What’s Wrong with Blasphemy

The End Blasphemy Laws campaign believes “blasphemy” and “insult” to religion laws are wrong in several ways:

  • They violate the human right to freedom of expression
  • They protect religious belief and practices, institutions and leaders, from legitimate and necessary criticism
  • They are intrinsically bad laws
  • They legitimize mob violence, vigilantism, and persecution of minorities

This extract is from the site End Blasphemy Law, which is part of a new campaign aimed at the abolition of blasphemy laws. The campaign is lead by the International Humanist and Ethical Union and European Humanist Federation.

You can read a discussion of these bullet points here, and you can join the campaign here. I urge you to do so.

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