Every so often a group of humans passes a law or expresses an idea which is so ludicrous as to deserve some sort of award for stupidity. The Irish government has passed a “blasphemy law” which makes it a crime to tell a member of a religion that his ideas are weird or lacking in truth. According to the law, blasphemy is defined as: “publishing or uttering matter that is grossly abusive or insulting related to matter sacred by any religion thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion.” As Nicholas Nugent of Ireland Atheist notes, this is simply a “silly and dangerous” law.
define: “Grossly abusive.”
define: “substantial number.”