On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 2:42 AM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

>  On 1/15/2015 7:33 PM, PGC wrote:
> On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 8:54:40 PM UTC+1, Brent wrote:
>>  A fair question.
> I'm not so sure about that. The question presupposes ironically that
> violence is a justified response to insult.
> No, it just asks what distinguish two superficially similar cases, one in
> which a cartoon insulted Islam and one which insulted four other major
> religions, which had very different responses.  I'd bet that the people
> that created it at The Onion suppose that violence is NOT justified by an
> insult.

Hence the word "ironically".

If you want to believe that the cartoon was created out of pure innocence
and curiosity of creative staff at the Onion, that is your choice.

This doesn't bar us from questioning content and relate that to current
events with extra grain of salt. I can't consume this pap otherwise, with
sincere apologies to creative at the onion. Not my taste. We should aspire
to better. PGC - Armchair Colonel

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