Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Deliver us from the crows...

Boy, some people should grow a thicker skin! The British Humanist Association published this piece of news, from Brentwood Essex, about a scarecrow that was deemed offensive by some Christians because it was seemingly on a cross, crucified like, well, you know who. I don't get it. Isn't the scarecrow simply waving its arms to scare the darn birds? I mean, that is its job, its function, as a scarecrow. And since it has to be steady, of course the arms would be maintained open by a piece of wood. Well, that is my take on it anyway, the offended Christians were literally building a straw man and being scared by it. And even if it was offensive... There is no law against this, neither should we apply censorship to some very mild (at worst) display of blasphemy. I love scarecrows, how creepy they can be (I blogged about it), I have no sympathy for those who wish to put this one down.


Gwen Buchanan said...

Holy cow, some people need more to keep them busy. freedom is going down the drain. I say Hail the scarecrow! even tho I love crows.. I still think scarecrows are cool.

Cynthia said...

C'est presqu'un retour vers l’idolâtrie de se sentir offensé par une statuette/épouvantail !

Anonymous said...

If the doors of perception
were cleansed every thing
would appear to man as it is,
Infinite. For man has closed
himself up, till he sees all things
thro' narrow chinks of his