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Is It Legal To Commit 'Blasphemy' In Australia?

The crime of blasphemy has had a bit of publicity lately. British comedian Stephen Fry was recently reported to police for comments made on Irish TV about what he would say to God if he had the chance. Meanwhile, Jakarta Governor Ahok...Show More Summary

Saturday Afternoon Chess/Open Thread 05-28-2017

Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry playing chess in Fry's rooms at Cambridge, 1980 Good afternoon morons and moronettes, and welcome to the Saturday Afternoon Chess/Open Thread, the only AoSHQ thread with content specifically for all of us chess nerds...

Stephen Fry Says Theatre Needs To Understand Actors' Mental Health Is As Important As Their Physical Health

Fry, who left a production in 1995 to figure out his own mental health, said, "Swings and dance captains are there in order, every single day, to work out if there's an injury who will be replacing who in the chorus, who is coming in to double for this part and so on. The day […]

Audiobook: The Sound of Sherlock: Stephen Fry Voices the Master Sleuth

The noted British actor narrates Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales of a certain obsessive detective.

‘Hippopotamus’: Lightyear Sets Release For Whiskey-A-Go, Go Stephen Fry Adaptation

EXCLUSIVE: Lightyear Entertainment has set a June 15 domestic release for mystery/comedy The Hippopotamus. This is the film that’s based on Stephen Fry's bestselling novel of the same name, published in the U.S. by Soho Press — and it’s the first of Fry’s books to transfer to the big screen. Show More Summary

Brickbat: By God!

last monthNews : Reason

Irish police were investigating actor Stephen Fry for blasphemy. A TV viewer filed a complaint after Fry said in an interview that if he made it to Heaven he would ask God, "How dare you create a world in which there is such misery? It's not our fault? It's not right. Show More Summary

Podcast Ep. 161: Stephen Fry Didn’t Blaspheme

We also discussed halal food, circumcision, and a Creationist's lawsuit over "research" in the Grand Canyon.

Global Quickies: Superpowers for Girls, Superior Babies, and Not Enough Outrage

Categories: Quickies IRELAND “Irish police have halted an investigation of Stephen Fry for blasphemy because the Garda Síochána could not find enough people to be outraged over the actor’s anti-God remarks on... (Read more...)

Stephen Fry Explains Why Some People Believe Everything Donald Trump Says

Some supporters of President Donald Trump believe just about everything he says, even when he’s wrong. And Trump himself seems to have absolute confidence in his own beliefs ? again, even when he is demonstrably wrong. But there is a...Show More Summary

Stephen Fry uses psychology to take down Donald Trump

Ever wondered what drives Donald Trump's decisions? Or what makes some people support his often controversial policies? Well, Stephen Fry may have the answer. In the animated video above created by Pindex, Fry talks through things like...Show More Summary

The Persecution of Stephen Fry, and Ireland’s need for a new constitution

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Ireland – a country lately undergoing a thoroughgoing, much-needed update in the eyes of the world – now has been in the curious position of investigating Stephen Fry for the eminently modern crime of blasphemy. Fry, whose previous visits to Ireland include a good-spirited turn as an English tourist in the Irish-language soap Ros na Rún, more...

Blasphemy Charges Against Actor Stephen Fry Dropped By Irish Police

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Irish police have halted a prosecution against Stephen Fry for blasphemy because the [authorities] could not find enough people to be outraged over the actor's anti-God remarks on Irish TV."

Stephen Fry won't be charged — under Irish anti-blasphemy law — for calling God a "maniac."

But he was investigated. It didn't take long, but it still has a chilling effect on the freedom of speech in Ireland. Why does this law even exist?Eoin Daly, a lecturer in law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, said Mr. Fry was never in any real danger of prosecution. Show More Summary

Heavens above! New Zealand to axe blasphemy laws

New Zealand plans to scrap the crime of blasphemy after calls from across the political spectrum for reform in response to an Irish investigation into British comic Stephen Fry. David Seymour, leader of ACT, a minor opposition party,...Show More Summary

Stephen Fry Spared Blasphemy Charges Over Calling God A ‘Maniac’: Report

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

English actor and comedian Stephen Fry has reportedly dodged blasphemy charges after authorities in Ireland failed to find enough people upset about damning comments he made about God two years ago. The self-avowed atheist had been under...Show More Summary

Irish Police Investigate (but Don’t Charge) Stephen Fry for Blasphemy

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The authorities said the actor would not face prosecution over remarks from a 2015 TV interview, but the episode provoked public anger.

Stephen Fry Runs Afoul of Ireland's Blasphemy Law for Disrespecting 'Capricious, Mean-Minded, Stupid God' on TV in 2015

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sean Nelson Stephen Fry—actor, writer, apostate? I know that being an outspoken atheist has become unfashionable on both ends of the political spectrum in the past few years, owing largely to the (often justly) perceived arrogance of the atheists in question. Show More Summary

Blasphemy Charges Dropped Against Stephen Fry; Irish Police Admit Lack of “Outraged People”

The Irish Gardaí, which oversee these matters, said they were "unable to find a substantial number of outraged people."

Why Irish police are investigating a British actor's comments on God

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

British author and actor Stephen Fry is being investigated by Irish police for comments he made about God two years ago. Read more...

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