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Breaking from Nazareth: Itinerant rabbi signals acceptance of Roman cultural mores

posted at 9:17 am on September 25, 2013 by

Now, this is satire good enough to get a laugh out of me this morning.  How would today’s media have covered Jesus of Nazareth during his ministry? Aleteia has a pretty good idea (via Truth and Charity):

The headlines swirled around the Levant as itinerant preacher Jesus of Nazareth reportedly excuses both prostitutes and the men who frequent them. The latest controversy came when Jesus, whose followers believe is the Son of God, retold the story of a family whose younger son had squandered the family inheritance with prostitutes.

Roman observers speculate that this is a sign of a new openness to Roman social mores.

Lucius Gaius Paterculus, spokesman for the Herod Administration, said, “We have always found these Hebrews amusing, with all their sexual hang-ups.  This is the Roman Empire; they need to get with the times. Prostitution is not so bad. Maybe this Jesus preacher will turn the tide and lead these backward people into the modern world.”

Earlier this spring, Jesus created a sensation when he protected an alleged adulteress, and even broke bread with her.

Be sure to read it all, and just remember — whose narrative survived that era?

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That’s pretty good.

Obviously, God doesn’t need to forgive the things He approves of, which is why the Left’s constant invocation of Jesus forgiving people to excuse behavior the Left approves is so laughable.

Akzed on September 25, 2013 at 9:35 AM

LOVED the comments that went with it!

RomanDude: You Heebs are nuts. What is the matter with you? So the kid goes to a few prostitutes, so what? Lighten up all of you. Get with the times.

SonOfThunder1: Uh, RomanDude, you don’t get it. The kid was ready to come home. He was tired of “the times.”

Seems to sum up a lot of the current culture wars.

dominigan on September 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Clever and well done. I can almost overlook the repeated wrong spelling of alethia, (Greek for Truth).

There Goes the Neighborhood on September 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Sounds just like the media coverage Pope Francis gets.

Iblis on September 25, 2013 at 12:57 PM