Sunday, August 26, 2007


Ordinarily liberals consider attacks on religion evidence of courageous opposition to the impending theocracy. Islam is often treated differently.

The most recent victim of this solicitude is Berkeley Breathed, creator of Opus. Today's strip isn't being carried by many of the papers that subscribe to it, including The Washington Post, the strip's home base.

Christianity is often attacked as a faith that subordinates women - antagonistic to genuine gender equality. It will be interesting to see who comes to the defense of Breathed's rather gently humorous strip making a similar point about a different religion.

Update: Captain's Quarters points out that last week's strip, which went uncensored, was about Jerry Falwell and who gets into Heaven.

Opus Comics, by Bloom County's Berkeley Breathed - Salon

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