Thursday, November 09, 2006

FINDING THE COMMON GROUND -- INTERNATIONAL EDITION

Looks like the world's Christian's, Muslims, and Jews have found something upon which they can agree. In Jerusalem of all places, it's unalloyed outrage at the "offense" to religious people of all creeds! And Rick Santorum wasn't even involved. According to The Vatican:

The Holy See has reiterated on many occasions that the right to freedom of expression, sanctioned by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is subject to just limits, in particular when the exercise of this right would offend the religious sentiments of believers. It is clear that the gay parade scheduled to take place in Jerusalem will prove offensive to the great majority of Jews, Muslims and Christians, given the sacred character of the City of Jerusalem.

War, slaughter, terror on the Mount of Olives? Unoffensive! Shlomo, Paul & Akhbar holding hands as they stroll past the Dome of the Rock? Offensive! I get it. Quite simple actually.

Mohammed, Moses & Jesus will release their own joint statement this afternoon, soon as they determine who's name comes first on the letterhead.

8 Comments:

Blogger DED said...

Common ground. Who would've thunk it.

10:26 AM  
Blogger sheadenizen said...

How comforting! Three religions united in a common hate. Warms my heart!

11:09 AM  
Anonymous John Royal said...

So, I guess Ted Haggard's not welcome.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Ted'll be welcome if he brings along that meth he bought but didn't smoke.

11:38 AM  
Blogger bdodgey said...

"Mohammed, Moses & Jesus will release their own joint statement this afternoon, soon as they determine who's name comes first on the letterhead."

You've just outlined the next wacky TV odd-couple sitcom there Mike.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

wacky TV odd-couple sitcom

So wacky, in fact, that there are "three" in the "couple."

Sorry, I had to do that. I can't HELP myself sometimes.

1:56 PM  
Blogger bdodgey said...

*warning warning - culture differences*

Owing to our extreme apathy and laziness, in Australia, a couple means any amount from two to five.

*end cultural education*

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Bdodg-

Thank you for the lesson, sir. Between John's Texas reporting & your Down-Under cultural updates, we'll have a forum covering the four corners soon enough.

And while you guys may be lazy & apathetic, I'm just an insufferable pedant, so people should throw in behind your definition of couple.

6:14 PM  

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