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Is a thing that I've been thinking about?

Like, what if the Second Coming already happened and we're up to the Sixth or maybe even Thirtieth Coming because we just keep killing the poor bastard?

So Jesus it just like completely and totally done, okay? Two thousand years and we're still just as shitty to each other as we've always been except now we live longer, so we have more time in which to be shitty.

So this time around, Jesus is just over it, he can't even work up the energy to be all, How dare you hate people in my name? How dare you kill people in my name?

So he decides to keep a low profile and winds up as an alcoholic (he's not even sure he remembers how to switch off the water into wine thing anymore). And he's basically a crazy homeless dude wandering around muttering to himself, The only sins I'll be dying for are my own, thankyouverymuch.
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So previously, I've talked about de-religionifying the "Good King Wenceslas" carol, but this year, I've decided it should stay religious. Particularly the bit that's all:

Therefore Christian men be sure,
Wealth or rank possessing,
Ye, who will now bless the poor,
Shall yourselves find blessing.


And then we staple it to the foreheads of all the supposed Christians in congress.
fuzzybluemonkeys: Rufus/Bucket of Sunshine (oh the humanity)
So previously, I've talked about de-religionifying the "Good King Wenceslas" carol, but this year, I've decided it should stay religious. Particularly the bit that's all:

Therefore Christian men be sure,
Wealth or rank possessing,
Ye, who will now bless the poor,
Shall yourselves find blessing.


And then we staple it to the foreheads of all the supposed Christians in congress.
fuzzybluemonkeys: Anything you can geek, I can geek greater (geekery)
So, I've been reading Only Begotten Daughter by James Morrow, and it just occurred to me this morning how seasonally appropriate it is what with it being about Decomposing Zombie Jesus's half-sister (on the god side).
So far my favorite part is I wouldn't consider it a spoiler, but just in case. )
And I realize I probably shouldn't find that to be quite so, well... heartwarming, but I'm me, so I do.
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...And People Who Are Sensitive About Religion Are Advised To Run Away

The path my brain took to get to this point is bizarre and convoluted, but suffice it to say, I wound up thinking about consent as it relates to Mary being impregnated with the son of [a] Ggod. (And yes, I realize the bit where the bible has skanky gender issues is nothing new.)
I mean, you've got your Greek/Roman gods who just outright rape women, and I don't think anyone is trying to claim otherwise, but the whole Jesus thing does not involve God actually having sex with Mary. See, she's a virgin, so it can't be rape! But it's still skanky in a sexual harassment sort of way wherein the male boss (of the universe) is pressuring the female employee to have his baby. And then that's what led me to the Statutory Rape comparison because the power differential is just so epic. Mary saying, "Yeah, sure God, I'll have your baby," is the same as a 13-year-old claiming she consented to sex with a 50-year-old. And yeah, maybe that 13-year-old said, "Yes" and didn't say "No", but legally (and morally, I think-- though I'm a godless heathen, so I can't possibly have any morals, right?), the 13-year-old is not capable of consent because it's not informed consent. She couldn't possibly understand the implications/ramifications/consequences of what is happening (and the statutory rapist is taking advantage of that). And in the same way, Mary (who probably wasn't that much older than 13 given the age of the average bride back then, but that's a whole other truckload of issues because there was a general lack of female consent going on at the time) could not possibly conceive (pun not originally intended, but once I noticed it I totally left it in on purpose) of what it meant to agree to have God's kid. And I admit I'm not up on my bible, so was she even consulted? Or was it just "Hey, guess what? Miracle baby in your uterus!"? I vaguely recall something about an angel telling her what's what. Regardless, she could have said, "Yes, please" and it still wouldn't have been consent in the true sense of the word because no one can consent to have sex with be impregnated by an all-powerful, omnipotent entity by virtue of him/her/it being an all-powerful, omnipotent entity and the consentee/victim being... not that.
Anyway, her rape baby son grew up, died, and then came back as a zombie. Good times.

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