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21 May 2010 @ 08:47 am
In Which Your Obedient Serpent Offers A Retraction.  
I was in a black mood yesterday, and posted some deliberately inflammatory things in this journal.

Some of what I posted was frankly contrafactual, and does not hold up even to a cursory examination of the evidence.

Gods Playing Poker does not, in fact, "depict Mohammad in every single strip."

The character in question is, in fact, intended to represent Allah, and He does not actually appear in every strip.

This was an ignorant, insulting mistake that promulgated misinformation about a group that receives a great deal of abuse, and I apologize.

ebony14 on May 21st, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
You, sir, are a wicked, wicked man.
Paul Gadzikowskiscarfman on May 21st, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)

Wow, I don't know whether I can keep you on my flist after a transgression of this magnitude.

Though that Jesus guy in Gods Playing Poker talks about forgiveness a lot. (Not that I read Gods Playing Poker, actually. I just see the same character in lots of other things. He's some sort of public domain webcomic character, like what's-her-name, Jenny Everywhere, I guess. There must be a rule that their names have to start with J.)

Your Obedient Serpent: AAAAAAathelind on May 21st, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, at least a couple of the GPP cast also show up in Sinfest on a regular basis.
ebony14 on May 21st, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
I think R. Crumb's latest featured one of them as well.

(It's a good version, done in the trademark Crumb style.)
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gatewalkergatewalker on May 22nd, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
*snrrrrrk* I about fell over when I read behind the cut. You win 1x Internets~
Your Obedient Serpent: green hills of earthathelind on May 23rd, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

--Mark 8:36