Skip to comments.Offensive Cartoon Has German Christians Fuming
Posted on 08/28/2012 8:36:32 PM PDT by massmike
Lampooning religion has proven an easy way to get into hot water in recent years. Caricatures poking fun, or outright hostility, at Islam have been especially prone to producing controversy -- or even violence.
Now, however, it is Germany's Christians who find themselves on the receiving end of an indelicate cartoon. Several religious leaders in Kassel, the western German city that is currently hosting the semi-decadal art exhibition Documenta, have protested against a drawing advertising a show in the city's caricature museum. "I find it problematic when a caricature disparages the very heart of a faith," Barbara Heinrich, a Protestant official in the city, told German news agency DPA. Local Catholic priest Harald Fischer has likewise criticized the caricature, according to the local paper, the Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine (HNA), as have Catholic and Orthodox Christian leaders from the area.
The cartoon in question is hanging outside the Kulturbahnhof, a cultural center which houses the caricature museum, known as Caricatura. It depicts Jesus in agony on the cross as a voice calls down from heaven, "Hey, you. I f***ed your mother."
The artist behind the caricature, Mario Lars, likewise expressed surprise at the burgeoning debate. "It was not my intention to hurt the feelings of the faithful," Lars said. "I was just making a joke
. (The church) should stand aloof of such things and address more important problems. Such a large commotion over a small joke isn't good for the church."
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Christians may be “fuming”, but they are not running around in the streets killing people or setting fires like muslem do.
could the artist perhaps be confused with Islam, where I would imagine such acts are encouraged (if not required)
Am I offended? Yes. At how lame that joke was.
Quick, let’s riot!
Yep, he really went out on the edge there. /s
Is this the “offending art”?
Yeah, as a Christian, I’m offended.
What a pathetic joke and such a horrible drawing! This is “art” nowadays? A two-year-old could create something better than this!
Whoa. I speak German, that is really out of bounds. To those who don’t, it says pretty much what it sounds like it says to an English speaker.
As a JEWISH BORN AGAIN BELIEVER IN MESSIAH YESHUA/JESUS THE RISEN CHRIST...I am APPALLED at Mario Lars...He is a NAZI PIG! and that was NO Joke....He is NOT FUNNY!
AND...if Mario Lars does NOT REPENT of this serious Offense to The LORD JESUS CHRIST and ask for FORGIVENESS...he... meaning Lars, just might find himself burning in HELL'S FIRES for ALL ETERNITY!
ANYONE WANT TO JOIN LARS...GO RIGHT AHEAD!
Jesus cries out Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do! ―Luke 23
I wonder if Big Boy Mario participated in Everybody Draw Mohammed Day?
Lars, the wannabe artist, is not only a blasphemer, he is also a liar. Clearly his intent was to offend and 'hurt feelings'. His scratchings were neither art, nor humorous. Maybe he thought he could build up street cred with his fellow atheists by getting a rise out of Christians. Sorry, I can only feel pity for the untalented bloke. His 'art' is akin to someone taking a dump in the middle of the street. Sickening, but at the same time you realize that this pathetic person must be mentally ill.
Mocking the Saviour, and his only chance for salvation. Pretty sad. We can only offer a short prayer. Although Lars does not know it, and he would deny it, at this point in life he happens to be Satan's rag doll, who will use and abuse him and lead him to foolish actions. It will take an act of God to pull him out of his nosedive into the eternal fires of hell.
That’s art? That’s clever? The artist can “gefickt” himself but it doesn’t make me want to riot or behead anyone — perhaps that’s why the “artist” felt so comfortable creating this garbage.
Go home dad, you’re drunk...
Regarding your post #11.
No clearer proof could there be for the truth of the Christian Religion. Jesus prayed for His enemies that none should be lost to perdition.
By the same token, no greater accusatory finger could be pointed at the false god “Allah” the bloody, the unknowable and the vengeful. The words on their signs speak of the darkness in their hearts.
As Christ taught us, “By their fruits, you shall know them.”
It is not ours to judge, but we are fools not to be good fruit inspectors.
FU too, Lars.
He’s a coward and a bully.
If he really wanted to make an impression, he would have made reference to Mohammed.
Of course, THEY cut people’s heads off. He’d much rather insult the nicer folks who he knows won’t punch him out.
27 But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. 31 Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. 32 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measurepressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.
>> To those who dont, it says pretty much what it sounds like it says to an English speaker.
Yeah, and Hitler gefickt Germany, and in turn, the gefickten Germans gefickten the World. So I really don’t give a gefickt, and the gefickten toonist can go gefickten his own mutter.
So as far as this Christian is concerned, we’re even.
For his own good!
I wouldn't put the house on that.
nowhere is the Son of Man safe from the animals of this earth
What the article critically fails to mention is that the offensive text is archetypical for the kind of trash talk used by young immigrant scum (mostly Turkish/Arabic) to insult and provoke people. (Probably one of the ‘top five’ insults used.) Anyone in Germany will immediately recognize it as such.
(Think of some ghetto banger saying “Yo, I’ma gonna put a cap in yo ass” or the like. Instantly identifies the person saying it.)
This does not make it any less offensive, of course. Perhaps even more so: Young muzzie trash insulting Christianity is the message here.
The apostles left the high council rejoicing that God had counted them worthy to suffer disgrace for the name of Jesus.
I take it you remember the rest of the joke?
I'm thinking that's not going to happen...
sounds like a Mormon belief (strangely enough Moslems do believe that Jesus was divinely conceived)
quite frankly, this is silly mocking. I’d pay him no attention. More serious attacks are like the Dan BRown book.