Those zany Muslims are at it again. I'm sure you have all heard about the cartoons which have them up in arms. Here's a few thoughts I have about the matter.
- Ahem. CARTOONS. That's right, Mr. Abed Alzawacki, it's a cartoon. Not a BBC docudrama in which the Prophet Muhammad actually teaches his followers how to blow themselves with maximum deadly force at an Al Qaida training camp. In all fairness to your beliefs, if there were a cartoon of Jesus doing something nasty with one of the 12 disciples, I would be offended. But you know what? I figure the son of God can probably take care of anyone who pisses Him off on His own. He really doesn't need me to burn any embassies to get my (or His) point across. I mean, hello, remember the Flood?
- Does it not occur to you that if you want the world to take your religion seriously (and by that, I mean as something OTHER than a pitiful excuse to kill anyone who makes you mad or is a teeny bit different from you), that perhaps mass riots, burning embassies, and throwing grown-up versions of a hissy fit are not the best way to do that? Wouldn't it be easier to storm into the UN and throw yourself down on the ground, kicking and screaming, right in front of Annan himself? I'm sure that would get some press, and it would cost a lot less money for everyone in the long run.
- If you live in the Middle East, is there ever an outlet for your anger which doesn't involve destruction of property or life? I mean, come on.... aren't you tired of living like this yet? Don't you long for the bureaucratic coldness of the western world? It's really much more relaxing!
I know there are millions of Muslims around the world who are cringing in shame at the way their brothers are behaving. Just like I'm sure some Christians cringed at the Inquisition. No one (or group of ones) is perfect. I understand, and can even sympathize, with the angst. But seriously guys, it's time to start acting like adults.