Blasphemy - Sightings (Martin Marty)
I will admit that I'm a bit old-fashioned. When it comes to things religious, while I'm okay with a bit of irreverence, I'm not sure I like it when things get uncivil and indecorous. Then there's blasphemy. Accusations of blasphemy often lead to violence or persecution. So when does irreverence become blasphemy? That's a good question, and one that Martin Marty takes up in this piece for Sightings. I invite you to read and respond. While freedom of speech is vital, when do we push things too far. I'm with Marty that we need a bit of "awe" in at times awful world!