Sunday, March 16, 2014

Dangerously Close to Identifying The Great World Religion of Peace™?


The feminist site Catapult provided this mock Child Bride cover, possibly modeled on Brides, but more obviously aimed at The Great World Religion of Peace™, whose specific identity remains unexpressed.

An associate editor of Ms. Magazine, Anita Little, picks up on the satire and presents this cover on the Ms. Magazine Blog, hence affirming Catapult's depiction of The Great World Religion of Peace™, whose identity remains still unexpressed.

Both sites are to be noted as outing The Great World Religion of Peace™, whose identity need not be expressed, though not for fear of insulting The Great World Religion of Peace™ -- since it's of course entirely peaceful -- but rather from reluctance to insult the intelligence of readers by treating them as if they can't figure it out on their own.

More importantly, Western feminists are perhaps gradually overcoming their reticence on issues such as this one concerning The Great World Religion of Peace™ . . .

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At 12:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catapult doesn't need to mention the Religion of Peace because the problem of child brides exists in some non-Muslim cultures, too. The average age of females at first marriage varies considerably among Arab countries, all of which are Muslim-majority.

Sonagi

 
At 4:25 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

But you'll notice that this is the Yemen edition. Moreover, the Religion of Peace is a special case since its founder married a child and serves as moral exemplar.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of the headings address issues of concern to a child bride with the same tone and language that one finds on real magazines for women and girls. Likewise, Catapult's mock covers for other editions bear headings communicating the concerns of exploited girls in those countries. You look at the Yemen cover and see a deliberate avoidance of blaming Islam. I don't. No right or wrong here, just a difference of opinion that cannot be proven or disproven.

Sonagi

 
At 9:42 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

"You look at the Yemen cover and see a deliberate avoidance of blaming Islam."

No, I see them cleverly blaming Islam without saying so outright.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why? Because the girl is wearing traditional dress that includes a headscarf?

Sonagi

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Partly that, but more tellingly, the words "Yemen Edition."

(I'm assuming the 'editors' of this satire know Yemen is 99.9 percent Muslim.)

Jeffery Hodges

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At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are other editions, too, for countries with non-Muslim majorities.

Sonagi

 
At 8:47 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Could you link to them -- the ones I saw were about other problems, if I recall correctly.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 6:09 AM, Blogger Bienvenido Bones Banez, Jr. said...

Some say about this, God is jealous! And God brings cursed the Tower of Babel are represent one world religion, and one languages. But God intervention to mystified their languages and confusion, And Jesus Christ told us : I am not part of this world, and Satan the Devil gave color to the world. 1 John 5:19 & Matthew 4:4 to 9 / I was wondering if anyone has a great time to meditation.

 
At 6:27 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I'll have to take a look at those verses sometime - I just returned from the States and have some catching up to do.

Jeffery Hodges

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