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Old 11.01.2015, 12:18
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

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If there was such a thing as Free Speech, then it wouldn't make any difference whether Muslims or Jews or Communists or gay people or transgender people or black people or Ukippers or the French were born that way or chose to be that way.
it shouldn't make any difference whatsoever as to whether or not you can say what you like about them, but I think it is disingenuous to suggest that lampooning someone for believing the earth is flat or that an alien spaceship is coming to take them to heaven is the same as lampooning someone for the mere fact that they are black, white or polka-dotted. for one thing, suggesting that 2 people from opposite corners of the world are likely to be the same simply because they share the same skin color would be pretty stupid (though that doesn't mean you're not free to say it), whereas suggesting that those same 2 people are likely to be the same because they voluntarily choose to believe the Bible is the literal and unquestionable word of god isn't particularly far-fetched.

just because someone is free to say or write something does not mean another person is not free to call them an asshole or an idiot.
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