(Hat Tip: Andrew Sullivan)
Ireland has joined the ranks of those now threatening serious fines against anybody who criticizes religion. Any religion. Which is a laugh riot, considering that the practice of one religion inherently constitutes the critique of other religions.
When I teach my students about the difference between the American Enlightenment (aka, religious tolerance brought about by religious people) and the European Enlightenment (all hail the State, all serve the State, or else), folks get real surprised.