People seem to be confused by all the different faiths and creeds around the world. Which ones can you mention in casual conversation, and which ones are best avoided if you don’t to be sentenced to death as an infidel by a howling mob?
Basically, we’re going to rank the major religions by how well their followers can take a joke. You don’t mess with Muslims. Obviously. I don’t even want to make a joke about making a joke about Islam. The Church of England is fair game, though. If you take a pop, most people will just turn the other cheek, or offer you a schooner of sweet sherry. Zen Buddhists? These guys can take a joke because, well, life is pretty much one big joke to them anyway. Hindus can get a bit excitable over the least little thing. Be careful. Jehovah’s Witnesses tend to wear polyester suits, so, despite all evidence to the contrary, they can see the funny side of life. And so you would if you had doors slammed in your face most nights of the week. You’re on pretty safe ground with the Quakers; I mean, what are they going to do? Issue a fatwah?