Not Paris, much nearer home

[ by Charles Cameron — religious satire USA, plus two Charlie Hebdo resources ]

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Jesus dinosaur detail 602

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I hadn’t realized that comic book satire had entered the religion vs science debate — foolish of me, it’s an obvious medium for the task:

jesus-and-darwin 602

And here for total impact is the full page of Jesus riding the dinosaur (detail above), text included:

jesusdinosaur large

I have to say, neither these nor the Charlie Hebdo and Jyllands-Posten cartoons disturb me personally — but in our discussions of free speech and blasphemy, I think the voices of those who may be offended deserve a hearing.

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Sources and Resources:

  • Popperfont, Did Jesus ride on a dinosaur?
  • Beliefnet, Jesus and Darwin fight
  • Daily Beast, 16 most ‘shocking’ Charlie Hebdo covers
  • Understanding Charlie Hebdo, Charlie Hebdo’s satire
  • 2 comments on this post.
    1. Duncan Kinder:

      Dung-Covered Madonna Sparks Controversy: Art Professor Michael Davis Takes A Look
      https://www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/comm/csj/991008/madonna.html”’

      “The U.S. Catholic Church threw its weight against the controversial film “The Last Temptation of Christ” Tuesday with an official church rating of “morally offensive” and condemnations from three California bishops and two prominent nuns.”
      http://articles.latimes.com/1988-08-10/local/me-88_1_temptation-morally-offensive

    2. Charles Cameron:

      Duncan, I just saw your comment in the “waiting for approval queue & approved it. If you ever post a comment that doesn’t show, particularly if you’ve included URLs, please email me, at mail I am hipbonegamer, and I’ll sort it or you.