Thanks to Kaitlyn for this beautiful illustration:
I got a surprising number of angry emails about this. Surprising because while I can see how “He Boiled For Your Sins” could be viewed as making fun of the Christian “He Died For Your Sins”, I know that there was no intention to offend.
We find the barrage of Jesus-on-a-cross imagery and “He died for your sins” propaganda tasteless and gaudy. We find the concept of Original Sin offensive. We believe it mocks rationality.
Most of all, we believe it’s a dangerous thing when religion is seen as above criticism or humor. So while we’re aware that some of the things we say will offend, that’s not our intention – merely an accepted cost of the larger goal of shining light on what in our view is lunacy. We can respect people and their beliefs *and at the same time* criticize what they send out into the world – there is no contradiction.