The Muslims Aren’t Offended by the Atheist Billboard, but the Jews Are?!

 

 

(In response to this article.)

About M J Shepherd

Matthew graduated Louisiana State University in 2009 with a BA in studio art and a minor in art history. He has been drawing cartoons and comics online for several years.

  • Anonymous-Sam

    Heh. Vaguely amused, most so because of this:

    The Brooklyn billboard is likely to raise eyebrows among Jews, in part
    because Orthodox Jews don’t write out the name of God, as the billboard
    does.

    Yeah. They’re under the impression that leaving out a letter or two means God won’t notice the use of his name or take offense. He Who Must Not Be Named is easily distracted by a euphemism. :p

    • http://twitter.com/TychaBrahe TychaBrahe

      Worked for Harry Potter and his crew.

      • Anonymous-Sam

         Works in the Wheel of Time too. It dates back to the historical belief (which was later incorporated into fantasy) that knowing someone’s true name gives you power over them. Attempting to take power over God is tempting the Almighty to bring ruin upon you (or alternatively, speaking the name establishes a spiritual connection to that entity), so you euphemistically avoid it.

        Three thousand year old magic. Still considered 100% relevant here and today. Wheeeeeeee.

  • Greisha

    Nowhere in the article it was said that Jews are offended or offended more.  I do not understand the title of your post.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Natalie-A-Sera/743004321 Natalie A. Sera

    In the article itself, I didn’t see any Jewish taking offense. So I don’t know where the cartoon came from. And in Hebrew, יהוה is used all the time — it’s just not pronounced “yahweh” — that’s merely an archaeologist’s best guess, but Jews simply pronounce it Adonai (means “my lord”) or sometimes HaShem (means “the name”), because only the priests were allowed to say the name of god, and when the temple was destroyed by the Romans, the actual pronunciation was lost. An archaic cultural custom — all groups of people have them, and Jews are no different.

  • Brian Macker

    There are other truths about Islam which if you put on a billboard would get them extremely upset.   Calling “it” a myth is no big deal.   The billboard is so vague it doesn’t even state what “it” is.    I don’t see it upsetting the Jews either.


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