There’s got to be a way to express your belief that blasphemy isn’t cool without getting all stabby and bomby about it, doesn’t there? Get a load of this:
DC Comics drew critical praise for its series of short-run books that re-imagine classic characters and coming up soon, the company is set to release a new book featuring an out-of-touch, bungling Jesus Christ in the lead.
In the new comic, written by Mark Russell, Jesus Christ will be portrayed as an out-of-touch former savior who is cast out of his prison in heaven and back down to earth because God the Father felt that Christ messed up his first visit with mankind, Newsbusters reported.
The book is to be called Second Coming and will feature Jesus living in an apartment with a superhero named Sun-Man. Russell described the superhero as “the varsity quarterback son God never had.”
“An all-powerful superhero, named Sun-Man, has to share a two-bedroom apartment with Jesus Christ,” the writer told pop culture website Bleeding Cool. “The conceit is that God was so upset with Jesus’s performance the first time he came to Earth since he was arrested so soon and crucified shortly after, that he has kept him locked-up since then.”
God apparently notices Sun-Man doing good on earth and decides to send Jesus back to “learn” from the super man.
“God then sees this superhero on Earth a few thousand years later and says ‘that’s what I wanted for you!’ He sends Jesus down to learn from this superhero, and they end up learning from each other,” Russell said. “They learn the limitations of each other’s approach to the world and its problems.”
Russell also says that his Jesus will have been kept in a heavenly prison since his crucifixion because God is mad at him: “God was so upset with the fact that he got crucified the last time that he wouldn’t even let him look through the celestial keyhole at Earth to keep up.”
Apparently, Russell’s Jesus will have been totally unable to see what has been happening on earth in the interim and is shocked when he returns to earth and “he sees has been done in his name by Christianity in the last two thousand years.”
To review: God didn’t create Sun-Man, he only “sees him” on earth. God was mad a Jesus for bungling his first visit to earth that ended in a crucifixion. Jesus was put in prison by God after messing up. God sends Jesus to earth to “learn” from the superhero. God thinks Sun-Man makes a better son for him than Jesus. And now Jesus is furious with how Christians have treated his memory.
This is so cringe-inducing it doesn’t bear elaboration. But the sad thing is that our society is so biblically illiterate, people will probably think that Christ did “fail” by “letting” Himself get crucified.
It takes a lot to offend me. This offends me. A lot. And we can take the sarcastic “Cool! Now do Mohammed!” or “Do a Jewish comic now!” route, but it makes no difference because these people never will.
Part of it is because these Christophobes who claim that religion is passé only actually feel particular animosity towards one specific faith–which itself has to make you wonder why that is. The other is that Muslims and Jews are far better organized and connected with the levers of entertainment, tech, and government than even the Catholic Church.
What to do? Who do you reach out to? How do you let DC Comics understand this is not okay and they will face repercussions beyond just not buying the comic (which will tank because it sounds utterly retarded anyway).
Doing something this blasphemous about another religion or similarly coddled group would be disastrous for DC Comics, or any other entertainment entity. Why must Christians stand for this?
I used to be all for free speech before I realized it was a one-way street. I’d be for free speech if everyone had to play by the same rules. But they don’t. Like everything, it all comes down to “who/whom.”
And I mean, the fact that this superhero God supposedly loves more than Jesus is called “Sun-Man” isn’t lost on me. There’s all this bullshit floating around about how Jesus is just a mish-mash is various sun gods that got thrown together.
Update: Notice how in all these “second coming of Jesus” stories, Christ is always shocked and angered by . . . some unspecified things that have been done in his name?
Yep! He’s never angry about abortion, degeneracy, pedophilia, neo-paganism, idolatry, or satanism. Nope! It’s Christians he can’t stand.
It’s like these people know they’re bad, so they have to make up stories about how Jesus really loves people like them (even thought the majority of them don’t believe in God, or if they do, hate him). This way, they can go “See? See? I’m not the bad guy! You are!”
Projection is a hell of a thing.