'Oh, I feel good about myself because I'm drawing something that I know will offend some people, purely out of spite'
. Really? Are these people's lives so devoid of substance, and their minds so completely void of intelligent thought that they have to resort to jumping on the Offend Islam Lol!!1 band wagon in order to feel significant?
Don't give me the 'It's about exercising my right to free speech' talk - that's utter rubbish. You want free speech? Why not go and stand on a soap box in Speaker's Corner on a Sunday and tell the world what you think of it? Why not have a discussion with someone who shares, or opposes your views, and you broaden each other's minds through intelligent conversation and substantiated viewpoints? Why not, instead of wasting your time with a pack of crayons, go and learn more about the topic you evidently
have such a strong opinion of so that you can better defend this opinion, or change your opinion with what you learn?
Only a child would draw an image of something that will directly offend another in order to express their feelings. When I was younger, and someone offended, worried, or scared, me, I'd draw a picture of it with stink lines coming off it, and possibly with a tiny bit of poo on its head. That is how children express themselves, because they are incapable of using adult reasoning. Nowadays, however, when someone/something makes me feel uncomfortable, I talk about the issue, and use my vocabulary, common sense and intelligence to express my opinion on it. Funnily enough, this is the way most adults deal with things that they do not like. Most people mature with age - unfortunately, not everybody does.
Whether or not you think someone else has the right to be offended by your words or actions is totally irrelevant, and to presume that people shouldn't be offended by something that you see as being OK is infantile, pathetic and downright ignorant.
There are words for people who cannot think to express themselves in any other way than to jump on an internet trend