Bugger!!! I’ve just seen that the scheduled cartoon failed to upload today!!!
I promise I’ll make up for it tomorrow!
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Although I agree with many of your perspectives about ridiculous religiousity, I am not an atheist and I do believe in the historical person of Jesus. I find the unnecessary use of a picture of torture to make a point, whether it is of a real person in your world view or not, saddening. Definitely not funny.
With respect, you could consider Tom & Jerry as real, and the acts they take out on each other as torture, but to me they are as fictitious as Christ the saviour.
As for making a point… God has his own son killed, who is also himself, and people don’t think that this is nuts?
If it takes a killing to try & get a message across, then the religion you’re selling obviously isn’t that great. Surely the message & views should be good enough without the shock & awe…
How can anyone follow a religion based on human sacrifice – Regardless of who the human is?
I find your cartoons brilliantly able to point out much of the sad insanity of religions. My comment was just about the use of this painful (to me) image for the seemingly slight inconvenience of a technical problem. I didn’t make that clear.
As for your comments above, I would not be adverse to the use of that picture for those. So, I will now contradict myself and say those comments deserve something equally visually horrifying-say someone being tortured.
Ah, I do have an excuse.
I Googled ‘Sad Jesus’ to quickly put up a cartoon when I realised that days hadn’t published.
It’s a fair point then, although I could argue that it was just a painting of a fictitious person (who knows who it was – we only assume it was a strangely light skinned JC), and not just a painting of some other thought up or real person.
People wear pendants of JC around their necks, have stickers on cars, stuck up on shelves, all portraying this scene. It’s not as if it’s a great taboo that should never be mentioned.
It may upset you (not my intention), but that’s just your perception.
Seeing Adam Sandler on TV upsets me (tosser!!!), but some people like him & some people don’t care. It’s perception, and very personal. Not intentional.
@lightenup, you do realise this is an illustration, not an actual photo of an actual torture, yeah?
Assuming the stupidity of others is an internet meme I don’t find entertaining. Assuming ignorance is a different subject, well dealt with on this site.
Ignorance & stupidity do cross over, but are different.
Bloody minded ignorance ranks under ‘stupid’.
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