Why should you take part in (or at least acknowledge) International Blasphemy Rights Day tomorrow? The members of the University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI) made this awesome video with their answers:
As the saying goes, blasphemy is a victimless crime. So take the time to appreciate your free speech rights on Friday.
***Update***: This is what they’re doing at the University of Illinois:
Illini Secular Student Alliance members will be inviting passersby to add their own blasphemous ideas to our “Wall of Blasphemy” poster and to sell their souls for tasty, tasty cookies. Our goal is not only to raise awareness about nonbelief and nonbelievers on campus, but to illustrate the importance of First Amendment rights, no matter the topic of one’s speech.
It goes without saying that not everyone who encounters our activities will enjoy them. Perhaps some students might even condemn us, and that’s okay. We realize that we’re a minority — that’s the very reason we need to make our voices heard. We hope to demonstrate how fortunate you and I are to live in a country where such behavior is legal, when so many countries worldwide have laws condemning those who publicly state their nonbelief (or, frequently, simply the wrong belief) to death.