So, a little backstory. Black Sheep from over @ Not Sheep Minded and I have been having a little bit of a back and forth, and like usual, it got me thinking…
Have you ever noticed how popular it is to make fun of Christianity, Christian traditions and holidays, God even. And when challenged, the usual response is “I make fun of all religions” or “I’m an equal opportunity offender”. But I don’t believe that is the case.
How many Jew jokes have you told lately? What about Indian jokes, any Islam jokes, maybe something about the Prophet Muhammad? Any jokes about Hindus or Buddhist?
I don’t hear to many jokes about Islam or Muslims or Allah or the Prophet Muhammad in public, especially from white people.
When’s the last time anyone made fun of Indians in public or Indigenous peoples? Ya know, Aborigines.
Any Jew jokes come to mind?
What about jokes about goddesses? You can’t leave jokes about feminine gods out of the mix.
Listen, I get the ease and simplicity of cracking jokes about Christians, God, Jesus and the Christian faith as a whole, but if you claim to “make fun of all invisible sky people”, then prove it.
Making fun of Christians has been popular in the west for the past 60 or so years now, it’s nothing new. Show how you truly think all faith, religion and traditions are rubbish, if you don’t care for Christians, that’s fine, just don’t hide behind the monicker of “equal opportunity offender” tell us what you truly think.
I can understand if someone is afraid of being labeled “anti-semitic” or “racist” or “sexist” or any other label meant to shame into conformity.