Toons from a New CREACHER!

May 29, 2012

CREACHER Anti-Christian Bigotry
Just a question I feel obligated to ask every time I see yet another nasty bigoted anti-Christian post on Facebook, etc. and wonder why it’s okay to do to us what it’s not okay to do to anyone else.

I know Jesus told us people would hate us and I’m realistic enough to understand that we have sometimes brought it on ourselves. Oh well, love the people who hate you and pray for people who persecute you.

8 responses

  1. I put it to you that all criticism of religion is considered free speech, and insulting the person is considered hate speech.

    The problem is countries like America and the UK struggle to see the line between when religion is the target and the religious are the target. I also suggest that it is worth looking at whether you are being particularly sensitive; I say things about God and people assume I am talking about Christianity, I am not. I am talking about the concept of God as it applies to Christianity or Islam or any other religion I know of.

    Also, it tends to be countries with a lot of Christians that allow free speech, so Christianity is the biggest target. Islamic countries are not so tolerant of free speech.

    If you look at my blog you’ll notice that I do mention Islam, but I admit my ignorance to it. That’s the final issue. People know nothing about Islam (for example) to have criticism of it.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    • I really get what you’re saying here and I know the line is pretty blurry. I try not to be hypersensitive or for that matter insensitive when dealing with the folks who hold a different world view. I feel that as a Christian I am in this world to represent Christ and I don’t feel I can represent the person I view as love personified by being mean or harsh or hypersensitive. I loved your differentiation between free speech and hate speech. That is definitely worth considering. I have been to your blog and will no doubt go back again.

      May 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      • You are always welcome. I’m currently at my 99th post, and I’ve stopped entirely trying to think of something particularly interesting for my 100th post. (assuming you are talking about I have three blogs, the other two are kind of neglected.)

        I might just have to miss the opportunity and wait for the next one though, because I’m short of ideas for something spectacular.

        The difference between free speech and hate speech to me has always been quite clear, with the occasional grey area.

        Obviously I don’t know the comments that culminated in this post, so only you can have that introspective moment and see if you are being hasty to assume the people are being attacked, or the idea.

        That said, the distinction between Jesus the person and Jesus the teachings/the idea is pretty blurred.

        May 31, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      • My guess is the one particular post I am thinking of would have offended most human beings, let alone Christians. As to the blurry line between Jesus the person and Jesus the teaching, I can’t go there with you. Jesus is the personification of integrity. His Words and actions line up flawlessly, it is we flawed human beings who try in varying degrees of success to represent Him that mess it up.

        June 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      • I didn’t say Jesus was messed up in any way, I said when people try to criticise Jesus I think there is a blurred line between the man (which would make it hate speech) and the idea (which would be free speech).
        This is true of most religious icons.

        June 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm

  2. Hi, I noticed that you deleted your evolution cartoon. Too controversial?

    January 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    • No I post these in advance to make up for the times when I don’t have ideas. I accidentally hit post on it and then rescheduled it. I try not to shy away from controversy, I just try to be kind about it. I don’t dislike evolutionists or anyone for that matter, I just hold a differing view. Creacher is among other things a way to express my questions and concerns with the conventional wisdom and the status quo.

      January 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      • OK–I was just wondering what happened. Nice work. 🙂

        January 16, 2013 at 5:51 pm

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