Blasphemy in Ireland

On 1 January a law making blasphemy a crime (punishable by up to €25,000) has come into force and Atheist Ireland started a counter-campaign by publishing 25 supposedly blashphemous quotations online.
BBC: Irish atheists challenge blasphemy law
In addition to the law being quite revolting from the moral point of view, a pertinent question was brought up by one commentator:
“How does it work? When a catholic priest claims that Jesus is the son of god, can the priest be accused of blasphemy by a rabbi? And when a Hindu prays to several gods is this not blasphemy from the Islamic viewpoint?”
The quotations (which include some by Jesus Christ, Muhammad and the incumbent pope) are on this page.



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