"Interesting. I believe that someone else posted a recent article about a koran being burned here in Michigan, but no arrests were made - much to the disappointment of Muslims. In America it is protected, like burning a bible or the American flag. I,…"
Seems that British Police don't like freedom of expression. I don't care enough to agree or disagree with what these guys did, but arresting them? Now that's a police state. Thunderfoot proposed a thought experiment, burn Principia, burn the bible, people would give you disapproving looks, but burn the koran and it's the end to world peace. I wonder if the police would've responded the same way to the bible or principia?…See More
"I'm a Brit but am now a Canadian citizen too working in small town maritimes
I haven't had many problems, but then I don't give a damn what people think and am quite vocal and openly critical. I know many of my co-workers are…"
Ok while this isn't directly Atheism related, I figured as rising from the dead is a the sort of thing Jesus and Zombies have in common this would be the place for me to say Happy Halloween (not that I believe in it.. but hey CANDY!) with a short stopmotion animation that my wife and I producedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-C1bmrO6pYI hope you enjoy! and please if you do, let others know about it as i've not gotten to bed before 2am for…See More
"The question becomes, "Do we want to send them to a "crime university" where their anti-social behaviour will be re-enforced by a whole community of criminals, or do we want them to come out of a treatment centre with at least some…"
"Catholicism isn't causing the pedophila. That isn't the problem at all. The problem is the church is keeping the people out of the hands of justice, and in the population where they can rape more children.
Don't blame the church for…"
"Interesting. I agree to an extent. The main usefulness of prison to me is removing dangerous people from the public so they can't harm any further. Aside from that, I see no reason we can't try and correct their behaviors while we are at…"
"I agree that they may well be sick, however, I believe in consequences, and while I freely admit that I resent the amount of money spent on inmates, I see nothing wrong with punishment. I feel too much effort has been spent on trying to…"