Thursday, February 26, 2004
Its Official! Jews killed Christ
At least, according to some half wit pastor in Colorado.
The Denver ABC news channel reported that a "billboard unveiled on Ash Wednesday, the same day that a controversial movie depicting the last hours of Jesus Christ premiered, is sparking criticism from people of all faiths." In a graceful example of understatement, the Denver Channel ran the headline "'Jews Killed Jesus' Sign Causing Controversy." Uh, yeah.
Ironically, the idiot pastor's church is titled the Lovingway.
The large-size outdoor marquee, which sits on the property of the Lovingway United Pentecostal Church at Colorado and Mississippi, says, "Jews Killed The Lord Jesus" and the word "Settled!"
Thank goodness! For a moment there, I thought we might have to rely on the Bible for this sort of thing. It turns out that a movie by Mel Gibson has definititively resolved the issue. Now we can begin to study the 20th Century via Mad Max/Road Warrior and the Lethal Weapon trilogy.
I never understood why I, as a Jew, have to explain the New Testement to some people. I am familiar with the words of Christ -- if not as my Savior, then at least as a teacher and philosopher. It never ceases to amaze me how the people who are the most zealous enthusiasts fail to understand even the simplest of plots in the bible. The lessons taught there seem tto go right over there heads.
Ignore for the moment that the Romans were the actual wielders of the hammer and nails, and further ignore the inconvenient fact that Jews were a dispossessed group of people, even in Jerusalem, who the Romans kept us around as tax collectors (While many people 2,000 years ago were illiterate, Jews could read, write and do math).
That said, assume for a moment that Christ wasn't crucified. That the Jews "rescued" him, and begged the Romans for release. That they chose for clemency not the murderer Barabbas, but instead pciked Jesus the prophet.
Without the Cruxifiction, as ordained by God (remember him?) Jesus would have just been another guy, a carpenter making furniture in Nazareth. Perhaps philosphy and spiritual teaching would have been his "hobby." The whole "Son of God" thing? That never would have been validated via the cruxifiction.
"My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?"
"You know Jesus, you're right. You're free to go. Pontius Pilate, take him down" the Lord boomed. "Nothing to see here folks, move along."
That doesn't seem to be a particularly spiritual ending -- at least not as it was described in the Bible.
You see, as I've read it -- and again, let me point out that I'm a hook nosed money lending Jew, so I could be wrong -- it was God who sent his only Son to die for our sins. Perhaps the good pastor in Colorado overlooked that small issue.
Other people haven't. We The People observes:
"The crucifixion was the solution. What was the problem? Sin. Our sin. Every one of us. Who solved the problem? God. He sent His Son. So, who is responsible? God or man? (Notice I didn't ask God or Jews...)"Hmmmm. Can you get a job as a Pastor if you have never read the bible? Apparently, you can in Colorado and Missisippi.
'Jews Killed Jesus' Sign Causing Controversy
Pastor Refuses To Remove Or Change Saying On Outdoor Marquee
POSTED: 9:41 am MST February 25, 2004
We The People
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