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.