September 30 was International Blasphemy Rights Day, and I forgot to do a goddamned thing to celebrate it. Aw, hell, there’s always next year.
The Center for Inquiry marked the day by presenting the winner of its Protect Dissent video contest:
Blasphemy is just one variety of dissent, you know. If you can’t handle [...]
As Robert Ingersoll once pointed out, “blasphemy” is a concept invented by priests to preserve ideas that can’t stand scrutiny on their own. To blaspheme, to tread upon the sacrosanct, is part of the regular maintenance plan of a free society, just like a stretch for a body or an oil change for a car. [...]
A year ago, Denver Atheists and Free Thinkers (DAFT) were preparing to rally for the separation of church and state. This weekend, DAFT notes the upcoming first-ever celebration of International Blasphemy Day. The Center for Inquiry has fixed September 30 as the date for International Blasphemy Day with this reasoning:
The objective of International Blasphemy [...]