DC's post on Piets reminded me, how controversy and religion often seem to be interlinked. While some consider it as a sacrilege to wear a T-shirt/cap with that slogan, others love to think it's their way to express love for Jesus. Happy holidays, all :)
Met him at Fort Pulaski, Savannah, US.
Earlier this year I saw a guy walking through Hamburg wearing a t-shirt which read "I'm a muslim. Get over it."ReplyDelete
I thought that it was really funny. Self expression with humour is a good leveller. A pox on those who are so uptight and insecure in their own beliefs that they feel the need to lash out at others.
I agree with NZM. Religion is not about extremism...it never was meant to be that way.ReplyDelete
Wonder what we all would want to say about the English teacher going to prison in Sudan?
DC: don't go there - you won't get me finished! :-)ReplyDelete
What amused me was the muslim blogger who then posted an image of her toy camel called Muhammad!
Well I believe in intention being the guide and judge. Perhaps this is his way of, like you say, saying that he likes Jesus. So why not?ReplyDelete
DC, I have one word for the sudan incident: RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!
LOLLLL NZM!!!! Nzingha is too funny!
The photo is really fun!ReplyDelete
I guess it's important to see religion in one's own terms and adjectives.. So if it takes for Jesus to be his homeboy and for God to be 'cool' - so be it!
On the Sudan thing -- don't get me started... Ridiculous.
I wonder if, in this outlandish interpretation of the Sudanese government, I would be considered an effigy of the Prophet too? My name is indeed Mohamed... :-D
Shaira is spot-on intention and intent is a very important thing ...ReplyDelete
But, on the other end of the spectrum, the "West" is having a field day with this - "look we told you so" ....
Gets me back to the t-shirt NZM spotted ...get over it!
DC - when extreme examples of idiocy come out of the east such as this Muhammad teddy bear incident, it's little wonder that the western press jumps all over it.ReplyDelete
Likewise the Muhammad cartoon debacle.
But one wonders how much the press is to blame for the incitement, and also how much the publicity plays a part in determining the outcome.
If they had not publicised the Muhammad cartoon incident, most of the muslim world would not have gotten to know about the cartoons.
On the other hand, if the Gibbons' case had not been publicised, would she still be languishing in a Sudanese jail, or worse, receiving capital punishment?
It's a double-edged sword.