“This crime called blasphemy was invented by priests for the purpose of defending doctrines not able to take care of themselves” - Robert Ingersoll
It was just 3 years ago today that the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten was brave enough to publish a dozen cartoons portraying the "prophet" Muhammad. The fallout from simply publishing a handful of comics was, of course, more overblown than it should have been. There were boycotts and protests. Death threats were made and bounties were placed on heads. Embassies were torched. People died. All of this simply because someone didn't bow down to someone else's religious beliefs.
Blasphemy, it has been said, is a victim less crime. Blasphemy is insulting something that isn't there. Blasphemy is having the courage to say out loud that religion is bunk. Yes, people will be offended. But my rights to freedom of speech beats your right to not be offended. Being offended is good for the soul anyways. Builds character. Let's you know that you are alive. It shows you where your boundaries are. It points out which beliefs are the most important to you. In fact, religious people should be thanking us instead of yelling that we should be behead or strung up from a tree. Besides, what is holy script for you is blasphemy to another.
So, Happy International Blasphemy Day. Go out there and offend as many people as possible. Don't leave any stone unturned or any god un-insulted. Do it to show you are alive and free. Do it to show that verbal dissent should never be opposed no matter what you believe.
And without further ado:
And above all, Fuck Eris
That bitch never calls me anyways.