What do you consider blasphemy

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    What is your limits in terms of blasphemy or making fun of your religious figure of choice before you're offended? I've seen people get offended at the most trivial of things and yet other people defend what is clearly meant to be a tasteless jab at something. So I ask where do you draw the line.

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    Piss Christ:
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    The Muhammad cartoons
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    Or this (meant to be a parody of stickers on biology textbooks saying evolution is theory not fact that were put on there by school boards)

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    The flying spaghetti monster (parody of religions)
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    I'd like to know what it takes to cross people's individual threshold of being offended.
     
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    Not sure.. To me, funny is funny, whether it's religion, getting old, being male, being female. I guess I draw the line at things that can truly cause other people direct, and irreversible harm. Ex: I don't think rape or murder is funny. I don't think any form of actual child abuse is funny.
     
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    If a one's faith cannot withstand ridicule, then it's hardly faith at all.
     
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    Who was that supreme court justice who said that he couldn't define pornography, but he knew it when he saw it?
    If you ever actually witness an act of blasphemy, you will know it.
     
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    I find "piss christ" to be offensive not simply because it is aimed at my faith, but because it was deliberately meant to offend people. I would have found it offensive if it had been "piss Muhammed" or "piss {chose your god}". I have no problem with art that makes fun of me, my beliefs or what have you, but when it is deliberately created to hurt people, I don't like it.

    Art can be created that offends people without the intention of offending people. For instance, some muslims find any depiction of Muhammed to be offensive, yet someone might joke about Muhammed in a manner that was simply intended to be funny. Or another artist, can deliberately go out to offend people in a manner of cruelty rather than humor, such as Andres Serrano attempted to do.

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    Pretty much how I feel.

    I did lol at the first pic in this thread (the YMCA one). Just found it . . . . funny. :)
     
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    What if it had been "pickle juice Jesus"? It would have looked the same (albeit with a few floating cucumber seeds), but it would have be semi-drinkable.
     
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    This is kinda fun :D
    I ike whooopin' Muhhamad's ass using Buddah :lol:


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    That one has some truth to it, ad I think it came in response to the 'this is only a theory' thing w/ the science books

    Are you mocking my faith? :eusa_whistle:
     

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