For The Record, I Would Have Supported The "Dunk A Crucifix In A Jar of Urine Day"
Not because I have anything against Crucifixes, or because I want to make Midnight Rider's hangover worse, but because I am so into Free Speech that I want everyone to be as much of an asshole as they feel like being.
So, go ahead, dunk away, for God's sake. Who gives a fuck about how I fuck your mother, esse?
Not everyone is crazy about the idea of "Draw Mohammed Day." Alas, there are those conservatives with a shallow understanding of Islam, who have never read a book on the subject. I've read about 14, including the Qur'an, so let me set these folks straight.
Ann Althouse said:I don't like the in-your-face message that we don't care about what other people hold sacred. Back in the days of the "Piss Christ" controversy, I wouldn't have supported an "Everybody Dunk a Crucifix in a Jar of Urine Day" to protest censorship. Dunking a crucifix in a jar of urine is something I have a perfect right to do, but it would gratuitously hurt many Christian bystanders to the controversy. I think opposing violence (and censorship) can be done in much better ways.Here's why you're wrong, Ann.
We DO care about "what other folks hold sacred." Especially when what they hold sacred is oppression, murder and terror. We care about it enough to OPPOSE it, because it erodes our personal freedoms and encourages fanatics to continue their threats of violence.
Go read the whole thing.