Skip to comments.Muslims, Mormons and Liberals: Why is it OK to mock one religion but not another?
Posted on 09/17/2012 6:11:39 PM PDT by Steelfish
Muslims, Mormons and Liberals Why is it OK to mock one religion but not another? By BRET STEPHENS
'Hasa Diga Eebowai" is the hit number in Broadway's hit musical "The Book of Mormon," which won nine Tony awards last year. What does the phrase mean? I can't tell you, because it's unprintable in a family newspaper.
On the other hand, if you can afford to shell out several hundred bucks for a seat, then you can watch a Mormon missionary get his holy book stuffedwell, I can't tell you about that, either. Let's just say it has New York City audiences roaring with laughter.
The "Book of Mormon"a performance of which Hillary Clinton attended last year, without registering a complaintcomes to mind as the administration falls over itself denouncing "Innocence of Muslims." This is a film that may or may not exist; whose makers are likely not who they say they are; whose actors claim to have known neither the plot nor purpose of the film; and which has never been seen by any member of the public except as a video clip on the Internet.
No matter. The film, the administration says, is "hateful and offensive" (Susan Rice), "reprehensible and disgusting" (Jay Carney) and, in a twist, "disgusting and reprehensible" (Hillary Clinton). Mr. Carney, the White House spokesman, also lays sole blame on the film for inciting the riots that have swept the Muslim world and claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his staff in Libya.
So let's get this straight: In the consensus view of modern American liberalism, it is hilarious to mock Mormons and Mormonism but outrageous to mock Muslims and Islam. Why? Maybe it's because nobody has ever been harmed, much less killed, making fun of Mormons.
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You are at the right place to mock Mormons.
Maybe it’s because nobody has ever been harmed, much less killed, making fun of Mormons.
This auhor didnt do much research before he wrote this piece...
The main reason is that muzzles will cut our head off.
You do know the guys who wrote the Book of Mormon have also gone after Muslims to the point that the Times Square bomber was attributed as going after them.
They are equal opportunity offenders.
Short answer: One religion brushes off what you say, the other will kill you for it.
The main reason is that muzzles will cut your head off.
Because Muslims will actually hunt them down and kill them.
As opposed to the “evil” Christians that will just not buy your product and not invite you to their parties.
When it comes to Jews, Hitler kinda ruined that so they have to get their Antisemitism on by directing their hate at Israel or listening to some comic with a Jewish surname mock himself and toss out a few Yiddish words for effect.
Pretty much every other religion (Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism) are to racially homogeneous to attack, and will make you come off as a racial bigot. And besides they dont really hold you to any western standards so it’s all good to adopt superficial aspects of them (Yoga, Ganesha statues, Tibetan prayer flags) so you can feel spiritual without having to go to church.
It’s easy for cowards to mock a religion that turns the other cheek.
The main reason is that muzzies will cut your head off.
Because Muslims attacked the WTO and killed a bunch of people so we must be nice to them.
That's sooooo yesterday. Crucifixion is the new head-chopping.
I highly doubt the left/media will advocate we stop mocking christians if someone do violence in the name of christianity.
They constantly pin violence on tea partiers unfairly yet it never occurred to them that maybe they should start listening and stop mocking tea partiers, but the same does not occur against Muslims
Let’s go back 6 or 8 months and ask some FReepers.
If christians do violence in the name of christianity, the left/media will double down in the mocking and there be hell to pay against all christians
Why do you mention Christians ???
Christians arent mentioned in this article...
only Mormons and Moslems
I think both Mormons and Muslims should be mocked. Both are false, and both will lead one to hell.
The “only” upside to Mormons, at least during this time of history, is that they aren’t killing non-Mormons for mocking them. Of course, if they ever got fully in control...I’m not so sure they wouldn’t become extremely intolerant of descent to their beliefs. When Joseph Smith was “killed by a mob” it was while he was being held in jail for destroying a newspaper printing press that was publishing anti-Mormon material. He also had formed his own private army that answered to him. He gave himself the rank of Lieutenant General when it was customary, and good manners, for leaders of civil militias to hold no higher rank than Major General. The man was something of an egotist and flim flam artist. Of course, Mohammed was even worse...as were/are his followers.
Then there’s the film that just won an award in Vienna, which depicts a woman masturbating with a Crucifix, which went unnoticed by Hillary.
Not to mention the tons of anti-Semitic material out there.
Satan is hard at work and getting enormous support from this Administration and the MSM.