A Malaysian printing press has censored the faces of pigs in an effort to not anger the Muslim community who make up the majority of its readers. There is no piece of legislation which dictates that pigs are not allowed to be seen (facially) in the media but the press obviously thought it could potentially agitate readers.
The Muslim faith condones the consumption of pork as said in the Qur'an:
Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine...this is another religious absurdity. If the Qur'an said don't eat chocolate, or ice cream or even roast dinners the Muslim community would follow it. There is no rational criteria here for not eating anything... it is only following religious dogma.
It's just funny. Can you imagine a normal weekday morning in a muslim household.. the father is reading the newspaper while the children eat breakfast after prayer and the mother is dusting some shelves... only for the father to spit out his coffee (if that's allowed) all over the table in shock. After seeing pigs faces. Oh the travesty. Oh the horror. Oh our souls be damned.
I think it is secular, democratic and in our rights to mock views which have no rational basis. How else, besides proving them wrong (which is not enough for some people to stop believing in them), could we safely get these absurd ideas to shrink in the cultural meme pool?
I hope this adds to the huge, and I mean gigantic, pile of religious humiliations and nonsense that still keeps coming up in our culture.
Meanwhile this piece of news has spread around the farms.... the president of the pigs gave this reaction: