I heard there was a book coming out that contained the translation of an ancient manuscript that revealed that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and fathered two children before the crucifixion. “That’s fascinating,” I thought, “and also unsurprising.” The Merovingian kings of France were purportedly the descendants of Jesus, though that’s always puzzled me … Continue reading Thoughts on the Jesus & Mary Magadelene Book
Over the past month I’ve seen a meme making its way across the interwebs. Not a meme in the questions-passed-from-blog-to-blog sense that “meme” usually means online, but a meme in the more traditional sense, an idea that’s spreading and taking root. The meme? “Jesus was a community organizer. Pontius Pilate was a governor.” This is, … Continue reading On Community Organizers, Myth, History, and Politics
Let’s talk The da Vinci Code for a moment. I’m really tired of hearing about it. Movie, book, what have you. No, I haven’t read the book. No, I’m not particularly interested in seeing the film. But it’s been inescapable for the past few months–television specials on the secrets the story reveals, huge freaking displays … Continue reading On an Uninformed Rant
Let’s suppose for a moment that President Bush were running for office against Jesus. What sort of campaign attack ad might Bush and his lackey Karl Rove conjure? A disturbingly funny ad.