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Re: Moving back to the dark ages - women's rights

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 6:05 am
by Flyin'Dutch'
Bill Haddow wrote:Piffle. Nonsense.

Bill H


Of course.

So gays were under threat of being stoned in Brunei and our reaction should be, not a peep?

Re: Moving back to the dark ages - women's rights

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 6:14 am
by Chris Martyr
Flyin'Dutch' wrote:So gays were under threat of being stoned in Brunei and our reaction should be, not a peep?



From some quarters probably not . Well , not unless it was Ben Doone and Phil McCavity...... :pirat:

Re: Moving back to the dark ages - women's rights

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 8:07 am
by lobstaboy
"first they came for the Communists, but I did not speak out..."
Martin Niemoller

Re: Moving back to the dark ages - women's rights

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 8:26 am
by TheFarmer
Hundreds of threads of a fraction of this level of sensitivity have been locked.

Can I ask why this one is different?

Nazis.
Stoning gays.

All rather close to the bone?

Re: Moving back to the dark ages - women's rights

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 8:29 am
by lobstaboy
TheFarmer wrote:Hundreds of threads of a fraction of this level of sensitivity have been locked.

Can I ask why this one is different?

Nazis.
Stoning gays.

All rather close to the bone?


To be fair The Farmer has a point...

Re: Moving back to the dark ages - women's rights

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 8:31 am
by TheFarmer
Frank

Please can you lock your thread?

Re: Moving back to the dark ages - women's rights

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 8:40 am
by felixflyer
The vitriol on social media towards the whole of the USA over this is out of all proportion when compared to that shown for similar or worse laws passed in other parts of the world. Comparing the outdated laws of one state with the Nazi atrocities is going a bit far however. It's likely that the residents of most other states outside the bible belt are even more angry about this ruling, it being within their own country.

I don't think it's any coincidence that where religion has a large following society seems to be decades or even centuries behind in terms of personal rights. These cults were developed to take away the individuals sense of self preservation and morality for the benefit of those in power so it should be no surprise.

If we ever manage to rid ourselves of religion then we can begin calling ourselves a civilised modern society.

Re: Moving back to the dark ages - women's rights

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 9:49 am
by Bill Haddow
Chris Martyr wrote:
Bill, :D I was out near Paris [Montlhery] over the weekend . You'll be gutted to know that the Frenchies are really ripping into the rebuild of that wee kirk , Notre Dame ... :D


Well I think that ND is a Reformation or so away from being a kirk ! Still, their money, spend it how they like.

Jesus had some trenchant views on grandiose church architecture. Mark 13 i-ii IIRC

Bill H