Ouch! $35,000 for blasphemy? My last trip to Merriam Webster brought me to this question: Isn't it blasphemy if you consider gods to be real or sacred?
This would be a good motivator for me to leave the country. On occasion, due to my upbringing, I use metaphors to express my emotion that some people would deem inappropriate or insensitive. Yes, I have exclaimed "holy cow" on several occasions. I did not mean any disrespect to my Hindu friends. It's just an expression that I use and it means something totally different to me than to them. If I do visit Ireland, I should be careful what metaphors I use aloud to describe the beauty of the country. I would not want to go home broke.