Crown blasphemy prosecution

Bill Humphries bill@whump.com
Wed, 6 Mar 2002 11:09:37 -0800


On Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at 09:45 AM, Paul Prescod wrote:

> If it were a great poem then the prosecution's job would be harder. It
> would be great art versus religion. But lousy art versus religion is a
> little bit of a lower hurdle.

The literary merit of the poem has nothing to do with it. It's an 
unethical abuse of state power to promote religion. It's a shame that an 
advanced civilization trips over itself like that.

We should be careful, all we are going to do is give John Hall ideas to go 
running to Mullah Ashcroft with.

-- whump