Forget all the nonsense about pictures of Brian Cowen's gut; here's something that should scare anyone who places any kind of value on freedom of speech. Especially, as was stated in the article, "the Supreme Court concluded that it was impossible to say of what the offence of blasphemy consists." So who's going to be the arbiters of taste in this regard? Would it be possible for hardcore creationists to argue that the Theory of Evolution is blasphemous, by their standards, and "[causes] outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion"? How many people compromise a "substantial number" in any case? And if the law is passed and actually enforced, is it worth staying in this crooked, bankrupted, perpetually sodden country to find out?
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