It may be hard to believe in this day and age, but as of yesterday in Ireland, blasphemy is a crime punishable by a fine of $35,800. According to the law, a person breaks commits a crime when he or she is “grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion.”

This is an absolutely crazy and dangerous law that seems better suited for the Middle Ages. Thankfully, an organization known as Atheist Ireland (along with many others, of course) is fighting this law and has posted 25 blasphemous quotations on their website, including some from Mark Twain and Jesus, in a demonstration against the insanity.

Go on over to Atheist Ireland and voice your support for them. A law like this in our modern world is nonsensical and frightening.

p.s. Jesus is not the son of God and Moses liked men.

p.p.s. Happy new year!

Sources: 1, 2

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