I know today was declared, “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” on the interwebz, but the notion stuck in my craw a little bit. I tend toward Ann Althouse’s view:
I don’t like the in-your-face message that we don’t care about what other people hold sacred. Back in the days of the “Piss Christ” controversy, I wouldn’t have supported an “Everybody Dunk a Crucifix in a Jar of Urine Day” to protest censorship. Dunking a crucifix in a jar of urine is something I have a perfect right to do, but it would gratuitously hurt many Christian bystanders to the controversy. I think opposing violence (and censorship) can be done in much better ways.
Moreover, I think when we give license to this sort of thing we risk getting all-too-comfortable with becoming all that we hate.
However, I do think that of all the arguments I have read “for” EDMD, Bookworms has been the best thought-out, and I appreciate it.
I’m still not going to draw Mohammed, for stated reasons. However, our friend and intrepid flash-cartoon-experimenter Brian J. has given us a new video, and it sort of relates, a little: