Nobody likes to feel slighted by jibes or have their beliefs contradicted. However, it is almost always a cause for celebration amongst those in the religious freedom community when blasphemy laws are abolished, even archaic laws that have not been enforced in 175 years.
Freedom of conscience, expression, and religion are vital pillars in advanced and healthy societies. It is deeply troubling, however, when old laws are being discarded only to be replaced with new and aggressively imposed blasphemy laws.
“Where in the Middle East is this dreadful threat to liberty being enacted?” you may be forgiven for asking. “In Scotland,” would be the surprising response.