Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Passion as waterboarding
Somewhere in the Middle East, Jesus Christ is strapped to a bench, his head wrapped in clingfilm. He furiously sucks against the plastic. A hole is pierced, but only so that a filthy rag can be stuffed back into his mouth. He is turned upside down and water slowly poured into the rag. The torturer whispers religious abuse. If you are God, save yourself you f*cking idiot. Fighting to pull in oxygen through the increasingly saturated rag, his lungs start to fill up with water. Someone punches him in the stomach.
The Revd Giles Fraser via Episcopal Café

Take away his modernist confusion of the Kingdom with secular utopia and redefining grave matter as not sins and it still works.

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