A Swedish MP, Karl Sigfrid, has lodged a complaint with the European Commission about our ludicrous new anti-blasphemy law.
Writing in the EU Observer, Sigfrid cogently makes the case against this law, pointing out that it amounts to a mandatory obligation on people to practise a religion even if they don’t want to.
As he puts it, a law against blasphemy is an obligation to live your life according to the religious beliefs of others.
He’s right, and though he may express himself in more polite terms, he’s saying exactly what I pointed out in previous posts: this law is a charter for religious extremists to impose their insane will on anyone they don’t like.
As Sigfrid warns, statements threatening the power of religious leaders will awaken the strongest reactions and therefore be considered the most offensive ones, resulting in punishment by the state.
Now look. It’s taken a Swedish member of parliament to make the first official complaint. Isn’t it about time we took responsibility for the ridiculous state of our country? Let’s see if we can follow his example and sidestep the deadwood that passes for politicians in this country.
Let’s all lodge formal complaints with the European Commission.
How about it?
I sent Karl a message and we’re now Facebook friends. Since we don’t have any grown-up politicians in Ireland, why not adopt a Swedish one instead?
Look him up and say hello, why don’t you? He seems like a decent guy. Better than our boneheads anyway.
Previously on Bock