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Religion - Religions - Criticising and satirising religions


 

Mocking Christianity

Mocking Christianity v. Mocking Islam

Whitewashing of Islam

Craig Considine

Mocking Islamism

Sacha Baron Cohen

Greece - where attacking Christianity is daring

Poland - where attacking Christianity is daring

Russia - where attacking Christianity is daring

The "Clareification" controversy

The "Woroni" controversy

What movie has ever shown the life of Mohammed or Jesus or Moses?

The limits of what I will do

The Islamic street

The threat of violence

The Muhammed cartoons

The "roundabout dog" cartoons

The film "Innocence of Muslims"

Islam annoys the West



Criticising and satirising religions

In the politically-correct world, the doctrines of Christianity can be freely criticised and ridiculed - which is fantastic, and a hard-won freedom that cost the lives of many atheist and freethinking martyrs.

But you can't do the same to Islam. Leftists will call you a "racist" if you try to criticise any religion other than Christianity.


 

The free (Creative Commons) online Flash game "Faith Fighter" by Molleindustria.
Gods and prophets engage in hand-to-hand combat, including Jehovah, Jesus, Buddha, Muhammed and the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Play it here and here. Download it here and here.
This game shows the problems for reactionary Islam in the modern globalised world.




UK and Irish laws against criticising religion

Both the UK and Ireland have introduced terrifying new laws recently, which, depending on how they are prosecuted, may outlaw criticism of religion. These laws are an offense against the concept of a free society.


Mocking Christianity

Artists rarely do anything genuinely brave and daring. Insulting Christianity, Judaism, America, Britain, Israel, capitalism, zionism and neo-conservatism is safe, risk-free, and likely to win praise from your peers and money from grant bodies. If artists were genuinely brave and daring, they would insult and criticise people for whom there is some element of risk attached - for example, Islam, Scientology, the Nation of Islam, cults, organised criminals, western terrorists, living dictators, and third-world revolutionaries such as the Palestinians.

Mocking Christianity is not daring. Mocking Islam is.



South Park




Mocking Christianity v. Mocking Islam

Christianity and Islam are treated differently.



Slagging off Christianity because slagging off Islam is too risky (and too accurate):
The Onion (click to play) does a parody about a Christian church that only wants to give to "straight" Africans and "non-Muslim" earthquake victims.
Of course, Christian charities are not like this. Christian charities are notable for providing aid to people of other religions and none. Often in fact they end up feeding people who persecute Christians.
The Onion doesn't have the guts here to face the real issue - that exactly these kind of charities exist - indeed are the norm - in the Islamic world.




Whitewashing of Islam

Far from mocking Islam. many left-leaning non-Muslims go out of their way to praise it and whitewash it.



Karen Armstrong thinks we should admire Abraham, a religious maniac prepared to slaughter his own child because of the voices in his head.




Craig Considine




Craig Considine noticed this page in June 2013.
He tweeted the above blog response, but declined to link to this page or tell his readers what site it is.
Screenshot but no link - that's how to treat the evil counter-jihad!
Nor did he engage in debate when I tweeted him. No platform for racists who dislike the great Muhammad!



The ludicrous keywords on the above show clearly the left's name-calling rather than debate.




Mocking Islamism

Many people do have the courage to mock Islamist terror, even if few have the courage to mock Islam itself.




"Have I Got News for You", BBC TV, June 2011, has a funny joke about Islam and its relationship with terror.
Comedian Sharon Horgan said: "The Independent described the Dostoevsky metro station ... as the Mecca for suicides. Not to be confused with the Mecca for suicide bombers - which is Mecca."
Of course (of course!) she received threats from Muslims for joking that their religion is not peaceful. Yes, death threats will prove Islam is peaceful!
She ended up issuing a grovelling apology: "I am anti any prejudice of any kind. And particularly the generally lazy media portrayal of Muslims or any blanket negativity towards Islam. ... Any of the comments on here, which are suggesting I am racist or in any way anti-Muslim are a load of nonsense. ... Really hope that people understand this and stop threatening me."
By the way, are we allowed mention in passing that Islamic suicide bombers actually bombed Moscow metro stations (though not Dostoevsky station) in Feb 2004 and Aug 2004 and Mar 2010?
Copy here.




Sacha Baron Cohen



Sacha Baron Cohen is braver than perhaps any other artist, actor or comedian in the world.





Greece - where attacking Christianity is daring



  
Das Leben des Jesus (The Life of Jesus) (2002).
From official site.



"Elder Pastitsios", a parody of Greek holy man Elder Paisios.
The parody is based on the parody religion Flying Spaghetti Monsterism and the dish pastitsio.
See the Facebook pages gerontas.pastitsios and elder.pastitsios.




Poland - where attacking Christianity is daring



Russia - where attacking Christianity is daring




The images that are illegal in Russia.




The "Clareification" controversy, Cambridge, Feb 2007



The cover of the banned issue of "Clareification".





Some of the banned issue.
Intelligent, witty satire, poking fun at the touchy, aggressive, violent, sanctimonious, hypocritical Islamic street, which bombs churches, executes nuns, and cuts the head and limbs off priests in protest at suggestions that Islam is violent.
Such satire is badly needed in these times of dour, humourless religious fanatics.
If this material is banned at Cambridge, then Cambridge is no longer a free university.
If this material is banned in Britain, then Britain is no longer a free country.





The "Woroni" controversy




What movie has ever shown the life of Mohammed?



What movie has ever shown the life of Jesus or Moses?




The Muhammed cartoons




The "roundabout dog" Muhammed cartoons




The film "Innocence of Muslims"




The limits of what I will do

The Mohammed Image Archive displays some of the vast number of violent, uneducated, illiterate death threats it has received. Other sites that criticise the Koran and Muhammed, or show images of Muhammed, have received large numbers of semi-literate death threats from violent Muslims.

This explains, I hope, why my blog has some barriers, such as:

  1. No comments facility.
  2. No email.
  3. I do not show images of Muhammed (though I admire those who do).
  4. I do not directly criticise the Koran or Muhammed. I may link to people who do, but I never do myself.

Simply put, I want the freedom to say what I think, but I do not want to engage with violent people. I do not want to attract the attention of the violent, emotional, illiterate savages like the ones in the comments above. The violent threats above confirm for me the wisdom of the choices I have made.




The Onion, during the Innocence of Muslims riots of Sept 2012, announces that Nick Jr. is temporarily suspending production on its forthcoming childrenís program "The Almighty Muhammadís Porkalicious Toon Jihad".
"While we still believe that thousands of young viewers would really enjoy seeing Muhammad go on his weekly pilgrimages to his big bacon mosque with his rabbi friends Hershel and Moishe, our company nonetheless believes itís best to indefinitely postpone the showís release. ... Hopefully, when the international climate is slightly less volatile, children will be able to enjoy all of Muhammadís hijinks ..."
It is satire, but it has a serious point. Someday, when we are free, people will be able to make such a program without fearing for their lives. It will be a great day for the planet when that is possible.



Jesus and President Bush crap all over the American flag and all over each other.
This is Al-Qaeda's "retaliation video" in South Park's Cartoon Wars Part II (2006).
No Christians rioted and killed in response.
This is because Christianity is far more advanced than Islam.




"Criticism of religion is not only the starting point of all criticism. It is the prerequisite of any kind of criticism."
- Lars Hedegaard sums up the Enlightenment.

"The college is now arranging a meeting for next term to discuss the problem of maintaining free speech while avoiding offence."
- Clare College, Cambridge, 16 Apr 2007, after disciplining a student for criticising Islam, show they have no idea what "free speech" actually means.





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