Thursday, January 12, 2006

Organized Religion as a Satirical Target

Around Check Please!, the motto is "We're serious about satire." And we're serious about serious looks at satire, too. That's why this piece on The Friday Project, Respecting the Authoritaah: South Park vs The Catholic Church, caught our attention.

It's worth yours too because, as the title makes clear, it's about South Park, which is very funny or tasteless or both in its satirical execution. But the article also makes strides into the realm of a subject close to the heart of satire - the good old First Amendment.

Regardless of your political affiliation, when we're living in a world where the president and his advisors regularly suggest that people watch what they say, and suggest that voices criticizing the administration (not too far a leap from satirizing) could be construed as giving the enemy aid and comfort, then we're in troubled waters indeed.
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