"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
"Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".- Northern Irish joke
"Jesus is in the piss because of you, Christian" does not make it better or any less offensive.
Why people cannot be consistent in their views is beyond me. Anybody who has even the tiniest degree of intellectual honesty should be capable of applying the "smell test" to this situation, and by doing so, they would avoid all the double standards they are applying here. Why the hard left shows antipathies towards Christianity while acting as apologists for Islam is anybody's guess, but if people cannot be consistent in the principles they apply, they are nothing but double talking hypocrites.
PissChrist was obviously insulting to Christians just as the movie was to Muslims, and rationalizing that this photograph was "art" as a way to justify the hypocrisy just doesn't cut it. One could just as easily call the stupid movie "art" so as to justify the reverse bias. Unless the person who created PissChrist was born yesterday, there is just no way he could have not known his photograph was offensive. What kind of fool would believe he couldn't have known it was? In a similar fashion, the movie maker knew his film was insulting to Muslims.
Just apply the same standards, folks. All this b.s. being offered to justify your double standards doesn't pass the smell test. All you have to do is act with a reasonable degree of intellectual honesty and you would understand that.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
"The piece caused a scandal when it was exhibited in 1989, with detractors, including United States Senators Al D'Amato and Jesse Helms, outraged that Serrano received $15,000 for the work, part of it from the taxpayer-funded National Endowment for the Arts"