You Mean I Don’t Have to Go Crazy When Someone Offends Me?

The image may be NSFW, but this Onion article explains it in detail:

Following the publication of the image above, in which the most cherished figures from multiple religious faiths were depicted engaging in a lascivious sex act of considerable depravity, no one was murdered, beaten, or had their lives threatened, sources reported Thursday…

Though some members of the Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist faiths were reportedly offended by the image, sources confirmed that upon seeing it, they simply shook their heads, rolled their eyes, and continued on with their day.

Somewhere, though, Bill Donohue is writing an angry press release.

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  • Indorri

    No Mohammed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dave.pearce.nz David Pearce

      I think that is the whole point!!!

  • Sinjari

    Who would have guessed Moses had a tramp stamp.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Kevin_Of_Bangor

      That is an ass stamp, not a tramp stamp.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Kevin_Of_Bangor

    Looks like a fun time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000040895108 Drew Johnson

    That’s the joke.

  • vexorian

    I am offended by the lack of Darwin giving Ganesha a hand job.

    • brianmacker

      Darwin isn’t a religious figure so he wasn’t invited. Mohammad was busy buggering a child.

      • Stev84

        Christians think he is a religious figure that is worshiped by atheists. Ironically, they are far more often adherents of social Darwinism

        • brianmacker

          There is no ideology called Social Darwinism.   It was invented as a defamatory label later in history to retroactively apply to prior thinkers.   The supposed father of Social Darwinism, Herbert Spencer, was essentially defamed by the label because he did NOT believe any of the nonsense attributed to him.

          “It is very easy for you, O respectable citizen, seated in your easy chair, with your feet on the fender, to hold forth on the misconduct of the people – very easy for you to censure their extravagant and vicious habits …. It is no honor to you that you do not spend your savings in sensual gratification; you have pleasures enough without. But what would you do if placed in the position of the laborer? How would these virtues of yours stand the wear and tear of poverty? Where would your prudence and self-denial be if you were deprived of all the hopes that now stimulate you …? Let us see you tied to an irksome employment from dawn till dusk; fed on meager food, and scarcely enough of that …. Suppose your savings had to be made, not, as now, out of surplus income, but out of wages already insufficient for necessaries; and then consider whether to be provident would be as easy as you at present find it. Conceive yourself one of a despised class contemptuously termed “the great unwashed”; stigmatized as brutish, stolid, vicious … and then say whether the desire to be respectable would be as practically operative on you as now. … How offensive it is to hear some pert, self-approving personage, who thanks God that he is not as other men are, passing harsh sentence on his poor, hard-worked, heavily burdened fellow countrymen ….” (Social Statics, pp. 203–5)

          You might like to read this,
          Herbert Spencer:The Defamation Continues:
          http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig3/long3.html

  • Bbicknell

    How can the rest of the planet tell the adherents of a certain religion which shall remain nameless because they have absolutely no sense of perspective, “get the fuck over yourselves!”

  • brianmacker

    Wait a second, where’s L. Ron Hubbard?

    • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

      Or Joseph Smith.

      • Xeon2000

         Or the pink unicorn?

        • nakedanthropologist

          They’re in a private room – leather, chains, safe words, and some really thick grease for that um, horn.  ;0

  • jose

    Does somebody know some history? When did this start to happen? And who teaches them to go crazy like that?

    • vexorian

      I think living in the desert makes you cranky like this.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FDGYHBEWVNGUG763L5X4TON3JQ Nazani14

      It started to happen while Mohammed was still alive.  Read about what happened to the Jews of Mecca.

  • edgar ayala

    I am so not offended.

  • http://profiles.google.com/brotheratombombofmoderation Steve Caldwell

    I can understand why Moses and Jesus would be circumcised (they were Jewish and this was done in accordance with religious custom).  But it also appears that Ganesha is circumcised.  I didn’t know that was a Hindu practice.  Same is true for Siddhartha — he also appears to be circumcised.

    • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

      Probably an American artist who just assumed that’s what all penises look like.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FDGYHBEWVNGUG763L5X4TON3JQ Nazani14

      You’re a guy – did you not know that with uncircumcised guys, the turtle peeks its head out from the turtleneck when it’s excited?

  • TheG

    I’m very reluctant to say this, but it is the best I will ever say of the man.

    Gulp…

    At least Bill Donohue won’t get so angry that he will murder Marines and diplomats.

    He’ll be a whiny bitch, sure, but what else is new?

    I have to say I prefer our crazy over their crazy.

    • LesterBallard

      No, there are more restraints on Donohue here, along with the rest of our fanatics. Who knows what they would do if they had the power.

    • JohnnieCanuck

      The best I can say of Donahue, is that he isn’t going to Hell when he dies.

      Now if only he and his weren’t working so hard to make the lives of so many others a living Hell.

  • Octoberfurst

       Quite a provocative image.  But even though the Onion is a satire magazine it speaks a great truth here.  While many people would have been offended by that cartoon there will be no rioting in the streets, no bombings— nothing! However, if Mohammed was in that mix you can rest assured that all hell would have broken loose in the Muslim world. What is it about Islam that makes them go so batshit crazy when their religion is insulted?  

    • C Peterson

      When violence is the only tool you have available for defending your beliefs, it reveals a deep lack of intellectual skill. The majority of Muslims are so poorly educated that they are unable to think for themselves, and can do nothing but blindly follow a handful of theocratic demagogues, who use them as cannon fodder for their own political ends. The violence also betrays a deep inferiority complex.

      Both the feelings of inferiority and the poor education are particular tragic given that the ancestors of these people once represented the intellectual, mathematical, scientific, and literary pinnacle of the western world, when most Christians were filthy, ignorant peasants.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=772320240 Matt Omega Sexton

    No one leak the info that Muhammad was just out of shot masturbating furiously.

  • Denis Robert

    A few points.
    1. This is from the Onion, so everyone knows that they are not *really* attacking those religions.
    2. Just you wait, the Onion WILL receive a number of death threats over this
    3. When Christians (and Hindus as well) think their religion is actually being denigrated, and that there’s a chance the denigration will *take*, they will riot, and will issue believable death threats. The firebombing of a Paris theater showing “The Last Temptation of Christ” and the death threats issues to Andres Serrano are just a small sampling.

  • Antinomian

    I’m somewhat offended. Offended that the Flying Spaghetti Monster and his/her androgenes noodly appendiges weren’t included.

  • Good and Godless

    When a “religion” teeters on the edge of absurd their backlash to criticism needs to be more extreme to not dishearten their followers. 

    This recent violence  is guided and not spontaneous.  YouTube has hundreds of videos mocking muhhamad and the 3% of YouTube hits from the Middle East could scarcely coincide upon the video all at once.

    As for the violence from other religions – it is here in the US.  In the homes of the homosexual children abused by their religious parents,  in the homes of the sick children denied care by their religious parents, in the temples when families are torn apart because a family member wants to leave the church.  Just because it is not happening at a  US Embassy does not mean it is not our very real problem right here at home.

    Sure this orgy  image will not trigger it – because there is not a failing organization bent on violent isolation in this country. The violence is not about religion, the violence is about violence and religion is the motivating excuse.

  • LesterBallard

    This from the “protests” in Australia; isn’t indoctrinating your child to call for murder because you’re offended just adorable?

    • AxeGrrl

      Australia’s a lot like Canada ~ in both countries, any politician wearing their personal religious beliefs on their sleeve or saying they don’t believe in evolution would get called out for it and/or mocked…..but we both have our pockets of fruit loop fundamentalists :)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FDGYHBEWVNGUG763L5X4TON3JQ Nazani14

    Thanks for the ideal link to insert in certain blogs.  Don’t worry, I’ve got a “throwaway” IP.


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