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Religious Comedy & Satire? Undercover Propaganda?

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posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 09:09 PM
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I've noticed a lot of religious comedy making fun of Christians, Muslims, Jews, etc. Do you think this is just a convenient way for people to express their hate in the new century? Do you see a potential for some negative effects from this over time. Do you see this as an attack on all religion, or just senseless comedy that has no effect on society.


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[edit on 6-4-2005 by Lord Altmis]




posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 09:49 AM
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Nah, I think it's just that you're suddenly aware of it.

Satire on religons and religious subjects has existed in all cultures for as long as there have been ways of recording satirical elements. Any person or organization in power is always open to being picked on and teased, and most societies have a system under which this is sanctioned.

For instance, during Saturnalias, slaves could pretend (officially) that they owned their masters, and many farces and comedies were presented. www.museumofhoaxes.com...

The Greek playwright, Aristophanes, took out after all sorts of religous institutions. He wasn't jailed for being irreligious, but he came very close to it:
www.csun.edu...



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