Thought of this the other day:
“I’m offended that you are offended and want to take away my right to offend you.”
Isn’t that circular thinking partly what’s going on with these “sensitive” issues of faith?
In that good spirit, here’s a note from Muhammad (I pretty much agree with The Friendly Atheist on the Geller and Hebdo non-comparison):
Note to my Muslim friends: this is NOT Muhammad. No one knows what The Prophet looked like. Most of you don’t care what a cartoonist draws, just like most Christians don’t care if someone wants to draw a picture of Jesus, since no one knows what HE looked like either. I wonder though: Why are so many offended by an image? Is idolatry the real problem? If so, can you imagine ANYONE worshipping the cartoon image of the man? That would be almost. . .cartoonish!