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This cartoon just surfaced by Charlie Hebdo magazine...

  1. jackclee lm profile image81
    jackclee lmposted 3 months ago

    It is ironic that an atheist would use God to mock a natural tragedy like Hurricane Harvey...
    http://nypost.com/2017/08/30/charlie-he … neo-nazis/

    1. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Hey Charlie, did God exist back in 1942?

      https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13681456_f1024.jpg

      And then in 1944-

      https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13681504_f1024.jpg

    2. Live to Learn profile image80
      Live to Learnposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      On the up side Charlie Hebdo won't have to fear terrorist reprisal for perceived poor taste like it did with the Mohammed cartoons.  Attempts at humor sometimes miss their mark. I'm certain those at the magazine do care about human tragedy.

      1. jackclee lm profile image81
        jackclee lmposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        I am sure too. Just like they care about fetus aborted...(satire)

        1. Live to Learn profile image80
          Live to Learnposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          To be perfectly honest I was much more offended with the image of Best Buy selling cases of water for $50 and $30 respectively. A magazine known for shock is doing what comes naturally. Gauging people in need shouldn't. I hope America, come Christmas, remembers Best Buy's attitude toward those in Texas.

          1. jackclee lm profile image81
            jackclee lmposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            I guess in these incidences, it doesn't have to be one or the other... it is not a competition.
            Both can be offensive on different levels...

            I guess in my own case, being a Christian, for someone to use God to mock some group just makes it over the top especially for someone or group that are non-believers...(atheist). It is ironic...

            It is like many atheists who I engaged in conversation. At the first sign of trouble, they blame God... who they don't believe exists...Huh?

            1. Live to Learn profile image80
              Live to Learnposted 3 months agoin reply to this

              As a Christian, I have learned not to let my mind wander that road.

              1. jackclee lm profile image81
                jackclee lmposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                Yes, "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."...

                1. Live to Learn profile image80
                  Live to Learnposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                  Not to go all religiously philosophical on an entertainment and media thread; you choose to be offended and you make the conscious decision to choose to search for reasons to validate this choice. It is just as easy to choose a different course of action.

                  1. jackclee lm profile image81
                    jackclee lmposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                    I guess you are right. By giving attention to this stuff, it actually perpetuates it.
                    In fact, very few people read that stuff anyway...i never heard of them until the terror attack a few years ago.

            2. psycheskinner profile image84
              psycheskinnerposted 3 months agoin reply to this

              I assume they are being satirical or sarcastic.

              1. jackclee lm profile image81
                jackclee lmposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                So let me get this straight -
                In your opinion, everything is OK and no limit on anything is how it should be...
                as long as it is presented as "satire..." ?

          2. GA Anderson profile image83
            GA Andersonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            Live to Learn, I bet you were upset. I found those photos too.


            https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13683617.jpg

            But I also found that it occurred in one store, for one day only, and, if we believe Best Buy's statement, it was a mistake that was quickly corrected:



            I believe their explanation that it was not a company decision. I can easily see one dumbass manager or employee beaming with pride at their entrepreneurial spirit. I'm betting that one store has a new management slot or two open now.

            So, based on my past positive experiences with my local Best Buy, I will be thinoking of them again this Christmas too.

            GA

            1. Live to Learn profile image80
              Live to Learnposted 3 months agoin reply to this

              I don't appreciate price gouging. . One does wonder, without national attention, how long that display would have been up and what corporate response would have been if it had all remained out of the public eye.

              I'm sure corporate America appreciates your attitude and hope that it is mirrored in others throughout the holiday season.

              1. GA Anderson profile image83
                GA Andersonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                I understand your point Live to Learn, and I do agree that the corporate response could be suspect.

                I just see it, (the price gouging) as such an obviously damaging action that I am inclined to believe their explanation.

                GA

                1. Live to Learn profile image80
                  Live to Learnposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                  I agree, but if you notice they explained the $49 price tag. I don't think that explanation included the $29 price tag which is,, in my mind, also gouging.

  2. jackclee lm profile image81
    jackclee lmposted 3 months ago

    It is sad how some people just can't take a break from their politics...
    In a tragedy like this, what make this paper think this cartoon is funny or appropriate?
    It this is the thinking of editors working at this paper, they are in worst shape than people of Houston...spiritually soeaking...

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      During Katrina I remember seeing where it was God's vengeance for New Orleans acceptance of gays.  And I see where a Florida college professor has been fired for saying Texans deserved Harvey for supporting Trump (that the Houston area went Clinton doesn't seem to matter, but then stupidity knows no bounds).

      Can't really see that one is any worse than the other - there are an awful lot of people that will cackle over the pain of someone they disagree with.  On the other hand, we see millions pulling together to help those they disagree with - when disaster strikes philosophy and hate goes out the window for most of us.

  3. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 3 months ago

    The are a shock-satire magazine.  Doing their job. People with a sensitive disposition don't need to read it.

    1. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Really? So who is it for?
      Are there any people who relish this kind of stuff?
      Let them come forward.
      I am curious to know.
      Is there anything out of bounds?
      I am all for free speech but there is also self constraint and human decency.
      It is not all and everything goes...
      Even our free speech has limits. You can't yell fire in a crowded theater when there is no fire...

      1. psycheskinner profile image84
        psycheskinnerposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, it is for people who believe no topic is sacred and that is how it should be.  It has a small readership generally in France.   

        People can create and consume whatever words and pictures they want to.  I agree with that even though it means many objectionable and obscene materials are circulated.  Because there are things I read and right that other people would object to--and they don't get to control me any more than I get to control them.

 
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