Blasphemy – a notion that crystallizes so many of the issues around free speech

Blasphemy – a notion that crystallizes so many of the issues around free speech

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Blasphemy laws worldwide as of 2017

In the west, we often think that the right to question religious authority is a battle that was won long ago. Most people think it’s at best an anachronism in today’s world. But it wasn’t so long ago that questioning church canon could lead to arrest, torture and a painful, fiery death.