Using 25 fun, classic, provocative, or thoughtful pieces of blasphemy. Where is Bono when you need him? Fight the Power, Irish heathens! Read all 25 here. Some highlights:
[The Bible] is full of interest. It has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history; and some good morals; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies… -Mark Twain, Letters from Earth
Matthias, son of Deuteronomy of Gath, in Monty Python’s Life of Brian, 1979: Look, I had a lovely supper, and all I said to my wife was that piece of halibut was good enough for Jehovah.
I do not believe in religion, but if I had to choose one it would be Buddhism. It seems more livable, closer to men… I’ve been reading about reincarnation, and the Buddhists say we come back as animals and they refer to them as lesser beings. Well, animals aren’t lesser beings, they’re just like us. So I say fuck the Buddhists. -Bjork, 1995
You would not believe how many people are writing to me, insisting that these horrible little crackers (they look like flattened bits of styrofoam) are literally pieces of their god, and that this omnipotent being who created the universe can actually be seriously harmed by some third-rate liberal intellectual at a third-rate university… However, inspired by an old woodcut of Jews stabbing the host, I thought of a simple, quick thing to do: I pierced it with a rusty nail (I hope Jesus’s tetanus shots are up to date). And then I simply threw it in the trash, followed by the classic, decorative items of trash cans everywhere, old coffeegrounds and a banana peel. -PZ Meyers, on his desecration of a communion wafer.