Friday, May 07, 2010

Use the RC to Turn Off JC

If this is true, and it appears to be, Comedy Central will soon become the favorite target of Evangelical Christians all around the world: It appears that the comedy cable channel is developing a cartoon with Jesus Christ as its protagonist.

According to CNN, the series "would be about JC (Jesus Christ) wanting to escape his father's enormous shadow and to live life in NYC as a regular guy. A lot has changed in 2000 years and he is the ultimate fish out of water. Meanwhile his all-powerful yet apathetic father would rather be playing video games than listening to JC recount his life in the city. JC is a playful take on religion and society with a sprinkle of dumb.”

You can always count on the good people at Comedy Central to poke fun at what draws fun-poking upon itself.

You don't need me to tell you what the reaction of Christians would be if the cartoon should reach "pilot" status and later even develop into a full-fledged series, but I will gladly tell you anyway. Accusations that Comedy Central is desecrating religion and defaming the good character of Jesus and the followers of the various cults created in his name will be levelled, regardless of the fact that Christians, Catholics and Evangelicals first and foremost among them, are perfectly capable of giving their religion a bad name all by themselves.

In the meantime, I volunteer to teach Christians in churches and rec halls around the country how they can use their remote controls to change channel or to turn off their TV sets altogether. It would be much easier if we all learned to use technology to our advantage, instead of using it as a means of curtailing other people's freedoms.

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