Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Jesus Christ Avatar
Bob Darden of the Wittenburg Door offers this tip:
"Keep watching when Messiah stops talking. Then move your mouse across His picture and you'll see what real omniscience looks like. Seems mama wasn't kiddin' when she said Jesus was watching!"
And I certainly do not mean to call out any particular denomination as having cornered the market on cheezy Jesus junk.
After watching the avatar in horror again with my wife, I decided why it bothered me so much. Something about a programmed Jesus just feels wrong. For example, it allows the user to make him look wherever the mouse moves, like he is our little avatar robot.
Robot Jesus. Sounds like a good scifi book, maybe.
It's a fine line. The extreme logical extension of that thought is to ban all representations of Jesus as inaccurate (true) and therefore unholy (untrue).
The great thing about Truth is that I don't believe it is fully dependent on factual accuracy. Which is not to say factual accuracy isn't important--but Truth isn't limited to facts.
(Remember "How to Tell a True War Story"?)
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