Another failed blasphemy case

A Finnish judge has ruled that no action should be taken against the Finnish League of Freethinkers for publishing “blasphemous” cartoons of Jesus.

A private individual had requested an investigation, claiming that the cartoons were an incitement to hatred and a violation of the sanctity of religion. The judge, Jorma Kalske, ruled that freedom of expression extended to shocking opinions, and the Christian churches wielded so much power in Finland that even harsh criticism of them was permitted.

The cartoons had been on the website for about ten years. You can see them here.

3 Responses to “Another failed blasphemy case”

  1. […] (via Media Watch Watch) […]

  2. Aerik says:

    Ah, it’s so nice to see Christians having their asses handed to them for claiming rights over others that just don’t exist.

  3. Nick says:

    I now have a pretty good idea of what ‘next’ is in Finnish.