No lives lost as result of cartoon

Following the murderous attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya on 9/11/12, The Onion published a cartoon to which I will not link. Anyone who really wants to see it can find it easily enough, although I don’t recommend it. The cartoon was as tasteless and vulgar as anything The Onion has ever published, but it was done to prove an excellent point. Here is the “news” story that accompanied the cartoon (warning: crude language):

WASHINGTON—Following the publication of the image above, in which the most cherished figures from multiple religious faiths were depicted engaging in a lascivious sex act of considerable depravity, no one was murdered, beaten, or had their lives threatened, sources reported Thursday. The image of the Hebrew prophet Moses high-fiving Jesus Christ as both are having their erect penises vigorously masturbated by Ganesha, all while the Hindu deity anally penetrates Buddha with his fist, reportedly went online at 6:45 p.m. EDT, after which not a single bomb threat was made against the organization responsible, nor did the person who created the cartoon go home fearing for his life in any way. Though some members of the Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist faiths were reportedly offended by the image, sources confirmed that upon seeing it, they simply shook their heads, rolled their eyes, and continued on with their day.


2 Responses to No lives lost as result of cartoon

  1. I saw the Onion piece, too, and while it was disgusting, I thought the point was absolutely brilliant. The secondary point that may be making itself clear now that the comic has been out there for a few days is that the mainstream media is so shameless in their shilling for Islam that they are even capable of ignoring something as outrageous as THIS. Nice work, media whores!


    • Well, I can’t speak for Hindus, Buddhists, or Jews, but we Christians have grown so accustomed to our faith being insulted, mocked, belittled, and disparaged that it no longer surprises, and seldom shocks. Whoever drew that cartoon for The Onion did it to prove a perfectly valid point; but if someone had drawn the same cartoon for no other reason than to be as offensive as possible to as many people of faith as possible, it wouldn’t have surprised me.


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