I just read on Derek’s blog that today is International Blasphemy Rights Day. I only have half an hour left to celebrate!
Blasphemy, according to the holy book of Wikipedia, is:
irreverence toward holy personages, religious artifacts, customs, and beliefs.
I’m relatively certain that I committed some act of blasphemy today. But people, can someone out there remind me next year earlier in the day so I can be sure to go out of my way to yell “Christ on a cracker” or suchlike? Also I wonder if there are days to commemorate similar things like apostasy and heresy?
Related: I learned from my meandering around on Wikipedia that “Heresiology is the study of heresy.” Who knew?
I have discovered that my swear of choice when I’m hit in a hockey game is “JESUS CHRIST!” I don’t do it consciously, it’s just what happens to come out whenever someone cross checks in my back or slashes me across the visor or when a Calgarian punches me in the throat. The uttering of JC last night, which pretty much confirmed that this swear is my automatic reaction to dirty hits, came when I got cross checked in the back when I was in “the doctor’s office,” to which the about-to-be-penalized defenceman yelled “Let go of my stick!!” I’m not sure how exactly she figured that I was, or had been, holding her stick given that she just flattened me by slamming me in the back with said stick, but whatevs. She got a penalty and I got an assist on the ensuing power play goal. So apparently blasphemy works.