I said this 2 years ago about blasphemy in Ireland:
“Regrettably Ireland is on the list, and will remain so until we are let vote through a change to the constitution.”
I’d say I would have been be pleasantly surprised to know that we sorted that one out so quickly.
Thank you to all who voted.
Here is a list we can be happy that Ireland comes last on. But we should be a lot happier if we were not on it at all. Someone has taken the list of countries that have blasphemy laws – and then ranked them by the degree to which they are enforced. Regrettably Ireland is on the list, and will remain so until we are let vote through a change to the constitution. But at least there is recognition that the laws we have are token and not enforced.
Blasphemy is either:
- An imaginary offence against an imaginary being
- A real offence against a supernatural being who surely can take care of the punishment him/her/itself later when the blasphemer turns up in front of them after their death.
Of course it more usually is:
- A way for one group to dominate and dictate to a weaker one within a society.
Sitting having breakfast in the hotel I overheard an interview with John Kasich on the election. The details didn’t interest me, but I was amused when he finished by saying “god bless, and god bless the United States” as he signed off.
The way things are going with the Republican nomination race I thought “god help then United States” might be a more appropriate prayer.