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No Blasphemy

September 10, 2010

I can’t commit blasphemy.  Only a member of a religion who says something irreverent towards that religion’s beliefs/artifacts/prophets/saints/holy books/etc. can be considered blasphemous.

So, a Christian burning Korans is not blasphemous because the Koran is not a holy book to the Christian.  Likewise, a Muslim burning a bible is not blasphemous.

And honestly, one person’s “blasphemy” can be another person’s thoughtful comment.

Will Muslim nations and people ever understand that?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. afshana permalink
    September 24, 2010 4:48 pm

    Meaning of blasphemy: “A contemptuous or profane act, utterance, or writing concerning God or a sacred entity.” http://www.thefreedictionary.com/blasphemy

    not the God YOU believe in but, GOD, anyone’s God!!!

  2. crazybengal permalink*
    September 24, 2010 5:53 pm

    Muhammad wasn’t very kind when speaking of other religion’s gods and idols…so that makes him a blasphemer.

    For people who consider god an imaginary construct, how can they commit blasphemy. There is no God or sacred entity.

  3. afshana permalink
    September 24, 2010 6:10 pm

    Give me a quote

  4. afshana permalink
    September 24, 2010 6:17 pm

    “a Christian burning Korans is not blasphemous” Christians consider god an imaginary construct???

    • Michele permalink*
      September 24, 2010 7:17 pm

      Christians don’t believe that the Koran is the word of God. So, to a Christian, burning a Koran is no different than burning a novel.

  5. Michele permalink*
    September 24, 2010 7:22 pm

    If you believe that another person’s “god” is not really the “God”, then saying something bad about that other god is not blasphemy. It’s just criticizing someone’s imaginary friend.

  6. crazybengal permalink*
    September 24, 2010 9:01 pm

    Give me a quote – what am I – your Imam? Look it up. Allah does not approve of people who worship idols or who are polytheists. They are going to burn in hell. I mean really – the Trinity is sacred in Christianity but Muhammad dissed it.

    5:73 They surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the third of three; when there is no God save the One God. If they desist not from so saying a painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve.

  7. afshana permalink
    September 24, 2010 10:23 pm

    my imam? ha!!! i ask you for proof my dear…he never INSULTED other gods. And Michele i thought the meaning made it pretty clear…go read it again…

  8. Michele permalink*
    September 25, 2010 12:11 am

    Yes, the meaning is crystal clear but the definition depends on the definition of both “God” and “sacred entity.” One has to acknowledge the existence of the “God” for an act to be considered blasphemy.

  9. afshana permalink
    September 25, 2010 3:04 am

    but the example you gave was “a Christian” (who believes in a god) “burning Korans is not blasphemous”…it is!!!

  10. Michele permalink*
    September 25, 2010 9:52 am

    But a Christian doesn’t believe that the Koran is the word of God.

  11. afshana permalink
    September 25, 2010 1:00 pm

    HA! Why do i even BOTHER. READ the meaning AGAIN…you don’t have to agree that that someone’s god is your god as long as that someone says that this is my god and you show disrespect to it this is called blasphemy!!! GOT IT?

    Meaning of blasphemy: “A contemptuous or profane act, utterance, or writing concerning God or a sacred entity.” http://www.thefreedictionary.com/blasphemy

    NOT THE GOD YOU BELIEVE IN, BUT, GOD, ANYONE’S God!!!

  12. crazybengal permalink*
    September 25, 2010 5:19 pm

    But there is no god

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