Thursday, March 30, 2006
I am lucky to live in such a time.
Satire is under fire constantly. First it was the Danes and the Muslims, which personally I don't feel was TOO much of a battle for satire. Satire requires a critical idea AND humor. Not just a bomb-wearing prophet.
Now, a battle much less covered... yet I feel it is more important. The battle of Scientology.
Matt Stone and Trey Parker made fun of Scientology on South Park. Isaac Hayes (voice of the beloved Chef), after definitively telling people on a local radio program it could not be taken seriously, quit. Chef died a horrible horrible death. And is now voiced as Darth Chef.
So this cult told Isaac Hayes to quit? Or did he quit on his own volition? What is up with this cult that won't take any sort of humor? If Scientology is made fun of, apparently it's a Communist conspiracy in the media. Remember, children, anyone who can't laugh at a joke, even at one's own expense, has problems.
Now, quickly some people have been attacking Christianity as a cult too. But Christianity is nothing like Scientology. We took that Queen Spider Rules the Vatican joke...
We'll just leave it at this:
Kyle: Do you have any idea how retarded that sounds?
Super Adventure Club Leader: Is it any more retarded than the idea of God sending his Son to die for his sins? Is it any more retarded than Buddha sitting beneath a tree for twenty years?
Stan: Yeah. It's way, way more retarded.