Saturday 31 March 2007

Many killed as Christians riot over "Chocolate Jesus"

Or not, as the case may be. Because it seems that members of some religious groups can restrain themselves when confronted with things they find offensive:
A New York gallery has angered a US Catholic group with its decision to exhibit a milk chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ.

The six-foot (1.8m) sculpture, entitled "My Sweet Lord", depicts Jesus Christ naked on the cross.

Catholic League head Bill Donohue called it "one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever".


"The fact that they chose Holy Week shows this is calculated, and the timing is deliberate," Mr Donohue said.

He called for a boycott of the gallery and the hotel which houses it.

He didn't call for anyone to be killed, however.

There were some angry e-mails, though. Which means that Christianity and Islam are really just as bad as each other, etc.

This story illustrates a fundamental difference between the civilised Christian West and the barbarity of Islam. If this were a sculpture of Mohammed, you can bet that by now there would have been at least death threats.

Also, if this "work of art" was shown in Britain, do you think that it would prompt a police investigation?

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