Tag: blasphemy

Blasphemy laws around the world

Anti-blasphemy legislation still exists in many countries around the world, including those dominated not only by Islam but also by Christianity. You’d be surprised at how many countries have blasphemy laws, even supposedly civilized “Western” nations! Americans, count yourselves lucky to have the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and do NOT take it for […]

Help free Egyptian atheist activist jailed in Kuwait on blasphemy charges!

The least we can do for this poor man is to sign the petition, which I’ve done. If nothing else, the attention is giving him hope. http://www.change.org/petitions/government-of-kuwait-free-humanist-atheist-activist-abdel-aziz-mohamed-albaz Blasphemy laws are the mark of a barbaric culture. No one should be imprisoned for questioning religious doctrine. The West has already been through its Inquisition – we […]

Nonbelievers in religion persecuted, executed worldwide under barbaric blasphemy laws

Welcome to the Planet of the Apes. “Nearly half (47%) of the countries and territories in the world have laws or policies that penalize blasphemy, apostasy (abandoning one’s faith) or defamation.” 47% – Laws Against Blasphemy, Apostasy and Defamation of Religion Are Widespread …Laws against defamation of religion were far more common worldwide than laws […]

The REAL blasphemy!

moses smashes the tablets

How about overkill for offenses that aren’t particularly egregious for the vast majority of humanity? I understand, of course, that some cultural context is necessary for certain taboo behaviors, which may have really been causing serious social disharmony at some point.  But let us not forget that the Babble is being touted as “God’s Word,” […]

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