Cajnik: I don't even want to count the number of times Soviet Union appeared in this thread
Jimmy_James: I've been trying to think of a USA equivalent to this situation. That is, something that the general public would be disturbed (from what I've read the vast majority of Russians disapprove of the bands actions) by but possibly covered under freedom of expression. Here's the best I came up with (this is not intended to be a troll)...What if a white power band strode into a mosque wearing ski masks and starting playing music objecting to President Obama. Using slurs against the president and making blasphemous comments about Islam. Possibly claiming that the president is in league with Islam as he's a "secret muslim". Not a perfect analogy but not too far fetched either and has some strong parallels.I think there'd be a lot of people upset that some assholes stormed into a private place of worship, disrespecting a culture, to make a politcal point that they could have done elsewhere. We'd likely be arguing whether the first amendment trumped the congregations rights to peacefully assemble and practice their beliefs.
Madbassist1: WHat country do you live in?
jasenj1: I was watching BBC America this morning and they had the decision live - for a VERY long time.From what the judge read, sounded like these hooligans went into the church, waited for the service to be underway, then jumped up, whipped off their overcoats and started screeching and acting like hooligans - dancing around, saying "blasphemous" things, and generally acting like... hooligans.I don't care if your "content" was political dissent or complaining about the weather, a stupid stunt like that gets you thrown in jail.
Old_Chief_Scott: hdhale: Clearly around 1000 AD someone took the Orthodox version of the New Testament and removed all the references to forgiveness, not passing judgment, and such. It would explain much of the rest of Russian history. Christians by definition cannot support this verdict.Also, if you forgot that the Patriarch of Moscow was hand picked by Soviet rulers since Stalin and in their back pocket, here is your reminder. Yes I said Soviet, not Russian. Let's stop pretending unless you want to add 'Czar' to the front of Putin's name.Why so serious? This is about a Pussy Riot and you want to give a history lesson. Were there pussy riots in 1000 AD? I think not. Or perhaps news of their occurance have been suppressed?
Biness: dude, russia, quit.in related news, PMS will now be referred to as "pussy riot" in my house.
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