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For the sake of argument and for lack of better terms let's say that I, as a philosophical naturalist, hold that Charles Darwin was “holy” (I don't) and the Origin of Species was “sacred” (it isn't). As part of my "religious" beliefs I find any mockery, denial of, or challenge to the Theory of Natural Selection as an insult and desecration. With that premise, the multitude of creationist media calling Darwin Satanic, evil, delusional, etc. would be highly offensive to me (instead of my current opinion that it is simply ignorant bunkum).
Now if I killed anyone because of this affront, regardless if it was the creators of such media or random people only associated to them by citizenship, would the majority hold the creators of the movie responsible or the perpetrator of the actual crime? If you even hesitated for moment, ask yourself which action is actually a crime.
Back to the current state of affairs, to fault the creators of the movie for the violent reaction of others is accommodationism and cowardice in face of religious lunacy. Is it appropriate for anyone’s religious beliefs to be so prone to insult or so afraid of historical challenge that everyone else in the world must walk on eggshells for fear of violence?
This is absurd.
For those that want to blame the individuals and groups involved in creating the movie you should realize that is illogical. As distasteful as the movie may be (have any of those "defending the prophet" even seen it?) it is in no way a justification to participate in violence and murder. To have to point that out for people makes my head hurt.
Understand this: Only via religion is such insane logic acceptable or defensible. Only via religion can a human justify hurting, maiming, raping, or murdering other humans in defense of a god they have never met, never talked to, or ever will. Only via religion can the absurd, the insane, and the deadly become a heroic defense of faith.
The true fault here is with a religion that seems so easily hijacked by fundamentalists to commit violence. The true fault is those that commit these acts in the name of their religion.