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Friday, December 08, 2006


People get their panties in a wad over really stupid things. I was just over reading Dooce and people are sending her hatemail about Organic Free Range Chicken Broth, which she found hysterical a few days ago. It reminds me of the few thousand things I have found hysterical for no particular reason except that AT THAT MOMENT it was the funniest damn thing in the world. The oddest of these (that I remember) would be 'Dammit, Jesus!'.

For some reason, I uttered the phrases 'Dammit!' and 'Jesus!' immediately following each other. And I thought of Jesus as a kid, Mary cursing him out. 'Dammit, Jesus, I told you to wash the dishes!' Jesus as a toddler refusing to put his sandals on. 'Dammit, Jesus, put the damn sandals on! Don't make me tell your father!' Jesus smoking with other boys. Jesus sullenly attending a family gathering. Jesus smarting off to his parents.

It's the whole 'Image of Jesus' in these situations that made me laugh. I mean, JESUS! SON OF GOD! But he was born and made man and all that, and therefore had to go through development as we all do. What were Jesus' awkward years like? Given the herd mentality - and experimental nastiness - of the 11-15 age set, it's pretty hard to picture that JESUS would be tremendously popular among his peers.

I can see how devout Christians would find this offensive, my imagining Jesus in ridiculous situations, day to day situations, acting the way my son and cousins and peers did in childhood. A lot of people found Dooce offensive because she imagined chicken broth free range. If you don't have random thoughts that crack your shit up because of their lunacy? Damn, your life sucks.


Blogger Shana said...

Ohmygosh, now I'm going to have that mental image of sullen teenage Jesus smoking cigarettes out back stuck in my mind for days.

Thanks for the laugh. I like the way your mind works.

12:06 AM  

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