Why was I thinking?

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  1. samhuff says:


  2. Rrr says:

    ” thinking ” is not a link.

  3. Author says:

    There is no link, Rrr.

  4. Succubus ov Satan says:

    Blasphemy laws prove the non-existence of ‘god’

  5. M27Holts says:

    Unfortunately it is back, under the guise of “Hate speech” which, funnily enough isn’t hate if you back it up with religious dogma…

  6. Rrr says:

    Author: Oh. It looked kinda purple so I jumped to the conclusion it was meant to be a link. May have been my screen, or my imagination.
    Now, if it had been a pink link to think … 😉

  7. Rrr says:

    Succubus: Very succinctly put! Well done.

  8. Laripu says:

    Wikipedia tells me that except for Northern Ireland, blasphemy laws were abolished in the UK.

    In the US, blasphemy laws were found to be unconstitutional. There are six states that still have such laws in the books, unused, but in at least one case the law was found to be unconstitutional. However, in the present really destructive political environment, it wouldn’t surprise me if an attempt was made to prosecute based on one of these laws. Presumably prosecution would fail.

    The United States does have this constitutional amendment:
    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    However this could possibly be interpreted to not be applicable to state legislatures, only to Congress. I see problems ahead. The question will be: If a state or local government has a blasphemy law, can they prosecute when someone blasphemes against Jesus Fü¢kîñg Christ? And what constitutes blasphemy?

    Is the following blasphemous?
    “Not only wasn’t J.F. Christ the son of a non-existent god, but his mother had gotten pregnant by having sex with an occupying Roman soldier.”
    – Or is it merely an expression of disbelief?

    What about your Flying Spaghetti Monster? As a parody of religion, is it inherently blasphemous?

  9. M27Holts says:

    You keep his noodly majesty out of this..or she will send a meatball from space that will obliterate all blasphemers….

  10. Donn says:

    What constitutes blasphemy is pretty much up to the listener, who is presumably in the grip of a comprehensive delusion, so don’t expect a lot of clarity. I think in the first example, it at least crossed the line when you gave him F for a middle initial.

    But did you know, September 30 is International Blasphemy Day? I’m not making this up.

  11. M27Holts says:

    International Blasphemy day? Does that mean I can wear one of my

  12. OtterBe says:

    Thanks for the hearty chuckle! Beautiful signage fail there-and the ‘Winners Assembly’ over the doorway underlines it well


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