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…  😡


~ by B.T. Murtagh on July 21, 2009.

One Response to “Ireland gets all medieval on its own arse”

  1. […] It’s always the same; they have “the truth” and the evidence has to be made to fit that “truth” or else it must be discounted. The other thing that’s constant is that the true believers are deeply emotional about their belief; the Birth-to-Deathers shudder with rage as they wave their birth certificates and their guns at rallies, the Noble Southrons take gainsaying as a vicious attack on the people and culture of the South, the Truther are as angry as any of us (just at a different perpetrator, and given the subsequent acts of the Bush crew there’s a certain irony there) and – of course – hardcore theists want to make ‘blasphemy’ (toward their god or gods) a crime. […]

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