In the most recent episode of “Curb You Enthusiasm”, Larry David has a “toilet accident” which expresses contempt for Jesus, Christianity and millions of Christians.
The set-up is improbable. David is at the home of his Christian assistant “Maureen.” He is on some kind of medication which causes him to lose control while urinating. He “accidentally” sprays a portrait of Christ on the bathroom wall. When Maureen and her mother notice a drop on Jesus’ face, they mistake it for a tear. They think it’s a miracle and bow down and pray.
1. No Christian would keep a portrait of Jesus in the bathroom. Only an arrogant, disrespectful, ignorant person like Larry David could imagine that.
2. No writer with respect for human dignity and decorum talks about toilet accidents. What is this childish fetish comedy writers have with bodily and sexual functions? Is this the last taboo?
3. This scene would be classified as a hate crime if it were aimed at anyone but Christians. Imagine the reaction if he peed on a Menorah, an Israeli flag or a Koran? I don’t believe this scene is an accident. It’s a deliberate attack on the Christian majority, designed to humiliate, shame and disinherit.
Christians were not impressed. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, responded, “Would he think it’s comedic if someone urinated on a picture of his mother?”
I don’t think he cares about his mother. But what if we went to his office and peed on his Emmy?
Deal Hudson, author and publisher of InsideCatholic.com said an apology from the show’s producers and writing team should be issued. “Why is it that people are allowed to publicly show that level of disrespect for Christian symbols? If the same thing was done to a symbol of any other religions — Jewish or Muslim — there’d be a huge outcry. It’s simply not a level playing field.”
This is not the first time Christ has been blasphemed in this fashion. In 1987 a photographer won a publicly- funded prize for a picture of a crucifix with Jesus submerged in a vat of urine. It was called “Piss Christ.”
The fear of “Anti-Semitism” disguises what is in fact a long-term hatred of Christ and Christian civilization on the part of certain Jews. The Talmud imagines Christ as an illegitimate son of a whore and a Roman soldier. He is condemned to boil in a vat of excrement. Some Orthodox Jews are taught to spit whenever they see a cross or pass a church. During the Intifada, Israeli soldiers shot up statues of Christ and Mary in Bethlehem.
Jews who don’t share these sentiments must realize that Larry David discredits and jeopardizes all Jews. Whatever we think of Church dogma, Christ taught that God is Love. Why do some Jews find this so threatening?
Because it is universal. Jewish ideology is elitist. They are the Chosen people. They want to be worshiped. They died in the holocaust for your sins. The Old Testament includes visions of all other nations giving up their property and serving them.
Throughout history, mankind has striven to raise itself above the level of an animal. True religions have always maintained that man is made in God’s image. We have to obey our highest instincts and tame our lowest.
Unfortunately, too often, it has been Jews who have undermined this process. They have labeled self-discipline as “repression,” and taught destructive self-indulgence in the name of spurious “freedom.”
Too often, certain Jews have equated rebellion against God (the natural and spiritual order) with being fully “human.” Their God is really Lucifer, and like Lucifer, they are metaphysical outcasts. They are helping to subvert God’s Plan, one of the major causes of anti-Semitism.
Larry David is a comic genius. But, his shtick is making fun of the selfishness of some Jews. As we have seen in Gaza and Lebanon, it isn’t always funny.
We become what we believe in. We can believe that God is Love and we were made in His image, and become lovable creatures. Or we can believe in money, sex and power, and have the mean and petty lives we do.
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