Friday, 1 January 2010

Atheist Ireland blasphemes. . .

The new Blasphemy Law passed by the Irish parliament several months ago came into force today and as they promised Atheist Ireland have immediately challenged it by publishing on their website 25 quotations that they hope will stimulate a prosecution.

The list of contributors contains many of my favourite atheists and it is interesting to note that it also contains eminent religious figures who themselves have blasphemed against religions not to their particular taste. It just goes to show what a nonsense such laws are. The Irish parliament and Dermot Ahern, the Minister for Justice, Equality & Law Reform, in particular, who pushed the law through, should be ashamed of themselves.

1 comment:

  1. I am so angered and saddened that Ireland, a country I deeply admire, pass this blasphemy law. Fundies of all faiths must be wetting their pants right now.