How Many Sins Can Jesus Take

Posted by: on May 28, 2015 | One Comment


How Many Sins Can Jesus Take

And (once again) I know I’m going to hell for this one!

Major Major Disclaimer: Hey everyone, I’m Jewish. Not in any way shape or form a Christian…although I do think that many times I’m more “Christian” than many folks who do call themselves Christians.  Those would be the folks who wage war, kill, have turned many religious holidays into nothing more than a reason to buy toys and hunt for tie-dyed eggs, and do a whole lot of other questionable things in the name of religion that some might consider un-Christian.

Which brings me to the Duggar family and Rick Santorum. Honestly, I know very little and care even less about the Duggars….or at least I did until a few daze ago. It seems like one of the holier-than-thou Duggar sons (that would Josh, who is one of 19 Duggar children) is not such a good guy, especially if you ask one his sisters that he molested.

From what I can gather, this evangelical Christian family is the darling of reality TV (FYI, I believe reality TV is the death of creativity in America) and the flaming right wing religious types. Many politicians are more than happy to flaunt their relationship with the Duggars, and some have even come to Josh’s defense. My favorite quote about this comes from Rick Santorum, who just doesn’t want to go away, having just announced another run for the presidency. Here’s what Mr. Santorum had to say about the recent events in the Duggar Family: “I want to say to Josh, hang in there, the shame you feel is legitimate, yet Jesus took your shame as he was punished in your place. Rest in his forgiveness and grace. Remember that he gives you his righteousness as a covering for your shame.”

Jesus was punished in his place?” Holy shit, and this is wholey and totally shit, in my humble not-a-Christian opinion. You have to be kidding me. Hasn’t Jesus done enough for you people? How long do you plan on panning your sins off on a person who has been dead for over 2000 years? How many times can you go to that well and say all sins are forgiven in the name of Jesus? I think that well has pretty much dried up. Josh Duggar should not be forgiven, he should be in jail screaming “oh God” for all the wrong reasons.

I sometimes think about what would happen if one of the deities some in our society worship blindly, were to come back to life…return…be (angels are singing) resurrected. If it were Jesus (and don’t get me started on if it were Allah), here’s some questions, I would like him to answer:
1.  What do you think about the state of our planet? You know…pollution, toxic waste, climate change, that kind of stuff.
2. How do you feel about wars waged in your name?
3. Is it socially responsible to have 19 children?
4. To everyone who claimed that they have talked to you, and you spoke to them, I’d like that person to come forward, reiterate that conversation to your face, and let me know if you remember talking to them.
5. Having always thought that you were a bit of a progressive, should pot should be legalized?
6. What’s your favorite Chinese food restaurant for Sunday nights and Christmas eve?
7. Was that Streit’s or Manischewitz matzo that was served at the last supper, or did one of the disciples bake it fresh?

And now the little devil on my shoulder is telling me it’s time to go.

1 Comment

  1. Craig
    May 29, 2015

    Great post, Ira. As for that ass-clown Santorum, all anyone running against him needs to do is run that quote repeatedly. That oughta do it!