Recently in my High school Creative writing class we had to make a collection of poems with a common theme. Mine was basically how corruption is often the result of people's ignorance. Now one of my poems was about the misrepresentation of Jesus and his teachings, which I told from an exaggeratedly racist point of view to show how ridiculous many of those people sound. Unfortunately a fair chunk of the class missed the point of the poem and believe me to be an anti semitic, Arab hating A hole. Recently when we got the comment sheets people filled out I got comments such as these.
I apologize for being blunt, but you are being completely out of line when you mention that Jesus would say "Let's blow these Arabs..." That is offending, and i don't see how you could insist that Jesus has all these thoughts in his head.This comment wasn't too bad. It's the section where he tried to guess the overall theme of my presentation that got to me.Good example of what Jesus would be like if he were a sadist.
(he was half right.)I hate Arabs and George Bush
not many people would agree with the first poem about Jesus but I guess it's your own opinion.I respect your thought Jack But Jesus is a loving personAt least this person didn't assume I was an A hole.Is this supposed to be sarcastic?
Luckily most of the people got the point of the poem, but for the few that didn't, should I try to apologize/explain it to them, leave them alone, or maybe include disclaimers for this type of poem in the future?