What would which Jesus do?

When a youtube video shows up on Andrew Sullivan’s blog AND Dan Gardner’s blog, you know it’s a good one:

Those are excerpts from the British comedy series, Outnumbered. Whoever wrote the script has a fine appreciation of Christianity’s inner tensions.

It’s OK to ask yourself, What would Jesus do?, but it gives rise to a follow-up question:  Which Jesus?

Jesus was meek and mild.

Yes, that’s true, Karen.

And besides, he knew that when King Herod got to hell, that God would roast him until his eyeballs exploded.

That tension — between the Jesus who would never “zap” a polar bear (let alone a human being) and the Jesus who will enjoy watching Herod roast in hell until his eyeballs explode — the Church is divided along that fault line.

Guess which part of the Church dominates the public agenda, at least in the USA?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bill
    May 14, 2009 @ 00:17:48

    Leave it to the little folk to simplify a complex situation. I still hold to the idea that the church in the US and here to a lesser degree, suffers from a distinct lack of Christianity.

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  2. Zayna
    May 19, 2009 @ 13:34:17

    “There’s not much of the polar bears, they’re extinct you know, but there’s like a trillion of us!”

    Oh my, that was a great video…and reminds me of how much I tried my religion teachers.

    A question I vividly remember asking at Sunday School – “If Adam and Eve were the first two people on Earth, where did the Chinese people come from?”

    Needless to say I didn’t get a straight answer, just an exasperated, “Okay children, it’s time to move on.”

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