soproudofus asked:

I reblogged that same post a few days back about Americanizing Jesus. I'm thinking the post is less actual "americanizing" Jesus and more putting a different spin on what the typical western portrayal of Jesus is, and what the average American pictures Jesus as. That's just my thoughts.

I disagree. We don’t get to just “put a different spin” on Jesus. The reality is that how each of those issues were seen in 1st century Palestine is wildly different from the way we see them today. That’s why it’s disingenuous to say something like, “Jesus was a brown man who was an illegal immigrant on the run from the police!” That’s a VERY politicized statement and means something very different than any of those issues would have meant in 1st century Palestine. 

The goal isn’t to redefine white, American, Republican, capitalist, etc Jesus as the exact opposite and the poster child of the radical left. That’s just as inaccurate. The goal is to study the history and the culture that Jesus was born into and understand how that context affected the life and ministry of Christ. And the ultimate goal is to serve him, not use him for our political campaigns.



Oligarchy: 1% of the population owns 99% of the cows. 1% give the media and politicians extra milk to tell the 99% they don’t deserve milk.

USA: You have 2 cows. You fire them b/c Chinese milk’s cheaper. You blame your 2 cows for being lazy government moochers who won’t get a job.

American Student: you borrow one cow to study, get charged for six cows. Now you can’t afford a hamburger because the old cows won’t retire.  


A Short Comic That Will Forever Change Your Perspective on Privilege by Toby Morris

If you aren’t rich you are a victim of capitalist greed and you are automatically sickly, too stupid to learn on your own without a tutor, doomed to a meaningless and low paying job sacking fries at McDonalds. Nevermind that you have parents, 12 years of public school, free access to the library, which has internet and more information available to you than at any time time in the known history of mankind… you are a born loser. If only you had real equality and everyone had the exact same bank account, clothes, house, car, etc… then you’d have a fair chance, but alas the deck is stacked against you. Let’s not forget that true equality will also magically make everyone the same: no one will be smarter, better looking, more charismatic, more outgoing, more talented, more driven, more industrious than the next person. #Hate it!

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“Choose a life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life… But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin’ else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you’ve got heroin?”