Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Knowing when to get mad -- and when to get sarcastic

Here's Jonah Goldberg on the tacky Rolling Stones' cover showing the loud-mouthed Kanye West as the crucified Christ:

Of course, the editors also hoped to stir up some controversy, maybe even incite some religious conservatives to play to type, by exploiting the imagery of Jesus's suffering. I never went to Sunday school, but I don't recall that Jesus was crucified for being smug. It’s all such an obvious con game. We hear so much about how kids today are cynical, skeptical, media-savvy, and so forth. But if they're buying this hooey, they're idiots.
Good writing and good thinking, Mr. Goldberg. Those Christian fundamentalists who reliably howl at this kind of media stunt would do well, instead, to ridicule it as Goldberg does. It's an infinitely more effective way to diminish this garbage, and it helps highlight the obvious (to everyone except the MSM) fact that American Christians are not foaming-at-the-mouth censorial warriors, of the type Islam seems to produce. Talking to Technorati: , ,