Polish pop star faces 2 years in jail for blasphemy

Looks like Poland is joining the list of gutless countries that want to jail people for speaking their minds about religion. The latest victim of this witch hunt is pop star Dorota Rabczewska (known as Doda), who was charged for an interview she did a year ago saying she believed in dinosaurs more than a book written by “people who drank too much wine and smoked herbal cigarettes”. For saying something so innocuous, this Polish goddess is facing up to two years in the slammer.

I know there are still a lot of atheists who find my “in your face” faithlessness a little disturbing, even abrasive at times. But we don’t live in a world where we are free to speak our minds just yet; religious institutions still want to silence our objections, our questions, and our anger. They do this by helping to fashion laws to scare us into silence, and because we are still so poorly represented in most of the world’s government, there’s little we can do to fight this kind of oppression.

Oh, and if you think this smokin’ hot mama is just another bimbo who doesn’t know her ass from her elbow, keep in mind that she is a card carrying member of Mensa (yeah, I know they are useless, but maybe they just want to hang out and feel smart). I’ve never believed in standard intelligence tests, but at the very least it means she isn’t a complete moron. Oh, and if you’re like me and suddenly in love, you’ll have to get through this scary guy to talk to her.

Comments (11)

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    Vladimir

    I like her gusto.

    Hope they don’t jail her.

    @Jacob
    Mensa has a really accurate LOGICAL intelligence test. IQ measured there doesn’t indicate education, knowledge, emotional and social awareness, linguistic or rhetorical abilities.

    And yes, Mensa is somewhat of a social club. Non-Mensians are allowed(and encouraged) to participate in activities.
    Check if there is a SIG(Special Interest Group) that suits your fancy and feel free to join.

    Personally, I am a member of a local SIG that deals with hedonism. :)
    We have organized tours of gourmet restaurants, wine tastings, boat rides… You get the picture.

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    Elberg

    SHES HOT! Any judge that puts this lady in jail should be sentenced to having his dick removed and a course of extensive delicate surgery resulting in his genitals being molded into a perfect hairless vagina….

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    Matt B

    An important detail that you left out of the story is that her husband is already being prosecuted for the same charge. He’s the lead singer of a Polish metal band, Behemoth, and he’s being put to trial after he called the Catholic church a murderous cult and tore up a bible on stage.

    What’s great is that’s a gimmick he does a pretty much every show. He did it when I saw them here in the states, and before tearing pages out of it he commented that being in the U.S. he wanted to take advantage of the country’s protection of freedom of expression.

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    Iva

    I said the same thing a couple of times during this month already, and people around me just laughed. I always say that whoever wrote Bible was incredibly high and I also have a theory on a rise of religion and spirituality (and various mumbo-jumbo combos of it) amongst people who were drug users or currently are drug users. While some of such people are somewhat dear to my heart, I fail to see what they see, I fail to hear what they hear and ultimately I cannot agree with views that touch imaginary places and imaginary people. Been straight-edge all my life and never thought there was any other reality than the one science proposed to us.

    As for MENSA, screw it. Seriously, screw it. It’s an elitist sect, almost. At least in my country, only snobs and opportunists are in MENSA and all they get from it is being seen, going everywhere and thinking they’re ultimately better than everyone else. I agree with you, Jacob, they’re useless and the comment on a club of hedonists. I mean, ssaying you’re a hedonist is another stupid fad of today’s “culture”…same as those who are [insert something here] types and those who are obsessed with [insert someone/something] here.

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    Iva

    @Elberg …I suggest you to try epilating various parts of your body as often as you can and then dare to suggest to any female that a total bikini wax is normal. With comments like yours, I don’t even need to turn the TV on or pay a theatre/cinema ticket.

    @Matt B, that is awesome. A true way of challenging “democracy”.

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    Vladimir

    @Iva
    I don’t mind elite. I know I’m not the smartest guy around, and I do recognize those who are smarter/better/whatever than me. Scientists, race car drivers, generals, doctors… all these people are elite.
    Would you entrust someone who is not your health or even life?
    I didn’t think so.

    What is wrong with people that have above-average intelligence socializing, collaborating and being available as skilled labor pool for potential employers?

    And I really think you don’t understand hedonism as mentioned in my previous post. Don’t tell me you don’t enjoy a really fine box of chocolates, or maybe a warm summer day in nature with friends?

    Hedonism mentioned means finding things you enjoy, and… well enjoy!
    Someone loves a good Cuban cigar, someone loves rafting, someone loves a good meal, someone loves good wine.

    The SIG I am a member of is all about sharing knowledge on how to enjoy.

    But in the end, it’s your right to form opinions. But make sure your get the facts straight first.

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    Vladimir

    @Iva

    I invite you to tag along on one of hedonistic outings, to see the people you described…

    I believe we live in the same city.

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    Elberg

    @Iva read the my comment again , idiot

  • avatar

    Bastian Fromherz

    her husband Nergal from the blackened death metal band Behemoth said Catholicism was a murderous cult and tore up a bible on stage and is facing similar charges…

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    Niewierzący

    I live in Poland. Sadly, Doda doesn’t come across as very classy or bright in the interviews with her I’ve seen, but I’ll defend her until the end of my days simply because this country seems to be virtually run by the Catholic church. I’m lucky enough to have grown up in a fairly secular family (and spent a LOT of time abroad) and I’m proud to be one of those dirty atheists Radio Maryja (an ultra-conservative Catholic media outlet) likes to scare the mohair brigades with (the old ladies with their mohair berets who hang on every word that the charlatan behind RM spews.) Sorry. That’s a lot of parentheses for some added context.

    Nergal from Behemoth has a history degree from the University of Gdańsk and comes across as a reasonably intelligent guy with a good shtick.

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