Monday, June 08, 2015

How to empathize with Jesus

Have you ever tried to empathize with Jesus? I remember as a young kid being completely horrified upon hearing the story of how Jesus was tortured and crucified - (Btw, what a brutal story to start telling kids the moment they begin to comprehend language) - and I mean what the fuck for?! Right?! Why did they kill him?! All he did was try to get people to love each other as themselves. It’s the goddamn golden rule and thank god this one frigging concept from Jesus made it through the frigging rubble that is human history. The countless burned up destroyed libraries throughout the aeons testify to our collective thirst for amnesia.

Remember this: Jesus was a spiritual anarchist and he did not like money. Let's face it, the guy was literally tearing down institutions that exploited the human condition. So now, please empathize with Jesus for me. Imagine, you hate religions, you find them to be abhorrent, mindless institutions that manufacture and capitalize upon human misery. Now you're starting to empathize with Jesus.

So what I can’t figure out is so many Christians going to church every Sunday - professing their dramatic love for Jesus and yet not one seems capable of actually empathizing with Jesus.

You think JC was pissed with all the money being exchanged at the temple!?! HO-LY SH!T!! That was nothing. Just imagine how the weary reincarnated soul of Christ must feel with each passing incarnation encountering the depraved institutional aftermath of his/her over heralded existence. Is it possible to design a more tortuous reality for a soul who was just trying to help? Christians, in general, can now be seen as Jesus’ cross to bear for eternity now. Gee. Thanks for that. Oh and hey, no offense or nothing but every time you go to communion it's like you are eating his flesh and drinking his blood. But do not worry - he forgives you.