Some people don’t like it when you insult their imaginary friend. For example:
The BBC reports that Gillian Gibbons has been sentenced to 15 days in prison for “insulting religion”. The religion in question which has so exercised the slow-witted mullahs of Sudan is known as “Islam”, a 7th century personality cult invented by an illiterate camel trader with a penchant for warfare and pre-pubescent girls. Think of L Ron Hubbard in a tent.
While we wait for news from Sudan, another example of religious protectionism rears its ugly head in Turkey. There a prosecutor is seeking to press charges against the Turkish publisher of Dawkins’ The God Delusion for inciting religious hatred and assaulting “sacred values”.
Which is odd, when you think about it. Assume for one moment, that you are God, creator of the universe, and omnipotent and omniscient ruler of said universe. Would you really be bothered if some insignificant mammals on some insignificant little rock in an insignificant little corner of your universe said something nasty about you? You’d have to be a pretty insecure deity to be so. So I suspect that when theists are outraged at blasphemy, they are merely projecting their own pathetic insecurities.