Well, crucify my corpse!
Christians are up in arms about a Channel 4 show by controversial TV anatomist Gunther von Hagens. Entitled Crucifixion, the show will use a real body to explore the mechanics of this method of execution.
The reason some Christians are upset is because they believe their religious leader was executed by this method. It is not clear why they think that this means they have the right to prevent people from making TV documentaries about it. Crucifixion was once a common method of execution.
Simon Jenkins, spokesman for the Church of England, said:
This will upset and offend a lot of Christians as it seems he is using the Crucifixion simply to grab attention.
This sounds gratuitously offensive and blasphemous. It could well be we would want to take some action against it.
MWW wonders if Christian Voice will take this legal action before or after the blasphemy prosecution of the BBC for which they started begging funds back in March 2005. It just that we’ve been waiting for that particular sideshow for 18 months now, and they are still soliciting cash for it. Surely they must have enough by now?