‘Black Jesus’: Blasphemous!

This year, I have had a handful of friends who have raved about this new television show on Adult Swim titled: ‘Black Jesus,’ which happens to be about a street smart thug black Jesus, who parades the streets of Compton, California with his small group of followers and participates in their daily activities of using profuse profanity, drinking beer, smoking marijuana, and vandalizing private and public property. That’s not all ‘Black Jesus’ gets into on a daily basis, but I’m not entertaining the question of what and with whom, by watching any more than the few clips I first saw, yesterday afternoon.

The danger of watching such a blasphemous program should be obvious, as the love this Black Jesus endeavors to spread to the world is more like hippie love than it is the love given to us by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. What has become even more shocking to me, though, is the number of professing Christians that spend their nights laughing and praising this show, and I can’t help but wonder: When did it become so easy for a professing Christian to detach themselves from God long enough to entertain such a Godless show, and feel completely comfortable encouraging others (believers or otherwise), to abandon all Biblical knowledge and reason, for a show that turns God and his word into a satirical piece?

Last night I spent some time doing a little research, and of everything I have found, I only found few things that speak out in concern. That leads me to wonder again, if this is because many people don’t know this show exists, or if they do, they are comfortable watching it, thinking no harm will come from viewing it. Of the articles I’ve found, one stuck out to me the most, which I found from USAToday. In this article, pastors are quoted and described as being offended by the television show, and true Christians will be. I want to be clear about something that’s very important, that I have not read in an article yet. Something much bigger than Christians is offended, and that is GOD. I’m terrified by the fact that there is and overwhelming number of people (including Christians), that do not fear God.

Towards the last part of the article, the television network that airs the show is quoted. “Black Jesus is a satire and one interpretation of the message of Jesus played out in modern day morality tales; and despite what some may consider a controversial depiction of Jesus, it is not the intent to offend any race or people of faith.”  I cannot stress the importance enough, of the fact that only one interpretation of God’s word and the message of Jesus Christ is needed, and that is the absolute and final truth that is given to us in the Bible. No other interpretations are needed. If people of modern day times need modern day translations to believe in Jesus Christ as son of God, and Savior, then it is safe to say they would not believe anyway, for the Bible tells us: “blessed are those that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29).

My goal is not to personally attack anyone, or to accuse a believer of not being a child of God. The purpose of this article is to caution everyone, especially professing Christians. Just because we are forgiven by God, does not mean we do not also reap the consequences of our actions here on earth. Someday we will have to answer for it. Jesus explained in the book of Matthew (22:29): “You are in err because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God”. I encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ to always keep the word of God. This is the only way you will be able to examine your walk with Christ and the way you live your daily lives.

If anyone is offended by this, just remember that God has been offended also, and I would like to ask: “Who is more important to you?”.

 

Jane Austen has ruined my chances of ever getting married.

When it comes love and romance, my views and expectations are beyond unrealistic. The one to blame? Jane Austen. I was introduced to her books at the age of 12 and with a higher reading level than most my age, I read Pride and Prejudice first and fell in love with Mr. Darcy, just like thousands of other young ladies around the world. I loved Pride and Prejudice so much, I lacked the concentration and open mind needed to try out Jane Austen’s other novels until last year.

Persuasion was the first book I tried reading since P&P, and I loved it! Still didn’t hit me the same way the other, and I didn’t fall for Captain Wentworth as hard as I did for Darcy. Sense and Sensibility came next. For a long time I’ve watched people argue which was better on blogs and other social media websites. Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility? I would always snort, not knowing how it could even be a question. As I said before, I never thought any hero could live up to Mr. Darcy. Plus, I watched the movie first with Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet before reading the book and judged the story based on that. Alan Rickman for Colonel Brandon? It just didn’t do it for me.

I didn’t read Sense and Sensibility until I got my hands on the BBC version of the movie. I feel in love and got hold of the book as soon as I could. Colonel Brandon quickly became my new hero. I found the (fictional) man who finally rose above my high expectations put in place after I found Mr. Darcy. Jane Austen’s description of men the meaning of love, and the characteristics of man, has clouded my ability to tell fiction from reality. I’m never getting married.