Sunday, January 31, 2010

Atheists challenge Ireland's new blasphemy law with online postings -
"LONDON -- Atheists in Ireland are risking possible prosecution with an audacious online challenge to the country's new blasphemy law.

Under the law, which went into effect Friday, a person can be found guilty of blasphemy if 'he or she publishes or utters 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.'

The penalty is a fine of up to 25,000 euros, or more than $35,000."


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