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That’s so hilarious and edgy. I dare you to do something similar with Mohammed during Ramadan.

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highlyverbal said on March 28th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Great idea drmanbpt! We can photoshop some images of replacing Mohammed with …

… oh, wait, what is the random, tacked on, pagan thing during Ramadan that is the analog of the bunny, again? Help me out here. You know, the thing that shows how silly and borrowed and human-made the whole religion is?

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we’re serving rabbit as a dinner feature this week. If my boss’ kids come in I’m garnishing it with cadbury mini eggs.

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JCHandsom said on March 28th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Well, that does it, I’m going to hell now.

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William Kendall said on March 28th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Save me room down in the seventh circle. I broke out laughing too.

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@highverbal, how about homophobia,sexism and mass murder? How about clitorectimies? Will that do?

Can’t we stop pretending that Christianity is the only religion with problems?

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@mystman

The reason Christianity gets so much scrutiny is because, in the U.S., it is by far the largest religion. So many people want to call the U.S. a “Christian nation” despite the 1st Amendment. So it reasonably is the religion whose failings get the most attention. By population proportion, Islam (0.5-0.8% of Americans, depending on the survey) gets much more scrutiny than Christianity (59.9-78.4%).

Let’s take the high figure for Muslims and the low figure for Christians (assuming there are lots of people who identify as Christian merely to not rock the boat). That’s 2.5 million to 189.0 million, a difference of 75,600%. Do we talk about Christianity 75,600% as much as we talk about Islam? I really doubt it.

And homophobia and sexism are exclusive to Islam, right?

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Whoops, that should be 7,560%, not 75,600%. Sorry about my computational error.

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Well,if we’re discussing the US only, you are correct. Obviously, the problems that haunt Christianity are more apparent here than Islam’s. I contend that globally,though,the circumstances are much different.

And I never claimed that Christians here and abroad don’t have a problem with sexism and homophobia.My main problem was the implication that Islam was a superior faith to Chrisitianity.

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My main problem was the implication that Islam was a superior faith to Chrisitianity

The good news then, is that this implication exists solely IN YOUR HEAD. So that’s good.

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Sisyphus said on March 28th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

If someone implied it, it’s pretty well hidden to me. This:

Great idea drmanbpt! We can photoshop some images of replacing Mohammed with …
… oh, wait, what is the random, tacked on, pagan thing during Ramadan that is the analog of the bunny, again? Help me out here. You know, the thing that shows how silly and borrowed and human-made the whole religion is?

That’s about how religion in general is an artificial construction, and how Ramadan lacks an easily identifiable symbol, like the Easter Bunny (or, for that matter, Santa for Christmas) to illustrate the conflation of the divine revelation that religion is often advanced as being with the obvious syncratic symbolism of a once pagan time, which shows how religions morph, adapt, and ultimately subsume each other. That Islam doesn’t have these obvious, recognizable, conflated symbols, I’d suggest, is due less to the fact that religion is an artificially created structure, and more to do with the fact that especially in the West, Christianity has been conflated with participation in civil life, and as that’s happened, it has taken or invented symbols to marry these two, often conflicting, purposes. Christmas is a state holiday with a fat guy in a red suit who is clearly not a baby in a manger. Ramadan isn’t, and most people in the U.S. couldn’t tell you what the holiday was about or when it happened in the calendar, let alone how it was celebrated. But everyone knows that at Easter, there’s bunnies, chocolate, eggs, and Joshua Ben Joseph of Nazareth nailed to a tree.

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I’m a Half-Price-Candy-Monday Adventist, myself.

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Fellas, RELAX. The joke is about Christianity, but the joke’s not *on* Christianity. It should be plain to all of us that Easter is a big melange of sacred Christian tradition, remnants of sacred non-Christian traditions, and not-so-sacred commercialism, and Mr. Johnson is just dramatizing this mixture by captioning an apropos piece of art. This piece is about as “edgy” as a therapy pillow…and it is pretty funny.

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highlyverbal said on March 28th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

@mystman: “how about homophobia,sexism and mass murder? How about clitorectimies? Will that do?”

If you are suggesting that those things are an official or a popularized part of Ramadan and, thus, the analog of the Easter Bunny, I will unfortunately require a citation please.

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Synonymous said on March 28th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

I thought the joke was about an ridiculous illustration from a macabre children’s book, myself.

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Canukistani John said on March 28th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I really don’t think that the easter bunny had the matrix of Leadership, or that E.B. can transform into a truck. Just saying

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Bunnyofdoom said on March 29th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Happy 4 day weekend to everyone! Regardless of your faith, we get two extra days off work with pay here in Canada. So, guess what, I’m starting a new tradition of getting blind drunk and playing video games while my pet rabbit sits on my couch next to me.

Isn’t this a holiday we all can agree on?

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Walter Kovacs said on April 1st, 2013 at 10:44 am

I’m just wondering what the pie plates are about.

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Candlejack said on April 1st, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I’m guessing he’s actually supposed to be a scarecrow, and the pie plates are for noisemaking purposes.

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