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Friday, April 9, 2004

Got your Jesus?

Chris Suellentrop names the American religious conundrum: "How many Jesuses can dance on the head of a pin?" Among the dancers these days is Manly Jesus ("a macho savior unbowed by pain or torment"), Warrior Jesus (ala LaHaye & Jenkins), Rocky Jesus ("displays his manliness by enduring unimaginable pain"), Blue-State Jesus ("an antiauthoritarian hippie who judges not lest he be judged"), Party Jesus ("turns water into wine just to keep the night rockin'"), Historical Jesus, and Living Jesus.

("Choose your own savior," Chris Suellentrop, Slate 4.9.04)

Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 9 April 2004 at 5:46 PM

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