Wednesday Morning Sermon, calling Bull Shit on Jesus.
I get feedback now-and-then asking why I condemn the Jesus, that I should just let them be. My answer, one, I never have liked being lied to, and two, they won't leave me alone.
The teacher walked away. I felt like shit and stood up and yelled, "No, wait, not god, send me to the principal, I can handle him."
That was the liberal sixties, in a Democratic city.
I followed this faith in Jesus to my Christian college where we had to take Old and New Testament classes. That's where I noticed that the focus on most of the students wasn't on saving souls and doing onto others as you would have them do to you, but, Speak English, Stop Killing Babies, and drop bombs on children for President George Bush.
Fortunately, there were still Christians in the midst, like one of the professors when teaching old-testament and read a line that supposedly condemns homosexuality. This tall, lanky, nerdy professor, raises his shoulders and say, "Some people say it condemns gays, I don't know."
I remember thinking, "How loving an open minded." Of course it ended there. For the next five years I saw the forgiving Jesus church I had grown up in become THE SILENT MAJORITY, THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. Business' starting placing fish symbols in their logos, woman wore crosses over their cleavage, and men boasted that, Jesus loves my football team better than yours, that's all that matters.
It was this Pop-Christian movement that made me wonder? Where have I seen this before, in history, I am certain I read about it somewhere.... "Wait A Minute, this is the Nazi Party!"
From there I researched the facts and found that there never was a historical Jesus until around the year 300, and that it was built on rumors, or put in today's language, Republican Talking Points.
Finally, I'm sorry if you take that myth to heart, and I really don't have a problem with it, but it's not Main Stream America. And the lie just keeps multiplying on itself, and some of us have had enough.
We are calling your bullshit.
About the NFL Football thing.
Calm down everyone, let's go back to the good-old days, the 1950's, I think we can all agree to that, right! Back then, the players waited in the locker rooms while the fans stood for the national anthem. Do your homework, they didn't start coming out of the locker to stand for it until the George Bush Baby Killing war.