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A cartoonish look at life...
Every now and again I’ll receive an email from someone (or sometimes more!) because (purely by accident!) I’ve offended them with one of my cartoons. Take for example the cartoon below. The day it was published I heard from several upset practicing pagans (which by no means are the only group I have heard from over the years!) who took offense because they thought I was saying that pagans engage in animal sacrifice. I must admit that I do not know any pagans personally so I had very little knowledge of how they practice their beliefs. I did a bit of research and found several scholarly sources in which prehistoric pagans did in fact engage in animal sacrifice. As anyone can plainly see, the characters in the cartoon below are clearly from a time in the distant past, so I was, in fact, accurately depicting what may have actually occurred amongst prehistoric practicing pagans. Naturally, I politely replied to the people I had offended and included in my response the web links/sources I had researched but none of them took the time to write back to thank me. Maybe just I’m old-fashioned (some would say prehistoric!) but I think the very least they could have done was acknowledge my response because as far as I’m concerned good manners are one thing that should never be sacrificed.
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I'm not surprised that they we offended. I personally was offended at them being offended! They're probably pagans because all the other religions offended them too. It's easier to point fingers at all the "bigots".