Monday, 17 October 2011

The new muscular 'Christianity'

"In Revelation, Jesus is a pride fighter with a tattoo down His leg, a sword in His hand and the commitment to make someone bleed. That is a guy I can worship. I cannot worship the hippie, diaper, halo Christ because I cannot worship a guy I can beat up." (Mark Driscoll)*
I am speechless. More or less. Where do you even begin with such a fundamental misunderstanding of Revelation? Where do you even begin to analyse such complete and utter bullshit? The image of Jesus in Revelation is that of the slain lamb. Not to mention the centrality of the cross - getting tortured and executed.

*I am struggling to find a reference apart from the many sites that repeat this quotation.