Doesn't anyone have a sense of humor any more? It's a comedy. It has
no deep, hidden meaning; it's just entertainment. The current trend of
having more religion in the movies and on television isn't restricted
solely to dramas.
In which country am I living? Why are my fellow citizens condemning blasphemy?
Go to Saudi Arabia or Iran. This is Murica - we offend for the sake of itself
and the value of teaching our children that we're different from middle
ages when witches were stoned and hanged. Sorry folks, the best response is not
watching. You may not get an immediate sense of purpose and superiority but
that's the cost of living in a pluralistic country.
Though I have my own ideas, I don't really care if Jesus is portrayed as
black, white, brown, yellow, green or purple. What I DO take exception to is
typifying him as just another long-haired freak skipping around town
"blessing" the masses with free angel dust and marijuana. Likening the
most uncommon of men to the most common and base of men and accepting the
comparison as "entertainment" not only demonstrates a lack of morals but
that we have truly become amoral. There is no differentiation
between right or wrong anymore. If we can conjure it up in our imaginations, it
must be just fine. And if anyone objects, we can point our fingers and scream
"bigot," "prejudice," "racist" and some skewed
perception of "free speech." The writing is on the wall. We
will be our own downfall. Nevertheless, I will be obliged to defend the
principles this country was founded on to protect and keep it solvent for as
long as possible. Despite all the nay-sayers, that is still the right and moral
thing to do.
If Jesus, existed the chance he would've been Caucasian are slim to none.
We live in a strange time where we classify some things as hate speech, and
other things as freedom of expression, or just comedy. I suspect that no matter
how offensive it may be to some, because it is a religious topic, it's fair
game in our society. We don't respect religious sentiment anymore. It doesn't matter if it legitimately hurts people. Humor trumps
@Bob A. BoheyThe chances that the real Jesus went around town
handing out drugs are also slim to none.
"Boycott it or learn from it"? How about a third choice: ignore it.
@Brave Sir Robin; IF Jesus existed, maybe he did maybe he didn't hand out
drugs. Maybe he did to help with peoples ailments, who knows? No one that's
@ Michael HuntWhile I respect your right to say it, I really have a
hard time taking an opinion seriously from one who refers to our great nation as
"Murica". Sorry....Part of revering things we hold sacred
and dear is in how portray and refer to them, be it Jesus or The United States
It's funny how the LDS church tends to keep its mouth shut. Other religions
are saying that its not okay to mock their religions. The LDS church is mocked
like crazy and they just let it happen.
@Tuffy ParkerI also revere and hold things sacred, including freedom
of expression. Religious trolls shouldn't ever be given more than brief
airtime to express themselves and in response they should be ignored, as will be
done with this new tv show.
@ Michael HuntAgreed on ignoring. Too much attention usually gives
legs to something that might not survive otherwise.Sorry on if I
misunderstood the original post. The "Murica" reference threw me off.
Want to kill the show? Ignore it. Don't talk about it. Don't watch
it. Affect a glassy-eyed stare into the middle-distance if it is mentioned.
Then change the subject.Shows are supported by ad-money. Ad money
is a function of viewers. Viewing happens if it is talked about. Don't
hate it. Be apathetic. It is far more effective.