Aug. 2nd, 2009

catecumen: (WTF)
I posted a link at Facebook to the ABC story about the new blasphemy law in Ireland, and I have found some more links about it, so I'm putting them here instead of filling up my Facebook page with these.

I half-expected to find this story debunked, and that it would not be possible for a "civilized Western nation" to pass such a law in this day and age, but apparently it is quite true:

From the Irish Independent:

July 9, 2009: Libel and blasphemy bill passed by the Dáil

July 24, 2009: Opponents to continue fight after blasphemy made illegal

An organization called Atheist Ireland was planning to publish a blasphemous statement as a test of the new law.

So much for the idea of retiring to Ireland to write ....

(*still shaking head in disbelief*)

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