Obnoxious Jesus Cartoon #1
There has been much ruckus over the solicitation and subsequent printing of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad by right-wing Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten
In Islam - as has also been traditionally the case in Judaism - pictorial depictions of the Divine are sacrilege. The taboo against depicting the sacred and holy is rooted in a concern that a worshipper will begin to turn his or her contemplation toward the finite image presented and away from the inexpressible and eternal Divine.
However in Christianity, greatly influenced by Roman culture, no such taboo exists and the representation of Jesus in art - like those of the great icons of Hinduism - provides an essential arm of Christian meditation - for the image of Jesus crucified is itself a study on the galling marriage of the material and the eternal, to which we must all surrender.
With this in mind, I have set myself to producing a set of obnoxious Jesus cartoons, which I hope many people will find offensive.
It is well known that Hollywoodians, Holywoodites, and Hollywood hoods see through their glass brains darkly; therefore, they seldom perceive the light of reality and fairness, which, I assume (I generously give them the benefit my doubt) is that they are invariably unfair in their dogmatic misstatements about politics and religion; and that they delight in their pronouncements in pictures—both stationery and mobile—in passing wind out of their mouths, instead of out of their lower regions, to show that they have class instead of a-s. Of course, the only class that they have is the spoiled, smug, semi-ignorant class of their left wing semi-creative associates. It is unfortunate that you have donned dark glasses and thrown in (by your blasphemous cartoon) head-
over-hills with the rest of the assumed geniuses. Of course, if you have any inclination at all of redeeming your self or repenting, show greater guts than you have shown in this and similar cartoons by—like the Denmark cartoonists—satirizing Mohammed, whose followers spread Islam by oiling their scimitars with the blood of Christians. If you do make the latter gallant step, run away quickly and hide. Good luck on all accounts.
Thanks for your insights and comments. I bet many people feel the same as you.