Draw Mohammed Day
For those of you that don't know, today is Draw Mohammed Day on Facebook. The creator of the page says that he's standing up for Freedom of Speech. He was angered that radical muslims threatened Parker and Stone, creatores of South Park, over Mohammed being in a bear costume in one episode. The radicals threatened to kill Parker and Stone. The guys drawing Sout Park censored the footage that some considered to be offensive. This has gotten so big, that major new networks are reporting on it and countires are shutting down Face Book access.
I'm not one to slam religion, but I do ask this. Why is it art when a guy dunks a cross into a jar of his own piss? Why is it are when someone makes a pciture of The Virgin Mary out of elepahnt dung? Someone can draw a tasteful and respectful picture of Mohammed, but it still could get them killed.
What are your thoughts?