May 11, 2015

No riots, violence or death threats reported after latest episode of The Simpsons makes fun of Jesus

Rebel Staff

There was no reported violence by Christians after Sunday's episode of The Simpson aired on Fox.

The episode, titled 'Bull-E' was about putting an end to bullying in the fictional town of Springfield by giving the police too much power.

During a flashback/gag scene in the episode, Jesus has books knocked out his hand by some 'bullies' and then has his halo thrown onto the roof of a house. He asks his father (God) to forgive the bullies, however, God then says “I raised a wuss.”

There was no campaign over by Christians to boycott The Simpsons over the possibly 'offensive' scene. No radical Christian groups in North America urged its followers to pick up arms and defend the name of Jesus.

This comes approximately a week after radical Muslims attacked a 'Draw Muhammad' cartoon contest in Garland, Texas.

The left-wing media, such as CNN, has blamed the event's organizer Pamela Geller for 'provoking Islamists'.

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commented 2015-05-15 16:01:21 -0400
Those damned Christians! How dare them let other people live and not start a riot?
I guess the Jews and those who follow Buddha will have to start taking up the slack.
commented 2015-05-14 13:34:48 -0400
Vlad: Hilarious! “It’s like wearing NOTHING AT ALL!” Good luck getting that out of your head.
commented 2015-05-12 08:00:05 -0400
A stark example of the reality that al religions are NOT equal -some are reformed and tolerant and some are not. However if you are a anti-intellectual social justice wanker who has never set a foot inside any church, synagogue or mosque let alone read a passage in the bible, Koran or any other theological scripture, all this is very simple – adopt an inverse image of realities – Christians are intolerant oppressors and intolerant oppressive Islamic terrorists are “freedom warriors”.
commented 2015-05-11 18:26:28 -0400
Stupid Wynne. Stupid Flanders.
commented 2015-05-11 18:07:47 -0400
Kathy Shaidle, now there’s a familiar name! Will you be making some videos for The Rebel soon?
commented 2015-05-11 16:40:21 -0400
Dave Wilson, you are right. Most offenses are against targeted groups which is nowhere I look in the New Testament and based on after Jesus came. The Old Testament was a blood thirsty teens dream but that was just to get their attention and no one I heard of went on a rampage beheading anti-christians since the crusades. We christians only indoctrinate once a week. You Muslims do that how many times a week?
Apparently there are 2 kinds of Muslims one is peaceful and the other is most definitely not. Guess which one is the terrorist group causing all the beheadings and trouble in the world now?
commented 2015-05-11 16:08:22 -0400
Hey Dave Wilson, can you name one instance of Christians being “just as easily agitated” as Muslims about blasphemous cartoons, to the point of killing the cartoonists? I’ll wait.
And please don’t mention “abortion clinics.” There have been more abortion doctors killed on Law & Order than in real life.
commented 2015-05-11 15:46:06 -0400
It is actually rather surprising because certain strains of Christians are just as easily agitated as certain strains of Muslims. Muslims are also taught to love and forgive. It’s just that some of them refuse to just like some Christians refuse to.
commented 2015-05-11 15:05:49 -0400
Is this really surprising? Christians are taught to love and to forgive. Why should they be up in arms over some caricature that’s not even remotely accurate? Does the mainstream media not think that Christians know they’re made fun of? And yet, what are Christians taught? “Turn the other cheek”, “forgive”, “blessed are those who are persecuted for My name’s sake”, “‘Vengeance is Mine,’ says the Lord. ‘I will repay.’”and so on. Apparently, Islam doesn’t teach any of those…

Mind you, this attitude of love and forgiveness has NOTHING to do with appeasement, or being afraid of persecutors. Weren’t Jesus’ biggest opponents/enemies the religious establishment?
commented 2015-05-11 14:53:04 -0400
The contrast is profound. Had this episode dealt with Islam or their “prophet”, half of America would be burning with violence run amok. I like the comment from Ron: “People have always mocked Jesus. He died for all. The prophet died for no one and left a political organization that is doomed to fail.”
commented 2015-05-11 14:48:26 -0400
I have never watched an episode of the Simpsons. People have always mocked Jesus. He died for all. The prophet died for no one and left a political organization that is doomed to fail.