While blasphemy is something of a joke in certain countries like Spain and Czech Republic, it is quite the opposite in others. In fact, many cultures find blasphemy so deeply offensive it is considered a criminal act. Defined as insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God, blasphemy can take many forms and result in a broad range of punishments. This infographic, titled “Blasphemy” covers what countries punish people for blasphemy and what the punishment is. It begins with a definition and explanation of blasphemy as it relates to culture and then explains what countries punish people for it. Then, there is a map of the world depicting the countries which administer punishment for blasphemy and what these punishments are, as well as how many people are affected.
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