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Faith 'n' Begorrah!

9:40 AM -- Planning a trip to The Emerald Isle? Mind your bloody tongue. CBC News reports:

    If you visit Ireland after October, you'd better watch what you say about God.

    A blasphemous slip of the tongue could cost you 25,000 euros under revamped legislation that will soon be signed into law...

    Lorraine Weinrib, a law professor at the University of Toronto, says the bill is a modern update of blasphemy laws...

    "Unlike the old blasphemy laws which only protected the dominant religion [Roman Catholicism]… this one seems to protect all religions, so it kind of has a modern equality bent to it," Weinrib adds.
Ah yes, very modern. Equal opportunity theocracy.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 4:00:12 PM
re: Faith 'n' Begorrah! "One of the most irrational of all the conventions of modern society is the one to the effect that religious opinions should be respected... [This] convention protects them, and so they proceed with their blather unwhipped and almost unmolested, to the great damage of common sense and common decency."
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