Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bad Ass Jesus

Bishop David Anderson concludes his letter with a call for a return to "muscular Christianity," and for muscling +Jefferts-Schori and sympathizers out of the next primates' meeting in Dublin.

Father Mark Harris has a good essay on this letter. Daniel Weir observes that the Theology of Glory and the Theology of the Cross are incompatible. Indeed, Super Jesus is breaking his cross in the picture above, about to do the very thing everyone from Saint Paul to Luther said that Jesus would never do, come down off His cross and bend the world to His will.


Scott Gunn said...

These people LOVE violent language. I hope it does not cross over into violence. I wrote about this earlier this year:


Counterlight said...

I can't decide if both of these images are serious or satire.

JCF said...

He looks gay.


Lapinbizarre said...

The ACNA boys are getting increasingly hysterical as their take-over bid keeps smashing into brick walls.

MadPriest said...

Don't make Jesus angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

However, shouldn't he be green?

Ueber-G said...

Another call for Jesus as Rambo from the American Family Association:

"The fire department did the right and Christian thing. The right thing, by the way, is also the Christian thing, because there can be no difference between the two. The right thing to do will always be the Christian thing to do, and the Christian thing to do will always be the right thing to do. If I somehow think the right thing to do is not the Christian thing to do, then I am either confused about what is right or confused about Christianity, or both.

"In this case, critics of the fire department are confused both about right and wrong and about Christianity. And it is because they have fallen prey to a weakened, feminized version of Christianity that is only about softer virtues such as compassion and not in any part about the muscular Christian virtues of individual responsibility and accountability." - American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer on the Tennessee fire department that watched a family's house burn to the ground because they had not paid the annual $75 fire protection fee.

Hat Tip to Joe My God