The Special Rapporteur also reiterates his concern in relation to anti-blasphemy laws, which are inherently vague and leave the entire concept open to abuse. He wishes to underscore once again that international human rights law protects individuals and not abstract concepts such as religion, belief systems or institutions, as also affirmed by the Human Rights Committee [...] Moreover, the right to freedom of religion or belief, as enshrined in relevant international legal standards, does not include the right to have a religion or belief that is free from criticism or ridicule. - Frank La Rue, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, UN General Assembly, 67th Session, document: A/67/357.
Has everyone in the civilized world lost the plot? Whenever a writer makes an assertion on the subject of religion, the truth value of the assertion is disregarded. Instead, the doctrine of political correctness demands that we consider the possibility that a small number of individuals who read that assertion might experience a transient emotion afterwards. This demand that assertions must be accepted as politically correct regardless of whether it is factually correct, i.e. true, is a hallmark of 1930s Germany. Once the National Socialists got into power, they implemented a policy of Gleichschaltung and insisted that the question of whether an assertion about reality was factually correct was irrelevant. All that mattered was whether that assertion was politically correct, i.e. whether the National Socialists wanted people to believe it or not.
But the truth is not a political issue. If I want to drive to Aberdeen tomorrow, then what I need to do is head along the A96 until I reach Bucksburn, then go along the dual carriageway until I hit the Haudagain roundabout. Those directions are accurate because they are true. If I paid no attention to the truth whenever I got behind the wheel of my car, then I wouldn't have a clue how to get where I was going. If every driver in Scotland decided that the truth no longer mattered to them, then there would be thousands of cars on the road being driven about by people wanting to get to Aberdeen, Inverness, or Glasgow, each of those drivers hoping to reach their destination as a result of some magical event that would kick in before they ran out of fuel.
The truth really does matter. Just imagine: If every driver in the UK gave up on the truth, there would be utter chaos on the roads, the entire country would be gridlocked and everything would grind to a standstill within a day. And if the truth matters that much to someone who just wants to to get from Inverurie to Inverness, then it certainly matters to someone who's trying to get to grips with the very nature of reality, aka forming their own religious beliefs.
If we all approached religious matters with no regard for the truth, then we'd all end up travelling through life aimlessly. People would have no idea where they were going or what they were doing, and when faced with the trials of life would have only a vague hope that the only authority they have ever known - the state - would keep them right and see them through to the end. We need to wise up to the fact that reducing human life to this shallow, fearful existence is what the radical elite want.
The radical elite acknowledge that when it comes to religion, people believe different things, and claim that they are all equally "true" because people believe them to be true. Therefore everything is true (i.e. politically correct) and nothing is true (i.e. factually correct) at the same time. This position - relativism - entails its own refutation. In layman's terms, it is a right load of bollocks.
The relativist claims that the assertion: "An individual's belief in an assertion is a sufficient condition for that assertion to be true" is true. So if I walked up to a relativist and said, "Everything you believe is false" and I believed that to be true, then the relativist would have to say that it is true. Therefore the core assertion of relativism, namely: "An individual's belief in an assertion is a sufficient condition for that assertion to be true" must be ... false!
This is the sort of irrational nonsense that the radical elite's policy of Gleichschaltung is based on: A core assumption based on nothing that entails its own refutation. And these rotten foundations support the notion that the possibility of a handful of a books' readers experiencing a transient emotion (feeling "offended") after they read the book is more important than what the writer has to say. The radicals who have burrowed into our societies, Gramsci-like, even want us to go beyond that and accept that the mere possibility of someone experiencing a transient emotion is more important than truth itself!
Are we all supposed to travel aimlessly through life with no idea where we are all going, or what our lives mean? I don't think so. And if anyone tries to cry about the possibility of Muslims experiencing a transient emotion (aka "feeling offended") then they need to be told in no uncertain terms that, as the UN Special Rapporteur has stated clearly, "the right to freedom of religion or belief, as enshrined in relevant international legal standards, does not include the right to have a religion or belief that is free from criticism or ridicule."
We are all free, rational beings and we need to start talking openly and honestly about religion, and that naturally involves discussing Islam and its poisonous fruits. Because just as important as knowing which road you need to take in life is knowing which one you need to drive right on past ...
In the years since 9/11 we have all witnessed the fruits of Islam, up close and personal.. Thousands of Christians throughout the Middle East are tasting that poisonous fruit right now. So do I as a morally sane, rational human being, want to travel the path of Islam, having seen what lies at the end of that road?
Not a chance, pal.
And I'll tell whoever I want exactly why not, any time I feel like it.
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