The Jury Talks Back

2/22/2009

Vatican furious over ridicule of Jesus and Mary

Filed under: Uncategorized — aunursa @ 7:59 pm

An Israeli late-night comedian has caused an uproar by mocking Jesus and Mary in a show last week.  In one sketch Jesus was portrayed as unable to walk on water because he was too fat from having eaten too much sacramental bread.  In another sketch Mary became pregnant at age 15 by a classmate and distributed pornographic materials.  (According to the Israeli TV station and the comedian, the skits were done in response to the Vatican’s readmitting of a bishop who denies the Holocaust.)

The Vatican responded by calling for the death of the comedian and other employees at the TV station.  Thousands of Christians worldwide attacked synagogues and Israeli embassies, and terrorized innocent Jewish neighborhoods.

Whoops!  Scratch the last paragraph.  I got my religions confused.

The Vatican responded by lodging a protest with the Israeli government.  The Vatican representative said that Mary and Jesus were “ridiculed with blasphemous words and images” that amounted to “a vulgar and offensive act of intolerance toward the religious sentiments of the believers in Christ.”  Meanwhile dozens of Christians protested peacefully in Israel.


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