Thursday, February 17, 2005

Newest Sickest Version of Christianity

(Hey, I created that phrase just today! After this story.)

Guess who replaces Jesus:

Last September, I spoke to some 2,000 students during their annual lecture at a Baptist college in Pennsylvania. After a short prayer service for peace centered on the Beatitudes, I took the stage and got right to the point. “Now let me get this straight,” I said. “Jesus says, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers,’ which means he does not say, ‘Blessed are the warmakers,’ which means, the warmakers are not blessed, which means warmakers are cursed, which means, if you want to follow the nonviolent Jesus you have to work for peace, which means, we all have to resist this horrific, evil war on the people of Iraq.”

With that, the place exploded, and 500 students stormed out. The rest of them then started chanting, “Bush! Bush! Bush!”
(From an article by Jesuit priest John Dear, quoted via Suburban Guerilla.)


At 10:52 PM, Blogger josh narins said...

Jesus? Who would want to be that guy?

"Eternal life" (once you die).

No respect, or even mention, of elections, democracy, freedom.

A religious right extremist.


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