Blasphemy Day 2009

It’s Blasphemy Day! September 30th, 2009 was chosen for the first observance of this heathen holiday because on this day 4 years ago, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, leading to widespread threats and violence from Muslims who literally want to kill anyone who blasphemes their god or so much as draws a picture of their prophet.

Blasphemy Day can be used to further inflame these psychotic zealots with their “religion of peace”, but there are many other gods to blaspheme as well!

The multitude of Hindu gods don’t get enough blasphemy, so perhaps this would be a good day to bash Brahma, vilify Vishnu, or curse Kali? Or you could go with the more traditional western target and deny the “Holy Spirit” on YouTube as part of The Blasphemy Challenge.

The religious have also taken note of the event. As with so many things they see us infidels doing and saying, this unholiday doesn’t fit with a delusion that is common among Bible believers. This delusion is that everyone knows they’re right, that their god is real, and we’re all just denying it, so they pretend that Blasphemy Day is exactly the opposite of what it is. Albert Mohler, Jr. writes in the Christian Post:

“…see this observance for what it really is – an unintended testimony to the existence of God and the foolishness of those who deny Him. The sheer foolishness of a blasphemy contest with t-shirts and mugs betrays the lunacy of it all. They can do no better than this? One testimony to the power of God is the fact that his self-declared enemies come off as so childish and manic. The heathen rage and God sees the foolish grasshoppers.”

Why is it that people like this guy see everything as a testimony to the existence of their god?

The reality here, Al, is that most of the world does not believe in your religion, and quite a significant amount of us don’t believe in any gods at all. Does not the “sheer foolishness of a blasphemy contest” show clearly that huge numbers of people in fact legitimately do not believe? This is in no way a testimony to the existence of any gods, let alone yours.

You’re right, if we did actually believe that your religion was correct and we persisted in our endless blasphemies, it would be lunacy. The fact that we do persist, despite our sanity, is proof that International Blasphemy day is no kind of testimony to your god, but a clear and undeniable expression of our disbelief.

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My name is Shawn Esplin and I am an advocate of Free Thought and general good sense and thought in general. To that end, I encourage people to seriously question the things that they have been taught, especially as children, because many of these things - religious and secular - are taken on faith until we actively choose to seriously examine them for ourselves.

2 thoughts on “Blasphemy Day 2009

  1. I think this might be a great idea if more freedom-loving atheists would re-direct their energies towards the real threat – Islam. I think it would be fantastic to see more reasoned-driven blasphemy of this religion. So, have at it, ladies and gents!

  2. I like Blasphemy Day, but I believe that it should definitely be refined. I think it is best served as an open declaration that nothing should be free from criticism and that nothing should be considered “blasphemy” whether it is against a deity or even the government. There should not be a word or words that are so awful that should you utter them, you should be damned.

    I prefer to be an open opportunity skeptic. Rather than just focus on Christianity (or Islam), why not challenge all of the superstitious beliefs? I try to make sure that I point out that it is not just belief in one specific god or gods, but the whole realm of unsupported, unscientific beliefs that I challenge.

    Why should only religion get singled out for being based in superstition and faith? It shouldn’t. Things such as homeopathy, faith healing, astrology, etc. need to be challenged as well.

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