You can slam Christ but not Mohammed

601_image_17It is amazing that we often hear from very anti-Christian elites in our academic circles of how dangerous religion is.  However, the very morals of Christianity have created a truly stable, pluralistic society where you can believe and say pretty much whatever you want or sue if someone tries to stop you.  Christianity allowed a republic to form that separated state from church, safeguarding both institutions.

Now, "South Park" is a banal animated show that prides itself on meaningless shock value.  No one is exempt and nothing is sacred. But, there is an exception.  When the creators of "South Park" talk they are scared to death, literally.

The creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, were recently interviewed on ABC “Nightline” about the show and its upcoming 10th season.

“That’s where we kind of agree with some of the people who’ve criticized our show,” said co-creator Matt Stone on Sept. 22. “Because it really is open season on Jesus. We can do whatever we want to Jesus, and we have.

They are not afraid of Christians.  All the hoopla by media and academic elites about the dangers of religion do not seem to apply to Christianity.  When many were stating during the Amsterdam riots that for tolerance they were not showing images of Mohammad, here is what the "South Park" co-creator said in an interview.

“No you’re not,” Stone countered during the interview. “You’re afraid of getting blown up. That’s what you’re afraid of. Comedy Central copped to that, you know: ‘We’re afraid of getting blown up.’”

Yes, they are scared of getting blown up.  I love our country and I love the faith that historic Christianity affords.  It is not a faith of coercion, it is about grace.  It is a faith that works, too.

HT: Michelle Vu of the Christian Post "South Park Creators Say ‘Open Season on Jesus,’ but Not Mohammed"

Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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