[Rushtalk] Is this NBC skit about Jesus pure BLASPHEMY?
John A. Quayle
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Sun Feb 17 17:53:21 MST 2013
NBC skit has Jesus on murderous rampage
'He may be wearing sandals, but He can still kick a--'
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NBCs Saturday Night Live spoofed famous
Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino over the
weekend with a gruesomely violent, fictitious
movie trailer about Jesus wreaking bloody revenge
upon the Romans who killed him.
Hes risen from the dead, the parodys
voiceover intones, and Hes preaching anything
but forgiveness. He may be wearing sandals, but He can still kick a.
The parody then re-enacts a number of Tarantinos
scenes, only with Jesus, St. Peter and other
biblical characters shooting, beating and slicing
their victims, all while sprays of blood splatter the screen.
Jesus? O sh! shouts one victim about to suffer
Jesus wrath. Chill, man, chill!
To which the Jesus character responds, When
you get to heaven, say hi to my dad, before
blowing a melon-sized hole in the mans torso.
Tarantino has a reputation for creating
blood-splattered and violent films, including
Pulp Fiction, the Kill Bill series,
Inglorious Basterds and the most recent Django
Unchained, each of which was spoofed in the
parody movie trailer titled Djesus Uncrossed.
Guest host Christoph Waltz, who won an Academy
Award for his role in Inglorious Basterds,
played the part of Djesus in the SNL trailer.
The voiceover bills the fake movie as the
ultimate historical revenge fantasy.
Stone called the SNL spoof trailer stunning, in
the best way possible
a spot-on send-up of
Quentin Tarantinos films, where Jesus (Waltz)
rises from the dead, cuts down armies of Romans
with swords and Uzis and leaves behind equal
amounts hilarious blood and hilarious one-liners.
Every last line in this gory sketch was written
with impeccable sophistication.
movie critic Drew Zahn, however, found it something less than impeccable.
Im reminded of the line from Steve Martins
Cheaper by the Dozen, when he declared his
childrens pranks to be wrong funny, but
wrong, Zahn said. Yes, the parody is well
made, and yes, Tarantino is ripe for a spoof just
like this. Shoot, I can even see the humor in it.
But its subject matter can only be described with one word: blasphemous.
If anything in our PC culture should be
considered obviously offensive, this is it, Zahn
continued. Can you imagine the uproar that would
occur if SNL made a parody, Muhammad Unleashed?
People at NBC would be losing their jobs. The
sensitivity police would be out in full force.
It would cause international outcry.
I just have to believe that if God gifted these
actors and writers with such a gift for humor and
wit, Zahn concluded, that He intended it for
nobler purposes than mocking His Son.
The parody trailer can be seen below (Editors
note: Contains extreme violence and language that
may be offensive to some viewers):
Christian TV host and best-selling author Ray
Comfort said, I wonder if the funny folks at
Saturday Night Live know that Muslims believe
in Jesus Christ, and that they might not like one
of their prophets being mocked in a blasphemous skit.
Comfort said that according to Islam-guide:
Muslims respect and revere Jesus (peace be upon
him). They consider him one of the greatest of
Gods messengers to mankind. While they dont
believe, as Christians do, that Jesus is God in
human form, they do revere Him and believe that
He performed miracles: He was sent by God to us
as a Messenger, to deliver to us the Bible and to
guide humanity to the right path. God gave Jesus
the ability to perform numerous miracles so that
his people would believe him and follow his
teachings. These miracles include curing the
diseased, giving sight to the blind and even raising the dead.
Comfort went on to warn, If Muslims threaten a
man with death simply because he drew a cartoon
of a prophet, the Saturday Night Live writers
and actors might like to think twice if they plan
a second spoof because the first mocking clip was so well-received.
He added, Take a moment to try and think of any
human being in history, whose name has been so
hated it has been so mocked and even adopted as
profanity. Think of Gandhi, Hitler, Mother
Teresa, Churchill, Mussolini, Muhammad, Buddha,
Rasputin, Castro, or Lincoln. No human being,
living or dead, good or evil, has had such a
thing happen; no human being except one. Only the
Name of Jesus is used internationally to cuss.
You will hear it commonly used in movies to
express disgust. You will hear it on television,
on the radio, in songs, in the newspapers, in
books and magazines, on the Internet, and in
everyday speech throughout the world.
Is NBC's spoof of vengeance by Jesus offensive?
* No, it's funny! Lighten up, people
* No, it's more a spoof of Tarantino than of Jesus
* No, it' actually somewhat Scriptural, as
the Bible clearly says, "Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord"
* No, people need to stop getting "offended" so easily
* No, the farce of Christianity deserves a sound mocking
* No, "Saturday Night Live" is in the business of mocking all things
* I'm not offended, but I could see why some other would be
* I may not be a Christian, but I do think
it's insensitive to mock other people's religions
* Yes, it disparages everything Jesus taught and did
* Yes, it's typical of the double standard
whereby the media have declared open season on Christianity
* Yes, it's obvious Satan is in control of his media minions
* Yes, it's blasphemous, and God will not be mocked
* Yes, and NBC would never dare mock Muhammad in such a way
* Yes, but if Jesus can forgive, so can I
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