Monday, September 17, 2012

Oh how sensibilities change when it comes to Islam

Remember Andres Serrano's photograph called "Piss Christ" where he took a picture of a crucifix submerged in a glass of his own urine?  Remember the outrage?  Remember how many died at the hands of offended Catholics and Christians?  Oh, that's right, there were NO murders, because Christians do not kill because they are insulted.  Muslims do.

The New Your Times, which sways to the wind direction, back in 1999 supported the art and artist, in 2012 they condemn the artist.  How do they sleep at night with such a moral crisis?

From the Telegraph September 14 by Tim Blair


Offensive enough to murder for?

The New York Times editorial of October 2, 1999, defends the display of Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ and Chris Ofili’s The Holy Virgin Mary
A museum is obliged to challenge the public as well as to placate it, or else the museum becomes a chamber of attractive ghosts, an institution completely disconnected from art in our time. 
The New York Times editorial of September 12, 2012, condemns the display of The Innocence of Muslims
Whoever made the film did true damage to the interests of the United States and its core principle of respecting all faiths. 
Whatever happened to “challenging the public”? Or is that obligation rendered non-obligatory when a certain public responds to challenges by killing people?

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