Outrage Christian Style: HBO Braces for the Storm

HBO Boycott?

You can just hear those cancellations rollin' in.
You can just hear those cancellations rollin' in.

Why Christians Won't Blow Up HBO

Last night "Curb Your Enthusiam's" Larry David did a bit where he accidentally urinated on a picture of Jesus in a Catholic family's bathroom.  He left the urine on Christ's face and the women of the household thought the fluid was tears and fell on their knees in prayer, proclaiming it a miracle.

The piece not only tries to make light of urinating on a picture of Christ, but also makes fun of what it sees as Catholic gullibility regarding miracles.

Okay, we get it, Larry.  Christians are stupid. Ha, ha!

I'm sure you see this as courageous comedy. It's not. Christians really do believe in the golden rule. The worst they will do is cancel their subscriptions to HBO and express a lot of outrage on conservative blogs. No true Christian will drive a car bomb into the HBO home office. No Christian terrorist will kidnap David and behead him.

Naw, Larry, this gets no points for courage. It's like picking on the class nerd. It's safe to do, gets general laughter and makes you feel smarter than somebody who's very probably smarter than you. 

You want points for guts?  Pee on a picture of Mohammed. Shoot, just make a picture of Mohammed and laugh somewhere in the same room with it. You don't even have to laugh at it. You don't have to make fun of it. Just hang a picture with the prophet's name on it. Put a turban on a stick figure. That'll about do it.

Maybe Salman Rushdie needs a roomie.

Do that and I'll acknowledge your bravery. What you did last night is what a bully would do on the playground to a nerdy little kid like you probably were in elementary school.

Like I said, shame on you David.

I'm just sayin'

Tom King

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trusouldj 4 years ago from Indiana

I don't think they quite get your point Sir. I did. Very nice.

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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY

I think what your saying is very true, the secular left and other christian haters think they have guts, brains and importance when they really have nothing to be proad of! It takes no courage to take pot shots at Christians and thier analysis of Christianity is mostly bigoted and shallow. As for thier importance, thier legends in thier own minds!

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twayneking 7 years ago from Puyallup, WA Author

We're tolerant. Christians aren't going to hurt Larry David for his "humor". It's disrespectful to our faith. We put up with a lot of kidding, though, much of it is not so kindly. We get chastised for being disrespectful of Muslims, Buddhists, atheists, etc. simply because we disagree with their theology.

But nobody worries about them being disrespectful of Christians. Burn a Christian church to the ground and it doesn't get past the local news. Burn a mosque next door and it would go worldwide on CNN, the BBC and Al Jazeira and be reported as a hate crime incessantly for a month before it was done.

Did you even read my article Mike? Christians won't hurt Larry David. We'll cancel our HBO subscription (which is our right if we're offended by something). At the same time, lots of us will probably pray for his soul. How is that not tolerant?

Are we supposed to praise him for his wit when we find his behavior repugnant. Since when, in a free country, have we been prohibited from walking out of a theater when we found that we didn't like the show.

You'd be really angry if we made you go to church. Christians (the real ones) are absolutely against that. Freedom of religion is the cornerstone of our constitution. Christians were responsible for that little provision.

So please understand if we don't want to be made to go to HBO. And what does it hurt Larry David if we pray for him?

You kind of proved MY point, Mike. You guys want to not only say what you want to say, you want the rest of us to pay you to do it evidently. That's not tolerant. That's arrogant!


That's like asking you guys not to prosecute pedophiles because it's not "tolerant" of their lifestyle and free expression of their sexuality.

Nobody in the Christian community (at least not the tolerant ones) will interfere with Larry David's ability to express himself, other than to refuse to pay for it anymore with our HBO subscriptions.

Are you seriously suggesting that in order to be truly "tolerant" we should support behavior we find morally repugnant.

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MikeNV 7 years ago from Henderson, NV

You prove a point. Christians are okay with everything that flows with their beliefs and vehemently opposed at anything that doesn't. Kind of an Oxymoron... Tolerant Christian.

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