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Is he entitled to sue anyone who offends him by satirising it?

If you are not convinced, try it on someone who has not been entirely debauched by economics. — Piero Sraffa
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 1st, 2012 at 02:10:36 PM EST
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Simply satirising probably wouldn't be enough to sue, but if there is an invasion into his hall for materialist ceremonies, sure!

More seriously, of course atheists are entitled to respect and freedom from compulsion, too.

by Katrin on Sat Sep 1st, 2012 at 02:36:59 PM EST
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Wait, are you now equating non-religious with materialist(ic)?

If you are not convinced, try it on someone who has not been entirely debauched by economics. — Piero Sraffa
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 1st, 2012 at 02:52:46 PM EST
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Had to find a contrast for "supernatural". Aren't you nitpicking?
by Katrin on Sat Sep 1st, 2012 at 02:56:19 PM EST
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Yes...He is in title as a person (not because of his position) to take to court who ever he wants too. What is going to be the result of the court case is irrelevant in this matter.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Sat Sep 1st, 2012 at 10:51:19 PM EST
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No, that's not right.

In some jurisdictions, frivolous litigation is illegal, and frivolous litigation for the purpose of shutting down dissenters is an aggravating circumstance.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 at 04:46:22 AM EST
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Well, actually, you are entitled to take anyone to court for anything you like, but the judge is entitled not to admit your complaint at all if it's evident there's no case.

So the question is, is he entitled to the court taking in the complaint and initiating proceedings if someone satirises his beliefs?

If you are not convinced, try it on someone who has not been entirely debauched by economics. — Piero Sraffa

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 at 04:56:15 AM EST
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