I just had to add this one. In Meghalaya, India, students taking instruction in cursive writing found an interesting illustration in their textbooks.
Christians in the area (this is a region of India with a Christian majority) are very upset and have banned the books and are considering legal action. The Archbishop of Shillong has protested.
We are deeply hurt by the insensitivity of the publisher. How can one show such total disrespect for a religion?
Wait a minute…the Archbishop of Shillong? I’m not going to take this seriously until Cardinal Wangadoodle and the Reverend Mother Punitang weigh in!
Of course, the answer to his question is…easily. Lightly. With joy in one’s heart.
He also has no grounds for complaint. That guy with long red hair and a beard looks more like my oldest son than some Semitic rabbi from Palestine, and I’m the one who should be irate that he’s being portrayed with a cigarette and a can of beer. Smoking is bad for you, and beer in cans is simply evil.