Well, a newspaper at the University of Oregon re-printed those “outrageous” Mohammed cartoons. In tediously predictable response, another student newspaper printed an edtion containing 12 offensive Jesus cartoons. To show all of us Christians how other people feel, when, you know: Someone makes fun of them.
Because we certainly wouldn’t know anything about that.
This is so absurdly self-defeating as to almost deny parody. I mean, sure, there will be some outraged Christians, but it’s just about a dead solid lock that they won’t go a-rioting in the streets, or burn down anyone’s embassies and I’m pretty sure no one is going to have to die over it. If you call this kind of thing “courageous” then you’ve got to find a new superlative for the paper that actually took some risks with the “respect our traditions (put another way: allow us to define which of your actions are impermissibly offensive) or we’ll cut your head off” set.
Because the rest of us were schooled in “turn the other cheek / te obsolvo” school of thought, however imperfectly.
Need a new word for “infantile” now. That one’s all used up.