*Another presentation in the KIR continuing series of articles of the Steppin’ On The Feet Jesus Washed (SOTFJW) Project-Mission!
I’m sure the religious right is going to ping me on this one but I’ve got to say what’s been on my mind for YEARS, if for no reason than to have a little fun (maybe start some shit)! And before any of you judge me: No, I am NOT a “lost soul” for thinking the following things. I am not being “blasphemous” or “disrespectful” of God, Jesus, Christianity itself, or any Christian. In fact, I happened to know more about God, Jesus, Christianity,and the Bible than most of you think! I’m also one who believes my sense of humor is a God-given gift! So to all you dissenting, please… do two things: lighten up and shut the fuck up!
God gave Moses, one of the central figures of the biblical Old Testament, 10 commandments for mankind to follow and obey. It could be argued that God gave Moses what was needed at the time to keep his people in line. Another could argue that there were an AWFUL lot of equally important items God could and probably SHOULD have covered when He took Moses aside for several days and had His little “Father to son” chat, but didn’t. I’m sure God had his reasons; He always does. (And you know, that often pisses me off! But hey; I’m a child of God too, so childish tampers and attitude is expected of me! Right Dad?) Anyway…
Generations later, God’s Son Jesus comes along. Jesus had 33 years to cover a bunch of stuff regarding man’s behavior, too! In his many journeys, Jesus issued some commandments of His own and even gave us the Beatitudes (you know, those famous “Blessed are they…” passages). But not once did Jesus – considered the central figure of the biblical New Testament – ever ADD to Moses’ Ten Commandments, the very things Man has ALWAYS fussed, debated, fought, and even killed his fellow man and woman about, since before, during, or after His time on Earth!
Inquiring minds want to know: Why exactly was Jesus SILENT regarding the following (but not conclusive) issues:
- Sexual orientation
- Masturbation (a BIG issue!)
- Abortion (though there was probably a different word for it then, I’m sure there were women who had UNWANTED pregnancies!)
- Alcohol use (not just wine, but BEER– yes, they had BEER back then; just ask the Egyptians!)
- Music (always a BIG issue for EVERY generation!)
- Drugs (yep, there were drugs back then; you’d have to be an idiot to think otherwise!)
- Appearance (e.g. style of dress, hair styles, body art, i.e. tattoos and piercings
- Terrorism (definitely lots of THAT going on!)
and let’s not forget another BIGGIE…
- Respect for OTHER religious dogma or beliefs (Christianity was a NEW religion back then but after Jesus left, many of his followers threw out HIS book and took matters into their own hands, becoming REAL ASSHOLES to all the NON-Christians!)
I think Jesus Christ was absolutely a KOOL dude for his day. Never mind that it seemed rather odd that He wanted to leave us so shortly after the crucifixion and resurrection events happened. Never mind that He left everyone back then, through the centuries, and up to the present – with the impression that He didn’t want to stick around with us mere and awfully sinful, kill-your-own-kind mortals, any longer than necessary; and never mind that He didn’t want to rule HERE, on planet Earth, and save us from ourselves and, of course, from that gawd-awful Satan-person and his cronies – as many had predicted and really expected Him to do. Nah, I’m sure none of those things makes Jesus look any less kool! Like His Father, I’m sure Jesus had His reasons for not saying or doing certain things to REALLY ensure we mortals would not spend the next TWO to THREE THOUSAND YEARS fighting amongst ourselves. And there is no need to imagine all that bloodshed over RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCE left in His wake, AND in HIS name! History has most of that documented!
Hey Jesus! That shit wasn’t kool, bruh! It sure would have helped if you’d settled a shitload of issues BEFORE taking off to the heavens! That’s NOT what we’d call being “Savior of the world”. Because You left us in the lurch, is it any wonder we on Earth STILL make up fictitious superheroes or STILL look for our “salvation” in OTHER religions? The world STILL needs saving, bruh! I’m just saying!
Oh well; it just goes to show: “like Father, like Son!” ANYWAY…
All that notwithstanding, I’d bet Jesus probably knew certain things (listed above) were PERFECTLY NATURAL in their occurrences, and that many of those certain things were simply…NOT AN ISSUE… not from His Divine point of view! And He probably thought we were being silly fighting over such things. Remember what our parents scolded us about “thinking when we could have been acting”!
Ok…that’s MY take! Now, let me get my umbrella so I can keep from getting hit with the shit that many on the religious right are going to rain down on me. Let it rain! I’m just having fun! LOL!