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Friday, March 21, 2008

Today Tonight reveals: Jesus the Fraudster

Jesus the con artist. Jesus the failure.§

the inscription in the photo reads "the King of the Jews", according to John in Aramaic, Greek and Latin (John 19:20)
who he claimed to be, who his disciples were built up to believe he was - he let them all down.
And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, "Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself, and come down from the cross!" (Mark 15:29-30)

if A Current Affair, or Today Tonight*, were around in the fourth decade AD, you could picture them standing around the cross, joining in the insults.
Anna Coren, Today Tonight: tell me, Mr Of Nazareth, what do you have to say to your disciples? What do you have to say to the people to whom you promised so much? if you really are who you say you are, why don't you get down off that cross right now and do what you said? you can't, can you. just admit it - you are a con artist. Just say sorry, ok? that's all we want. A simple apology for the way you.....

and the passers by, the chief priests and the scribes, would have been urging her on.
we too, sitting on our couches, eating our T.V. dinners, would have been laughing at those shmucks who were conned by this defrocked fraudster.

§ this post's theme is borrowed from Tony's talk this morning at St Albans, after C.S. Lewis' threefold Liar, Lord or Lunatic distinction.

* A Current Affair, and Today Tonight are two really dodgy shows purporting to investigate the pressing issues affecting Australians today. much credit for this post must go to Anna Coren's interview of Corey Delaney, which is very inspiring indeed. watch her hard-hitting interview here

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