Friday, May 07, 2010

Comedy Central and Jesus

Comedy Central developing half-hour cartoon about Muhammad -- no, wait...

No, it's about Jesus. The simple question for Comedy Central is: why is Jesus perfectly okay to poke fun at in a "a playful take on religion and society with a sprinkle of dumb" [sic], but Muhammad is out of bounds? Could it be, for example, that the followers of the latter religious figure are not quite as peaceful, patient, and tolerant as advertised? Could it be that daring, "edgy" comedy actually depends on the existence of no actual risk?
Could it also be that the writers and producers of Comedy Central are cowards and bullies who only dare to pick on those who refuse to fight back?

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