Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nonsensical Jesus

I found this Tumblr while trolling through the comments section of one of my favorite blogs, Slacktivist.

It's called Common Sense Jesus, and these are some of my faves:

and finally,

The blog was inspired by a post from current presidential candidate Herman Cain where he blathers on about things he doesn't seem to understand:

For over 2,000 years the world has tried hard to erase the memory of the perfect conservative, and His principles of compassion, caring and common sense.
Of course, the brilliance is that Jesus didn't use what we would refer to as "Common Sense." Certainly not what politicians and pundits mean when they say "Common Sense." In fact, it's quite the opposite from how the world operates and thinks. We have a limited imagination, and we are influenced by the Powers That Be to think that power comes only through violence and coercion. That hope ends when the figurehead is murdered (or when the centralizing area - say Zacutti Park - is shut down). That turning the other cheek is weak. That miracles don't happen and faith and hope are silly - or that we should only have faith and hope in future, otherworldly events without corresponding and revolutionary actions in the here and now.

Jesus is decidedly nonsensical.


  1. Wayne5:51 PM

    And decidely not conservative! If I weren't a liberal, and therefore polite, I'd call Cain an idiot for claiming Jesus is a conservative.

  2. Being a radical, I don't have an outright need for such niceties. LOL. But I thought I'd let his words hang him. Same types of people say other radicals like King and Gandhi - now that history has cleaned them up - conservatives. It's riotous.

  3. Thing is, I just don't think Jesus was conservative OR liberal. He was (is) God, thus not operating according to ANYbody's preconceived notions or gameplan. Kind of like you already mentioned . . .

  4. pics are gone! oh noes...


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