Oppression of criticism by weight of law.

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Oppression of criticism by weight of law.

We're used to hearing about this kind of crap from Muslim dominated countries. Here's one from an old-world country you may have heard of:

Comedian Sabina Guzzanti 'insulted Pope' in 'poofter devils' gag

If the pope had the tiniest amount of integrity, he'd have called off this idiocy by now.

Where is the outrage from "moderate" Catholics? Or is jailing comedians over jokes really acceptable to you lot?

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Wow, ouch. I am surprized by

Wow, ouch. I am surprized by this being Europe. The Pope is the anti-christ, but just maybe he will intercede for forgivness sakes and saving face. 


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That is so fucked up.

That is so fucked up.


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... why do i get the feeling

... why do i get the feeling that the pope knows NOTHING about this?

i smell seedy undercurrents... >.>

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Too bad that I can't think of much in the way of Catholic jokes.

...such as:

 

1. (This is from the time that John Paul II was still Pope.)  Did you hear the one about  the Polish Pope?  He worked a miracle--he made a blind man lame!

 

2. How many Catholics are willing to change a light bulb?  None--why bother with light bulbs when you have all these candles?

 

Hey, if the Catholic Church in Italy is going to ask for it by jailing comedians...I suggest that we oblige.  Anybody else got any better ones?

 

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 One of these days, I might

 

One of these days, I might put more than 5 minutes into this kind of stuff.

 

 

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Wow darth , you really

Wow darth , you really should .... that's brilliant. 

 


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Ok, for all the asshole

Ok, for all the asshole Christians(NOT ALL) but the ones who think all atheists are against free speech and FUCK YOU!

This shit pisses me off so bad! And what people don't understand is that the PC atheists and PC Christians in America are with their PC law attitude, will end up having things like that happen here in the states.

I don't give a shit if you are slamming atheists or Christians or blacks or gays. If you value your own right to poke fun at or bitch about others, then you must protect the free speech of EVERYONE.

You can cross Itlay off my wish list of places to visit. If the Pope considars the Vatician it's own country, then why is she under threat of prison in Italy? And why doesn't that  penis wearing asshat grow a thick skin?

LET ME CLUE YOU IN ASSHOLE, you are no one special! You do not have x-ray vision, you do not have the ability to fly. You are just a dickhead who's history has bilked gullible people out of their money so you could live like a king. No one needs you dispite what you or they think. You are merely a clown who has managed a money making scheme!

What are you going to do asshole? Have me arrested too? FUCK YOU YOU PUSSY! Are you going to have a gang of thugs arrest me because you got your feelings hurt?

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Ok someone who is good at

Ok someone who is good at graphics, lets show those idiots what free speech is all about. Can somone take a picture of the dickhead and replace his hat with a dick so he really relfects the dickhead he is?

There is NO human high or low in social status that is special, not even me, and to have someone arrested because they offended you is an offense to humanity. To use force of gun and law to outlaw people saying offensive  things is not only absurd, but dangerous to freedom.

If you don't like what someone says, FINE, use your own voice to counter it. But don't threaten arrest because you merely are offended. That cuts both ways for all sides. Freedom is not the freedom from being offended.

FUCK any Catholic, Muslim, Jew, or atheist who thinks silencing people for merely offending you will protect freedom.

I am suprised this is even on the Pope's radar, I would think he was too busy molesting alter boys.

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Nope. That one is as far as

Nope. That one is as far as I'll go, Brian.

Even here in the last bastion of freethought on planet Earth, I dare not do it.

I've alredy exhausted a couple of sitemembers' patience in the past with graphics too graphic.

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Yes, it's her.  

Yes, it's her.

 

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This is so distubring.  I

This is so distubring.  I can't put my thoughts into any coherent order on screen I'm so... disgusted.  But more than that.  I feel dirty.

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darth_josh wrote:Nope. That

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Nope. That one is as far as I'll go, Brian.

Even here in the last bastion of freethought on planet Earth, I dare not do it.

I've alredy exhausted a couple of sitemembers' patience in the past with graphics too graphic.

YOUR OPPRESSING ME! So what if I don't own this site. I have a right to come in here and tell  the owners what to do with property I don't own!

(Note to mod: take great note of sarcasm.....and btw...Did I think that or type it?)

In all seriousness, I do find it funny when someone on any board, not just here, demands the right to do something with something they dont own, but the same people, in their own physical houses wont bow to a guest "just because".

Ok, so I don't get a penis on the Pope's head......is there some sort of concolation prize? Mabye the Pope in a clown outfit? Something South Parkish without the "graphicness"?

 

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Times Online wrote:Giovanni

Times Online wrote:
Giovanni Ferrara, the Rome prosecutor, is invoking the 1929 Lateran Treaty between Italy and the Vatican, which stipulates that an insult to the Pope carries the same penalty as an insult to the Italian President. Prosecution requires authorisation from the Ministry of Justice, for which Mr Ferrara has applied.

The law even before the treaty is an abomination imho.  Not being able to insult the leader of the country?  It's an appalling law with or without the treaty and should be abolished.

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Some stupid old law (like

Some stupid old law (like the British blasphemy one) which will be abolish the second someone tries to use it. Italy is bound by the European human rights bill which is a higher legal standing than national government anyway which will just overturn this if the Italians dont themselves


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Brian37 wrote:darth_josh

Brian37 wrote:

darth_josh wrote:

Nope. That one is as far as I'll go, Brian.

Even here in the last bastion of freethought on planet Earth, I dare not do it.

I've alredy exhausted a couple of sitemembers' patience in the past with graphics too graphic.

YOUR OPPRESSING ME! So what if I don't own this site. I have a right to come in here and tell  the owners what to do with property I don't own!

(Note to mod: take great note of sarcasm.....and btw...Did I think that or type it?)

In all seriousness, I do find it funny when someone on any board, not just here, demands the right to do something with something they dont own, but the same people, in their own physical houses wont bow to a guest "just because".

You know what I mean, smartass. lol.

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Ok, so I don't get a penis on the Pope's head......is there some sort of concolation prize? Mabye the Pope in a clown outfit? Something South Parkish without the "graphicness"?

I have a better idea. Give me a url of a pope picture and I'll add whatever caption or other art(url please) to it and send it to you. What you do with it from there is none of my business.

Make it good. I want them to be GREAT enough to get us imprisoned in Italy.

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First there was lolcats,

First there was lolcats, then there was loldogs.  Now, lolpopes.  Who wants to register a site for it?  www.icanhazsouls.com maybe?

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I hadn't looked at it from

I hadn't looked at it from that perspective, but maybe. There are already 50,000+ doctored images of Pope Benedict.

The difference... Cats can't threaten people with jailtime.

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