"We have the chance to accomplish two other things: to provide a model for what a truly sincere, forthright, and courageous Presidential candidate might look like, and to demonstrate how desperate America’s voters are to see one." Jesus in 2008!
posted by not_on_display
on Feb 11, 2008 -
Stunning morph sequence
from the PBS documentary The Face: Jesus in Art. "Perhaps no religious figure has been more often depicted in art than Jesus. But Gospel accounts of Jesus' life give no clues about his actual physical appearance. THE FACE: JESUS IN ART, a new PBS documentary, examines the ways that artists over the centuries have imagined the man Christians call "the Son of God."
Beginning with Roman mosaics from the third century and moving on to masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance and modern paintings from Europe and the Americas, THE FACE looks at 17 centuries of artistic renderings of Jesus from around the world -- including unfamiliar depictions such as a Japanese Christ and a three-headed Trinity from India." Also Program Open
and Behind the Scenes.
posted by vronsky
on Jun 9, 2007 -
Based on research
(from the Barna Group
) that shows Christians act no better than non-Christians the Community Christian Church
have made a series of Mac vs PC parodies (1
) that criticize a certain type of Christian. The pastor of the CCC goes even further
by saying the last thing the world needs is more Christians. Interesting discussion about the parody clips from Christian/Christ followers can be found here
posted by meech
on Mar 6, 2007 -
...He expressed regret that he had said that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus and enclosed a gift for the Oral Roberts University. After quoting the line "money can't buy me love" from "Can't Buy Me Love" he said, "It's true. The point is this, I want happiness. I don't want to keep on with drugs. Paul told me once, 'You made fun of me for taking drugs, but you will regret it in the end.' Explain to me what Christianity can do for me. Is it phoney? Can He love me? I want out of hell."John Lennon's Born-Again Phase
posted by y2karl
on Jan 4, 2007 -
Gift to the World
(youtube) Tongue firmly in cheek is the modus operandi of the Sin Destroyers
(on mefi previously here
) a band best summed up in this press quote, “If Iron Maiden had attended Catholic school, this would be their garage band”. I’m not sure what series of decisions led to the formation of a parody Christian rock band, but the results are pretty damn funny (and rockin’). Dig on their holiday offering, Gift to the World.
If you’re feeling particularly pious today, you might skip this one. (via
posted by pelican
on Dec 21, 2006 -
Meet The Press--in Hell
with Jesus, Satan, Coulter, Malkin--... Russert: We’re back with our guests, Bob Satan and Jesus Christ, and our panel Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter. Ann, I’d like to read you a statement by the Virgin Mary, Chairwoman of Mothers Against Armageddon—
Ann Coulter: Oh please. This broad is a millionaire, lionized on frescoes and in scripture about her, reveling in her status as a saint, and stalked by Madonna-parazzies. I have never seen a woman enjoying her son’s death so much. ...
posted by amberglow
on Jun 10, 2006 -
1. Discover image of Christ on your food
2. Alert the media
posted by jonson
on May 30, 2006 -
Jesus walked on the
So sayeth... um... well, this guy at Florida State. Doron Nof
has released a paper
positing that when Jesus walked on the water in Galilee, he was actually walking on a patch of floating ice. What's interesting about science like this to me is that it both validates and invalidates scripture, since if Jesus was walking on ice... no miracle (although, it's a miracle he didn't slip and fall, har har har). But if Jesus was walking on ice, then at least he historically existed, which is still an open question
at least in some quarters
. In case you think you recognize Mr. Nof's name, you may be remembering his work explaining that the parting of the Red Sea was totally possible
(flash video link).
posted by illovich
on Apr 5, 2006 -
A New Gospel Fragment Discovered
Could the Da Vinci code be based on truth? Church scholars have denied claims that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married, but ancient Egyptian papyri previously illlegible may unlock further insight on the relationship between Mary and Jesus.
posted by daHIFI
on Apr 5, 2006 -
I thought my pugs were awesome, but that was back before I found out about Jesus. No, not our lord & savior, silly, the REAL Jesus, Jesus the Pug. Don’t tell me you’ve never heard of him? He’s been
in a number
of famous events over
posted by jonson
on Mar 17, 2006 -
Faith based prisons...
Can Gov. Jeb Bush's new drive to introduce God to the inmates make a difference, or was Jesus 'dying for our sins' not enough already? Is Jesus a solution or an excuse?
"Night has fallen. He has died now.
A fly crawls over the still flesh.
Of what use is it to me that this man suffered,
If I am suffering now?" - Jorge Luis Borges
posted by 0bvious
on Nov 25, 2005 -
The Latest in MegaChurches.
I have never been to a big creepy megachurch
. This is my first confession. I have never been to, say, Lakewood Church in Houston
, the biggest glossiest megachurch of all, which just dumped
a staggering $75 million to renovate the former stadium for the Houston Rockets and turn it into a massive pulsing swaying arm-raisin' eye-glazed weirdly repressed House o' Jesus
I have never been to World Changers
in Georgia or New Birth Missionary Baptist in Texas
or Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa
or the Potter's House in Dallas
or the Phoenix First Assembly of God
, et al., all of which claim well over 15,000 regional followers (some 20,000 or even 30,000) and most of which operate much more like careening multitentacled corporations than humble homes of spiritual connection
and love. But, you know, quibbling.
posted by The Jesse Helms
on Aug 4, 2005 -
"If you love someone, you want to give something of yourself to them... Go big or go home you know?" Show that special sweetie of yours that you care with the magic of mutual self-mutilation.
Really, how often were you using that ring finger, anyways?
posted by Simon!
on Jul 8, 2005 -