Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Singer faces jail-time for remarks about Bible

This just goes to show you—the willingness to impose barbaric laws and squelch free speech, in the name of protecting one's precious, brittle feelings, is not by any means the exclusively Muslim quality it is often portrayed as. On the contrary, any religion, given sufficient power, will, in an apoplectic fit of self-righteous rage, oppress those who offend them in the slightest.
Better known by her stage name Doda, the 26-year-old singer ruffled conservative sentiment in Catholic Poland by explaining that she believed more in dinosaurs than the Bible because "it is hard to believe in something written by people who drank too much wine and smoked herbal cigarettes." This prompted furious Catholic groups to lodge complaints with the prosecutor's office.

"It is clear that Doda thinks that the Bible was written by drunkards and junkies," said Ryszard Nowak, chairman of the Committee for the Defence Against Sects, an organisation dedicated to protecting Christian values. "I believe that she committed a crime and offended the religious feelings of both Christians and Jews." If found guilty the pop star faces a two-year jail sentence or a hefty fine under Polish blasphemy laws.
Spoken like a true mullah, Nowak! For those who would counsel Europe to fend off the encroachment of Islam by encouraging a serious return to Christianity, you are trading one hell for another—there are things in the world that are just as bad as sharia.

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