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  •  It's the same law (4+ / 0-)
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    wu ming, JDsg, demimondian, Noisy Democrat

    that protects Jewish people in Denmark from being accused of being responsible for killing Jesus.

    Do you also think that's wrong?

    •  Yes, I do (2+ / 0-)
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      Be Skeptical, Valar Morghulis

      An anti-Semitic nutjob preacher who wants to hold the Jews responsible should be ostracized, and mainstream Christian leaders should make it clear that blaming the Jews is no longer OK (at least, the Catholic Church ruled that it's not OK, and I'm assuming Protestant groups have done the same). But if someone wants to make a philosophical argument on the issue, so long as they aren't actually inciting violence, then yes, they have a right to express their opinion. And other people have a right -- and in this case, I'd say a duty -- to tell them they're wrong and that any Christian who follows them is sinning.

    •  I do, yes. I don't think specific incidents and (3+ / 0-)
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      Noisy Democrat, Be Skeptical, Mikey

      specific groups and specific insults should be legislated against.

      I'm a bit more relaxed about the HOlocaust denial laws since it was so large scale and so recent and several countries involved are just  now (or haven't yet) come to terms with it.  But I'm not really comfortable about those laws, either.

      Anti-semitism is still rife in Europe.  It doesn't make a difference whether you can deny the Holocaust or not.

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