Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Blasphemy Day 2009

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Today, September 30th, is International Blasphemy Day, organised by the Center for Inquiry as part of their Campaign for Free Expression:
"Blasphemy Day International is a campaign seeking to establish September 30th as a day to promote free speech and to stand up in a show of solidarity for the freedom to challenge, criticize, and satirize religion without fear of murder, litigation, or reprisal. The event was created as a reaction against those who would seek to take away the right to satirize and criticize a particular set of beliefs that have been given a privileged status over other beliefs."
Now, far be it from us to encourage gratuitous sacrilege and blind, ugly heresy ... ah, go on, give it your best shot by leaving a comment on this post.

And when you're done, read Newton Emerson's column from our current issue, in which he tells the true story behind Ireland's shiny new blasphemy law. After which, you may fancy leaving a second blasphemous comment.

3 comments:

SgtSkepper said...

True story: God originally wanted Mary to get an abortion.

Actual true story: Mohammed (pubes be upon him) fucked prepubescent kids!

Botogol said...

yes, very witty

Anonymous said...

As much as I am against religion, we will never change fundementalism by unnecessary mud-slinging, it is the reason true atheists and humanists are drawn through the mud for being smug arses...