You didn't but I did. (obviously) Have you been to forums where all it is is bashing? The anti-Islamists make fun of Muhammed, and the anti Christians refer to Christ as a dead Jew on a stick. That sort of thing. It's not really in the spirit of interfaith to mock other religions. Hindus have taken it for centuries, and the insulting parties remain blissfully unaware, or committed to condescending cruelty. So be it, I guess. For the record, the Sivalingam is not a phallus symbol. Heck, it doesn't even resemble a phallus, unless it's a stretch. (literally and figuratively) To mock one of the most sacred images to Hinduism would be akin to saying our sacred rudraksha beads look like dried testicles. It's much more than just rude. I would have expected more here. Sorry.