07 July 2009

Ireland: blasphemy law a backward step

Here are three reasons why this law is both silly and dangerous: Reason One: The proposed law does not protect religious belief; it incentivises outrage and it criminalises free speech. Under this proposed law, if a person expresses one belief about gods, and other people think that this insults a different belief about gods, then these people can become outraged, and this outrage can make it illegal for the first person to express his or her beliefs. [Index on Censorship] Read more