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    Public Order Act 1986

    5 Harassment, alarm or distress.

    (1)A person is guilty of an offence if he—

    (a)uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or

    (b)displays any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting, within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby.

    (2)An offence under this section may be committed in a public or a private place, except that no offence is committed where the words or behaviour are used, or the writing, sign or other visible representation is displayed, by a person inside a dwelling and the other person is also inside that or another dwelling.

    (3)It is a defence for the accused to prove—

    (a)that he had no reason to believe that there was any person within hearing or sight who was likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress, or

    (b)that he was inside a dwelling and had no reason to believe that the words or behaviour used, or the writing, sign or other visible representation displayed, would be heard or seen by a person outside that or any other dwelling, or

    (c)that his conduct was reasonable.

    (4)A constable may arrest a person without warrant if—

    (a)he engages in offensive conduct which constable warns him to stop, and

    (b)he engages in further offensive conduct immediately or shortly after the warning.

    (5)In subsection (4) “offensive conduct” means conduct the constable reasonably suspects to constitute an offence under this section, and the conduct mentioned in paragraph (a) and the further conduct need not be of the same nature.

    (6)A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
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    Oh our 3rd person reference to ourselves denotes nothing more than we realize we are epic characters on the forum.

    Narcissism, plain and simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Is The Bible not the word of God? He needs to be held accountable for his words.
    Jaguar, I like your style, but I got four possible meanings out of your post, and it will kill me if I don't figure it out...
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    Law isn't rational.

    It's about precedence and fear.

    ps: I accept that I am simplifying here, I may go into more detail later.
    'One of (Lucas) Cranach's masterpieces, discussed by (Joseph) Koerner, is in it's self-referentiality the perfect expression of left-hemisphere emptiness and a precursor of post-modernism. There is no longer anything to point to beyond, nothing Other, so it points pointlessly to itself.' - Iain McGilChrist

    Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
    "Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
    Piglet was comforted by this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JjJot View Post
    Jaguar, I like your style, but I got four possible meanings out of your post, and it will kill me if I don't figure it out...
    "God" needs to be held accountable was the original intent. And now I will have to fine you 500.00 for making me take my tongue out of my cheek. I only accept cash. No checks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    "God" needs to be held accountable was the original intent. And now I will have to fine you 500.00 for making me take my tongue out of my cheek. I only accept cash. No checks.
    I wonder how much 50000 pennies weigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JjJot View Post
    I wonder how much 50000 pennies weigh.
    I wonder if you threw them all off the Empire State Building at once what the efffective momentum would be. ("Look, mom -- Pennies from heaven!")
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    @AffirmitiveAnxiety - That certainly is a dramatic statement. Laws can be made for corrupt purposes, but they are necessary to maintain some semblance of order.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I wonder if you threw them all off the Empire State Building at once what the efffective momentum would be. ("Look, mom -- Pennies from heaven!")
    I think it'd be more like "Look, Mom -- PennAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUGH HHHH!!!!!!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    @AffirmitiveAnxiety - That certainly is a dramatic statement. Laws can be made for corrupt purposes, but they are necessary to maintain some semblance of order.
    Well I wasn't saying that was a bad thing.
    'One of (Lucas) Cranach's masterpieces, discussed by (Joseph) Koerner, is in it's self-referentiality the perfect expression of left-hemisphere emptiness and a precursor of post-modernism. There is no longer anything to point to beyond, nothing Other, so it points pointlessly to itself.' - Iain McGilChrist

    Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
    "Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
    Piglet was comforted by this.
    - A.A. Milne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety View Post
    Well I wasn't saying that was a bad thing.
    It is very true though. Laws are also written for the lowest common denominator. Few would kill even if there wasn't a law against it, the law is there in case the social contract isn't enough.
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
    Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination' - Home News - UK - The Independent

    Is this a sign that religious texts can expect to be held to the same standards as others?
    Its a sign that Britain does not have free speech or religious freedom

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