“The “miracle” was simply bad plumbing”

Image from page 177 of "Reasoner : journal of freethought and positive philosophy" (1846)

 

Cartoonists in hiding. Editors and publishers assaulted. Filmmakers murdered. Authors travelling with heavy security under threat of death. Activists and bloggers languishing in prison. Countless people scared to express what they really think.

 

Today is Blasphemy Day.  A day to celebrate freedom of thought and the freedom of expression that is vital for the mind of the individual and society. Freedoms that are under constant threat and so cry for constant support.

 

Because blasphemy is not a crime, but a right and sometimes a duty. Because we are all someone’s heretic or infidel. Because dogmas that demand deference deserve derision.

 

Because Mohammad cannot stand cartoons.

 

Because “They wanted me to stop saying there is no God.

 

And “the “miracle” was simply bad plumbing.”

 

 

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2 thoughts on ““The “miracle” was simply bad plumbing”

  1. As for “miracles,” I continue to come back to naturalist John Muir’s line: “The natural and common is more truly marvelous and mysterious than the so-called supernatural. Indeed most of the miracles we hear of are infinitely less wonderful than the commonest of natural phenomena, when fairly seen.”

    ~John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra (1911)

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    • Hi Chris, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I love the quote (agree completely) and I don’t think I’ve ever heard it before, so thanks for springing a new one on me. 🙂

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