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It’s Blasphemy Day!

– photo by Mitch Waxman

A newish holiday, Blasphemy Day was started in 2009 by the secularist organization “Center for Inquiry,” which was established by Paul Kurtz. Kurtz was “the father of secular humanism” and the founder of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), the Council for Secular Humanism, and the Center for Inquiry. Blasphemy Day was set up, in part, to protest the notion that there are still blasphemy laws in many of the worlds nations, including the UK, the EU, and six of the United States (really, Massachusetts?).

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Personally, my entire spiritual foundation is based on the veneration of Superman. April 18 is my holy day, celebrating the publication of Action Comics #1, wherein the revelation of the savior was revealed. This was when the good news was released to an anxious nation that Jor El had sent his only begotten son to live amongst, morally instruct, and catechize us. For me, blasphemy is the ridiculous notion that this is a fictional story. Clearly, we live in a state of sin which precludes the man of steel from revealing himself to us, as evinced by the popularity of the heretics over at Marvel and their collusion with the evils of the Floridian Disney empire.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The traditional sort of blasphemy which would have gotten you into a lot of trouble until quite recently is something which one observes on a regular basis, around the Newtown Pentacle. Occult artifacts and the leave behinds of eldritch rites are not hard to find in area cemeteries, for instance. Go to City Hall over in the Shining City and proclaim any objection to policies offered, and you will find yourself accused of blaspheming against logic and proportion, and branded with a scarlet letter marking an enemy of the state.

Upcoming Tours

Saturday – October 19, 2013
The Insalubrious Valley of the Newtown Creek with Atlas Obscura-
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Sunday- October 20th, 2013
The Poison Cauldron of the Newtown Creek with Brooklyn Brainery-
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Written by Mitch Waxman

September 30, 2013 at 12:15 am

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