Blasphemy, thy name is worth 35 grand

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  1. Onslow

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    Interesting start to the new year over in Ireland.


    " A new blasphemy law went into effect in Ireland with the new year, and it was greeted with a certain amount of bemusement.

    Uttering anything abusive about matters held sacred by any religion is now an offense punishable by a fine of some $35,000. The law was immediately challenged by atheist groups"

    Irish Befuddled By New Blasphemy Law : NPR

    I don't quite know what to make of this latest insanity in the worlds of religion and politics.
     
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    ManlyBanisters will never be able to go home.:wink:
     
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    I don't imagine Irish authorities would much appreciate Kathy Griffin expostulating "Suck it, Jesus!" in an acceptance speech, then.
     
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    Or native son, Colin Farrell.
     
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    What if she already went and then ready to come back said something blasphemous at the airport about St.Onslow of the Field Fuckereres? Has anyone noticed she hasn't been seen in these parts in recent days/.
     
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    Parts of the world seem to be reverting to 19th.century attitudes and bigotry.
    I really thought we were slowly moving away from all that.
    Why should 'beliefs' be protected by law?
     
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