Jonathan at A Tippling Philosopher already mentioned this sketch, but I’ve found an interesting update. Here’s the controversial vid:
World Net Daily has weighed in with their opinion.
“I’m reminded of the line from Steve Martin’s ‘Cheaper by the Dozen,’ when he declared his children’s pranks to be ‘wrong – funny, but wrong,’” Zahn said. “Yes, the parody is well made, and yes, Tarantino is ripe for a spoof just like this. Shoot, I can even see the humor in it. But its subject matter can only be described with one word: blasphemous.
“If anything in our PC culture should be considered obviously offensive, this is it,” Zahn continued. “Can you imagine the uproar that would occur if SNL made a parody, ‘Muhammad Unleashed?’ People at NBC would be losing their jobs. The ‘sensitivity police’ would be out in full force. It would cause international outcry.
“I just have to believe that if God gifted these actors and writers with such a gift for humor and wit,” Zahn concluded, “that He intended it for nobler purposes than mocking His Son.”
Ray Comfort (yes, the Banana man) has a quote as well.
Christian TV host and best-selling author Ray Comfort said, “I wonder if the funny folks at ‘Saturday Night Live’ know that Muslims believe in Jesus Christ, and that they might not like one of their prophets being mocked in a blasphemous skit.”
Comfort said that according to Islam-guide: “Muslims respect and revere Jesus (peace be upon him). They consider him one of the greatest of God’s messengers to mankind.” While they don’t believe, as Christians do, that Jesus is God in human form, they do revere Him and believe that He performed miracles: “He was sent by God to us as a Messenger, to deliver to us the Bible and to guide humanity to the right path. God gave Jesus the ability to perform numerous miracles so that his people would believe him and follow his teachings. These miracles include curing the diseased, giving sight to the blind and even raising the dead.”
Then there’s this:
He added, “Take a moment to try and think of any human being in history, whose name has been so hated it has been so mocked and even adopted as profanity. Think of Gandhi, Hitler, Mother Teresa, Churchill, Mussolini, Muhammad, Buddha, Rasputin, Castro, or Lincoln. No human being, living or dead, good or evil, has had such a thing happen; no human being except one. Only the Name of Jesus is used internationally to cuss. You will hear it commonly used in movies to express disgust. You will hear it on television, on the radio, in songs, in the newspapers, in books and magazines, on the Internet, and in everyday speech throughout the world.”
If you click the link, you can take part in the poll. Yup, it’s an odd one with 17 options. I didn’t partake considering you have to have a WND account to join in. You can check out the results, though.
Fox has an interesting debate, if you’ve got five minutes to burn.