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Monday, December 09, 2019

Holy Homicidal Wetbacks

A church in California has blasphemed the Christian message by displaying an installation showing the Holy Family as refugees. Predictably, there have been objections on the grounds that modern immigrants murder people, quite unlike the Saviour who committed genocide only in His heart. The installation is apparently based on a bizarre misreading of Matthew 25 xxxv, which finds Jesus bragging about the rewards awaiting those sheep who pay tithes to His church and the punishments awaiting those goats who do not. Far from "thank[ing] those who fed him when he was a hungry refugee fleeing Bethlehem", Jesus preached a violently exclusionary form of fundamentalist Judaism and seems to have taken a certain pride in His Old Testament namesake's conferring of refugee status upon the Canaanite dogs. Famously, Jesus' earthly parents were warned to flee to Egypt in anticipation of King Herod's precautionary massacre of Hebrew infants; in His infinite mercy, the Saviour's Father in heaven did not see fit to warn any other parents, but sat complacently by while Herod did his worst. Possibly the Jews were being punished in advance for choosing Barabbas; or perhaps God simply had better things to do than worry about women who lacked the foresight to get themselves knocked up by the Holy Spirit.


  • At 5:34 pm , Anonymous Brian M said...

    OMG, Philip. As my coworkers bustle about covering in the office with cheap, toxic Heathen Chinee Christmas trash, I just sit back in Grinchian indifference. When, lo and behold, a post from The Curmudgeon arrives to put me in the PROPER Christmas spirit! Kudos.

  • At 10:19 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    One day we must apply proper critical attention to the Grinch story, must we not? Who is the narrator and what is his or her agenda? Is Mary-Lou Who a reliable witness? What is the source of the information on the Grinch's cardiac dimensional variability syndrome, and why is his crippling over-sensitivity to muzak presented as a source of moral improvement?

  • At 9:18 pm , Anonymous Brian M said...

    sounds like a very appropriate research project, Philip! There must be a grant available somewhere for your project!


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