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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Comedy Central's Comedy

I was watching Comedy Central and saw an ad for a "let's make fun of Christianity" day (called "Sacrilicious Sunday). The day will feature the movies of "Dogma," "40 Days and 40 Nights," and "Superstar: Dare to Dream." I noticed the common theme in each of these "let's make fun of religion" movies is that the only religion being mocked is Christianity. After all, what better way to observed the sanctity of a Christian holiday than by showing films mocking Christianity?

Why is it that Comedy Central is more than happy to mock Christianity for the sake of ratings, but refuses to show a non-offensive depiction of Islam's prophet Mohammed? Does anybody remember this?

What was shown on TV versus what was created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

So, out of respect for Islam, CC refuses to show a simple construction paper cutout of Mohammed handing a salmon helmet to Peter Griffin. Where is that respect for Christianity?

Also, why is it that devout Christians who get offended at the drop of a hat are just crazy fundies to be mocked as being "unenlightened" and "straight arrow" while devout Muslims are to be respected and accomodated at every turn? Perhaps it has to do with this?

You may want to think about that the next time Comedy Central decides to have a fun-loving mockfest of Christianity and refuses to mock Islam's violent adherents.