Lingua Franker

A blog about language.

Blessed are the blasphemers. — September 29, 2015

Blessed are the blasphemers.

Iceland is one country which has recently abolished blasphemy. Blasphemy is the act of insulting or showing contempt or a lack of reverence for God. It may sound like a crime from a murky, illiterate and unenlightened past but it is in fact becoming all the more pertinent in the 21st century and shows just how the use of words can have life or death consequences. Other countries should follow Iceland’s┬álead.

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