Anno Domini).

    As for making blasphemy illegal, I like Courtney Radsch’s comment “‘Human rights are not about protecting religions; human rights are to protect humans,” she said. ”Who is going to be the decision-maker on deciding what blasphemy is?” This illustrates the problem clearly enough. When you punish heretics, you enforce a system of belief, and every modern religion on this planet came from teachings that were heretical to someone at one time or another.


    • pochp says:

      Now I’m not sure about my history again Dood. Just proves that history is really messed up. Thanks for the warning.

      The poster that I wanted to embed says, ‘Blasphemy Has No Victim’ — basically your argument — but I have to pay for the poster first so I passed.


    • pochp says:

      Yes Dood. I believe someone needs to edit wikipedia. I seem to remember a reference to Islam in the old Testament or the Three Kings visit.
      Here’s what one rabbi says:
      A qualified Rabbi admits that Islam is older than Judaism and Christianity combined


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