June 8, 2010
Religious equality in society. Is there really such a thing? Religious tolerance usually comes down to whether you’re a realist, or the self-absorbed type.
How do you feel about Jesus? Is He your Messiah? A prophet? A community activist? Just a really good guy who cared about those hurting spiritually? Is criticism of Him aligned with the criticism of Muhammad? Or does it cross over and beyond what you find acceptable?
Enter Citizens Against Religious Bigotry. (CARB) is a recently formed media watch-dog group formed as a response to a potential show airing on Comedy Central. The show’s script has Jesus living in New York, trying to get away from his overbearing Father.
Having the right to criticize religion is American. If I want to make a statement about a misogynistic pedophile who thinks he’s a prophet, I have the right to do that. And in turn, I expect to take hits to my beliefs as well. Your religion is supposed to be scrutinized. If Comedy Central wants to bash Jesus, then they can; the writers of South Park have been doing it for years. Let the market determine if the show is a failure or success. In turn, Comedy Central SHOULD NOT be censoring references to Muhammad on South Park.
Reminds me of one of Jon Stewart’s best bits evah:
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These people don’t change. Jesus was persecuted some 2,000ish years ago, with that nasty crucifixion that followed. He can handle a little thing like a show mocking Him. If you’re offended by the show, don’t watch it. That’s a lesson we bemoan towards the left constantly when they blather about *hate speech* coming out of Hannity or Rush. (Both of which I can’t stand BTW.) First Amendment baby, gotta take the good with the bad. We would be that dreaded H-word if we sought to silence those who disagree with us.
Now if we could just do something about the Christians strapping C-4 on their bodies and walking into pizzerias. Now that, that’s tiresome stuff there.