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Holy Blasphemy is a community of heretics, blasphemers, free-thinkers and spiritual seekers committed to religious freedom, personal autonomy and positive social change. We are particularly concerned with the role religion, in particular Christianity, plays in modern culture and contemporary society. Besides supporting notable literary and publishing efforts, we also regularly produce in-depth, well researched articles on religious history, spirituality and sociology, as well as lighter (or darker) rants and tirades.
The title “Holy Blasphemy” indicates our mission of straddling the space between Religion and Atheism: while we are absolutely against totalizing doctrines, idiocy, and irrational faith that breeds violence and intellectual stagnation, and are in general supportive of the Atheist agenda, we also respect each individual’s right to seek their own spiritual meaning – as long as they don’t impose it on everyone else or demand special privileges or policies.
If there is a God or some kind of potent mystical unity at the center of the universe, he is not the angry tyrant of the Old Testament or the crucified Jewish rebel of the New. We demand that the idea of God be perfect – hence we are seeking a better God than the one taught in most world religions. If the tyrannical and violent God of the Christians, Muslims and Jews does exist, then in the words of Captain Ahab – “Defiance” is the only ethical response. Holy Blasphemy is the practice of speaking out against dated religious customs and clearing the way to a fuller appreciation of truth, and is considered by us to be a sacred duty for the spiritually eager. For more about who we are and what we stand for, please read our manifesto, “Blasphemy: It’s not what you think.”