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I was asked today why I so readily made fun of Christains. "You believe in Christ, so why do you feel the need to insult others who do?"

The answer is simple, because if I didn't poke fun of them, I'd cry.

Jesus preached a message of love and tollerance. Jesus invited children to join him. Now before any of you start thinking, "Well, of course he did, because everyone always wuvs TEH PWECIOUS CHILDRUNS!" I can assure you that durring those times, children were below women in the scale of things. And women had all the rights of gravel. Children were totally unimportant in the scheme of things. In Rome, the common form of birth control was to toss your unwanted offspring in a pit outside of town. So no, children weren't the precious darlings they are today.

But, Jesus accepted them.

Jesus accepted lepers. Lepers were really the low ones on the totem pole. They made women and children look like freaking kings in the social system. Lepers were considered to be deranged, contageous, and a horrible threat to society. Jesus never let that stop him from sharing his message.

Jesus loved the sinners. He had a tax collector as a diciple, because he understood that everyone has to make a living and while being a tax collector is not always the most pleasant occupation, the guy had to feed his family too. And when Rome tells you you're a tax collector, you don't talk about your sensibilities being offended. That's a good way to end up being entertainment with the gladiators.

Jesus seemed determined to befriend those who society had rejected. The forgotten ones, the mistreated ones. Jesus thought they were pretty neat. He allowed women to hang with his band too.

If Jesus were around today, he'd be hanging with the homosexuals, the folks with aids. He'd preach to the wage slaves, the factory workers, the people on government assistance who'd love to get off it, but unfortunately, can't because if they get some crappy minimum wage job, they no longer qualify for medicare, and insurance through their company will cost them 3/4 of what they earn. He'd chat with the crazy cat lady, he'd sit down with the folks who hang at the park and snatch soda cans and try to bring them to Mass to get the nickle.

So, why is it that those who claim to be the most Christian are the ones with the least tollerance. "Jesus doesn't like gay people." I don't think Jesus really cares much about someone's sexual orientation or not. If God did indeed make all things, he made people able to have a need to find love with those of the same sex. There are some really heavy hints in the old testiment that a few of God's favorites were willing to look at boys as much as girls. "Jesus would scorn those who have herpies or aids." No, I think Jesus would feel bad for them. He'd feed them, he'd probably volunteer to help care for the worst cases if needed.

Chances are if someone is a total reject of society, Jesus would think they were pretty great. The ones he'd be the most suspitious of are the ones who blabber about how holy they are. Jesus had a pretty strong reaction to priests who misused their power and excluded those from worship based on income or lifestyle choices. I think Jesus would shake his head at people like Bush.

I think Jesus would dig on rock music. He might think the message in a lot of it was rather negative, but I think he'd also understand that the negative is a reflection of something gone wrong in society. I could see Jesus going to Oz fest and having a pretty good time.

Jesus did not follow the straight and narrow paths that life in his times offered men such as him. So, why do the ultra conservative Moral Majority automatically assume that Jesus would think their lifestyle was da bomb and everyone else's not?

Remember, he came as the savior of God's chosen people, the children of Isreal, but he also was willing to allow anyone else who wanted to along for the ride. Even us unclean infidels who think a BLT is a pretty darned good sandwich.

So, yeah, I make fun of hardass hard nosed Christians who claim to know God's love, but spew it forth as a message of hate against all who are not just like them.

Cause I just don't feel like crying. And that's exactly what I'd do.
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