January 4, 2010

Atheist Heroes: Atheist Ireland

Ireland's new anti-blasphemy law has got to go. According to CNN,
A person breaks the law by saying or publishing anything "grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion."
As many more eloquent that I have already pointed out, this means that offending the religious would become a criminal offense. Unacceptable! It is sometimes necessary to offend those who take offense at reality.

I am encouraged to see that Atheist Ireland is preparing to challenge this new law by continuing to express themselves. Hopefully, they will succeed. Ireland deserves better, and so does the rest of the world. It is time to set aside these ancient superstitions before they do any more harm.

It also seems to me that we should remember who stands to benefit the most by silencing religious criticism in Ireland.

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