IN THE MIND OF SILAS; GREEK COMEDIAN LAMPOONS BLASPHEMY ON YouTube

October 12, 2012

On Monday, September 24, 2012 (yes 2012!) a Greek man was arrested for making a Facebook page that lampooned the Eastern Orthodox monk Elder Paisios, a religious figure to whom some have arbitrarily attributed saintly properties.  The authorities charged the man with “malicious blasphemy,” because he had named his page “Elder Pastitsios” a reference to the popular Greek pasta dish, and the page parodied the monk and his work in the vein of Pastafarianism, a lighthearted, satirical movement that promotes irreligion.
My good friend the Greek comedian Silas has the nerve and creativity to give his views on where freedom of expression, opinion and satire stand in Greece today (subtitled in English). How a stand-up comedian can be a HRD (even if – better exactly because – you may not agree with him)

ΣΤΟ ΜΥΑΛΟ ΤΟΥ ΣΙΛΑ – 181 – Tα όρια της θρησκείας – YouTube.

3 Responses to “IN THE MIND OF SILAS; GREEK COMEDIAN LAMPOONS BLASPHEMY ON YouTube”

  1. DIMITRIOS RAILAKIS Says:

    Hans, thanks for the mail and the video link.

    By the way, I do not agree with you on the Pastitsios issue but I hope we can have the chance to talk about it when we get back from Italy.

    Take care,
    Dimitris


  2. The link you provided doesn’t seem to have English subtitles. It’s way too fast for me! Have you got another link?


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