Russell and Duenes

Christ in a Vat of Urine: Courageous Art, Cartoons Making Fun of Muhammad: The Viliest Thing Ever!

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I think it should be clear to any sentient being that grovelling and making obsequious apologetic statements before Muslim radicals has zero effect on how they feel and behave towards us. And it is really tiresome to keep hearing the trope that some bush-league anti-Muhammad video that was online for a month prior to 9/11 is somehow the main impetus for the current conflagration of violence against U.S. interests around the globe. It’s surely a convenient narrative. But you gotta love our cultural elites, particularly our current Democrat political leaders and their media water-carriers. These people simply cannot come up with enough condemnatory words to attack the recent video making fun of Muhammad. Our ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, called the video “a very hateful, very offensive video that has offended many people around the world.” (HT: Rich Lowry). Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, called the video “disgusting and reprehensible.” Indeed, the White House, read: President Obama, asked Google to remove the video from the internet, a request that Google generally rejected, except that they did remove it in Libya, Egypt, as well as India and Indonesia. Perhaps worst of all, according to a USA Today story, “[t]he chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called a Florida pastor today, asking him to withdraw his support of an anti-Islam online film.” The Pentagon making pushy phone calls to private citizens who have broken no law?

Perhaps the video is disgusting and reprehensible, and the pastor in Florida who is so highly anti-Muslim surely has disgraced the pastorate, and, in my view, dishonors the name of Christ; but I can’t help but wonder why these same people who are so virulently against any kind of criticism of Muhammad at all never seemed to have a problem with some “artist” taking a picture of Jesus on a crucifix submerged in a vat of urine, the so-called “Piss Christ.” Indeed, these same liberal elites rushed to the defense of the photo, proclaiming this is precisely the kind of courageous stuff that the First Amendment was designed to protect. The New York Times said of the “Piss Christ” and other anti-Christian art: “A museum is obliged to challenge the public as well as to placate it, or else the museum becomes a chamber of attractive ghosts, an institution completely disconnected from art in our time.” No disgust or reprehension here, no matter how many Christians might be offended. The double standard has come to be standard operating procedure. So has Muslim violence, despite the obeisance of western liberals and their attempts not to “offend” Muslims at any cost.



Written by Michael Duenes

September 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

Posted in Duenes, Government, Islam

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  1. As we have discussed in the past, it is due to their fear of retribution. True Christians, simply put, “won’t fly planes into buildings” even if Christ is defamed.

    russell and duenes

    September 21, 2012 at 11:35 am

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