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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.

6 Comments

  1. Point well made. Unfortunately Christianity is not the cause (religion) du jour of the public therefore this will get lost in the midst of those more meaningful and righteous protests, as evidenced by rioting, burning cars, or hurling the death threat.

    Quiet, restrained protests that protect everyone’s rights seem to be equated with a lack of passion, righteousness and commitment. If there is true outrage and offense, protests must manifest it accordingly.

    Comment by Dana — 2/23/2009 @ 11:34 am

  2. God is not entirely happy with His Creation. The Flood did not turn out as He had planned.

    So he goes to the Greeks and says, “My children I have some commandments that I wrote to help you lead better lives”. The Greeks say, “What sort of commandments, Lord?” “Well”, God replies, “one is ‘Thou shalt not kill'”. The Greeks say, “We’re sorry, Lord, but I don’t think we would want that”.

    Then God goes to the Egyptians and the same conversation roughly takes place except that God tells them, “Thou shalt not bear false witness”. And the Egyptians, likewise, do not think that that suits their character.

    So God is walking in the Sinai, kind of dejected, and he runs into Moses. Moses asks, “Why do you look so down, Lord?” “Well, Moses”, says God, “I have these commandments but nobody seems to want them”. Moses asks, “How much are they?” God says, “They’re free”. And Moses says, “I’ll take ten!”

    Comment by nk — 2/23/2009 @ 5:04 pm

  3. racist

    Comment by carlitos — 2/24/2009 @ 7:29 am

  4. Nahh, I hate everybody equally.

    Q. Why is the Coliseum round?
    A. So the Italians won’t piss in the corners.

    Comment by nk — 2/24/2009 @ 10:45 am

  5. #2 OMG, thats funny! Thanks NK.

    Comment by Pons Asinorum — 2/25/2009 @ 3:46 pm

  6. Aunursa wrote:

    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.

    Yeah, and I’ve seen plenty of morons people on lefty blogs going absolutely nuts over this one, but the readmitted bishop was one of four reinstated, four who were excommunicated due to the Marcel Lefevre schism; it had nothing to do with Holocaust denial. Such a distinction seems beyond the capabilities of a lot of people.

    Comment by The Catholic Dana — 2/28/2009 @ 6:03 pm

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