oh i do hope that people learn to have a flippin sense of humor already and chillax about this thread! If lightning doesn't strike mass down then i'd guess that jesus does have a sense of humor and isn't too offended by this. If jesus isn't offended then which of us should be? And the flying spaghetti monster reminds all of us that no institution no matter how large, popular, or revered should ever be above a little good hearted ribbing!
Of course, i love far side and c&h but doesn't anyone here love the bloom county too?
If lightning doesn't strike Mass down then I'd guess that Jesus DOES have a sense of humor and isn't too offended by this.
This is terrible logic. I suppose since Jesus doesn't strike down rapists, murderers, thieves, etc, he is fine with them right?
I'm not a very religious person, but I can see why people would be offended. If somebody you cared about recently passed away and somebody called them a rotting corpse, you would probably be upset too, despite the fact that it's true. There are just some things you don't poke around at, and peoples religions is one of those things.
It just amazes me how some people here are oblivious to why people would take offense to this, despite it being a joke.
If it is a literal attack on someone's religious belief then yea, I can understand why someone would take offense to that but why a mild joke? What if someone insulted the democratic party, would all the democrats the be offended by some mild joke? Mass was just making a small joke, not an attack on Christianity.
Adding a grotesque image to a major Christian holiday is more than mild. I am not trying to say that Mass intentionally tried to offend people, however apparently people are offended by it instead of giving the whole, "just lighten up" garbage maybe you should try to look at it from their point of view.