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Sign this Petition to Free an Innocent Man

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by King Richard, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. King Richard

    King Richard Against the wind...

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    I saw this on my Twitter feed earlier and thought it was absolutely absurd. Please take a few minutes to sign this petition requesting the Obama administration to put some pressure on the Indonesian government to release a guy sentenced to jail time for questioning the existence of God. Thanks!

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN


    Here's the Wikipedia breakdown of the situation as well.
     
  2. Vimana

    Vimana Member

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    Petitions don't really do shit. Just give this enough publicity to tarnish the reputation of Indonesia. I saw this posted multiple times on r/atheism a while ago.
     
  3. SomeGuyDude

    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    I'd like to point out that any time a Christian in the US whines about "persecution", they should be forced to read about shit like this. When was the last time one of them had to fear arrest or violence over their beliefs?
     
  4. Vimana

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    That's irrelevant. We all know it's way worse for American Christians when women's employers cover birth control in their health care plans or gay people have rights.

    Edit: Or when atheists put up billboards.
     
  5. arg

    arg Active Member

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    free Randy Blythe!
     
  6. Dak

    Dak mentat

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    Christians in the west do have it much easier. So do gays and other sub groups. Try being gay or Christian in some of the sub saharan countries etc though(for example). Comparing Indonesia to the west is apples and oranges.
     
  7. SomeGuyDude

    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    Well that's what I mean. Christians in the US right now are on a huge "we're so persecuted" kick. Pat Robertson claimed that they're as persecuted now as Jews were in Poland during the 30s and 40s.

    Hell, try being a Christian out in some Middle Eastern or Asian countries. Then come back here with your SUV plastered in Jesus stickers and cry at me again.

    Back on topic: this story really sickens me. Arrested simply for espousing an opinion. It's unbelievable.
     
  8. King Richard

    King Richard Against the wind...

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    Has anyone signed the petition?
     
  9. SentinelSlain

    SentinelSlain Suck my joined date.

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    Well I doubt I can but I would if I was an American.
     
  10. SomeGuyDude

    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    Signed, but heavily doubt it'll do anything. You really think Obama is going to go to bat for an atheist? The right would have a field day with it, regardless of the reality of the situation.
     
  11. SentinelSlain

    SentinelSlain Suck my joined date.

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    Wont be long till all of this crap starts here anyway.
     
  12. Dak

    Dak mentat

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    lol true
     
  13. Vimana

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    Does anyone actually listen to what he says outside of the midwest? I live on the east coast, and the only people I met who knew who he was thought he was a total idiot.
     
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    Free Mumia!!!
     
  15. AllShallFall

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    Yes. This so fucking true
     

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