A Little More on South Park and Satirizing Religion

If you’re following this issue you won’t want to miss Ross Douthat’s piece in the New York Times today. The take-home point:

This is what decadence looks like: a frantic coarseness that “bravely” trashes its own values and traditions, and then knuckles under swiftly to totalitarianism and brute force.

I agree with John’s post below (responding to my own post just below his): I do not like religious humor.  (I do recognize that it will always be with us, however.)  So the announcment that South Park’s creators plan a Broadway play making fun of my own religion (Mormonism) did not make me happy. The only silver lining I can see is that at least my church is considered sufficiently important to warrant satiric attack.

But back to Douthat’s op-ed. Read the whole thing.