Christendom has eaten a lot of brains, heaven knows. But Christianity -- that simple, genuine following of Christ -- has done quite the opposite.
Even though I believe in Christ risen and as Messiah, I like to think I didn't leave my brain at the door. In fact, I'm pretty critical of established church attitudes in my blog even while I reverence Jesus. Believe me, Chez, I can guarantee you and me probably agree on a lot of shit...even if Jesus ain't one of them. Please don't paint us with too wide of a brush.
Even though I'm not a Jesus Freak, I find your post arrogant, offensive, and just plain shitty. Don't dis people on their holy day, and let people worship the way they want, asshole.
I'm sorry, why the hell are you reading this site exactly?
I for one cannot see why people take offense at the zombie-like nature of the Messiah.People are so intolerant of the undead.
hi chez, i actually enjoy your site. i like your writing style and the topics your normally pick out. am looking forward to your book!but i did find this easter post rather... petty.
Mark me down to second the "brilliant" notion. BRAINS!!!!!!!
Freewaybuzzz, man, I'm born-again and doin my best to keep it real (biblically speaking) day to day on the street and in my blog, but I have to agree with Chez, here. I mean, if you've been to this site even once, you know that tact isn't really Chez's thing. And do you want it to be? It's what makes him so damn fun to read half the time. The other half being some pretty witty insight on most things.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSSwKffj9othat should resolve all debates
I wonder what it says about me that I laughed even though I believe in the "zombie Jesus". It didn't even occur to me to find it offensive considering that I clicked the link to this blog voluntarily and know by now what to expect on any given Sunday; if you missed the opportunity to take a jab at christianity on Easter Sunday I'd be worried that something was wrong with you.
i'm with clay brainnnnnnnnnnnssssssssssssssss!
Well, at least you made people think of Jesus on Sunday(s)!Me
Tom, if funny shit could resolve ANY debates, this world would have a lot less conflict.;-)Since it can't, I'll laugh my ass off with George Carlin and continue to believe in my "invisible man"
As I have told you before, I WORK at a church, and after going thru all the crap we have to go thru during "Holy Week" I thought this was a scream. All my friends kept asking if I got Good Friday off...I keep telling them working at a church is the opposite of every other job....kid gets born, they get off work (Christmas Eve) I work extra, dude gets himself busted and killed, they get off (Good Friday) I work extra. Tremendous amounts of BS. And, oh, yes BRAAAAAAIIIIIIIIINS!!!!!!!!!!
I think the General will destroy me, for laughing at the "Hairclub for Men" ad at the bottom of his page.....some of your commenters need to back away from the chocolate, and go visit another site. oh yes, and braaaaaaiiiinnnnsss!thanks for the laughnancy
Everyone's sacred cow is nothing more than a place for to warm A1 Sauce for someone else. If your professed faith is so fragile as to crack under the weight of a joke then perhaps it is that faith which needs some rethinking. Personally I find that pic freaking hilarious.
I for one welcome our new zombie overlord masters.
Chez,Are you saying that a pre-requisite for reading this blog is that one must share your atheism? I personally enjoy your blog, as do many others, obviously. It doesn't mean that I enjoy having my intelligence questioned and my faith mocked every time a religious holiday comes around. I can take a joke as well as the next guy, and I'll be the first to admit that there has probably been more evil committed in the name of God than anything other motive on Earth. That being said, I do not see why the geeks who dominate the blogsphere repeatedly use it as a club to bludgeon others over their religious beliefs.I get the joke. But your response to those who would take offense is somewhat disturbing. It’s quite easy to tell those individuals to get lost, to read elsewhere – it’s a free country. It’s much more difficult to examine yourself and your own motivations.
Steven --While I appreciate your readership and thank you for your well-thought-out comment, a good portion of this site revolves around poking fun at sacred cows and/or topics I personally think are worth targeting. It says as much right on the masthead: Making a Mockery of Mockery. I don't like religion, nor do I believe in an attentive, benevolent God -- Christian or otherwise. What's more though, while I certainly give consideration to those who read this site, whether they agree or disagree with me, please understand -- this is not a democracy. I'm not here to "examine my own motivations." I have a blog, and through it my purpose is to entertain and essentially joke around. This is my forum, and, yeah, it can be a bit of a dictatorship on occasion. If you come here and start going on a warpath because I've offended you in some way, particularly on the subject of religion (which is a regular topic), I have no choice but to suggest that you go read something else -- simply because you're likely to continue being very, very upset by the things you read here. There are plenty of readers who get pissed on occasion about something I've said; most of them just accept that this is an occupational hazard of being here. They let it go and wait until I say something they do like. If you get that angry that I've offended your belief-system -- particularly the one which involves a wholly unprovable fairy tale taken from a laughably silly "holy" book -- you probably shouldn't be here, since you're going to continue to be offended, and I honestly have no desire to piss you off. I'm sorry Steven, but I've examined religion closely -- my motivations, as it were -- and I see no reason to afford it any more respect than I would the belief that, oh say, the law of gravity doesn't exist or aliens are controlling our thoughts. They're all equally ridiculous. What makes faith-based religion strangely acceptable -- not crazy -- is that so many people believe it.Really though, thank you for the comment. It's very much appreciated.
TRANSLATION FROM POLITE BLOG-SPEAK TO ENGLISH OF CHEZ'S REPLY TO STEVEN'S COMMENT:"It's my blog, fuck you very much."Ok, Chez. You are correct. I can live with that.
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