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    Default Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Quote Originally Posted by dave_clark View Post
    but they're normally based on a perceived benefit to society, rather than "my invisible mate in the sky told me to".
    As an atheist , I think those are much the same thing... Everyones invisible friend can be counted on to share their values

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    whereas i don't have any invisible friends (and choose not to comment on whether or not i have any visible ones!)

    i forgot the point i was trying to make with my previous post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    But that is the problem. Many religions encourage/require their adherents to proselytise.

    Not a problem at all. There is no "Right to Proselytise" in Law

    And speaking of proselytising, many years ago one of my flatmates put a notice on our front door.

    ALL DOOR-TO-DOOR SELLERS WILL BE SHOT
    (Including Mormons, Jehova's Witnesses
    and Seventh Day Adventists)


    Needless to say, none of them ever knocked
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    Default Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_Cook View Post
    Not a problem at all. There is no "Right to Proselytise" in Law

    And speaking of proselytising, many years ago one of my flatmates put a notice on our front door.

    ALL DOOR-TO-DOOR SELLERS WILL BE SHOT
    (Including Mormons, Jehova's Witnesses
    and Seventh Day Adventists)


    Needless to say, none of them ever knocked
    What type of weapon did your flatmate own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Kurt Weaver View Post
    What type of weapon did your flatmate own?
    None, but the religious salesmen didn't know that, did they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_Cook View Post
    There is no "Right to Proselytise" in Law
    Precisely. Hence the conflict with the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_clark View Post
    whereas i don't have any invisible friends (and choose not to comment on whether or not i have any visible ones!)

    i forgot the point i was trying to make with my previous post.
    I think you were making a valid point. Clearly IF has an imaginary friend, who obliges him to say hateful things. The good news is that’s quite normal, bad news is he should have grown out of it long along. Parenting today.

    Even more abundantly clear is despite being married, he still obeys his parents. That too is something he needs to grow out of. All in all, IF is a pretty sad bloke, who desperately needs to grow up.
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    Default Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_Cook View Post
    Not a problem at all. There is no "Right to Proselytise" in Law

    And speaking of proselytising, many years ago one of my flatmates put a notice on our front door.

    ALL DOOR-TO-DOOR SELLERS WILL BE SHOT
    (Including Mormons, Jehova's Witnesses
    and Seventh Day Adventists)

    So your roommate and you, by your inaction and finding creativity in this notice, found it necessary to find a group with who you did not agree. You identify them and threaten them with bodily harm.

    Not much different than IF.

    He found a group, homosexuals, with who he thinks are sinning. And he warned them with eternal damnation.

    Well, maybe a threat is worse than a warning.

    I know, I know, you were young, it wasn't your sign, the evangels are a pain, but nonetheless you posted it without any remorse and perhaps for a quick stab at humor at the expense of a group who had different ideas than you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_Cook View Post
    None, but the religious salesmen didn't know that, did they?
    Thank you, you just explained an unintended consequence of our constitution's 2nd amendment and one of the protections the NRA supports.

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    Now Folau is trying to drag the sponsors into his pathetic personal crusade...

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/l...705a75065c7b6a

    Worst case medium to long term scenario; sponsors in Australia will simply decide that Rugby Union is not worth the trouble, and indeed, if Folau is able to somehow win any part of his case, the implications for Australian sport in general could be dire. They too could find themselves with a dire shortage of sponsorship....
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    Default Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    So, Qantas aren't to be allowed to express their views? Yes, Folau is really standing up for free speech.
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