Are freedom of speech and freedom from offense compatible?

by Kenneson 3 Replies latest jw friends

  • Kenneson

    Mary Kochan, who is an ex-Jehovah's Witness has written a very interesting article at Catholic Exchange centering on the Quotes site and the Danish newspaper's cartoons of Mohammed. It is entitled "No defense against offense." What do you think?

  • What-A-Coincidence

    Very interesting. Goona send dat to my witnoid friends.

  • doofdaddy

    Offense is an opportunity to defend your opinion in a spirited debate not crush all dissidents.

    The wts did this with an iron fist in a velvet glove.

    But radical muslims will slip a knife in your back and see that as gods will. I am seriously changing my opinion as riots rage around the planet in civilised countries.

    What do these people want? They want to live in the prosperity and freedom of the west but will readily fight their newfound home for the repressive regimes and religious intolerence they left.

    I'm mystified

  • AuldSoul

    Freedom to PURSUE happiness is inalienable and self-evident. There is no guaranteed freedom to get it. Freedom to speak our opinions is guaranteed.

    There is no guaranteed freedom from offense. In my opinion, they are not only incompatible, they are opposed.


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