As a strong Catholic, I didn’t take offense to that eCard. The whole point of this site is to be as politically-incorrect as possible.
And if you want, you could even spin the eCard to mock atheists as a bunch of cruel-hearted sons of bitches who can’t even appreciate the beyond-worldly deeds of the Son of God. But that’s not the point.
We, Christian or not, criticize certain people of a faith for suing their workplace for allowing certain “offensive” foods or posters even though only *they* take offense; it would be totally hypocritical for us to do the exact same.
I am a strong practicing Catholic and truly and deeply believe in God. I read this card and thought it was hilarious. That said, I think that who ever wrote this letter or email or whatever had every right to be offended. Just because certain individuals don’t subscribe to that set of beliefs doesn’t mean that everyone has to think their witty banter about it is hysterical. Just because we are able to take a joke, doesn’t mean everyone is. So please, everyone that’s criticizing the person that wrote the initial comment, just lay off. Let them have their beliefs. For some people, it’s the only thing that gets them through the day.
You could say that every card on this site is offensive, that’s why they are all so funny, it’s shock value, nothing more. If you don’t like it, don’t come to the site! Why is that so hard to figure out…you must be a christian!
OK…first of all it’s a birthday card not Easter, and as someone whose b-day happens to fall on April 20th [yes, today] I LOVED this card b/c it sums up the feelings I have every year at this time.
Secondly, the largest tragedy which it references is actually the Holocaust which is generally considered a Judaic tragedy, so the offended Christians need to go read some history.
Thirdly, this particular date also marks the b-day of the heinous human who designed that specific tragedy and his “memory” is preserved nearly every year by ppl who refuse to learn history and tolerance and only look at the world through a one-sided view.
Fourthly, I ama recovering Catholic, and went to parochial chool for enough years to learn that Good Friday is called “Good” because it is not a great tragedy but rather the fulfillment of God’s promise that ultimately led to the greatest miracle, 3 days later.
And finally, yes, the cards are funny as H-E-double hockey sticks…I loved the one I got [a diff one] and sent myself this one on facebook! I will be back!
This is the first I’ve read of someblog, and I just wanted to add that I am a Christian, and I also find someecards freaking awesome! When I come across the cards that make fun of religion, if I don’t find it funny (if you believe in God at all you have the think he’s got a sense of humor), then I just move along. It’s not like someone is holding a gun to my head making me read someecards! lol
However, I’m not a fan of character assassinations. Being closed minded and prejudiced about religious folk is the same as religious folk being closed minded and prejudiced about non-religious folk. It’s ignorant. So I say lets all agree to disagree, polk a little fun at ourselves and read someecards. But no need to hate on someone’s belief or lack thereof. : )