“[R]emove the nails and separate him from the crucifix, which we leave to one side.” “Another culinary ‘guideline’ recommends using a proportion of ‘one gaunt Christ’ for each two potential diners.” “Krahe’s film shows the audience, in a style much like a cookery program, how to take a figure of Jesus on the Cross, remove the nails from the figure’s hands, prepare for roasting in a dish, and then put the figure in the oven and ‘after three days inside, he comes out of the cooker by himself!’”
This would not fall under “so-called offensive,” as belittled; it is blatantly and purposely offensive — in an extreme. Levels exist, and this artist precisely meant to offend, in the highest level of degree. If the same scenario was applied in various fashions, would as many supporters still flaunt with a laugh? For example, how about a video that became viral after presentation on FOX: “How to Cook Obama”? Or, from MSNBC: “How to Cook Bush (Until He Confesses)”?
Or, “How to Cook an Atheist (to the Point of Believing)”? Or, “How to Cook Mormons (Until They Renounce Their Religion)”? Or, “How to Cook Union Activists (Until They Quit Organizing)”? Or, “How to Cook Mother Teresa (Out of Heaven)”? Or, “How to Cook Your Wives (Into Submission)”? Or, “How to Cook Your Pets (and Strays)”? Or, “How to Cook a Buddhist”? Or, “For a Master Race: How to Cook Americans in Ovens”? Or, “How to Cook Javier Krahe’s Wife (For Not Wearing a Veil)”? Etc.
[Note: This reflection should not to be taken as advocacy for turning back history with prison terms in relation to Free Speech and Expression.
It is straightforward: Extreme Meets Extreme.]