Finlands Deputy Prosecutor-General Jorma Kalske is not taking action on cartoons satirising Christianity on the website of the Finnish League of Free-Thinkers.

A request for an investigation was made by a private individual in 2006.

Kalske said that while the pictures might be seen to violate good conduct to some extent, freedom of expression extends to shocking opinions, and even to opinions that are insulting - to some degree.

In Kalske’s view, Christian churches wield so much power in Finnish society, that even very harsh criticism against them should be permitted.

The cartoons have been on the association’s website for about ten years and can be seen here.

(via Media Watch Watch)