Don't forget: it's a flippin' cartoon. Don't like it? Don't read it. I don't find most conservative cartoons funny, but I defend anyone's right to publish them. You have the right to be offended. Some will be offended. So what. Since American Christians are not persecuted for their beliefs, I find their being offended silly and pointless. And I am allowed to say so. And you are allowed to be offended by my saying so. Frankly, I don't give a rat's ass.
Not in my opinion. Which I have just as much right to as you.
You missed my point entirely.
If I were a Christian I'd be far more offended at the deluge of easter bunnies and colored eggs that have been on the store shelves since...January. But since we all grew up with I it we don't see it as offensive. If you stop and think about it though...
I think it is a good question, though. Why are you offended by this cartoon? Just curious.
Sorry to hear, but that's what I think. I won't lie to impress or please anyone. Some people really are looking to be offended no matter what, and everything is a sacred cow to someone. But considering some of the memes I see on facebook , this is really nothing. Doesn't mean Clay won't get a ton of hate mail for it, though. It's gonna have some panties in a twist.
All toons are insulting to one group or another. But this one is pretty mild, and would only be insulting to a Christian who has already bought the persecution myth.
Of course science and religion are comparable, until some insist on a literal interpretation of scripture in the face of overwhelming evidence that it isn't accurate. Most Christians understand the Bible well enough to know that Genesis was a collection of oral mythologies that were important to the history of Judaism. The earth is indeed ancient and we evolved along with the rest of the living world over hundreds of millions of years. There was never a global flood, but Noah's tale was rooted in a real deluge and chronicled by the Sumerians in the epic of Gilgamesh.
Religious and philosophical discussions are essential for the proper use of the science we discover. They are also important to understanding the nature of being human, beyond being simply a primate with an extraordinary brain Science can only explain so much. Philosophy, literature, the arts, these allow us to explore what it means to be human.
Personally, I don't care what kind of government they espouse. They are a racist organization.
That you are ignorant? Yeah, I get it.