April 26, 2016

Zero riots by Christians after university displays 'art' of crucified Jesus on a dartboard. What would have happened if it was Muhammad?

Rebel Staff
 

Christian students were upset, but remained peaceful after Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey displayed a piece of art with Jesus on a dartboard inside of the Art Library on Voorhees Mall.

According to The Blaze, the piece was titled “Vitruvian Man” and featured Jesus Christ “nailed” to the board with four darts.

The piece of 'art' was eventually removed after students complained, but not due to the offensive nature of the work.

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Jessica Pellien, director of communications at Rutgers University Libraries told NJ.com that the piece was removed because “it did not meet Rutgers University Libraries policy, which requires art exhibitions and their pieces to be based on university events, curricular offerings and topics of interest to the university community.”

After the Jesus-related 'art' was moved from its prominent spot near the circulation desk to a lower shelf of a concealed display case it was removed all together.

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There has been debate on whether the art could in fact symbolize the way Jesus was treated instead of having no purpose except to be offensive.

Regardless, those who believe in free speech should not have called for the removal of the artwork despite its offensiveness. It's just hypocritical to do so.

Now, can you imagine what would have happened if the art mocked the Muslim prophet Muhammad?

The artist probably wouldn't even had considered making it out of fear of a violent backlash or being called a 'racist' (even though Muslims are not a race), a 'xenophobe' or 'Islamophobic'.

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commented 2016-04-27 16:00:29 -0400
I got some ‘art’ projects in mind, anyone know where I can get some pork carcasses and Mohamad statuettes?
commented 2016-04-27 15:11:45 -0400
So Andrew you think these Christians were wusses for demanding that offensive alleged artwork be removed. What if it were an alleged artwork depicting Mohammad and Muslim students took offense? What would you say then? Would you call the Muslim students wusses for demanding the offensive piece be removed?
commented 2016-04-27 11:25:46 -0400
What a bunch of wusses. Perhaps they should stay in their safe spaces, if it upsets them.
commented 2016-04-27 07:39:01 -0400
JAN G… Well put… Too many people these day invoke the Christian “turning the other cheek” as always being submissive in the face of wrong doing… It doesn’t mean that at all… Turning the other cheek was Christ’s lesson that by “turning the other cheek”, when slapped by an opponent in a fit of anger, a reasonable man would be instantly shamed by the error of giving in to violence… If your “enemy” is not shamed by such cheek turning, then indeed defend yourself, your family, your religion, and your nation… "

Andy Neimers,
I agree more so with your understanding than that of the interpretation of “being a doormat”. There has long been debate on this very issue. I dug out an old essay of mine that was from my days at university, below is a very small excerpt from it regarding this very topic:
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Evidence of Jesus sharing different yet vital perspectives and conscious choices (teachings) are found more so in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke rather than in the Gospels of Mark and John. In the world inhabited by the (generally poor and powerless) members of Jesus’ audience (the “you” whom he addresses), retaliatory actions of any kind against those who exploited them automatically led to severe reprisals, including torture and death. Recognizing that the law’s intent was to curb violence, Jesus goes beyond its literal application to demand that his listeners give up their traditional right to retaliate in kind (Matthew 5.38-44). Wink argues that Jesus devised a simple technique by which mistreated people could react without violence and yet retain their dignity. Because it was customary to strike a social inferior with the back of the right hand, turning the other cheek made it difficult for the blow in the same way (hitting with a fist or palm implied that one was striking an equal). If a wealthy creditor demanded the outer garment (shirt) to pay off a debt, the debtor should strip off the inner tunic (coat) as well. Standing naked before the debt collector in full public view would, according to social standards of the era, have been more than humiliating to the creditor than his victim, who had dramatically illustrated the other’s excessive avarice. Jesus’ counsel to “go an extra mile” would place his oppressor in an awkward position causing the soldier to exceed his legal mandate and thus blur the distinction between the “man in authority” and the servant he had conscripted.
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Most Evangelicals look only through the modern lens of their understanding and have taken this turn the other cheek, walk the extra mile, and so on as commands to mean “be a doormat” or as aptly phrased by you “as always being submissive in the face of wrong doing”. Wink argued that was the complete opposite in meaning. You had to take into account the historical aspects – the culture, slavery, the law etc. when the text was actually written not just look through the modern lens of understanding alone.
commented 2016-04-27 05:01:39 -0400
JAN G… Well put… Too many people these day invoke the Christian “turning the other cheek” as always being submissive in the face of wrong doing… It doesn’t mean that at all… Turning the other cheek was Christ’s lesson that by “turning the other cheek”, when slapped by an opponent in a fit of anger, a reasonable man would be instantly shamed by the error of giving in to violence… If your “enemy” is not shamed by such cheek turning, then indeed defend yourself, your family, your religion, and your nation…
commented 2016-04-27 01:13:35 -0400
JAy Kelly there is tons of artwork on Jesus without him suffering idiot. If you think the rebel is wrong then make a piss Muhammed and publicize and take credit like the artist did with piss Christ. I DARE YOU!!!
commented 2016-04-27 01:10:57 -0400
Jay Kelly the Rebel is reporting reality , the MSM is full of it and does not report reality , please show me how the MSM represents all of our society LMAO! If you like lies stick with the MSM, you did not know about the attack in Calgary since you said it was a secret, that is because they never reported on it, now show me all the CBC stories on the Levin trial , or was that some non story LMAO!
commented 2016-04-27 00:02:47 -0400
Cathy Rochford, The Rebel is a legal media site that presents stories that inform their readers. For the time being The Rebel is focused on stories about Islam and Muslims. This helps the site maintain a certain readership who are looking for clear-cut articles on issues that may be more occluded in other outlets.

The so-called MSM- mainstream media – has to look to the broad range of subjects that makes up our society and our culture. The Rebel does not have top do that.

If you want to focus on a single enemy read the Rebel. If you want to be more broadly informed, there are many outlets available.
commented 2016-04-26 20:19:32 -0400
JK you missed the point entirely. This endless muslim news and muslim offensiveness is trashy and spread all over all main stream medias for attention and supremacy. It has to stop period. In case you haven’t noticed this is CANADA and not the car bombing, suicide bombing, terrorist infused middle east. We want to keep Canada peaceful, not anything like the middle east. If you don’t like this site, as evidenced by your comment, than why are you here?
commented 2016-04-26 20:11:00 -0400
“Even if you believe that Jehoshua ben Josasaph was the avatar of God….the man was Jewish…no Jew resembles Italian Renaisance iconography….you are worshiping a false image.”
“Just by the way….that is NOT Jesus depicted on that cross…that representation is based on a portrait by Leonardo da Vinci of Caesare Borgia the son of Pope Alexander VI. And compared to what that man did to his enemies being pegged to a dart board is tame.”

I feel sorry for you Glen because you miss the entire point. It is not what the art piece looks like specifically (the artist’s rendition), because Christ has been depicted differently many times over the centuries. There have been blond blue-eyed, brown hair brown-eyed, brown hair blue-eyed, olive skin as well as white skin as well as black skin, long hair as well as shorter, straight hair as well as more wavy, sketched, sculpted, chiseled, painted and so on. It is what the depiction represents. It is not the piece itself, but that of the actual symbolism of the piece of art, the symbolism of Christ being upon a cross, the symbolism of his suffering for our sins. Let me put it slightly differently, when you enter an art museum and you see an abstract painting, do you look at it and say gee looks like just two blue dots and a red line? No, it is interpreted as blue is representative of something, the red again representing something else, the dots, the line, all symbolism. There is no false iconology or imagery as you suggest.
commented 2016-04-26 19:48:35 -0400
Cathy Rochford, if you are “sick to death of hearing about muslims” you are certainly on the wrong website. Most of the items on the Rebel these days have to do with Muslims or Islam in one way or another. If a Muslim man urinates behind a bush in Indonesia it will be covered on here.
commented 2016-04-26 19:39:56 -0400
I am beyond feeling sick to death hearing about muslims. How would muslims like it if all they heard constantly was about catholics rights and catholics feeling offended by what muslims do? They’d go ballistic and say it was offending them. This is the exact same way we non-muslims are feeling and this is doing nothing except spreading hatred. Enough is enough. Lets start addressing these people the same way across the board. No more muslim identification or Islamic interference but rather middle east people or whatever their heritage, not religion, the same as everyone else is addressed as Canadians, British, Americans, Italian etc. Stop with this islamic supremacy BS right now. Are you listening violent imams, cair, and all the others?

Regarding the disgusting display of Christian hatred with the crucified Jesus on a dart board, grow up and knock it off. No more targeting Christians with hatred anymore period. Getting bloody ridiculous not to mention moronic and childish. The artist and the university owes everyone an apology and then needs to burn this evil display of hatred. Might as well put pictures up of Christians getting beheaded and burned alive in the middle east on dart boards in the universities, same thing. Rotten bastards.
commented 2016-04-26 19:31:27 -0400
Um, guess what? The vast majority of artworks portraying Jesus have him suffering, dying, or dead. It is an essential element of the Jesus narrative.
commented 2016-04-26 19:08:43 -0400
Islamophobia is an " unrealistic fear of a Islam" and a term brought into mainstream by the terrorist group the Muslim Brotherhood. Why should any one fear the teachings of Muhammad.
www.thereligionofpeace.com
Over 28,000 acts of Islamic terrorism since 911
commented 2016-04-26 19:07:06 -0400
It is a shame that “Lord of the Flies” was taken off the reading list at school. When the crowd of boys was chanting “KILL THE PIG SLIT HIS THROAT BASH HIM IN” and working themselves into a fury to confront “the beast” one boy…Simon…let his curiosity outweigh his fear and investigated. “The Beast” was nothing more than the body of the pilot of their downed plane hanging from a tree by his parachute.

Even if you believe that Jehoshua ben Josasaph was the avatar of God….the man was Jewish…no Jew resembles Italian Renaisance iconography….you are worshiping a false image.
commented 2016-04-26 19:01:59 -0400
Ronny Christensen you little dipshit. I thought you had finally gone over the edge and had a mental breakdown. Go eat half a dozen pizza pockets and call it a night Ronny you loser.
commented 2016-04-26 18:52:29 -0400
big old liberal hug AKA-sodomy
commented 2016-04-26 18:49:10 -0400
These arepopping up like mushrooms on YOUTUBE and I have to wonder if there is a death fatwa out against the cartoonist. It would seem that people leaving Islam are showing more courage than just about anyone else.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqEFemKJYVU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXfZWJTZsrw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdOub4jx8p4

Just by the way….that is NOT Jesus depicted on that cross…that representation is based on a portrait by Leonardo da Vinci of Caesare Borgia the son of Pope Alexander VI. And compared to what that man did to his enemies being pegged to a dart board is tame.
commented 2016-04-26 18:33:24 -0400
Ron Boy….seek help for your mental issues, they’re glaring!!!
commented 2016-04-26 18:26:30 -0400
“Looks like little Ronnie is feeling excluded again, let’s all give him a big old Liberal hug!!”

It does look like he is about to break out in tears. Poor little Ronniekins. It’s okay Ronnie. Go to that special place in the basement of your mommy’s house and have a “special alone time”.
commented 2016-04-26 18:02:18 -0400
Looks like little Ronnie is feeling excluded again, let’s all give him a big old Liberal hug!!
commented 2016-04-26 17:59:59 -0400
Hyacinth you are full of shit. Fuck fundamentalists everywhere!
commented 2016-04-26 17:54:47 -0400
These alleged “free speech” coward[s] that produced the alleged “artwork” and those that defend it are audacious enough to actively mock Christ but lack the honesty, integrity, and courage to treat ALL religions the same. I am for free speech but EQUALITY IN FREE SPEECH – meaning you treat ALL THE SAME, if you cannot criticize or mock Islam then you cannot criticize or mock Christianity or Judaism or Buddhism or what have you.

I applaud the university for doing the correct thing and removing the alleged “artwork” even if they removed it for the wrong reason.
commented 2016-04-26 17:01:48 -0400
Was it right that the Christian students did not stand up and voice their disapproval? We are to turn the other cheek when offended, but when someone offends our God, Christians must not passively stand back and allow it to continue, let alone happen.
Maybe that is why Christians are targeted by ISIS, the Liberal government, media, LGBT and feminist movements because they know they will not defend themselves and most won’t defend their faith.
commented 2016-04-26 16:43:14 -0400
mussy camel fuckers would have turned Canada upside down. truedipshit would have been so upset that he would charge us more taxes to put up more mosques. June is coming and mohpig is going on the lawn with darts all over him. I can do that. It’s called “Art”
commented 2016-04-26 16:24:43 -0400
Edward Jobin – heads would have rolled, that’s for sure!
commented 2016-04-26 16:19:53 -0400
If it had been Mohamed the MSM and the police would no doubt be involved.
commented 2016-04-26 16:14:11 -0400
Muhammad dart board? Hmmm I ponder… what happens in my garage stays in my garage lol.
commented 2016-04-26 16:06:09 -0400
“All art is propaganda” – George Orwell