I get this all the time, was at Ricky Gervais stand up and he literally went to town on Jesus and Christianity but you don’t see any outrage or anyone calling him racist.
He said some obscene stuff and would have had his head cut off in Saudi for blasphemy if it was against Islam.
He literally said he hated Christianity, I mean that’s not new anyway.
Bring me to the same question, Islam and Christianity both originated from the Middle East but why is the criticism of Islam in particular met with the accusation of racism.
Islam isn't a race. So it's not racist.
Not at all. Islam is an ideology, not a race, ergo hating it isn't racist. It's perfectly fine to dislike ideologies, just as there's nothing wrong with despising Nazism, fascism, socialism etc..
Probably because the people making jokes of Christianity are those who do not follow it and majority of people referring their selves or their ancestors from Christian religion hardly follow it hence they now see it as a joke.
no no, it's not racist. that's why we use the word Islamophobia to describe the dislike and/or prejudice towards Islam.
Ricky Gervais knows his audience - that's why he can make those jokes and get away with it. if he said it in a room full of devote catholics or evangelicals, he would have no one laughing. but that's not his audience - his fans go to him expecting him to be controversial and/or offensive.
btw i'm christian and i was made fun of for being a christian for the first 13 years of my life. didn't really bother me that much and it doesn't bother me now. but i admit i have thick skin and i really don't care what people think of me. also i know my heart and my relationship with God and your opinion on it doesn't change anything.
Not at all. Though bashing the religion of a minority group in the UK which already gets more than its fair share of death threats and hate is a little insensitive. Christianity is probably the only religion in the UK which it is perfectly acceptable to give a good whalloping, since it is the majority religion in the country and the only one that has had a profound effect on our culture.
The biggest critics are those far-left mob mentality twitter groups and protesters who can take a joke about their own religion but not aout someone else's which is kind of the reverse of what you'd expect to happen. At that point they blow up and cause tons of online abuse and boycotts, ruining lives and businesses. Also in the UK and US Islam is a minority compared to Christianity and most of their ideas lead to an idea of 'minority is always oppressed and the victim, majority is always the oppressor and the abuser' so they are fine with joking about Christianity but not ok with a joke about the minority which is seen by them as a case of the minority being oppressed by the majority, even if it isn't.