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Truth, Lies and the Holocaust
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. -Samuel Butler Over the years, I have heard many tales of tragedy and persecution committed against Neo-Pagans around the country. From folks losing jobs, losing...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
King James Bible: Matthew, Chapter 12
Chapter 12 12:1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. 12:2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not...
New Testament >> Matthew
King James Bible: Revelation, Chapter 13
Chapter 13 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard,...
New Testament >> Revelation
King James Bible: Revelation, Chapter 17
Chapter 17 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have...
New Testament >> Revelation
The Pagan Roots of Democracy
I stepped into the voting booth with civic pride and religious inspiration. The pastors urged the congregation to renew America and vote for a good Christian man, Ronald Reagan. I voted a straight Republican ticket. Those godless Democrats were no better than...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
Am I Damned?: Part 2
CAVEAT: It is impossible to answer a "theological" question simply and correctly at the same time. The reason for this is the fact that the theological arena involves reality not only beyond our capacity to adequately express, but even beyond that,...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Everything you always wanted to know about the beliefs of the Founding Fathers that your Congressman will never tell you!
Through the Dark Ages, civilization and learning languished under the iron rule of the church. Finally, through the rediscovery of the Pagan Classics, Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Plotinus and many other philosophers, the west began to see a glimmer of the...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology

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Compendium of Blasphemy Laws - Human Rights First
Laws that pay a specific reference to sanctioning insult, blasphemy or ... 5 Freedom House, Policing Belief: The Impact of Blasphemy Laws on Human Rights ...
Blasphemy Laws Exposed - Human Rights First
Nov 17, 2010 HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST— BLASPHEMY CASES. 1. Blasphemy Laws Exposed: The Consequences of Criminalizing “Defamation of Religions”.
Blasphemy, insult and hatred: finding answers - Venice Commission
Venice Commission. Council of Europe Publishing. Blasphemy, insult and hatred : finding answers in a democratic society.
Prosecuting beliefs: Indonesia's blasphemy laws - Amnesty
2.5 Institutions involved in the criminalization of blasphemy: The Bakor Pakem and .... known in Indonesia as the blasphemy law (Undang-Undang Penodaan ...
Prisoners of Belief: Individuals Jailed under Blasphemy Laws
Mar 2, 2014 deemed blasphemous, defamatory of religion, or contemptuous or insult- ... Blasphemy is defined as the act of express contempt or a lack of ...

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Meet the Pakistani lawyer fighting to ensure blasphemy draws a death sentence
Chaudhry had been the defense lawyer for Mumtaz Qadri, a man who murdered the governor of Punjab Province, after the governor spoke out in favor of reform of the blasphemy laws. In court, Ghulam Mustafa Chaudhry's defence of Qadri was based on the ...
Tolerating blasphemy, denouncing hate
Blasphemy laws are incompatible with international human rights standards, as they protect beliefs over individuals, and they often result in violations of the freedoms of religion and expression, especially when persons are jailed,” according to USCIRF.
Blasphemy Laws Fuel the Ideology of Violent Extremism
Will there be ever be a debate on blasphemy law?
Mumtaz Qadri, the police bodyguard of former governor of Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, was executed on 29th February 2016 for killing Taseer with 27 bullets on 4th January 2011. The assassination followed the governor's call to reform of Pakistan's blasphemy ...
Pakistani lawyers' group behind spike in blasphemy death penalty cases
Islamabad: A little-known alliance of hundreds of lawyers in Pakistan is behind the rise in prosecutions for blasphemy, a crime punishable by death that goes to the heart of an ideological clash between reformers and religious conservatives.

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