Tuesday 17 January 2017

Free society must allow blasphemy

Published 18/03/2011 | 09:29

PAT Mullins (Letters, March 17) suggests that it is ''demeaning and unworthy'' of the Irish Independent to print Ian O'Doherty's "blasphemous" use of the term 'Jesus Christ'.

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Ireland is no longer governed by the morals of a church whose atrocious crimes of abuse could be deemed ''demeaning and unworthy".

In a free democratic society, freedom of speech is a fundamental value which must be upheld; in a free democratic society, people are upset by what people say and write.

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