A few thoughts on free speech

The Creator in his obvious genius, has given us two ears and one tongue.  Men boast of free speech as if they had a weapon of two tongues, while making the ears of others bleed.

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The cry for free speech from certain circles, is simply a plea for tolerance of the mindless. You want to express your free speech? Go ahead, and I’ll decide if I want those seeds of words in my garden, lest they grow to weeds or poison ivy that spreads.

Freedom of speech is knowing because one can say something, does not necessarily mean he should. As if a man would dare to use a funeral to promote his agenda than cry ‘free speech’ when he is escorted away from the grieving, then to accuse the bereaved of intolerance.

Free speech does not call attention to the endless and vain repetition of the absurd.

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid -Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Freedom of speech is a beautiful thing, even in disagreement, but even a poor house guest can be a pest, to which a man said of a visiting friend: ‘glad to see him; glad to see him go.’

Freedom of speech carries manners, or at least it should, but how many times do we see the abuse, ahem Brian Williams of late, Bill Maher, Howard Stern, Al Sharpton, George Steppinoverous, not even to mention the countless bloggers who use words to steal, kill, and destroy the goodness of others.

Did you ever notice that some speech has the character of a carcase, put forth as bait for vultures?

Freedom of speech is sometimes best displayed as silence.

Who would dine at a table of words that are toxic or hazardous to your health? Driving the Creator out from the heart is pretty much not too healthy.

Is it any surprise that Christ is known as the Word of God? The Logos, the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last; from whom,  to whom, and through whom, consists all things.

No words, no speech without the Alphabet, and from that well, from that source, springs all that is, and gives freedom of speech its true worth.

God used His freedom of speech and called this place ‘earth.’ What do you call it?

God used His freedom of speech and called the dots above ‘stars.’ What do you call them?

God used His freedom of speech and called us ‘man and woman.’ What do you call us?

God called the wet stuff ‘water’ and the rest of it ‘seas.’ What do you call them?

Every time we open our mouths, we verify the Creator in all his ways. We enjoy freedom of speech; we may as well drop the pride and say ‘thanks’ for this thing called a mouth, and for the heart that is the engine that propels the words.

Freedom of speech? Thank God.

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43 Responses to A few thoughts on free speech

  1. Love this! And totally agree with your thoughtful, well-said words! Freedom of speech – thank God!

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  2. Well said–as often times it is the Silence which speaks volumes—

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  3. mike and brandy says:

    Is what you are trying to say more accurately phrased as “the freedom of speech doesn’t necessarily carry the right to be heard”?

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  4. Arkenaten says:

    Freedom of speech is sometimes best displayed as silence.

    !

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  5. Arkenaten says:

    Based on your comment policy, there seems very little latitude for disagreement.
    But this is your blog. So house rules.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      There are plenty of sites ark, (many to your liking) where one can post endless comments in a thread and speak nothing but school yard banter, pornographic comments, vile remarks on Christ, and out right villainry, all designed to ‘continue a discussion of irrelevance,’

      This is not one of them. Free speech though and disagreement? Uh, perhaps you should revisit your comments of days past.

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      • Arkenaten says:

        I am not disagreeing with you. Which is why I have not ventured here for a while, and am unlikely going to make this a regular stop over in the future.
        I find your approach to blogging is wholly fundamentalist and thus irrespective of the tone of the comment from a detractor you would sooner espouse polemic rhetoric rather than frank discussion.
        This is your choice of course, and the main reason I no longer get embroiled on your blog.

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  6. archaeopteryx1 says:

    The Creator in his obvious genius, has given us two ears and one tongue.
    Sadly, some of us with “two ears and one tongue” manage to sustain two faces – one face says, “…drastic disagreements challenge our thinking. If something is sure and true, it can withstand the most intense scrutiny,” while the other says, “I don’t want my readers to hear anything other than what I espouse!” Hmmmm —

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yea ok archx1,

      The scrutiny of your endless cut and paste handiwork? The scrutiny of your many gods? The scrutiny of atheism?

      Fact is, the word of God clearly silences the speech of man and the weak excuses, and to this day, stands equally tall and sure.

      There is no erosion of scripture.

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  7. Wally Fry says:

    Seems all forms of speech are just fine unless they are Gods words eh?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Now that is clearly true W. I saw a comment thread with almost endless pornographic and mindless remarks, having NOTHING to do with the authors work; with people feeding like wolves on carrion; then comes along a fella
      (not me) and laid out one comment of scripture, and he was attacked.

      An honest bystander could clearly see light from darkness.

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      Wally, I’ve yet to hear your god say anything. I’ve heard a number of mediocre ventriloquists ATTEMPT to put words in his mouth —

      CS TWO CENTS 😉 If there is an example of ‘tempting the Lord thy God,’ here it is, in all its baseness, and yet another fine proof that not all ‘free speech’ is worthy of print.

      This is the nature of trolling, to disrupt through nonsense or bloviation. On any other day this would be sent to the land fill, oops, no sense in punishing other rubble; to the burning pit!

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      • Wally Fry says:

        So trolling does just what it sets out to disrupt. I get it

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        If there is an example of ‘tempting the Lord thy God,’ here it is, in all its baseness….” – that might be true if your lord were my god, but it isn’t, so….

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Uh, yea, He is your God whether you believe now or later, death kind of seals that fate.

          And oh arch by the way, per your ‘other’ stuff, you just do not get it, I don’t care if a professing christian doubts the book of Jonah, says Moses never lived, or laughs at a Daniel with lions ,or denies the resurrection of Christ, as he hides behind so called ‘research,’ He may as well be an atheist at heart.

          Send your links elsewhere, please, as I have no interest in promoting your doubts, insults of scripture, or antics to others.

          This has been made clear for quite some time. Does ‘Higher Education’ ring a bell?

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      • Wally Fry says:

        @ Arch..um of course you have never heard God speak…you don’t KNOW Him. He only has one thing to say to you, and until you listen, He won’t say more.

        All He will say to you now is repent…believe..repent…believe. Until you do you won’t hear more.

        Peace

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  8. mike and brandy says:

    I agree freedom should always be matched with responsibility

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  9. Ashley says:

    Yes there are times that maybe freedom of speech should be silence – and that should be for the person who wishes to speak (or not) to decide – not for you or anyone else to decide for him/her.
    What you call abuse, others may not and likewise, what others call abuse, you may not. The only solution to this subjective conundrum is to let all speak freely. – which is what Freedom of Speech ACTUALLY means.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Geez ash-

      This coming from a person who says ‘covering this blog in puke would certainly be a massive improvement.’

      Happy now? Here’s your free speech served up with a side order of karma beans.

      If you want to play in the big leagues, leave your wiffle bat at home. And you wonder why you are moderated.

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Ha. wiffle bat. Bet its in the same toy chest as the pea shooter

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Nah..maybe the peanut gallery is all.

        @Ashely. If I were to cruise over to your blog, just randomly pick a post and randomly start quoting Scripture, would you allow it in the sense of free speech? If the answer is yes, that’s pretty exciting and I will be there shortly. As long as I can say what I want with no restrictions or relation to the post. But, somehow, I don’t think you would allow that.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I can’t speak for Ashely, Wally, but I would love it if you and I could engage in an intelligent discussion on a blog where I’m allowed to speak without censorship or having my comments deleted as consistently happens on Colorstorm’s unilateral blog.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Nice one arch. Another trollish remark. But intelligent? Your fascination with a blog site where the host has no redeeming qualities is bizarre per ‘one’ of your all time fav comments below. Perhaps you will find Palmyra more agreeable to your tastes. Sorry W. 😉

          archaeopteryx1says:

          January 27, 2015 at 22:37
          “It’s people like ……….. and ColorStorm that keep me believing in post-natal abortion.”

          “After all, Christ was said to have a devil, Paul a madman” – both mental issues – it would seem that’s a major prerequisite to becoming religious.”

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        • Wally Fry says:

          That is true Arch, you cannot speak for her. Good thing, because in your attempt to not speak for her you didn’t even answer the question. That’s kind of the issue as I see it. Relevance would be nice as well as not being hammered with the constant insinuation that the reason we can’t have and intelligent conversation is because, well, one of us is not intelligent.

          As an example on an earlier post of mine I wrote something which was clear Biblical truth, not really open for dispute.Yet, my post was criticized because according to the commenter Eesebius was a liar. That’s kind of the norm in many of these comments. Totally off track and nothing but chances in ridicule and insult.

          So, my question remains, would this behavior be allowed if I took it over there? We won’t ever know, because that’s not going to happen, as that’s not considered decent human behavior. Try it on sometime, it might fit.

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        • Ashley says:

          Wally,

          Please come over to my blog and post anything you please. I will not censor, edit or delete any comments from you.
          Please note that I don’t randomly pick a post from CS and randomly spout nonsensical gibberish. My comments are at least in relation to the post.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Well, I consider myself invited..might someday. Thanks!

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  10. Mother Hen says:

    Oh yes and Amen!

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  11. archaeopteryx1 says:

    I have no interest in promoting your doubts, insults of scripture, or antics to others.

    I have written elsewhere that drastic disagreements challenge our thinking. If something is sure and true, it can withstand the most intense scrutiny.
    ~~ Colorstorm ~~

    Both of the above statements are yours, CS – one is true and the other is hypocrisy – would you please tell us which is which?

    CS TWO CENTS: Both are true. For the last time, to answer this same tired tale, the SCRIPTURES withstand ALL scrutiny. It needs not my defense. I merely affirm what God has made clear. Your mind numbing stories of ‘proof Moses never lived,’ the word of God was written by ‘ignorant bronze age men…………etc etc etc,’ are hardly worth engaging.

    The alleged ‘links of proof’ you bring, and I repeat, are ‘profane and vain babblings,’ where feigned interest is obvious to most people. Even your own kin have stated your desire here is to ‘infect others with seeds of doubt.’ I am not ignorant of certain devices, and discernment is a wonderful friend.

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      If, as you say, “the SCRIPTURES withstand ALL scrutiny,” why are you so afraid to allow me to present my evidence to the contrary? If indeed, “discernment is a wonderful friend,” then surely your cult members have sufficient discernment as to listen to both sides of the issue and decide for themselves, wouldn’t you agree?

      Considering that you seem able to conclude that both of your conflicting statements above are true, then regarding your statement, “Even your own kin have stated your desire here is to ‘infect others with seeds of doubt.’,” I’m afraid that I would have to see that statement from my “kin” in black and white before I can believe you.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Here you go, per your request:

        N℮üґ☼N☮☂℮ṧ
        June 17, 2015 at 1:15 pm
        I agree. People like CS push a harmful kind of religion and it can take people years to overcome the psychological damage it causes, if they ever do. Arch spends a lot of time on CS’s blog, not because he believes anything he shares will be embraced by CS, but he hopes to reach lurkers. I can understand his strategy. (end of comment)

        CS ADDS: Case closed. I have been proving this since you first appeared.

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  12. Yay, CS! The God who created speech, the ability to form meaningful words that convey thoughts, emotions, ideas is so gracious that He allows us to use words wisely or foolishly, that is the freedom we enjoy and some abuse and exploit. We can also choose who and what we listen to and engage with – Thank God!
    Well-written, CS, thanks!

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  13. ColorStorm says:

    I likes your observation 😉 and I’m sure many others do also.

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  14. Well said, Colorstorm. You’ve nailed it precisely.

    I am a huge fan of free speech and prefer people have the freedom to speak what’s in their heart, no matter how ugly. Ideas, thoughts, beliefs can be drug out into the sunlight that way and tested. Driving them into the shadows doesn’t make them go away. However, no one has the right to try and force the rest of us to tolerate their endless foolishness.

    There was a teen age boy once who said something obnoxious to me while I was watering flowers at the bus stop. Free speech he declared, so I blasted him with hose.

    In America I am reminded that I am not a public venue, nor a congresscritter. I do not seek to make a law abridging someone’s right to speak. Speak away! I just reserve the right to turn the hose on you if you annoy me 😉

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    • ColorStorm says:

      All one needs do is peruse this blog (and yours) and others to see how lame the charge of ‘denying speech’ is. The leash has been rather generous.

      But yes, a stout hose and duct tape for those pesky meebots!

      Also, truth be told, there is much more at stake than the politics of free speech, for the word of God kinda changes the entire dynamic, and rightly so.

      Tkx for a confirming word of sanity insanitybytes 😉

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