In response to Ireland’s recent decision to outlaw blasphemy, a commenter at jesusandmo.net offers this suggestion for how to test the law’s fair applicability:
When the bill regarding a ban on promoting religious hatred was being discussed in the UK (a kind of blasphemy law in disguise) I actually posted a Bible to the relevant government department with bookmarks and references to all the people that the Bible promotes religious hatred against. Basically everybody. I was prepared to walk into a Christian bookshop, buy a Bible and go to the nearest police station demanding that the shop selling it be prosecuted.
As it turned out, due to the hard work done by the NSS and a cock up by a labour whip, only a very diluted version of the bill was passed.
I am pretty sure that if the new Irish law is actually put to the test it will be exposed as the contemptable piece of idiotic garbage that it is.