Back in July, I linked to an article about Atheist Ireland’s plan to publish a formal blasphemous statement to challenge Ireland’s new blasphemy law, which goes into effect today. The law imposes a €25,000 fine on any person or organiation who utters or publishes a blasphemous statement about any religion in Ireland.
I said that I couldn’t wait to hear the zinger. Well, they decided to publish 25 blasphemous zingers by a whole slew of notable public figures including, Jesus of Nazareth, the Prophet Mohammed, Pope Benedict XVI, Mark Twain, Salman Rushdie, Frank Zappa, George Carlin, and many more.
Why you should care: language in this law is being used to pass a similar restriction on the UN for discussing anything negative about Islam. That one is Islam only, though. Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. would still be fair game here.