Comedy Central won’t touch religion.
Comedy Central won’t touch religion that scares them.

A Jesus Christ Cartoon, oh yeah, now that would be funny. Let’s illustrate some halos.

Called “JC”, a half-hour show, Comedy Central is working on creating a cartoon about Jesus Christ where, instead of the Savior of the World, he’s a guy who wants to live in New York City away from his “powerful but apathetic father” who spends all day playing video games.

Because that’s not disrespectful. Oh, and it’s funny. I forgot funny.

And, unlike the image they censored recently of the Islamic religion’s Prophet Muhammad, they won’t need Jon Stewart to use The Daily Show (video below fold) to laugh away their cowardice because…you know…Christians “bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” Matthew 5:44

And that makes for easy comedic targets. Oh, and it’s funny. I forgot funny.

That Comedy Central. What fearless courage.

“In general, comedy in purist form always makes some people uncomfortable,” said Comedy Central’s head of original programming Kent Alterman.

That’s right Kent. Pure comedy makes some people uncomfortable and those people threaten to kill your writers. And that, in turn, makes you uncomfortable. So, instead, since you don’t have the courage to speak up about abusive, fringe, extreme factions which deserve mocking, you find religions that pray for you. They ask you to respect their beliefs out of your own integrity, but they would never demand it by threatening harm or murder.

And that kind of comedy, well…that’s the kind of comedy that makes you comfortable. And that’s the “purist form” you enjoy. Why not pick on the kids in class that won’t fight back.

Makes sense.

If you’re a coward.

When asked if the show might draw some fire, especially coming on the heels of the network’s decision to censor the Muslim faith’s religious figure on “South Park,” Alterman said its too early in the show’s development to be concerned about such matters.

Yes. Far too early. Why worry about those Christians? They let you mock them without any violence at all. And that’s just good ratings. Oh, and it’s funny. I forgot funny.

Like all Comedy Central executives, Alterman declined to address the recent controversy over “South Park,” where the network aired a heavily redacted episode after the show’s creators were threatened by an extremist Islamic Web site.

Don’t talk about that. Muhammad cartoon? What Muhammad cartoon? Let’s talk about the the “JC” show mocking the Christian’s Savior. So. Funny.

The Jesus Christ cartoon is part of Comedy Central’s presentation to advertisers about upcoming shows.