I recently posted about Big Butter Jesus going up in flames. Included in that post was the Haywood Banks parody song on BBJ. As funny or offensive as that song may be to you, Mr. Banks does make a very good point:
Well don’t make no graven images.
That’s one of the 10 commandments
I hope the grading curve is kindly
You get to heaven with a 90
Related: On my drive home NPR ran a piece on BBJ. You will eventually be able to listen to it at this link. Included in their piece were interviews of the pastor and a few of the church members.
Two things made my eye twitch:
- One congregant said that Big Butter Jesus sacrificed himself for the church. Were it not for BBJ the church could have been struck by lightening.
- The pastor promised to rebuild. Get this – BBJ cost approximately $225,000 to build! Worse still, some other buildings caught on fire so the total damages are at about a million dollars.
1. I don’t know about a sacrifice… In fact, I think the Lord would want you to use the best technology available to protect his church. Ever hear of a lightening rod? It’s a wonderful invention that you could install on that church for less than $500!
2. Really? You’re going to spend all that money on rebuilding an eyesore when the Gulf Coast is being bitch-slapped? It seems to me the charitable thing to do would be to gather your congregants and organize a trip down south to help out. I’m sure that $225,000 would fund the trip and also leave you with a lot left over to donate to families impacted by the oil spill.
Then again I’m a heathen so what do I know?