Sigh. Donohue once again pulls out the victim blaming card from the bottom of the deck. Having an opinion contrary to other people’s beliefs, whether it be issued as an intentionally provocative work of art, blasphemous cartoon, or infidel snowman, must never be considered as a call to have violence inflicted upon yourself. This is a big problem I am currently having with the people who are saying “The Charlie Hebdo artists shouldn’t have been killed, but…” Stop! Take out the conjunction and put an exclamation point after killed.
(via Joe My God)
A lot of people are accusing the cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo of being assholes for not respecting people’s religious beliefs. But let’s be honest, some of these beliefs are just impossible not to mock:
DUBAI (Reuters) – A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described them as anti-Islamic.
Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after a snowstorm in the country’s north, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid replied: “It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun.”
Quoting from Muslim scholars, Sheikh Munajjid argued that to build a snowman was to create an image of a human being, an action considered sinful under the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Sunni Islam.
(via Boing Boing)
Reddit’s burger sub is dangerous to look at around lunchtime.
(I’m down almost 60lbs from 2011 when I weighed about 250 so I’m just going to feast on this with my eyes.)