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Pakistan Seeks To Block Facebook Again 98

Posted by samzenpus
from the no-farmville-for-you dept.
Mightee writes "Pakistan, which was in the news last year for blocking Facebook over a 'Draw Mohammad Day' competition, is seeking to ban the social network again due to the second round of the same competition, reports Pakistan Today. Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, presiding over the Lahore High Court, ordered the Ministry of Information and Technology to block access to Facebook nationwide on the charge of 'spreading religious hatred on the Internet.' The court also directed the ministry to police the Internet and block all other websites that were found guilty of the same charge, but it spared search engines like Google (which it is targeting for other reasons)."
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Pakistan Seeks To Block Facebook Again

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  • by Dutchmaan (442553) on Wednesday September 21, 2011 @02:47PM (#37471794) Homepage
    Now I'm not a muslim but, it seems to me the whole basis for not depicting Mohammed is probably in the same vein as christian tenet of not worshipping "carved" images (likely of Christ), which serve as nothing more than a focus to keep people on the message rather than the man that gave it. Granted this is my own interpretation, but it seems people just can't help but use one sin to fight another sin, which in itself is an oxymoron. Sometimes I think it would haven been easier to just say "hey guys!! Be good to each other and make each other happy" instead of a bunch of "laws" for religious lawyers to pour over so that they can show their entrance exam was passed to get into heaven.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 21, 2011 @03:16PM (#37472110)

    Yeah, thanks for shitting all over the people in Pakistan fighting and dying for liberty.

  • by Dutchmaan (442553) on Wednesday September 21, 2011 @03:45PM (#37472538) Homepage
    The Bible has been translated (from various ancient texts) and interpreted and rewritten in ways that explain things as how they were interpreted. This is why you have so many different factions in modern theology. Everyone puts their own personal spin on the translations. Personally I love hearing about what certain passage *might* mean based on etymology. Certain passages make much MUCH more sense to me after hearing various interpretations. So to say no true Christian would "willfully disobey parts of the Bible" I take with a rather large block of salt, because the people who translated and interpreted those scripts were men themselves and subject to as much error and ideology as any other man, which in my opinion, makes the modern Bible a work of man, who's message may be divine, but needs to be searched for, not blindly followed.

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