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Fun talk:Beginner's guide to blasphemy

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About the "Suggested Blasphemous Sayings". They don't actually say anything about the gods do they? So are they really blasphemous? --BobNot Jim 18:17, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

They may not be by definition blasphemy, but it's more about what'll get you a fatwah or get Bill Donahue to flap his jowls at you. What religious believers think is blasphemy. --JeevesMkII The gentleman's gentleman at the other site 18:21, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

why no discordian faith? its easy to insult Eris' beauty, or the fact that she has been thwarted by order at every turn :P "Entropy is a bitch, huh?"HKJGN (talk) 23:59, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Teenager and Jesus statue[edit]

Pennsylvanian teenager aged 14 simulates oral sex with Jesus statue. Then he faced the possibility of up to 2 years in prison for violating a little-known 1972 state law that prohibits actions "that the actor knows will outrage the sensibilities of persons likely to observe or discover the action." The prosecutor was in trouble for real adultery, possibly non consensual while the kid just messed with an inanimate statue. There have been protests over violation of the teen's First Amendment rights. The police failed to protect protestors including the boy and his mother, many were at risk of physical injury. The kid's been put on probation with multiple conditions including 350 Hours Community Service and not using social media for 6 months. The kid also had the threat of juvenile detention hanging over him for over a month which is a harsh punishment in itself. Let's hope that very long community service won't interfere with the kid's school work.

I don't know if people connected to the unnamed teenager will read here. What I feel the kid needs is space to work out what type of person he is. Is he straight, bisexual or gay? One thing he does not need is pressure from Conservative Christians to feel disgusted with gayness. If he gets such pressure I hope he'll tell his mother and the LGBT groups who helped him. LGBT groups should also understand a brief impulsive experiment with a same sex statue doesn't mean the boy is gay. Many/most predominately hererosexual people are slightly attacted to their own sex. Please everybody give the kid the chance to develop the sexuality that's right for him whatever that is. Proxima Centauri (talk) 17:10, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Erm, WTF? Brief impulsive experiment with a same sex statue? Are you being serious? WëäŝëïöïďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 20:23, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
She's being Proxima. 85.234.92.172 (talk) 12:22, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

The teaching, "Love In the Name of Christ" which owns the statue provides includes "We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they are lost unto the resurrection of damnation." (Love In the Name of Christ of Bedford County. About Us)

The ministry ["Love In the Name of Christ"] says that if the teen has to perform community service, they hope he can do it here. (Jesus Statue Violated)

If they follow their own teaching that could mean:

  • They want to promise the kid nice things in Heaven provided he's good the way they like and believes the way they do.
  • They want to bully the kid with threats of Hell if he isn't good the way they like or doesn't believes the way they do.

Hopefully those atheists who protested about the way the kid was treated will stay in touch and make sure the kid understands there's no reason to believe what "Love In the Name of Christ" may use to try and make him hopeful about Heaven or may use to scare him about Hell. After all What type of a god refuses to give clear proof of its existence but punishes Souls eternally for not believing in it? Can we trust such a god to keep any promise? (What if You Atheists Are Wrong? Aren't You Afraid of Hell?) Proxima Centauri (talk) 15:53, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

    • I didn't have a single straight male friend in highschool who didn't mimick but sex or oral sex with a male statue, or a male friend or numerous phallic objects or non-phallic objects or imaginary objects or imaginary men. Most of them turned out non-gay. Though a few ended up gay. Though I'm pretty sure their sexual orientation wasn't linked in any way to the but sex mimickery. --Shabidoo (talk) 11:36, 10 December 2014 (UTC)