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Is insulting ones religion a act of free speech?
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Yes, of course.
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Is insulting ones religion a act of free speech?
"ones religion", as in ones own religion? That'd be a fairly strange thing to do, although perhaps standard material for progressive religious comedians.

It would be an act of speech. Free speech? What is an act of free speech? Is this message?
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"ones religion", as in ones own religion? That'd be a fairly strange thing to do, although perhaps standard material for progressive religious comedians.

It would be an act of speech. Free speech? What is an act of free speech? Is this message?
My personal belief, and the reason why I am not religious, is that religion seems to produce more harm to human civilisation than good. Its old age doctrines and dogmatic texts only provide harm to a modern scientific society, whilst they seemingly continue to harm and prevent human progression, freedom and liberties. My belief is religion is toxic, and has been for thousands of years. Just a look back into the history books provides copious examples of human barbarism and conflict fuelled by religion. I can only be glad for the enlightenment, and the increase and growing acceptance of science, freedom and liberty.
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My personal belief, and the reason why I am not religious, is that religion seems to produce more harm to human civilisation than good. Its old age doctrines and dogmatic texts only provide harm to a modern scientific society, whilst they seemingly continue to harm and prevent human progression, freedom and liberties. My belief is religion is toxic, and has been for thousands of years. Just a look back into the history books provides copious examples of human barbarism and conflict fuelled by religion. I can only be glad for the enlightenment, and the increase and growing acceptance of science, freedom and liberty.
That were I disagree with you, me being a strong religious person, I believe Religion is good for the world. Religion can give hope, peace, a sense of something bigger than we are. Religion can bind and unite us like no other system on the face of the earth. However, religion can become fanatical, causing people to do foolish things when they loose a sense of basic right and wrong in the name of their religion. On that same note, it is human nature that brings the worst out religion not the foundations of religion itself. A world without religion, a world without something to look forward to, is a world I would not want to be a part of.
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Religion can bind and unite us like no other system on the face of the earth.
I beg to differ, look at certain fandoms. They feel a strong sense of belonging and companionship with other fans, and can urge them to do great good.

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A world without religion, a world without something to look forward to, is a world I would not want to be a part of.
That's a very depressing outlook.
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I beg to differ, look at certain fandoms. They feel a strong sense of belonging and companionship with other fans, and can urge them to do great good.



That's a very depressing outlook.
An outlook which I certainly believe in.
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Insulting religion is necessary for progression. I'm an antitheist, I find the concept of god to be inherently offensive. My being offended by the concept of god (or gods) is highly offensive to other people, but then I am highly offended by any suggestion that god is a positive concept.

People should not have the right to not be offended, as offensiveness is subjective and, at times, contradictory.
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