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Rant time...

Oh, the Protestants hate the Catholics
And the Catholics hate the Protestants
And the Hindus hate the Moslems
And everybody hates the Jews

-Tom Lehrer - National Brotherhood Week

So... if you have in fact been under a rock during the last week, you missed the act that a Danish newspaper posted some cartoons depicting Mohammed in an unsavoury light.

This was calmly reacted to by the issuance of Jihad number 486/331//L329/9π
Oh and by the way, Moslems will now retaliate with unfavourable cartoons featuring the Holocaust.

Okay, I'm tired of this. I really am. The Hatfield/McCoy entertainment of the Punch and Judy show between the Shalom speakers and the Salaam speakers was one thing. But this is just tired and old now.

No offense, everyone's god-form gets mocked once in a while. Hell, I will bring the same down upon myself now. I shall now bring the fury of not merely the Egyptians, but the Ancient Egyptians upon me. I now present my mini two pane cartoon on one of their divine.

Why the Ancient Egyptians? Well or me it's because I believe that I can study god forms and gain enlightenment in working with them, even when seeing them through the eyes of satire and humour. I guess radical fundamentalists can't see this. No, it's far easier to destroy the infidels than go about your own life.

It's far easier to shoot an abortion doctor, punch a republican, beat up a geek, scream that he didn't make the debatable touchdown, than actually try to see the world through your fellow human's eyes; just like EVERY one of the old prophets taught. See, once someone disagrees with you; to hell with the teachings of your religion or philosophy.

So, the extremists have taken their stand. Making fun of Mohammed by the Danish is bad. So... What do they do? I know, take it out on the Jews. The human race's whipping post for 5000 years. (You are G-d's chosen people. Chosen to get thrown out o this country, chosen to get murdered in this country, chosen to receive the ire of the people who don't like Danish Newspapers) Yup. We don't like Danish Newspapers and people making fun of our prophet, let's go hurt some Jews. This is like the school bully driving 10 miles to the next town to beet up the same geek as last year, even though he's moved and even though the geek didn't do anything. A wonderful response to this mentallity is in this (SOON TO BE DEEMED EEEEEVUL) cartoon from www.filibustercartoons.com

Personally, here's a plan. Let's actually try liking each other instead of trying to undermine and destroy those we disagree with.

Yeah... crazy plan.


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I really am. The Hatfield/McCoy entertainment of the Punch and Judy show between the Shalom speakers and the Salaam speakers was one thing.

Ummm, I don't think the Danes or the French are Shalom speakers. I've actually heard no reports of Jewish or Israeli newspapers reprinting the cartoons.

I agree with you on the behaviour of the extremists, however. You might have fun reading Dr. Deborah Lipstadt's blog in relation to this (on LJ as historyontrial); Dr. Lipstadt is the Emory University professor who is well known for fighting the holocaust denyers.

The Hatfield/McCoy entertainment of the Punch and Judy show between the Shalom speakers and the Salaam speakers was one thing.

This refers to the fact that I could more easily ignore it when it was each side throwing pot shots at each other. I annoy you, you annoy me.

Leather, Rinse, Rebeat.

But now it's come down to:

Hey, look. March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. Obviously we must go blow up some Jews now.

Separated at birth! Who woulda thunk it?

You know, originally, I thought it was somewhere in between "Yes, the Danes had the right to publish that, just as the Atlanta Herald has the right to publish a cartoon of Martin Luther King Jr. dressed up as a slave - it's just the Herald knows better." and "Satanic Verses, duh!"

However, recent articles have shown that the fires are being fanned by radical Muslims who have added additional, far more derogatory cartoons

skip over to rimrunner's journal, she has links to two of the major blogs detailing what is going on behind the scenes.

The whole world is festering with unhappy souls,
The French hate the Germans, the Germans hate the Poles,
Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch,
And I don't like anybody very much!


The Merry Minuet, Kingston Trio, 1961

Glad I wasn't the only one thinking of that!

The whole concept of blasphemy is stupid anyway. As as character in the wonderful Illiminatus Trilogy once said, "Would you punish an amoeba for giving you the finger?"


So, does that mean you're playing Gonzo in Horus?

Check this out. :)


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