Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Muhammed Bear

As an illustration of the kind of people most of the world is dealing with, there is the Muhammed Teddy Bear issue in Sudan. This is the same Sudan where Muslims (who control the government there) have been committing genocide in the Darfur region. So now they are possibly going to give a (Christian) school teacher a bunch of lashes for letting her students name a bear Muhammed.

Remember, there is no God but Allah and Muhammed is his prophet. Allah Ahkbar! All that good stuff!

I guess in many ways she's lucky. In other regions she might very well get beheaded just for being Christian. I think there are two reasons she might just make it out without punishment though. First, the school was one where the parents were well-to-do. That in most countries is almost a free pass. The second is the fact she is a British citizen and this is garnering a lot of press internationally. Sudan doesn't seem to care a lot about what the rest of the world thinks, but at least they don't thumb their noses up at everyone like Iran( don't get me started on Iran though).

I am a Christian and I don't think I would have a problem with a Teddy bear named Jesus. To me that isn't blasphemous or insulting. Children are especially good at naming stuffed animals, toys, etc. after things they admire. I understand that the bear is an object and might even be considered an idol (well sort of... no not really, ah never mind I don't relate to the Islamists position on this one either). Is there anyone out there who can give me a rational explanation on this issue?


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