Must say that I was a bit non-plussed about the furore surrounding Muslims getting upset about pictures of Mohammmed lampooned in cartoons. I guess if I was Muslim though I would be quite offended by them. Being an atheist I don't have to worry about my religion having the piss taken out of it.
A valid point was made by Tim Blair on Triple J last night when he asked why, after having been initially published in September, have Muslims taken so long to take offence to it? Granted, it is in poor taste and I can see that they have reason to be upset but not to the extent that it was been taken so far. Protest is one thing but destruction of property is another.
This morning on the radio I heard that an Iranian newspaper was showing that it had an editorial sense of humour. My words, not those of the news. They are running a competition for cartoons of the Jewish Holocaust. Christianity didn't rate a mention, apparently. I didn't think that Iranians were all that well known for their sense of humour. Gold coins will be awarded as prizes. Let's see what the Israelis can come up with as they have deeper pockets than the Iranians.
Austen Tayshus, world famous Aussie comedian, said years ago that if Jesus had been executed by electric chair then the Christians would be known as Electricians. I'm glad it isn't the case as I am an electrician. I don't see him having had his property destroyed by angry mobs. Get a grip people.
Race and religion can have a bit of fun poked at them, in my book, but vilification is not on. Are we talking about vilification or plain bad taste?