Shuck and Jive

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Rock Me Sexy Jesus!

Holy Week is coming. You'll be hearing all about Jesus whether you are in the mood or not. On a church signboard near my house is a phrase that captures the spirit of the season:
The cross: God's love written in red.
Can you say, "Eewww?"

Yup, there is something creepy and wrong about fetishism with torture.

There is something creepy and wrong about the following video, but at least it has a bouncy chorus.




H/T Unreasonable Faith

10 comments:

  1. I've long wondered what it is about the RRRW. Sex is baaaaaad while they literally worship violence and death. They're very disturbed sorts.

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  2. That is just wrong. Really funny, but wrong.

    What about Communion, don't we say that we are drinking the blood of Christ, shed for us? Maybe not in all Presby churches, but the ones I've attended. Is that any different?

    Now I've got that song stuck in my head. Going to hell for sure.

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  3. Sara,

    You brought up the theological stickler. I like the way the eight points thinks of the common meal, which is also part of the tradition:

    "Understand the sharing of bread and wine in Jesus's name to be a representation of an ancient vision of God's feast for all peoples"

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  4. I try not to be a cynic. I really do. Then, you go and post this.

    sigh

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  5. You're totally off base on the "written in red" remark. As MLK said, unearned suffering is redemptive, and that's all those good folks mean. Shame on you, you pompous jerk. Go learn some humility.

    Anyway, what's wrong with torture and fetishism? Saturday night would be awfully boring without them!

    But I didn't drop by to comment on your pomposity, or my lewd mind for that matter. I was reading about something called the Leuenberg Agreement today and was wondering if you could give me the 411.

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  6. After being a called a pompous jerk, I am inclined to be less than helpful in responding to your query.

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  7. "If your enemy is hungry give him food, if he is thirsty give him drink, for in so doing you will heap fiery coals upon his head."

    "Bless thus who curse you. Do good unto those who despitefully use you and persecute you."

    Besides, I meant it with affection! You are pompous, which makes you endearing in my book. Take it from a smartass like me.

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  8. If Shuck is pompous then I am Twiggy, and believe me, I am no Twiggy!

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  9. There is nothing more annoying than a smart-assed bible thumper who may have a point... : )

    I still have no idea what the Leuenberg Agreement is.

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