Thursday, January 8, 2015
What's the point of lampooning religion? To upset the religious?
Here is my latest blog post over at CFI: link.
In the wake of the horrific massacre at Charlie Hebdo, debate has focused on the issue of causing of offence to religious people. Is that the point of lampooning religion? Is causing offence to Muslims the aim of someone who draws a cartoon of Mohammad? No, usually it's not (though this point is usually lost on the offended).