The Evil of Blasphemy Laws
Public Domain, "Ecce Homo", Antonio Cisneri, 1871
Yesterday, it dawned upon me that blasphemy laws are quite evil. Historically speaking many people have been put to death for the charge of blasphemy. Currently, Asia Bibi is in jail for blasphemy. Hundreds of Christians are being slaughtered in countries in Africa and the Middle East because someone charged them as blaspheming the name of God. Actually these grotesque actions show that people are terribly insecure with their own faith. People are incense with hate when simple words offends them. And it is a complete contradiction. I believe that God is all powerful he does not need anyone to defend Him. The idea that one must be killed because she/he had the free will to speak his/or her mind is abhorrently evil. And then again, it dawned upon me that Jesus Christ himself was killed for the same charge!! Wow... I thought. The implications are earth shattering! Our Lord and Savior was killed for the same petty argument. In the 21st century nothing has changed...people are still doing the unforgivable and their heart is so filled with darkness they are totally blind to God's true saving grace. May God truly open your heart to the light, for you to see the error in this kind of teaching. Love, grace and peace is within your reach...you just have to accept it.