Who is right and who is wrong? on freedom of speech and religion.?

The folks that found no better place to build a mosque than the one where 2500 people where murdered not counting the enormus destruction in American Nation that jolted the world with such action, or Rev. Terry Jones thretning burn the seacred books? is he exercising his rights too? America deserves more respect; I do not think any body should push things like this to the edge.

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  • 10 years ago
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    Well, we kind of need freedom of speech because things like religion are inherently unprovable. It is not as if anyone is standing up and saying "The grass is not green, nor the sky blue". These would be sacrileges to me, because they are blatantly untrue, at least on a sunny spring day with no clouds.

    However, I'm in the camp of supporting Reverend Jones here - Muhammad (the Islam prophet) apparently obtained his enlightenment and revelation of God from Gabriel while up a mountain. Until this time he was a pretty ordinary 52 year old man with one wife. But afterwards, he came down and decided that it was Godly to marry a 9 year old girl as well. Some people do rank this as devilish behaviour and it certainly doesn't seem terribly spiritual to me. A truly spiritual person would subsequently have no interest in matters carnal, least of all with a child, which leads one to suppose that perhaps he didn't have any enlightenment or revelation of God after all, perhaps it was more of a realisation of his own desires instead.

    Secondly, is it not about time that the West stopped behaving in such a politically correct manner, continually pandering to the emotional whims of this religion out of fear of what it might do to us?

    Various flags, effigies and cartoons have been childishly burnt by Muslims, so why can't they tolerate a bit of bad behaviour in return? It is just a book after all. Nobody said that the sky has never been blue, nor the grass green. We have to get things into the perspective of what is truly important.

    What I find most funny in all of this is that most of the arguments against this 'freedom of burning' come from people who've never read any of it, or know anything about it - it is just the politically correct thing to say. Has anyone heard the story of the Emperor's New Clothes? This is a fabulous book, full of wisdom and definitely not worth burning.

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  • Blank
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    10 years ago

    We either stand for religious freedom in this country or we don't. Principles matter.

    If one group is denied the right to express their views today, then others could be denied that right tomorrow. It might be you or me.

    You do know that Muslims were among those killed on 911?

    Rev. Terry Jones is a moron. He has no real concern or consideration for our troops in the Middle East despite his statements to the contrary. He has the legal right to burn the Koran. He's getting what he wants--a lot of attention and like minded lunatics all riled up.

    Lunacy abounds in our country right now. I've never seen anything like it in my sixty plus years on the planet. The extreme right wing in our nation is dangerous. You'll be seeing more and more of these people.

    Source(s): One atheist's perspective
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  • 10 years ago

    Our Constitution protects even the idiots like Terry Jones (I refuse to call him "Reverend"). He has the right to be an idiot unless it infringes upon someone else's rights or clearly poses a threat to someone else. The possibility exists that his ignorant acts could endanger our troops overseas, but it isn't a definite possibility.

    The Muslims also have the right to build their civic center wherever they like, provided it conforms to all the laws and codes. The wisdom of building it in a certain location may be questionable, but the right to build still remains.

    I doubt that Jones is even aware that the "evil book" he intends to burn actually contains the first five books of his "Holy" Bible. Wouldn't that also make the Q'uran, or at least some of it, also "Holy"?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Both groups ostensibly have the freedom to to build buildings or burn books (within the confines of the law). Funny though how Congress supports the building of the Mosque but would try to take away Jonses' right to burn the Koran under the guise of a threat to national security (wrong or misguided as he may be).

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  • Chris
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    america was founded by badass rebels who went against the status quoe..

    Freedom is an illusion anyways. Whoever holds onto this concept is ill informed. There are plenty of things what you cannot do, say or control in your life. The freedom we enjoy in america, yes is def alot more than in other countries, but by no means do we have absolute freedom, especially in speech.

    The way that i see it is like this. I live in California, I never seen New York, much less ground Zero, hell it could not exist for all i know, and if i never go there for the rest of my life, it might as well not have existed, i have never met, heard of talked to anyone IN PERSON near around or in any way involved with anything having to do with 9/11 the twin towers, ground zero etc.. so to me it means nothing, it has no impact in my immediate life what so ever.

    I never seen heard of or participated in a religious book burning, i neve rmet a minister or heard of a minister pastor bishop whatever you want to call them, that radical...

    He is one of 300+ million people, one of a small percentage of people who have ACTUALLY burned religous scripture, yet they are so far away it might as well be fiction...

    What i have said applies for pretty much 50% of the US who is on the west coast, and possibly every other state but the one where hes from.. so the real question is.. why is it important? let him burn the stupid book, let them build their building, it will change nothing, mean nothing, accomplish nothing, period.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    The U.S. Constitution is right. Our Supreme Court nothings are wrong. It's all there to be read.And followed, not changed around to suit them.

    Guessed.

    Source(s): Ben Franklin, He came over for dinner last night!
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  • 10 years ago

    There's no right answer I'm afraid, I've asked myself this several times with no luck!

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  • 10 years ago

    Neither are right

    They're both wrong.

    Both are examples of douchebags in action.

    however here in the USA you have a right to do either.

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  • 10 years ago

    Obviously the one with more bombs and weapons is right.

    Like two of Americas illegal and unjustified wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    I believe he's taking his rights to the extreme; it's like shouting fire in a movie theatre

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