Monday, October 16, 2006

Let's tolerate...

A new amendment was proposed by the Muslim Cult from Romania in the Romanian Chambers of Deputies. The intention is to include the additional settlement within the Cults Law. This project is currently under debate and it specifies that any forms, means, acts or actions of defamation or instigation towards religios feud wil be forbidden. If the amendment is approved , one of the effects will be that certain rock concerts, movies, books or theatre plays will be banned. Therefore, fans of the respective bands, who wear Tshirts with their idols signs, photos or crosses can be penalized based on this law.
As a protest movement, the Solidarity Organisation for Freedom of Conscience will set up a concert in
Piata Constitutiei on 28th of October, in Bucharest.

What do you think of this new settlement? Do you agree with it, are you among the young fans that will protest or simply a citizen appaled of the free expression right being taken away?

Tags: Source article, Chamber of Deputies, Blogs about cults



  • There may be bands praising Satan, there may be Mexican songs praising murder and crime, there may be rap songs about putting a gun to people's head. True. But having a law that forbids them, other than affecting the freedom of speech, also assumes the majority of this country is unable to determine what to think of such issues. Would they also forbid books stating the Muslim religion is the less progress oriented of all? If I read that statement in a book, does that mean I actually believe it, that I cannot have my own opinion on the fact and say the author made a dumb assumption here?

    I don't know if I will go to a concert to protest, as it mostly depends on other plans and the music there, but I am totally against it.

    By Blogger Alina, at 7:45 AM  

  • Thank you for your comment, Ali.
    I am against the bands that include Satan related messages and muslim fanatics that do so much harm in the name of their religion. However, exactly like you, I do not think that any law should forbid the right to free expression. On one hand, it is the parents, educators, teachers to teach the difference between "good" and "bad" things to the young ones. On the other hand, it is of course each individual's right and duty to think for oneself, to filter the trustworthy and the false source of information. This is how persons should be raised and educated and the most important think, in my opinion, is that we all think for ourselves. Of course this will be done after the education is established, the good environment is chosen and outside influences come from a good source. Maybe I'm talking about an ideal world :)

    By Blogger Cristina Banu, at 9:42 PM  

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