Thursday, March 16, 2006

Can someone explain this to me?

Two cartoons.

One causes hardly a ripple in any news outlet.

One causes mass demonstrations around the world. Embassies are burned; a nation warns its citizens about travelling abroad out of fear for their safety; a university professor is threatened and forced to remove the cartoon from his door; the cartoonist has a death sentence over his head.

And yet both depict the central figure of two seperate faiths.

Two of the worlds largest faiths.

One is depicted in a homosexual act with an animal. And the other is depicted asking his followers to stop bombing others.

I feel like I'm in "The Twilight Zone".

Can someone explain this to me?


At 3:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think it's two things. 1. people should exercise thier sense of humour when reading comics. 2. they are (both) funny, because they are true. certain people have twisted muhammed's teachings and should stop suicide bombing. christianity has become very commerical.

i'm personally not offended by either one.

At 5:19 PM, Blogger Jake said...

I would be interested to know what you mean when you say that Christianity has become commercial?

To say that both are true is to show that you do not understand the actual teachings of Jesus Christ. Whereas in the Koran Mohammed does actual encourage violence against unbelievers.

All this however is beyond the point of my original post.
I ask for an explanation as to why the cartoon of Jesus is freely published and the cartoon(s) of Mohammed are not. The media says it is because of religious tolerance. Are they saying that it is okay to mock Jesus but not okay to mock Mohammed?

At 3:18 AM, Blogger Green Squiggly said...

Hey jake, it's andrew mellenger. just noticed your blog. here's some examples of christian capitalism:

-Touched by an angel
-Passion of the Christ
-The Left Behind series
-Benny Hinn
-The DeVinci Code

At 11:20 AM, Blogger Jake said...

Thanks Andrew
Not to start another debate but your examples I think are more of using Christianity for capital gain rather than Christian capitalism. Maybe it's just semantics but I see a difference.


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