Posts Tagged ‘Satire’

It’s OK to be politically incorrect about religion Comments 0

Friday, March 20th, 2020
the book of mormon

Religion as a whole is “ruthlessly mocked” in the musical comedy The Book of Mormon which has begun playing in Auckland. Richard Hunter, communications director for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Pacific region has questioned why Mormons were frequently the butt of jokes about religious groups. “The opportunity for the Read more

Je ne suis pas Charlie Comments 2

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Terrorism and fanaticism can never be justified. But should our reaction to the slaying of staff at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo be limited to abhorrence? Stamping of feet and shouting of slogans – unity – is a woefully inadequate response. We are not Charlie We are not Charlie, and we need to explain Read more

German magazine sued by the Pope for Vatileaks satire Comments 0

Friday, July 13th, 2012

A German satirical magazine’s attempt to poke fun at Pope Benedict over the Vatileaks scandal has resulted in legal action — from the Pope himself. A law firm in the German city of Bonn was contracted to act for the Pope against Titanic magazine for front and back covers that, in the words of a Read more

The Simpsons not just for the kids Comments 1

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Humour is one of the most effective ways to communicate profound truths about life. The cartoon The Simpsons perfectly proves the point. This longest-running cartoon series on American prime-time network television since 1989 recounts the animated adventures of Homer Simpson and his lower-middle class family who live in the city of Springfield. The father, Homer, Read more