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The Dail passed the Libel and Blasphemy Bill

Posted by | Evil Kristos | July 16, 2009 | 5 Comments

I don’t know about you but it totally escaped my attention that Ireland introduced a law against blasphemy. I love it. As of now you can be fined up to 25.000 Euro for being blasphemous. That is so cool I feel I just travelled back in time. Does that mean we are now officially back in the 1920’ies?

I always felt that the Irish had a bit of an obsession for “Back to the Future” (probably because of the De Lorean) but this going a bit too far isn’t it? And I really thought Ireland has bigger worries than pleasing the church especially after that Ryan Report that came out recently. I guess I was wrong.

I actually looked the whole blasphemy matter up because I don’t want to get into trouble. The – I think- Irish Independent explained: “Blasphemous matter” is defined as matter “that 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; and he or she intends, by the publication of the matter concerned, to cause such outrage.”

WHAAAAAAT?????? When it comes to public outrage I guess child abuse by priest would be pretty high up on most peoples list. Does that mean the matter was being dealt with? Quite the opposite. The delinquent are being protected and go unpunished.

And what about me? I worship money and personal wealth. I am as outraged as my fellow worshippers about me having to pay insane amounts of tax to someone I did not elect in the first place. Does that mean I can sue Brian Cowen? 40% capital gains tax is blasphemy in my eyes!

And what about Anglo Irish? I am sure I am not the only one being slightly upset about our politicians decision to waste zillions and zillions of tax payers money to bail out some lazy crooks that call themselves bankers. Who is going to pay for it? Who was punished for the defalcation or if you prefer the term “plain stupidity” in relation to the Anglo Irish disaster? I tell you: NO ONE!

We are facing a major crisis but still we do have the time and patience to negotiate an amendment of the Defamation Bill? Because that is so much more important than dealing with other – as far as I’m concerned – a little more pressing matters? We let people that bankrupt and cripple the whole country go unpunished, we let people that systematically abused their wards get away with it but we follow up on blasphemy?

Is it really true that the biggest concern this country has is punishing scandalmongers that take their constitutional right (freedom of speech) to the test? You gotta be kidding!


5 Responses to “The Dail passed the Libel and Blasphemy Bill”

  1. MishaPowerauto
    July 29th, 2009 @ 08:45

    I love these stories! Keep making them! – cool!!!!

  2. SergeyNikolaev
    July 30th, 2009 @ 12:32

    Great tips and reminders as show-goers adjust budgets and schedules in this economically challenged period.

  3. VitalikGromovss
    August 8th, 2009 @ 16:23

    You know, I didn’t even see Casper’s comment when I made mine (how could I miss that?). Sorry Casper, you had it first!

  4. Mixexesycle
    December 12th, 2009 @ 00:45

    I am always searching for recent articles in the world wide web about this matter. Thx!!

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    February 15th, 2011 @ 15:06

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