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Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

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"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Je Suis Charlie, Deux

Two of the many cartoons in reaction to the massacre yesterday in Paris:

I was going to point out in this post that Christian fundamentalists, at least in the First World, have pretty much confined reacting to blasphemy by running their mouths or suing people. But a spot of research on that brought up the firebombing of the Saint Michel theater in Paris in 1988, in which some Christian fundies threw Molotov cocktails into a theater while "The Last Temptation of Christ" was being shown.

So never mind that argument.

UPDATE: Shorter Catholic League statement: "They had it coming."


Old NFO said...

Oh come on, you're REALLY going to play the to the moral equivalence card? So ONE instance is going to offset what the islamic terrorists did in Paris two days ago? And the 140 some odd kids they killed last month? Really??? You're better than that.

Comrade Misfit said...

You've forgotten Srebrenica? Or Rwanda, where priests were willing participants?

Comrade Misfit said...

The reference to Rwanda wasn't really fair. My apologies.

CenterPuke88 said...

Comrade, then perhaps Germany ~1936-1945? A Christian Nation, that murdered by the millions.

Or Norway, where one Christian, feeling his beliefs threatened, killed some 70 children?

Numerous Popes, Kings and Queens, Princes and Lords...all killed people in Jesus name. Some tortured them to get them to convert before they killed them. The theory being the convert would go to heaven then, but if they waited, the convert might fall from grace.

Salem...Vassy...Jeruselem...the list goes on a long way. No religion has a monopoly on horror and violence.

BadTux said...

Not to mention that even leaders of established groups with a history of terrorism like Hizballah have said that this attack was far more damaging to Islam than any cartoon...