Tuesday, July 08, 2008

"...Or Maybe Barabbas"

Diesel at Mattress Police (PG13, folks) is on a "Christianity Meets American Culture" roll.

As starts today's Or Maybe Barabbas post:

On the way in to work in the San Francisco Bay area, I often drive past cars bearing a patchwork of bleeding heart bumper stickers, giving lip service to causes from Greenpeace to NOW. Today, however, I saw one that I hadn’t seen before. It read simply: “Jesus is a liberal.”

Jesus is a Liberal

Next to this bumper sticker were plastered two Barack Obama stickers, which raises the question: If Jesus is a registered Democrat, doesn’t it seem like going with Barack Obama is settling just a bit? ....
(The picture and caption is from Diesel as well.)

Diesel is offending all parties here, in good form. It's hilarious. Go read it.


Diesel said...

I try to be an equal opportunity offender. That picture, btw, if the "Buddy Christ" from Dogma, in case anyone doesn't know. It seemed fitting.

Thanks for the shout-out (again), IC!

Dcn Scott Dodge said...

It is indded Buddy Jesus, introduced by none other than Cardinal Glick (played by the late, great George Carlin), the driving force behind the campaign Catholicism Wow.

I am wondering if the IC has seen Dogma

The Ironic Catholic said...

Dcn Scott--
'fraid not. Another student gave me a copy saying if I could get through the blasphemy, I'd appreciate it. I haven't popped it in the DVD player yet though.

I watched (most of) Into Great Silence on that DVD player and felt sullied when I placed the latest Elmo piece in there the next day. Dogma may make it explode.

Diesel said...

Dogma isn't so bad. I mean, certainly no more sacreligious than my post. You should see it sometime.

Dcn Scott Dodge said...

Wait until the children are in bed. In addition to Cdnl Glick, Chris Rock plays Rufus the thirteenth apostle, who is black, and so left out of the account.

Kevin Smith is a practicing Catholic. His films, like Dogma and Chasing Amy, are, therefore, I am not sure how they can be employed effectively with young adults, but it would make an interesting study.