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A Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim...


A Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim...

OK, stop me if you have heard this one before. (Please feel free to construct your own joke.)

When taking into consideration the three religions depicted above, I am starting to believe that Christianity is the false religion. In contrast to the Jews and Muslims, only the Christians seem to worship a god that is kind and loving, a god without wrath. The Old Testament and the Quran are filled with stories about death and violence perpetrated against the unbelievers. Is it really plausible to think that the same god responsible for so much death and destruction is really the father of Jesus? Is Jesus the hippie, the love child of an inebriated god who on a whim decided to impregnate an unmarried Jewish girl?

Was it only after realizing what he had done did god decide that Jesus was to be killed for the sins of all man? (Let's face it, this god did violate at least one of his 10 commandments with Mary.) Remember too, this is the same god that destroyed mankind with 40 days and nights of rain. And then made Mohammad a prophet who righted the wrongs of a loving god with a reign of heavenly inspired violence. And we are to believe that Jesus, the Prince of Peace is the rightful heir to this god?

I am reminded of a Sesame Street skit, where the cast members would sing a little song about three of these items, and one does not belong. It seems rather obvious that Christianity doesn't belong. Of course you may want to differ. Some might want to discuss the role of the Flying Spaghetti Monster at this time.

That godless old socialist Karl Marx was "right" correct, religion is the opiate of the masses.

On a more personal note, I think that there is a future to be had in cartoon representations of the various religious groups that have sought to conquer the world for the purposes of religious indoctrination and eternal salvation. If some are offended, I am not sorry. If others are angry, well that pleases me all the more. If you want to threaten me, I say, worshipper* do thy work.

(*Originally hypocrite, but this didn't seem fair noting the documented violence found among these sects.)

7 Comments:

Blogger Sarah Elaine said...

Hey Mac - Just getting back to the blog-o-sphere after a busy week at school.

Thought-provoking post and cartoon. I'll be interested to see what debate it sparks! I'll check in again soon and see who's added to the comments.

2/12/2006 9:33 PM  
Blogger M A F said...

Sarah, apparently the post isn't thought provolking enough as indicated by the lack of responses. Of course, lacking a large viewership could also be a factor.

Perhaps I haven't properly whored my blog at others blogs.

2/13/2006 10:56 PM  
Blogger George Larson said...

Jesus is, in fact, my aunt.

No need for debate, disagreements or misunderstandings.

Jesus is my aunt.

Auntie Christ says you are a lousy whore.

"You need to put more energy into whoring and less in to self-righteousness" -- Auntie Christ.

2/14/2006 7:35 PM  
Blogger M A F said...

George,

All I can say in reponse is "Hot Cheetos Fucker!"

2/14/2006 7:48 PM  
Blogger George Larson said...

Auntie-Christ is very impressed with your level-head and sense of humor.

She advises me to consider you rational and intelligent.

I'll talk to her about it.

2/14/2006 7:59 PM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

Here via the Carnival.

Sadly - Christ and Christianity have been co-opted.

Anyone who believes in Christ and thus Christianity thinks that this path is superior to others is little more than a sad fool.

And such sad fools often find power and position and foist their own thing upon all.

As a Christian who believes that all paths have merit - those paths that follow God in any way as well as those that do not, my heart breaks every day.

I found my way- you can find yours. And our government should not find us any path, other than the path of freely choosing.

3/21/2008 8:43 AM  
Blogger Ted said...

Jesus fits right in with these characters.

"Jesus was a hippie" is a view popularized in the '60s, and it apparently still lingers. However, It's quite possible to read the character as a raging lunatic--possibly bipolar.

Just a few examples:

In the Bible, Jesus says that his followers should obey every "jot and tittle" of Jewish law.

"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother..."
(Matthew 10:34-35)

Jesus had a tantrum and killed fig tree for failing to bear fruit--out of season! (Mark 11:12-21)

My question is: What does this posting have to do with blogging against theocracy? It seems more like blogging against Christianity, a valid undertaking, but off topic.

3/21/2008 9:41 AM  

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