Dilbert the cartoon character by Scott Adams might not be a “rarity” because he certainly finds much resonance among “techies” and those who do technical computer or engineering work for a living. (A "very sexy profession" indeed!)
However, it is a "rarity" to see Dilbert blacked-out for a while. The Union Leader in Manchester, New Hampshire blacked-out Dilbert this week; replaced with a simple notice:
"Editor's Note: Due to content that some reader may find offensive, Dilbert will not run for the next four days."
Well, it’s a ‘satire’ about Jesus and the Twelve Apostles. Scott Adams certainly knows that we are almost at Holy Week and Easter. (Another “rarity” is Easter coming so early this year. It won’t be this early again until 2160!) His response is ‘time make fun of’ Our Lord.
I suspect that he also realizes that Christians are not as ‘thin-skinned’ as other religious people because we still await a direct ‘satire’ from him on other great religious personalities. (Recall the killing of Christians in 2006 over Danish cartoons — drawn by secular Europeans — by Radical Islamists who can’t or unable to distinguish "between secular Europeans and religious Christians"or who don't realize that their governments use this as a pretext to divert attention away from their own shortcomings.)
Our response to this should be to grow in holiness. Perhaps this is a good opportunity to examine our conscience to always respect the sentiments of others. Cartons or other things that make light of the truly sacred for others or the authentic cherished beliefs of others are signs of intolerance. Humor quickly looses its appeal after mature reflections of this sort.
Dilbert’s “HAY-SOOS” panels began on March 8, 2008.
However, in the normal course Dilbert can be real funny:
Dilbert’s Date: Do you have any hobbies?
Dilbert: I like to read obscure articles on the internet and imagine having friends who are interested in the same thing.
Dilbert’s Date: But you do have friends, right?
Dilbert: Is it too late to change the subject?