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Governing Speech is the Hardest Thing to Control

Reader comment on item: Mocking Muhammad Is Not Hate Speech
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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Oct 1, 2012 at 15:45

Freedom of Speech: is not allowed where each individual's rights are dismissed and has no rights except to be in submission to the 'greater cause.'

If we mock back people they call it racism: when the Pharisees could not take what they dished out to Yeshua, they had murder in their hearts against Him because He spoke in truth and their little minds could not accept that.

If we mock Jewish people they call it anti-Semitism: and so it should be called; but is hatred for another man or woman, whatever the ethnicity, acceptable in any form in the true Christian disciple's love for one another? Yeshua said never let it be said of any Christian in order to be one of His.

If we mock women they call it gender discrimination: did Yeshua mock His earthly mother? So, too, women were the first that Yeshua appeared to after His resurrection and proclaimed 'He is risen!'

If we attack religious sect(s) they call it hate speech: and so they should; and again, what did Yeshua preach – that in love the witness of His death and resurrection is to be shared; and Islam kills for that.

But when you attack Islam and the Islamic Prophet some (not all) say it is freedom of speech: and Islam kills for that.

There is no joking about the hatred that adjudicates no mercy and kills for the sake of religious suppression, even in the faux Christian context and in the Islamic context.

Remember, Yeshua HaMashiach never said to kill if one does not believe-it is Almighty God's prerogative to execute judgment for unbelief and that has never changed – but some people will joke about even that AND kill for it.

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