Godsdammit, it was International Blasphemy Day all day today.
...And now that you have had time to sneer at the dirty, disrespectful lowlives who would establish such a thing, consider that Blasphemy Day is celebrated on September 30 to coincide with the anniversary of the publication of satirical drawings of Muhammad in one of Denmark's newspapers.
So, now how much would you pay to stop the blasphemers? --One man's religion is another man's belly-laugh, and a dire offense to the religious principles of a third. It was that way long before well-brought-up Roman citizens were horrified by the blood rites of the tattooed, woad-daubed savages of Brittainia (so utterly unlike the civilized entertainments of Hippodrome and Ampitheater) and it'll keep on being that way as long as there are humans. You can either make your peace with the fact that someone, possibly right on your block, is eating the wrong stuff, praying to the wrong $DEITY or not praying to the right one or maybe not even praying at all, or you can go out and bug him despite his objections or hound him or try to kill him or get someone else to do that for you -- bearing in mind that all of the latter behaviors cross the line of decent, civilized behavior if some other heathen tries to do them to you.
It's a great big blasphemous world. The only part of it you really control is yourself.
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