I don't think I'm the only one who found Curb Your Enthusiasm's pissing-on-Jesus sequence a little cheap and easy. Also completely offensive, but that's not what bothered me. What bothered me is the cowardice of the joke. A truly transgressive, dangerous show would have Larry David pissing on a Koran. But of course he wouldn't, because that would place him in physical jeopardy. The Christian savior can be mocked at no cost, however.

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