Yet, to My Knowledge, No One Died

The other day, I found this on Reddit:

Interestingly, the original image (without the overlaid text) was from a cartoon in The New Humanist … hardly a publication hostile to non believers or secularism … but there was plenty of internal controversy given the interpretation by many that both Dawkins and Hitchens were being portrayed in a less than flattering light.  Dawkins looks as if he’s supposed to be some kind of sophomoric mid-20th century stereotype of the “effeminate” homosexual, while Hitchens looks as if he’s been genetically spliced with Jabba the Hutt.

A number of people expressed their displeasure with the way this was done.  Personally, I don’t think this is offensive … just a bit infantile, even if it was done by “one of our own”. so to speak.  No matter what the intent, I’m pretty confident in a couple of things:  In the end, Richard can take care of himself, and Christopher doesn’t care … and would care even less if he were alive.  The less said about the army of orange tights behind them, the better.

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