Michael (fireheart) wrote,
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No Zombie Jesus Day

Annie and I saw a comment on Facebook saying that the term "Zombie Jesus Day" was offensive. At first, we thought that it was a little bit of an over-reaction. Then, we thought about it a bit, and it occurred to us that it was entirely true. Easter is the most important day of the Christian calendar. Yes, more important and sacred than Christmas. If we called Passover "Blood Splatter on the Door Day," it would be considered offensive, but because Christianity is the mainstream religion, people feel free to make fun it.

People are certainly entitled to their own religious views, but no one has the right to belittle another person's beliefs, even if they are mainstream. I'm sure that many people who enjoy this joke are bad people, but rather that they have just not thought about the implications of what they are saying.
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Actually, everyone has the right to belittle another person's beliefs. Whether it is actually a good idea is another issue, but there's no rule against making fun of things, and thank god for that, because some things that people take really seriously deserve nothing but mockery. This may or may not be one of them, but I'm not willing to let anyone sit in judgement of where the line is.

I'm not going to argue (right now, thought I have some thoughts) about whether "Zombie Jesus Day" is in good taste. But for me, this falls squarely into the territory covered by "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." It may seem like just a stupidly offensive joke, but the fact that it concerns beliefs and religious institutions makes the quote all the more applicable, and the right to say it all the more important to defend.

You can pry my right to make fun of things people hold sacred from my cold, dead fingers.
Actually, part of the Passover Seder is the remembrance of placing the lambs blood on the doorpost so that the "Angle of death" would Passover the house (being Jewish, I remember the readings well)... So calling Passover the Blood Splatter on the Doorpost week (well, 8 days) would be correct.

We only claim that the (true) lord allowed Moses to perform miracles, the final one being the death of the first born of the Egyptians, so in a way we are celebrating genocide.

I have studied many religions, and I still feel that Catholicism seems to celebrate a ritualistic Vampiric Cannibalism (Holy Communion: "Eat of my Body & Drink of my Blood, so that you may live forever")

Plus, remember that "The Last Supper" was actually a Passover Seder! (Jesus was a practicing Jew!)
I'm sure that many people who enjoy this joke are bad people, but rather that they have just not thought about the implications of what they are saying.

did you mean to say are not?