KnightExemplar wrote:Its not supposed to be insulting, its supposed to be just a listing of all conspiracy theorists bundled up together.
You're right. Well stated.
My reaction to the comic wasn't so much being offended
as thinking, "Oh, brother, here we go," because this is the first strip in which Randall directly mentioned Scientology, and I knew there would be some
derogatory comments made about it. Since I happened to be online and see the forum early enough that it was still on the first page, I thought I would say something, although it looks like that sort of backfired.
I do have a sense of humor—more than most people I know. (The Scientologists I know tend to be much less
serious than people I know who aren't
Scientologists.) I have to say, though, there is a line between humor and insult. Randall hasn't
crossed that line. A couple other people have.
L. Ron Hubbard wrote:Religious tolerance does not mean one cannot express his own beliefs. It does mean that seeking to undermine or attack the religious faith and beliefs of another has always been a short road to trouble.
I'm not likely to post again in this thread, but all I'm saying is: you can show a little respect, guys. I've been a fan of xkcd since 2008. Just realize there are other Scientologists who are xkcd fans, too, and it's really not in good taste to go out of your way to insult others' beliefs.
There's no such thing as a funny sig.