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Date:         Sun, 17 Sep 89 18:24:30 EDT
From:         Homer 
Subject:      Re: body parts
To:           Disarmament Discussion List ,
              adore-l@ualtavm
In-Reply-To:  Message of Fri, 15 Sep 89 16:50:00 EDT from 

>Fine, never mind the body parts. Does merely thinking (not necessarily
>saying) that god is make-believe constitute an attack on someone's
>religion?
>
>DV

     Dimitri, I am not sure what the problem is.  Being for free speach
and all that, I would say that you should be allowed to say what you
want about anyone's religion.  I do.

     A fine line gets drawn when you start inciting people to committ
illegal acts against one party or another, but that is an abitrary
contraint we all have to put up with because we have created the law.

     Personally I would let all practice their religion freely for if
we make laws against one religion, soon there will be laws against OUR
religion.

     Again certain religions like Chrisitianity and Islam cause problems,
because the free practice of THEIR religion involves the murder of the
free practice of OTHER religions.  But not all religions are this way.

    In any case you make laws that say people can not murder each other,
including in the name of religion even if the religion commands you to do
so and then you let everyone practice what they want.

     You MUST allow verbal attacks though, for if the truth can not
be spoken it will never live.

 Homer               Disarmament Discuss  9/17/89*body parts