Zombie trouble in Singapore

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The Straits Times reports that a 21-year-old accounting student, known only by his internet moniker “char”, faces possible sedition charges for posting offensive pictures of Jesus on his website.

The story goes back to February, during the Mo-toons furore, when char got into an online argument with a fundamentalist Christian whom he “pretty much publicly humiliated”. The Christian found char’s blog, which contained this drawing by Jared von Hindeman.

It is not known if the cartoon is a metaphor for the corrosive effect of religion upon reason, or just a picture of Jesus munching on some kid’s brain, but the Christian found it sufficiently offensive to demand that char remove it from his blog. Char responded by posting three more Jesus-themed pieces, and that’s when the police got involved.

Char was arrested, his computers confiscated, and he is now on bail waiting to see whether or not he will be prosecuted. He faces a possible fine of up to $5,000 or a prison term of up to 3 years.

Interestingly, the risen Christ is not the first zombie to feature in the bible. Lazarus was also an ex-corpse, and according to Matthew, the whole of Jerusalem was crawling with the living dead shortly after Jesus breathed his last.

UPDATE (8 July): Char reports that he got off with a police warning.


8 Responses to “Zombie trouble in Singapore”

  1. Bartholomew says:

    Actually, resurrection also features in the OT: Elisha takes on the Herbert West role in II Kings 4.

  2. Monitor says:

    Thanks, Richard. I had an inkling there was a brain-eater in the OT somewhere, but I couldn’t put my finger on it.

  3. FARIDMAHARAJ says:

    the cartoon is pathetic,there is no humor nor any message

  4. sue says:

    ^ The cartoon is hilarious. It’s a comic; I doubt it was meant to so offensive.

    sheesh…

  5. I don’t think it’s particularly funny; but then, whether it’s funny or not isn’t really the issue.

  6. Pinchbeck says:

    I thought it was most amusing. But not as funny as assuming a po-faced look, putting your fingers in your ears, and going ‘La LA LA LA, I CAN”T HEAR YOU!’.

  7. Tamina says:

    It doesn’t matter if the comics are funny or not, or even if they’re offensive.
    Whatsisface can write and post whatever the hell he wants. If it offends you no-ones making
    you read it.

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