Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ireland's 'blasphemy law' worries religious liberty proponents

I'm concerned about this trend. From what I understand the law would criminalize "insult to religions".

If you notice the first story, it's from the Adventists. The hardcore Adventists are the biggest insulters of the Catholic religion.

Should they be fined for their ignorance? I don't think so.

And of course there's the issue of insulting Islam. You can see the charges coming fast and furious from that crowd.

I also believe dialogue is necessary for religious peace. But peace can't be built on censorship. False beliefs can only be corrected if they are exposed.