After all, it’s just a joke. Right?
Comedian Larry David is under attack from critics who say he pushed the mocking of religion and Christian belief in miracles over the edge in the latest episode of his HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which the cable network defended as “playful.”
On the show’s most recent installment, which aired Sunday, David urinates on a painting of Jesus Christ, causing a woman to believe the painting depicts Jesus crying.
Deal Hudson, author and publisher of InsideCatholic.com, said he doesn’t find any humor in the episode.
“I don’t think it’s funny,” Hudson told Foxnews.com. “Why is it that people are allowed to publicly show that level of disrespect for Christian symbols? If the same thing was done to a symbol of any other religions — Jewish or Muslim — there’d be a huge outcry. It’s simply not a level playing field.”
Hudson said an apology from the show’s producers and writing team should be issued.
“Somebody should [apologize],” Hudson said. “When is it going to stop? When is common sense going to dictate that people realize this willingness of artists to do to Christianity what they would never do to Judaism or Islam?”
In a statement to Foxnews.com, HBO downplayed the controversy.
“Anyone who follows Curb Your Enthusiasm knows that the show is full of parody and satire,” the statement read. “Larry David makes fun of everyone, most especially himself. The humor is always playful and certainly never malicious.”
Liberals are a funny lot. Liberals are a cowardly lot.
Sacrilege is fine when it brings with it no dangers. They’ll piss on the image of Christ. They’ll display a Bible in a jar of urine. The average liberal will blaspheme Christians and Christianity to hell and back. They know that there is no danger in these acts. Most Christians will have become morally outraged. They’ll be angry, offended, disgusted by these Liberal behaviors.
But they won’t riot or murder over it.
Of course, you have random murders of Abortion Doctors committed by a random Christian every decade or so. And the Liberal will be quick to point this out as if in comparison to the Islamic Extremists who commit atrocious acts of murder such as Al Jazeera beheadings.
Take that same urine or even the rumor of urine being placed on or near a Qu’ran and Liberals will run amok with declarations of intolerance by the Christian community.
Why is it acceptable for Secularist Liberals to piss on the Bible and call it critical humor, yet, it is not acceptable to do the same with the holy books or personages of other religions such as Islam.
Is Jesus not as sacred to Christians as Mohammad is sacred to Muslims?
Mass riots were justified by the left as a rational response to cartoons of Mohammad in Denmark. Yet, Christians are irrational if/when their beliefs are demeaned by that same Secular Left.
I’d love to hear the rationalization on that one by the Secular Multi-culturists. Speaking of Culture. Is Christianity not a part of the CULTURE of the West. Why is it the Christian Religion not afforded the same respect as Islam in these matters. Piss on the Qu’ran. Bad. No matter the circumstances. Piss on the Bible. “It’s a joke. Sarcasm. Critical humor.” Portray Mohammad in cartoons depicting him with a bomb for a turban. Bad. Never mind the fact that Muslims worldwide have grafted this image into the mainstream consciousness. Never mind the fact that there is no place on the planet wherein Muslims live peacefully side by side with non-Muslim neighbors. Piss on a Picture of Jesus or caricature Jesus in a cartoon. “It’s just a joke.”
The Secular Left are cowardly hypocrites on the subject of religion. Period.
I grow tired of it.
Multi-cultural, they wish to call themselves. I call them what they are. Christian haters.
For the record, I’m not Christian. I shed that belief ages ago. That doesn’t mean that I can’t see hypocrisy when it is plainly evident.
Maybe Christians should start rioting in the streets and murdering artists for portraying their religious symbols inappropriately. Apparently, that’s the only way that the average Secularist will respect your beliefs.
I dare say that not one of the cowards would piss on a picture of Christ if he, afterwards, had to fear for his safety or life.
Try pissing on a picture of Mohammad on TV, Larry David. Hell, just try showing a picture of Mohammad on TV. I’d love to see Larry David defend that one as “playful” as a mob of angry Muslims beat him and threw rocks at him. I’d love to witness his attempt to explain to the murderers of Van Gogh in Sweden as they wielded a knife in anticipation of gutting the infidel. I’m sure they’d listen to him closely. I’m sure the extremist elements of Islam would love to murder an infidel and a Jew. Two birds with one stone and all.
Cowards and hypocrites all.
Christians need to stop whining over these things and take up arms against them. Defend your ideals. I’m not necessarily talking about violence or shooting. There are other ways of dealing with this hypocrisy. Just stop the incessant whining.
Larry David should test his comic theories on Muslims in America. Piss on a picture of Mohammad. Claim it was merely being “playful.” When he and his fellow hypocrites start using the same standard for Muslims as for Christians, they’ll have a point. Until then, they’re merely typical leftists bigots.