Discussion by: MAXdotRUI, myself, am Russian, but had lived abroad for most of my youth, now its been 3 years since i’ve come back and it turns out memes dont lie – its a circus over here.
Recently, the monkeys in the Duma passed a law, which protects overly-sensitive religious individuals, by inflicting a prison-sentense of up to seven years on the offender. At the core of it, an offence – is ANYTHING said or done, that belittles a persons belief. I am still confused though, who’s rights this law protects. Surely, since Russia is a country of many religions, a religious holiday of any group will be offencive to the other.
Didn’t expect this kind of act from my government, not in this day and age. There are enough laws to be reviewed and enough cracks to be filled, which need primary attention. This, though, is just clown shenanigans.
By the way, i am amazed at the amount of religious people here, of any age-group. I always thought that a level of education, which influences the level of understanding of the world, had something to do with it, but no, the people here are very bright, well-spoken and educated, yet there is nothing that will nudge their idea of god towards reason. And to the words “I’m an atheist” their reaction could match one of me spawning a second head.