Irish Atheists Challenge New Blasphemy Laws

Daily News Article - January 7, 2010


1. a) Define blasphemy.
b) When was Ireland's new blasphemy law passed?

2. a) Define defy.
b) How is the secular/atheist group Atheist Ireland reacting to Ireland's new blasphemy law?

3. How does Ireland's new law define blasphemy?

4. How will people who are convicted of breaking the blasphemy law be punished?

5. Why was the law passed?

6. Do you support a blasphemy law? Explain your answer.