January 1st, a brand new blasphemy law takes into effect in Ireland, in which it’s now criminal with fines up to 25.000 euros for:
publishing or uttering matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion, with some defences permitted
In response to this Orwellian feat, a group of Irish atheists have gathered 25 blasphemous quotes to challenge the law, including:
Look, I had a lovely supper, and all I said to my wife was that piece of halibut was good enough for Jehovah.
— Matthias, son of Deuteronomy of Gath, in Monty Python’s Life of Brian, 1979.