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Re: Everybody Draw Muhammed Day

Postby Cirtur » Mon May 03, 2010 7:49 am

That's Man Club.
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Re: Everybody Draw Muhammed Day

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Re: Everybody Draw Muhammed Day

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Re: Everybody Draw Muhammed Day

Postby Raziel » Mon May 03, 2010 2:23 pm

All I can say is... wow. I want to be in Man Club. Do I have to kill a hooker to get in? Or maybe beat up a child when I know there will be absolutely no repercussions? Or how about drink motor oil because I'm too poor to afford actual alcohol?

Also: Well Ahmet, apparently I'm the only one who bothered to read your entire post, and I will admit that you bring up some good points, however I'm still sticking with what I said to begin with. It's not that I think people should have the right to bash anything they'd like for no other point than to make trouble, but I don't feel that I should be restricted by the rules of a religion that I'm not a member of. Like you said: I was born in the US, I really can't help but go along with the rules established here, and I recognize that I hold a level of responsibility for what my shitty country does, but that's a two way street. The reason I have to obey the laws of the US is because I'm a member of it. Were I a Muslim, I would have to adhere to the rules which go along with that as well, but since I'm not, I see no reason that I should give special treatment to one group of people. This is why in my post I encouraged people to draw inoffensive pictures. The point here isn't to piss people off (although I'm certain that it will be used as an excuse to do so by some), the point is to not let the minority, no matter how vocal they may be, falsely represent the majority. If I've missed what you were trying to say then by all means, help me understand.
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Re: Everybody Draw Muhammed Day

Postby AHMETxRock » Mon May 03, 2010 3:32 pm

That's fair.
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Re: Everybody Draw Muhammed Day

Postby Frostbite » Mon May 03, 2010 4:06 pm

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Re: Everybody Draw Muhammed Day

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Re: Everybody Draw Muhammed Day

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Draw Mohammed Day

Postby abbey » Wed May 19, 2010 7:56 pm

Will anyone actually do it?!
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Re: Everybody Draw Muhammed Day

Postby LordRetard » Wed May 19, 2010 8:04 pm

The general consensus was "no that seems kinda terrible," although a few people said they would.
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Re: Everybody Draw Muhammed Day

Postby abbey » Wed May 19, 2010 8:51 pm

Oh sorry about the duplicate thread. I get to use newness as an excuse. >:)

I'd do it on some forum where I can be anonymous, but not on Facebook or YouTube where people I know can see what I upload. I don't know any muslims right now, but I don't want to burn bridges before they're even made.

I'm a bit confused by this whole mess. Censorship is bad. The idea that you're not allowed to draw a prophet is weird, and seems archaic. While this rule may have been justified thousands of years ago, it's harder to do that now.

What if I decided that I would be offended by any image of Edward Cullen? Should everyone around me really avoid producing images of him for the sake of my feelings? Am I so special that my right to not be offended is above everyone else's right to freedom of speech? Is "not being offended" even a right?

The way I see it, muslims shouldn't be worried about what the secular world draws, because the secular world (by definition) isn't going to turn any image of Muhammad into an idol. They should be more focused on governing they way they live their own lives instead of trying to censor others.

Anyways, by the looks of this thread, the discussion died down weeks ago. Tomorrow is May 20, and it'll be interesting to see what actually happens.
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Re: Everybody Draw Muhammed Day

Postby LordRetard » Wed May 19, 2010 8:55 pm

I'm totally anti-censorship and totally in support of freedom of speech. My way of thinking, though, is "you're only doing this to aggravate people; why?" I'd never say you couldn't draw Muhammed, and I think everyone has the right to participate in Draw Muhammed Day. All the same they should know that it's really not going to improve the situation anywhere, and will most likely just give crazy muslim fundamentalists something new to bitch about.

Freedom of speech is important, but people have the same freedom to react to what you say; that's why you should always think about what you're saying.
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Re: Everybody Draw Muhammed Day

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Wed May 19, 2010 10:45 pm

It is always your inviolable right to make an insufferable douchenozzle of yourself for no reason other than to increase the amount of misery in the world.
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Re: Everybody Draw Muhammed Day

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Re: Everybody Draw Muhammed Day

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Wed May 19, 2010 10:49 pm

No sarcasm here! I'm with you on this one.
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