So the whole zombie jesus thing has rubbed some people up the wrong way, which is, I guess, not unexpected. The most prevalent specific criticism I have recieved is that Jesus died for our sins and I am being disrespectful of him, and of people who believe that that is a fact.
I don't think I have ever felt especially respectful of anyone's 'beliefs', when they are so at odds with what I percieve to be real and possible and plausible. I only really believe in Science, and cold hard facts. I think religions are stories and rules made up to make people feel better and to control them. I believe anyone can believe whatever they want to, but that I should be afforded the same right. I believe that if Jesus really was 'the son of god', he would have a fucking sense of humour, and would find this art contest amusing. I believe that if you don't like it, you don't have to participate. I believe that so long as I am not infringing on your rights as a human being, you should let me do whatever the hell I damn well please.
Like I said, anyone can believe whatever they want to, so if someone believes that I am being offensive by pointing out that the story of Jesus coming back from the dead is extremely similar to the idea of a corpse coming back to life and being a zombie, then they are welcome to believe that. I don't, however, believe that I should care what these people think.