A genuine question...
Okay, enough crack. Yahoo!'s most popular article today is by Rob Borsellino titled "What has happened to America's Jesus?" Wow. First and foremost I would like to point out that we live in a 'God Bless America' country, yet it should be 'God Bless the World'. God doesn't have a dog in the Olympics.
The writer travels to visit family in Italy and sees a very different Jesus than he's used to. He contemplates what the 'American Jesus' has turned into and thinks of ways to explain Him to his folks. The full article is great, but here's the gist:
Sometimes we need to get our heads out of our butts and humble ourselves before the Cross.
I remember when Jesus Christ was about religion.
That goes back to when he was caring and compassionate all the time, not just during the political campaign season.
He used to bring people together and give them hope. He wouldn't have his people get in your face and tell you to fight gay rights or you'll burn in hell. That's not what he was about. That's not the Jesus who made folks such as Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson rich and famous. He was a different guy from the 21st-century American Jesus Christ.
They say Jesus is "pro life," but he doesn't seem to have a problem with the death penalty. And he thinks stem cell research - something that would save lives - is no different from murdering babies. They say he's the embodiment of kindness, love, decency and compassion. But he hates gays, lesbians and Muslims. And he's not too crazy about Buddhists, Hindus and the rest. Jews? He can put up with them if he has to.
All week I went over that stuff in my head and decided not to mention any of it to the family.
It would make America look ridiculous.