I can’t even remember the last time I watched Saturday Night Live, but I guess they had a sketch this past weekend making fun of Quentin Tarantino’s most recent movie and simultaneously of the right wing’s Ted Nugent-like portrayal of Jesus. The Worldnutdaily clutches its pearls.
The parody then re-enacts a number of Tarantino’s scenes, only with “Jesus,” “St. Peter” and other biblical characters shooting, beating and slicing their victims, all while sprays of blood splatter the screen.
“Jesus? O sh–!” shouts one victim about to suffer Jesus’ wrath. “Chill, man, chill!”
To which the “Jesus” character responds, “When you get to heaven, say ‘hi’ to my dad,” before blowing a melon-sized hole in the man’s torso.
Tarantino has a reputation for creating blood-splattered and violent films, including “Pulp Fiction,” the “Kill Bill” series, “Inglorious Basterds” and the most recent “Django Unchained,” each of which was spoofed in the parody movie trailer titled “Djesus Uncrossed.”…
WND movie critic Drew Zahn, however, found it something less than “impeccable.”
“I’m reminded of the line from Steve Martin’s ‘Cheaper by the Dozen,’ when he declared his children’s pranks to be ‘wrong – funny, but wrong,’” Zahn said. “Yes, the parody is well made, and yes, Tarantino is ripe for a spoof just like this. Shoot, I can even see the humor in it. But its subject matter can only be described with one word: blasphemous.“If anything in our PC culture should be considered obviously offensive, this is it,” Zahn continued. “Can you imagine the uproar that would occur if SNL made a parody, ‘Muhammad Unleashed?’ People at NBC would be losing their jobs. The ‘sensitivity police’ would be out in full force. It would cause international outcry.
“I just have to believe that if God gifted these actors and writers with such a gift for humor and wit,” Zahn concluded, “that He intended it for nobler purposes than mocking His Son.”
I’ve noticed that a lot Christian wingnuts seem to envy the Muslim fanatics who bomb and kill over such “insults” to their religion, or at least envy the fact that such violence often prevents people from daring to blaspheme their gods. “You’d never say this about Muhammad” is a juvenile and idiotic response. So is giving two shits about blasphemy.