Oct. 7 was “Blasphemy Day,” a day devoted to protecting a person’s right to “ridicule, criticize — even lambaste God,” according to a CNN article Friday. Started by Ronald Lindsey (who in his youth studied for the priesthood), the purpose of the day is to encourage freedom of expression for everyone, even those who would outright talk ill of the Lord. Lindsey believes “a society is not truly free unless people can freely air their views on any subject — including God.” What do you think of this day? Is “Blasphemy Day” really a genuine effort to encourage freedom of expression? Or is this just another silly endeavor by a person looking to get his 15 minutes of fame by striking at the nerves of the general public?
It’s difficult to fully know the motives behind men’s deeds, but it’s not so hard to discern the spirit behind them: “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious” (Galatians 5:19). Maybe they only want to get a rise out of people of faith, or take a stab at “the establishment,” but their one greatest accomplishment is the exposure of their own depravity.