I have not seen Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino's latest movie, but it was obvious--both by the jokes being made, and by the lead actor--that Saturday Night Live had twin targets for their Djesus Uncrossed skit. Those targets were Tarantino's films in general, and the incongruities between the historical Jesus and the modern far right, gun-loving Christians. [Story continues below]
As an atheist who was raised Christian, I suppose I'm more forgiving of "blasphemy." And I also take a perverse glee in seeing the usual suspects--them being "conspicuous Christians"--getting bent out of shape. In my experience, the more overt a Christian is about how much they love the Jesus, the more likely they are to be an asshole (with some exceptions, of course). And these same people always seem to be looking to be offended, like it's their part-time job. Get over it. If Jesus and God are all that you guys say they are, they're strong enough to take some ribbing.
Its subject matter can only be described with one word: blasphemous. If anything in our PC culture should be considered obviously offensive, this is it. Can you imagine the uproar that would occur if SNL made a parody, ‘Muhammad Unleashed?’. . .
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