I, for one, am sick, sick, sick of the thin skinned reactionary nonsense that ensues every time some book like
's Satanic Verses
cartoons depicting Muhammad like the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons
, the current ridiculous tantrum that's being thrown over a movie, and others voluntarily censoring themselves like the
South Park censoring of Muhammed
due concern goes on
because of cultural intolerance.
This tip-toeing around some other culture's intolerant sensitivities need stop.
Sensitivity training and tolerance needs be taught world wide.
Some Christians were up in arms over the graphic depictions and some controversial choices in the Mel Gibson
Jesus Chainsaw Massacre
film, but, I'm pretty certain riots didn't ensue.
Hindus aren't going to have a coronary if you make a joke about Krishna, or Ganesh.
Buddhists aren't going to get all stabby or call for holy war if you blow up historical depictions of some of the largest
Statues of Buddha
that are/were culturally significant worldwide.
This whole nonsense is boggling.
edit on 15-9-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)