Friday, February 03, 2006

Offending Religion

Muslims all over the world are upset because a Danish newspaper printed 12 cartoons they say are offensive to Muslims, and they are threatening an International Day of Anger, because Islamists faked some additional cartoons and attributed them to the Danes to inflame the Arab world.

News alert to Muslims: Denmark is NOT a Muslim country. And newspapers in Muslim countries regularly run cartoons offensive to Jews.

I've got news for them. America is a (80 to 90%) Christian country, and our own newspapers praise artwork with Christ in urine, and the Virgin Mary covered in dung, mocking images of Jesus Christ, or Bin Laden as Christ, Rolling Stones prints a cover with Kanye West-as-Christ, and we have a network that plans to feature Britney Spears as the host of a fictional cooking segment called "Cruci-fixin's" in an upcoming "Will & Grace" epsiode, and a network plans an epsiode that makes a mockery out of the sacrament of the Eucharist, and many others too numerous to name, yet while it makes Christians sad, and even angry, we are not rioting in the streets.

Check out the new Faces of Muhammad blog.

Daryl Cagle, of the professional cartoonists index, has been following this story on his blog, and also prints lots of cartoons arguing for and against these depictions of Mohammad.


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SteveJ said...

What do they mean by an "International Day of Anger"? Wouldn't it be shockingly out of the ordinary if they had a day WITHOUT anger -- without mindless, mouth-foaming rage?

Don Singleton said...

VERY good point

Anonymous said...

Mel Gibson made that movie about Jesus, and there were alot of angry people out there. Mel made alot of money and people forgot what was on the screen. I saw the movie and it was probably more true to life than most of the bibilical movies. It was kind of dreary, but dreary were the times.
The Christians have been taking a beating for years, so what makes any other religion exempt...ANON