Living In The Medieval Era:Holy Books & Blasphemy Laws

If you’ve been following the news, a Danish man was recently charged for the crime of blasphemy. You read that right, I said BLASPHEMY. He was charged for burning The Quran, and posting the video on Facebook, back in 2015. How did they(whoever ‘they’ are)even find it?It’s like an episode of Game of Thrones, only this time, instead of the sodomy charge given to Sir Loras Renly(played by the delicious Finn Jones), it’s a charge for blasphemy. Here’s the definition of the word, before I begin ranting:

the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.

I used to think Denmark was a secular state, turns out it is actually a non-secular state. Well, isn’t that fine and dandy. I thought it was on the same page with its fellow Scandinavian states, Sweden and Norway. They even have a Blasphemy Law, which I didn’t realize existed in the damn year 2017!I mean Jesus(no pun intended), is this real life? I’d expect this kind of archaic mess in certain overly religious nations, but Denmark?The country with the best cookies?The country that gave us the iconic Game of Thrones character Jaimie Lannister, and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. That Denmark?

The last time the Danish judiciary had a blasphemy charge against someone was in 1971, when two radio producers aired a song mocking Christianity, and they were promptly acquitted. Now let’s be honest, the 70’s was the era of disco and drugs, we can’t blame Bowie and friends for their so-called ‘blasphemy’. They just wanted to live!I’m sure every song in that era(except Boney M songs), was filled with all kinds blasphemy.

Basically, what I’m trying to convey is, do we really need these types of laws in 2017?Is this not a call-back to the Dark Ages, when most of Europe still believed in witches, warlocks, and fairies?You be the judge, tell me in the comments. Thanks!

 

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