Jesus Replies, "That's just some guy with a beard!"
Yesterday I learned of a comic book title called "Jesus Hates Zombies." Now, as you can imagine, the title and theme of the book actually raises some serious, and seriously sacrilegious, questions. Would Jesus really hate zombies? If Jesus died, and then rose from the dead..... well, he wants your soul, not your brain, so he can't be zombie......right? Some believe that part of the end times will be the raising of the dead, bodies and all. In terms of zombie lore and definitions, it'll be a veritable Merlfest of zombies. Christian zombies. Chistombies? The Jesus-zombie connection is not simply resolved.
Then I visit http://www.aintitcoolnews.com to see if they have any comics-and-education stories I might have missed (like the one about the Navy using a graphic novel to recruit diversity. If anyone has a link, please post a comment), and I see a trailer for Hamlet 2, a movie by the South Park geniuses in which a high school drama teacher takes his rag-tag troupe of actors on the road to perform a musical in which Jesus Christ time-travels with Hamlet. "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" is one of the songs, and it was being called a "hit."
Now, why in the world would I have not seen commercials for this movie deep the heart of Texas?
And just now, I visit CNN, that bastion of stories about dead babies and evil white people, the cable network that once actually reported the news, and I see this. Forget the ancient shroud of lore, Jesus' face is on a moth. No mention that on top of the "head" there appears to be a turban-looking shape, of course. The fellow who noticed the savior pattern on the insect? A Texan. No word on whether his Baptist church will start selling "Rock Me Sexy Jesus Moth" t-shirts.
Jesus has infinite patience, I am told, but how can he not be saying, "Forgive them father, for they know not wha --- Zombies? Wait, they think I have great abs??? A moth? Come on, that's just some guy with a beard!!!"
Now that would make a good comic strip.