So crucify me, I’m an iconoclast

I⋅con⋅o⋅clast | noun | I have been accused of being an iconoclast, and I can hardly deny it: I am indeed a person who attacks cherished beliefs and institutions, tips over sacred cows, pokes dogma in the ribs. I do this in a tame, rhetorical, annoying-at-dinner-parties sense. Historically, being an iconoclast was way more exciting, and could get you literally crucified: the word has some strong negative connotations because it literally means icon breaker, as in religious icons. The modern iconoclast needs to worry more about defamation lawsuits and cranky Facebook comments than crucifixion.