1. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    17 May '06 20:082 edits
    According to the most recent issue of Time magazine, some Catholics in India plan to protest the Da Vinci Code movie if their government does not ban the movie. Their protest will take the form of fasting, starving to death if necessary, until the movie is banned.

    Please join me in offering lucifershammer encouragement and support in this endeavor.
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    17 May '06 20:13
    If people are willing to die for a fiction it seems only logical to conclude these same individuals would be willing to die for a fiction of a fiction.

    I say more power to them.

    -JC
  3. Standard memberCrowley
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    17 May '06 20:16
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    According to the most recent issue of Time magazine, some Catholics in India plan to protest the Da Vinci Code movie if their government does not ban the movie. Their protest will take the form of fasting, starving to death if necessary, until the movie is banned.

    Please join me in offering lucifershammer encouragement and support in this endeavor.
    They won't die. The holy spirit will supply them with spiritual nourishment.
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    17 May '06 20:27
    They must think that freedom of thought is a dastardly evil thing...
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    18 May '06 00:55
    Originally posted by ChessJester
    They must think that freedom of thought is a dastardly evil thing...
    No - but we do think that freedom of expression is not absolute.
  6. Standard memberRingtailhunter
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    18 May '06 03:23
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    According to the most recent issue of Time magazine, some Catholics in India plan to protest the Da Vinci Code movie if their government does not ban the movie. Their protest will take the form of fasting, starving to death if necessary, until the movie is banned.

    Please join me in offering lucifershammer encouragement and support in this endeavor.
    Ya know, if you really wanted to support him you could do a sympathy hunger strike to the death....That would be schweeeeeet.
    Let me know how it turns out.

    Just a thought.

    RTh
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    18 May '06 05:01
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    No - but we do think that freedom of expression is not absolute.
    Yeah, we know all about your support of the Catholic Church's use of torture to suppress expressions such as the fact that the sun does not revolve around the Earth!
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    18 May '06 05:04
    Originally posted by Ringtailhunter
    Ya know, if you really wanted to support him you could do a sympathy hunger strike to the death....That would be schweeeeeet.
    Let me know how it turns out.

    Just a thought.

    RTh
    "Just a thought"

    Yes, and an unoriginal, unimaginative one at that.

    Go back to sleep.
  9. Subscriberno1marauder
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    18 May '06 06:33
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    No - but we do think that freedom of expression is not absolute.
    How unabsolute do you imagine a freedom can be?
  10. Standard memberHalitose
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    18 May '06 08:11
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    How unabsolute do you imagine a freedom can be?
    When it infringes on another freedom. Absolute freedom is an oxymoron.
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    18 May '06 09:18
    Originally posted by howardgee
    Yeah, we know all about your support of the Catholic Church's use of torture to suppress expressions such as the fact that the sun does not revolve around the Earth!
    Really? That's strange - even I didn't know I supported that.

    Wow, you are good!
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    18 May '06 09:19
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    How unabsolute do you imagine a freedom can be?
    What's the old adage? Your freedom ends where my nose begins.
  13. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    18 May '06 09:26
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    What's the old adage? Your freedom ends where my nose begins.
    That adage cuts both ways.

    You have the freedom not to go view the Da Vinci Code in theatres. You have the freedom not to buy it on DVD. You have the freedom to boycott in whatever crazy manner you wish. What you do not have the freedom to do is to stop other people from watching it if they so wish.
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    18 May '06 09:55
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    That adage cuts both ways.

    You have the freedom not to go view the Da Vinci Code in theatres. You have the freedom not to buy it on DVD. You have the freedom to boycott in whatever crazy manner you wish. What you do not have the freedom to do is to stop other people from watching it if they so wish.
    Under ideal circumstances, I agree. But these are not ideal circumstances - India is a country very sensitive to religious topics and religious minorities like Christians face violence almost on a daily basis. The Government has a right to decide if a particular film like the DVC could contribute to it. I don't think it will - but I'm not "on the field" in India.

    FWIW, the film has been cleared for viewing in India with a disclaimer:
    http://ww1.mid-day.com/news/city/2006/may/137511.htm

    I expect it will be a moderate hit in urban regions, but rural audiences will get turned off by all the lecturing and references to arcane European secret societies that no one really cares about.
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    18 May '06 14:04
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    Really? That's strange - even I didn't know I supported that.

    Wow, you are good!
    howardgee knows all.

    howardgee is perfect.

    howardgee is GOD.
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