I have watched both of the episodes, and loved them. Learned a lot, even though I have read the book. Twice!
Everyone claims their religion is the one true religion. None of them have anymore evidence for this than any of the others. The beauty of our Constitution is that no religionshould be favored, nor should it dictate to all citizens.
Many of my children's grade school teachers were of church of Christ persuasion. They teach that only members of that church go to heaven. I sure as hell did not want them teaching this to my kids. I also did not want them leading prayers to Jesus with my Jewish neighbor's kids.
Your examples are not of discrimination. Asking the majority to stay behind the wall separating church and state is not discrimination. Here's a test: if Islam becomes the majority, would you want them to impose prayer in schools? Use taxpayer money to erect monuments to that religion?
Change our money to say in Allah we trust. Let's see how well that goes over.
They will, including Clay, be ready to receive criticism for their cartoons. I also have no problem with that.
And I would never call for a cartoonist to be censored. Never. Believe me, there are cartoonists out there that are way too offensive for a newspaper. And they have every right to put their work out. If it is extreme enough, they may have to pay for it themselves.
Nope. I like Clay's cartoons because he and I have similar views. I don't like some cartoonists because I don't share their views. Cartoonists have the right to make ANY topic the subject of their cartoon, and their publishers must decide if the cartoonist is an asset or a liability.
I noticed you can't show me an example of Christians experiencing discrimination.
Give me an example of discrimination against Christians. And no, a political cartoon is not an example.
Please understand that this is not the same as tolerating discrimination based on religion. I do not approve of that. But Christians are not discriminated against in this country. Gradually the minority religions are seeing less and less discrimination too as laws and the population become more progressive in this area.
Exactly, PT. To a nonbeliever, religions are on equal footing and not exempt from criticism or even ridicule in a society that champions free speech. Would I mock religions myself? I choose not to.