Jesus Cartoon Develops at Comedy Central

May 6, 2010 at 1:14 PM 6 comments

You may have read this as well, but it is being reported that the folks at Comedy Central are tossing around the idea of creating a cartoon based on the (modern) life of Jesus Christ.  Wow, why didn’t they think of this sooner?!

Titled “JC,” the series depicts Christ as a “regular guy” who moves to New York to “escape his father’s enormous shadow.” His father is depicted as an apathetic man who would rather play video games than listen to his son talk about his new life.

“Comedy Central has pushed the envelope in the past: The long-running “South Park” features Christ as a regular character.

“The network says “JC” is on its development slate, steps away from the pilot stage and eventual airing. Many television series in development never make it to air.”

I see.  So this might make a good show?  Why, because it mocks Jesus Christ and Christians like me?  Also because Viacom (parent company of Comedy Central) has no fear of receiving death threats since they would only be ridiculing the Founder of Christianity, and not be mocking Allah or Muhammad, the founder of Islam?

In reality, isn’t the idea of a sacrilegious cartoon about Jesus Christ running to New York City to get away from His Father kind of boring?  I mean, what will happen?  How will they move the series along without it losing steam?  The only way of course is to become more sacrilegious with each individual show.

Sure, both Viacom and Comedy Central will get protests and threats of boycotts by Christian groups – who will be lambasted by the liberal media for standing up for something they believe in – if they go ahead with the project.

Wouldn’t it be far better to do a cartoon on the life of Muhammad?  They can have him relocate to Jerusalem.  There, he could muster the troops to keep all Jews and Christians away from the Temple Mount.  It would be a laugh riot, with Muslims led by Muhammad tossing matzo balls and dead fish at any non-Muslim trying to reach the top of the Mount.

Then of course, one episode might incorporate the fact that on the Sabbath, orthodox Jews are unable to do anything as they are pelted with smoked bacon from high atop Antonio’s Fortress.  The hapless orthodox Jew would be unable to defend themselves AND unable to run away, since either might constitute “work.”

No?  Not good, huh?  Oh, I see.  Yeah, there might be – no, make that would be – death threats and some jihadists would likely carry out those threats.  That would not work.  Hmmm, what to do?

I guess Comedy Central is right.  It is far better to poke fun at a group which simply remains within the confines of the law (protesting, boycotting), and turns the other cheek.  Certainly, the Christian God does not need to be protected or avenged for what people do or say about Him.  As mentioned previously, if that were the case, there would be few people left on this earth alive, since the majority only speak about Jesus Christ and God in the course of swearing.  That’s as close as they will ever get to praying.

It’s interesting, is it not?  Out of ALL the religions in the world and all the religious figures associated with those religions, only the Names of Jesus Christ and God (the Father) are chosen to be used as epithets and expletives.

Yeah, that’s far better for Viacom and Comedy Central to stick with a cartoon about the Founder of Christianity.  I mean, Christians are a bunch of judgmental, no-good whiners who really should not have a voice at all in America, right?  This in spite of the fact that we pay taxes, work hard to support our families and are generally law-abiding people (with few exceptions). 

Better to keep from offending those whose religious ideals rest on the Five Pillars of Islam and avoid problems with them and their god.  Christians?  Who cares.

Care to complain?  You won’t find contact information at Comedy Central, so it’s best to go straight to the top with Viacom.  You can send an email of complaint here:

Oh, and you atheists, you’ll want to be sure to send an email of congratulations to Comedy Central for having the guts to push the envelope even further than “South Park” has done.

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  • 1. modres  |  May 8, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    Hey AMC, I think you did good! 🙂

    I have YET to see a comedian say ANYTHING even slightly negative about Islam…and live to say it again.


  • 2. amc  |  May 8, 2010 at 1:43 PM

    I had an interesting conversation with someone at the gym yesterday. He said he wanted to go into stand-up comedy and wanted to shake comedy up because it was too soft and PC. I asked him what he meant by that and he said he was going to do jokes on Christianity and Jesus.

    I suggested to him that jokes about Jesus and Christianity were a dime a dozen. I further elaborated that even jokes about Bush and Palin were as common as weeds. I told him that if he really wanted to shake it up he should go after Obama, Muslims and Muhammad.

    In retrospect I probably lost a witnessing opportunity but I could see his whole comedy routine aspirations evaporate by the look on his face as it gradually sank in. Unbelievable!


  • 3. modres  |  May 6, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    Thanks for your comments 🙂


  • 4. RSPmouse  |  May 6, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Great insight! You are right. Fundamental Christians will be viewed as “intolerant” when we become righteously angry at the degradation of our God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We are supposed to laugh it off in the name of tolerance and unity, yet no one is willing to be tolerant of our beliefs!


  • 5. modres  |  May 6, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    I tend to think sometimes that’s why this information “gets out” because Comedy Central wants to test the waters to find out what type of reaction they’ll get.

    I agree with you that the best thing would be for people to become bored with it. Of course, the real best thing would be for shows like this not even to be thought of, but that’s expecting too much in today’s society.

    If these stand-up comedians and producers really hate guts, they would comment on the real problems of the world like the rise of Islam and Sharia Law. Of course they can’t and won’t because they don’t want to become targets.

    It really doesn’t matter though, because Islamic proponents will not stop until Sharia Law becomes the law of the world. THEN, we’ll see how much freedom everyone has to make jokes, and produce shows that are simply asinine.


  • 6. amc  |  May 6, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Well said. It’s kinda tiresome and really quite cowardly.

    The best thing that could happen is that people become bored watching this excuse for entertainment.

    It’s the same thing here in Australia where so-called comedians regularly target Bush or Palin and anything conservative. The same jokes are regurgitated.

    In the end, it’s just the same old polemics. And really not funny.


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