Oh dear! It would appear that we have some ships passing in the night.
Blasphemy is a very serious word and carries a lot of baggage with it. I would hope you would re-read the inspired message from Sinclair on our family and try hard not to take offense where none was intended. The position you have taken, if I understand you correctly, confuses the belief with a statement about a belief. Sinclair was not claiming he believed it nor was he suggesting that you or I should believe it. That others believe it, there is no doubt, just as others believe in all kinds of things that, gasp, do not include Christian dogma. For example, I will discusss Islam but I do not necessarily adhere to Islamic beliefs. Further, I will treat Islam and those who believe in Islam with respect. It is not insulting to me that you and/or Muslims hold beliefs different than mine.
Therefore, I would hope that we can discuss all without dealing in personal insult. If, on reflection, you continue to feel that the reporting of such statements if still a personal slight, then you might be better served by not reading such offensive material as might appear in future on this site and govern yourself accordingly.
I wish you well.......................................................Rory
From: milamba <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 1999 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: La Behottiere
The poor person was only commenting on a rumour! Not stating a belief... and it is a rumour that persists whether one likes it or not. It's also a rumour that many people actually believe...