Ireland gets all medieval on its own arse
Ah shite… my backup nationality is getting stupid again. The Irish government has taken a giant step backward and criminalized blasphemy – a victimless crime if there ever was one. Oh, the stupidity…
Aside from a €25,000 fine (reduced from the €100,000 originally sought by the government), the new Defamation Act gives the authorities the power to stage raids on publishers: the courts may now issue a warrant authorising the police to enter, using ‘reasonable force’, premises where they have grounds for believing there are copies of ‘blasphemous statements’.
What we need now is for a prophet of the Flying Spaghetti (Parmesan be upon him) to have a Ravioliation that the forbidding of blasphemous statements is anapkina in His eyes.
Then maybe we can get the Garda themselves to dispose of all copies of this ludicrous law, using only reasonable force of course.
Oh, my people… 😡