Thursday, February 02, 2006

We're too sensitive

NBC is planning to air an episode of Will & Grace that has the Christian Right up in arms again.  According to this article, the episode that airs the day before Good Friday will have Britney Spears as a guest star.  While getting uppity with NBC over something involving Britney Spears should be seen as a good thing, the reason a Christian advocacy group is mad is because of a small plotline joke.  Keep in mind, the episode is still in the production phase, meaning nothing is settled.

Jack’s fictional TV network, OutTV, is bought by a Christian broadcasting group and Mrs. Spears’ character hosts a cooking segment called “Cruci-fixin’s.”  People, THAT’S COMEDY!  A cooking show on a Christian network called “Cruci-fixin’s”  HA!

Ok, I can see why Christians could get offended at that.  But, really, guys and gals, we’ve got other things we need to worry about than this.  Lighten up.  How about we spend the time we use complaining about something as meaningless as a television show on something more productive like… I don’t know… how about spreading the word of Jesus Christ to the world?  Tolerance would be a good start, no?

People are too sensitive when it comes to their religion.  And you know, I gotta think that any intelligent being that has enough sense of humor to create a platypus would find “Cruci-fixin’s” funny in the same way “Dude, Where’s My Car” is a hilarious.  After all, if we were created in His image, then the reverse has to work, too, right?

Now think about this… In the past month, Christianity has been thought to be Hollywood’s punch line twice vis a vis “The Book of Daniel” and now this.  What you need to take away from this is that if Christianity is being mocked, it’s because of the way the world sees the overly vocal minority act.  If you think about it, that’s classic comedy writing.  The best way for Christians not to be ridiculed is for us not to do things that make us the butt of a joke… as in actually following the principles Christ taught us…  Faith, Hope, and most importantly Love.

Of course, aren’t I being a wee bit hypocritical taking this much time and effort to post about this all?  Well, probably.  So let me drop a little JC schoolin’ on ya…

Matthew 6:16 says “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting.  I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.”  In other words, hypocrites want you to see they are good Christians even though they are not.  The world sees these people and assumes that’s what the religion and faith are about.  Small wonder Christianity is mocked.  As for me, I like to think I keep it real enough here that you know how to take me.  I think you’re smart enough to tell if my face is disfigured.

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