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The Mockery of 'Black Jesus'

Posted by on Aug. 12, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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 At night, the children's channel called Cartoon Network transforms into the badly named Adult Swim channel, a parade of juvenile "satirical" sludge such as repeats of Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" and "American Dad" cartoons. How many parents know this? Or know these shows rarely miss an opportunity to sock it to "organized religion" -- especially if that religion is Christianity?

Sadly, in the second quarter of 2014, the juvenilia on Adult Swim made it the No. 1 television network on basic cable for adults 18-24, 18-34 and 18-49, and also for males in those age brackets. Its mockery has made fans.

Seven years ago, this Time Warner channel tried to sling mud at Christians with a nasty program called "Moral Orel," a twisted take on the old "Davey and Goliath" stop-motion religious cartoons. Cartoon Network's promotional language about Orel, a young Protestant automaton-in-training, included this sentence: "His unbridled enthusiasm for piousness and his misinterpretation of religious morals often lead to disastrous results, including self-mutilation and crack addiction."

That show didn't fly, but now, Adult Swim is airing a live-action satire called "Black Jesus," where the sinless and all-powerful Son of God is transformed into a black man who swears like a sailor and smokes marijuana in the mean streets of Compton, California. The creator is leftist cartoonist Aaron McGruder, who for 10 years drew a comic strip about blacks called "The Boondocks." Right after 9/11, he professed, "I really and truthfully believe" that George W. Bush was behind 9/11. In other words, he's beyond satire himself. "Truth-teller" is not a word you should use for him.

This led to Adult Swim picking up an animated TV version of "The Boondocks." As that show enters its final season, McGruder and his Hollywood partners have turned to "Black Jesus." They assumed that faithful Christians in the red states would be scandalized at the mere title of it, since they're quite likely to be Obama-loathing racists.

McGruder has preached that it's "important to offend, but equally important to offend for the right reasons." But where is the "right reason" to have your Jesus curse and fight and smoke pot? There's no serious reason to portray Jesus as complaining to one man who just wants lotto numbers: "I still love your b---h a--. By default, fool." In the second episode, Jesus persuades his disciples to help him turn a vacant lot into a garden so they can grow their own marijuana. Black Christians should be the most offended by these plots.

It's bad enough Hollywood leftists smear Jesus in this fashion. But then some liberals try to argue that this is somehow an attempt to spread and not shred Christianity. USA Today columnist DeWayne Wickham claimed, "A show that connects Jesus to young people -- even one such as 'Black Jesus' -- might help reverse their movement away from organized religion."

This is inherently illogical or barbaric intellectual dishonesty. You pick.

No one making this show is trying to turn Adult Swim superfans into churchgoers. It's an effort to push society to disorganize and discard religion. They pick on those who love their Christian faith, because it's never safe to pick on Islam -- imagine any satire called "Black Muhammad" -- and they know that beneath all the media muck, America still has deep Christian roots.

Christians should not simply shake their heads at Adult Swim's repeated attempts to spread anti-religious bigotry. "Organized religion" should organize to oppose this kind of blasphemy.

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romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Aug. 12, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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We don't live in a theocracy. We don't have blasphemy laws for a reason. Satire is protected free speech. Do I think this will bring young people to Jesus? No. Do I think it sounds funny or like something I'd watch? No. But I don't think they are smearing Jesus, or putting forth ideas that this is what Jesus was actually like.

Either this will find an audience or it won't. Certainly protesting brings attention, and increases the likelihood of success.
redheadstar
by Bronze Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 10:10 AM
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Candle-  We are in the last days.. Mocking of Jesus is part of it.

2 Timothy 3


1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

candlegal
by Bronze Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 10:26 AM
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 No one knows when the last days are coming but this mocking of Jesus is not surprising.  The sad part is they would not do this to Allah because they would be in fear for their lives.  Christians usually turn the other cheek.

Quoting redheadstar:

Candle-  We are in the last days.. Mocking of Jesus is part of it.

2 Timothy 3

 

1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

 

redheadstar
by Bronze Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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 we dont know the date; but Yes, we can know the season of the Lord's return.   

Quoting candlegal:

 No one knows when the last days are coming but this mocking of Jesus is not surprising.  The sad part is they would not do this to Allah because they would be in fear for their lives.  Christians usually turn the other cheek.

Quoting redheadstar:

Candle-  We are in the last days.. Mocking of Jesus is part of it.

2 Timothy 3


1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

 


Schauseil
by Bronze Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Lol, I've always enjoyed adult swim.
Ednarooni160
by Eds on Aug. 12, 2014 at 11:15 AM
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Seven years ago, this Time Warner channel tried to sling mud at Christians with a nasty program called "Moral Orel," a twisted take on the old "Davey and Goliath" stop-motion religious cartoons. Cartoon Network's promotional language about Orel, a young Protestant automaton-in-training, included this sentence: "His unbridled enthusiasm for piousness and his misinterpretation of religious morals often lead to disastrous results, including self-mutilation and crack addiction."


That show didn't fly, but now, Adult Swim is airing a live-action satire called "Black Jesus," where the sinless and all-powerful Son of God is transformed into a black man who swears like a sailor and smokes marijuana in the mean streets of Compton, California. The creator is leftist cartoonist Aaron McGruder, who for 10 years drew a comic strip about blacks called "The Boondocks." Right after 9/11, he professed, "I really and truthfully believe" that George W. Bush was behind 9/11. In other words, he's beyond satire himself. "Truth-teller" is not a word you should use for him.

Can t.v. get even MORE REDICULOUS/STUPID?   Nothing like dumb downing the masses with lies and crass misrepresentation...

tattedmommy730
by Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 11:15 AM
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Get over it. There will always be shows that a group of people dont like. Also whos to say jesus wouldnt smoke pot? And he was probably dark skinned seeing as the bible takes place in the middle east
vic270
by Vic on Aug. 12, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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 I agree with us living in the last days, and these are great verses. I have never ever saw this whole world in a bigger mess. There is chaos in every nation.

Quoting redheadstar:

Candle-  We are in the last days.. Mocking of Jesus is part of it.

2 Timothy 3

 

1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

 

greenie63
by Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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LOL I knew it was a matter of time before the God squad got their panties in a bunch over Black Jesus!  I was going to post something a few weeks ago, but thought it wasn't worth it. The show is hysterical and had my SO in tears, 

FromAtoZ
by Bronze Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:06 PM
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Again, it amazes me that those with simple minds cannot do a simple thing such as change the channel.

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