Ed Brayton gives us this derisively amusing headline from the pages of the WorldNutDaily:
|WorldNetDaily headline: “Do you call mocking Jesus comedy? Ted Baehr prepares plan to stop blasphemous cartoon”|
This type of reaction is as amusing as it is predictable. Wanna make even the most innocuous of spoofs regarding a fetishized religious figure? Oh noes, they’re attacking Jezus!! We must stop them!!!
But, to answer the question: why, yes, mocking Jesus can be made into a comedy. Just as with, oh, anything else in the universe. In fact, it’s only logical that the more sacrosanct and “untouchable” a subject is (and apparently, the poor zombie hippie is way up there with the likes of Muhammad and Mother Teresa), the greater the temptation to take the piss out of it becomes. As for whether it’ll be a funny (ie. good) comedy remains to be seen – as with anything else in the universe, there are both plenty of good jokes and plenty of bad ones to be made about King Christ. But to grab at your pearls in horror at the mere thought of a religious prophet being “mocked” is, to be honest, endlessly entertaining in itself.
But, by all means, Baehr, go ahead and rage about it. For if there’s one thing that twits like you fail to understand, it’s that the more you try and silence such mockery, the richer and more widespread it becomes. Such is the basic law of human nature. Get with it.