Thursday, August 23, 2007

I'm Setting The Over/Under On "Deaths From Rioting" At One

I'm also taking the under. Anger at Malaysia 'Jesus cartoon'

A Malaysian newspaper is facing calls to shut down after it published an image of Jesus holding a cigarette and what appeared to be a can of beer.

Malaysia's Muslim-led government closed two publications last year for carrying controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

Now some members of Malaysia's minority religions say they want the same treatment over this latest incident.

Religion is a famously sensitive subject in Malaysia.

So when Tamil-language newspaper, Makkal Osai, published a picture on its front page apparently showing Jesus smoking and drinking it was bound to cause offence.

Christian groups said that although the Jesus of the Bible was a compassionate figure - who turned water into wine, shared a flagon with his disciples at the Last Supper and mixed with tax collectors and prostitutes - action should still be taken.

The paper has since issued an apology, explaining that a graphics editor had mistakenly taken the image from the internet. Most of Malaysia's churches appear to have been appeased.

I've no idea if this image I found is the one causing the little brouhaha, but it could be.

I must say I'm offended. Jesus, Our Lord and Savior would not drink Budweiser.

Newcastle or Guinness maybe, but never a Bud.

P.S. For anyone who would like to link to this story but cannot come up with an appropriate headline I have some suggestions:

What Would Jesus Drink?


The Last Nightcap


One For The Ascension


Alan/Tom said...

How about:

"In Heaven, There is no Beer" ;)

The Iconic Midwesterner said...

"In Heaven, There is no Beer"

...because Jesus drank it already!

Yeah, I'd like to see someone polka to THAT!


Anonymous said...

"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the pint."

"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled with Guinness."

"On this Rolling Rock I will build my church."

"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole pint and forfeits his bar stool.

"My God, why have you forsaken beer?"


Anonymous said...

No matter how much you all belittle Jesus and how much you all don't believe Him, know you today that He loves you and He wants to save you. He is ever willing to forgive your sins. Ask Him to come into your heart right now. Jesus never fight back, not like Mohammad. I rather believe in one who knows what love is than one who only talks about love but never know what love is.

The Iconic Midwesterner said...

The point here is political, not religious.

I'm a practicing Catholic so I'm just fine with Jesus. Thank you very much for your concern.

Anonymous said...

Whoever wrote the beautides on beer is STUPID! dude there is no beer in heaven not beccause jesus drank it all but because jesus isn't some silly drunk! I think u need ot leanr mor eabout him beofre you put that CRAP online about him. Maybe ur jsut jelious because jesus is soo much more AMAZING then u will ever hope to be! Jesus is sooo AMAZING he makes Einstein look like CRAP!

The Iconic Midwesterner said...

Hey Anon, are YOU drunk?

Relax already.