is Blasphemy Day. It’s like atheist Christmas!
This Blasphemy Day is actually a special occasion in Canada, because it may be the last Blasphemy Day we observe while under the threat of Canada’s blasphemy law.
It’s important to remember why we mark Blasphemy Day as an occasion. “Blasphemy” is most often used as a tool to stifle legitimate criticism of religion, and blasphemy laws in particular are usually used to victimize minority beliefs. Blasphemy Day is not about intolerance of religion or religious groups. We “celebrate” Blasphemy Day to thumb our noses at blasphemy laws worldwide, and at any attempt to stifle criticism of religion and religious adherents.
So without any more ado, it’s time to get my blasphemy on! Don’t forget to check out last year’s blasphemies!
Let’s get started with a tip of the hat to one of the inspirations for Blasphemy Day: the “issue” of drawing Muhammad.
Next is that favourite question of Christians: What would Jesus do?
Here’s a driving theme featuring Islam and Buddhism:
Here’s a send-up of the burqa I thought was cute:
This one’s easily the most blasphemous of all the blasphemies this year:
I was delighted to discover that this is an actual site, with multiple dress-up themes. My favourite has to be the “27 club”. That’s just darkly brilliant.
Here’s an amusing video featuring a bunch of religious characters, packed with jokes:
That’s all I have this year! Got any funny/insightful blasphemies to share? Leave a comment!