Poland is a traditionally catholic country that has recently been dealing with how to react to religious defamation and that fact was emphasized this week when polish singer Dorota Rabczewska was fined for disparaging remarks made against the bible.
The singer said in a 2009 interview that she doubted the truth of the Bible “because it’s hard to believe in something that was written by someone drunk on wine and smoking some herbs.”
Dorota was ordered to pay 5,000 zlotys ($1,450) by a Warsaw court for offending religious feelings.
This isn’t the first time a musician has been put in front of the court, a death metal performer named Adam Darski tore apart a Bible during a 2007 performance however he was not fined because the act was deemed artistic expression.
Both musicians share an intimate connection, Adam Darski and Dorota Rabczewska once dated.
Do you think the Polish courts are going to far in their censorship of free speech?