Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Breast count of this post: zero

I've been a fan of drive-in film boffin and humour columnist Joe Bob Briggs for a while now, but I wouldn't agree with his arguments in his latest column that Christ was completely apolitical. Yes, Christ was only incidentally political ("Render unto Caesar..."), but Mr. Briggs would see in his Bible that the Romans only crucified Christ when the Jewish leaders politicized the situation by making the threat to Pilate that anyone who spared Jesus would be "no friend of Caesar."

Even the most innocent of Christ's teachings can be seen as political, depending on whose ox is gored by them.