A little over a year ago, William K. Wolfrum wrote a blog post titled “Jesus Christ Quits Christianity After Viewing Republican Platform.” As it turned out, Wolfrum’s readers loved it, and now it’s making an encore appearance at Talking Points Memo. (Hat tip, Alan Colmes.)
Satirical, irreverent treatments of religious subjects aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. That said, I think the piece is not only wildly funny, but extremely well-written as well. So keep an open mind and give it a try. For a taste, try the first two paragraphs, below:
For years, Jesus Christ had kept quiet while his “followers” had killed and committed horrendous acts of intolerance in his name. They were the “birth pangs” of a new religion, his surrogates would say. One day he would be accepted by all as a liberator.
But in an announcement that has left his followers shaken, the Christ himself has come forward to announce that he is leaving Christianity, effective immediately. The reasoning: The 2008 Republican Platform. Reached for comment at a West Hollywood coffee shop, Christ said that he couldn’t deal with a world that so misinterpreted his words and actions.
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