John and Charles Wesley were both priests in the Church of England, and while they were at Oxford, they had decided to become more methodical in their devotional life, in how they were using scripture every day, and how they were praying, and they were called Methodists as a sort of a rude word for them, to make fun of them, and they picked it up and said no we’ll take that.

The light of men is Justice; quench it not with the contrary winds of oppression and tyranny. The purpose of justice is the appearance of unity among people. In this exalted Word, the sea of God’s wisdom is moving. All the books of the world are not sufficient to contain its interpretation.

International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 – Declares it to be U.S. policy to: (1) condemn violations of religious freedom, and to promote, and to assist other governments in the promotion of, the fundamental right to freedom of religion; and (2) seek to channel U.S. security and development assistance to governments that are found not to be engaged in gross violations of the right to freedom of religion.

Blasphemy laws are astonishingly widespread. Seventy-one countries, spread out across many regions, maintain such statutes.
Every one of these blasphemy statutes deviates from at least one internationally recognized human rights principle. Most of these laws fail to respect fully the human right of freedom of expression.

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