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How is this real? Ireland style

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Posted By: Alfred K at 7:39 pm

9 Jul 2009

Irish politicians get silly when they are drunk

Irish politicians get silly when they are drunk

Irish atheists are horrified by new legislation making blasphemy illegal, and punishable by a 25,000-Euro fine. Christians of all stripes should be, too.

As part of a revision to defamation legislation, the Dail (Irish Parliament) passed legislation creating a new crime of blasphemy. This attack on free speech, debated for several months in Europe, has gone largely unnoticed in the American press.

* Atheists can be prosecuted for saying that God is imaginary. That causes outrage.
* Pagans can be prosecuted for saying they left Christianity because God is violent and bloodthirsty, promotes genocide, and permits slavery.
* Christians can be prosecuted for saying that Allah is a moon god, or for drawing a picture of Mohammed, or for saying that Islam is a violent religion which breeds terrorists.
* Jews can be prosecuted for saying Jesus isn’t the Messiah.

Jeez, I bet this law was made in response to a t-shirt I wore on my recent trip over there

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  • Chronic

    I think the Allah stipulation isn't so bad as it promotes respect for others religion but seriously what the fizzle? That is some 1700's type shit, expect another Christopher Columbus boat trip…

    Funny thing is, go to any temple and they can fine everyone. COnsidering in Jewish services they referece that the messiah has not come yet, so that law is pretty dick if you ask me.

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