Minister for Justice is a blasphemer — 10 Comments

  1. Crap moves like this do a good job of distracting some of us away from the fact that we’ve got a corrupt and incapable government, and inept health service leadership. Honestly I think that’s all it’s for.

  2. Susan – Of course it is. Don’t worry though – I’m keeping a close eye on them. 😈

  3. Poor old Minister Der Mutt has been manouvered into making an eejit of himself on this one grandad. The wording of the proposed amendment is such a hostage to legal fortune that every Irish barrister’s little piggy eyes must be shining at the thought of it all.

    There’s been an outbreak of those who think they’ll lead the party after the coming decimation suddenly making profound public statements of one kind or another to keep their snouties in the media.

    All except Micheal Martin, who seems to be the only one who knows the value of silence on the national stage at the right time.

    I could beat a blasphemy rap as described without even hiring a solicitor.

  4. Lena – The two of us together therefore form a significant enough majority to be offended. I rest my case, M’Lud.

    Maxi – That is offensive to Christians. €100,000 to the usual account please.

    Cap’n – If they want their little soundbytes, they had better come up with something better than that. That law is pathetic. It is so vague as to be unenforcable. It just shows, once more, how out of touch the government is with reality.

  5. “Blasphemous matter” is defined as matter “that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion; and he or she intends, by the publication of the matter concerned, to cause such outrage.”

    My religion is knowledge. I hold dear and sacred the quest for knowledge. Therefore, I am outraged and insulted that the Irish government would consider such a thing as this Blasphemy Law. Therefor myself being a substantial number of one(1) and one(1) being a number of substance I hereby demand the law be upheld. Now being that the Irish government represents the whole of the Irish people I demand the maximum fine of 100,000 euros per person for every Irish person living as of today be paid to me directly, in cash, in large brown envelopes, in person. I also demand that resolution of this payment be made no later than 15 days from today.

    Now I ask but one question. What is sillier, the proposed law or my response?

  6. Brianf – There is only one small flaw in your argument. You are assuming that the Irish government is representative of the Irish people. It ain’t, as the forthcoming elections will doubtless prove.
    I have passed on an invoice on your behalf to our esteemed Minister for Justice. I’m afraid you will have to make do with a paltry €100,000 and not the €400,000,000,000 you were hoping for. We don’t have that much anyway.

  7. Grandad you have the mind of a barrister and the beard of Lena Zavarone.


  8. The law was always there it was just never clearly defined what blasphemy actually was. Obersturmbahnfurher Ahern has now put a definition on it. Any material that is grossly offensive to any religon so as to cause upset to a significant number of members of that religon was how he defined it if I can remember.

    Surely this paves the way for all religons to accuse each other of blasphemy, (as we all know how grossly offensiuve they find each other) imposing fines, demanding arrests and the confiscation of each other’s blasphemous literature eventually leading to the outlawing of mass, morning, afternoon and evening prayers, the angelus, Yom Kippur and Easter. That can’t be a bad thing really though can it?

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