Jesus vs. The Easter Bunny

The last time I posted one of religiousantagonist Mike Lee‘s videos, I called him “The Johnny Knoxville of atheism.”

After watching his latest video, I stand by that. It looks like something right out of “Jackass.”

I’ll admit: it made me laugh. Mike plays Jesus, chasing after the Easter Bunny, in public. (Video contains NSFW language.)

He makes a good point: Jesus would hate the Easter Bunny.

… It’s just disrespectful. How would you like a cute, fuzzy, cuddly little rabbit handing out chocolate to kids on the anniversary of your death? Easter is supposed to be about the sacrifice that I made for humanity, not you stuffing your fucking little face with chocolate.


  • http://gretachristina.typepad.com/ Greta Christina

    I like that Jesus is wearing a tie.

  • Drew M.

    Finally!

    Mike, your other videos got under my skin, but this one is awesome.

  • http://ottodestruct.com Otto

    I think the rabbit should be pissed that Jesus and his disciples basically decided to co-opt the celebration of the Vernal Equinox with their ridiculous nonsensery.

    The rabbit, the egg… these are fertility symbols. It’s the spring festival season. Only Catholics could come along and screw it up with something as depressing as Lent.

  • Steve

    Just one more thing Christianity has stolen from earlier pagan rites and religions

  • http://www.banalleakage.com martymankins

    This one was pretty funny. And just in time for Easter.

    Not for the easily offended. Which means I won’t be sharing this on Facebook (too many of my mormon friends and family)

  • Phil314

    Kahn!!! <3

  • http://atheistconnect.org Anthony

    I loved the video, and I’m glad you put it up. Mike catches a lot of crap for his videos, and I’m almost certain you catch just as much for linking to his videos. I think he’s freaking hilarious. Maybe it’s time some of us develop thicker skin and stop whining just because something as ridiculous as religion gets made fun of.

  • Vas

    Furries…*facepalm*
    There is an epidemic going on people, and it needs to be stopped. Oh sure it’s all fine and well for people who live outside of cities, it’s just a big joke to them. But these furverts are running amok in our streets and worse yet, (shutter) in our nightclubs. I hear them pleading with the door goons, “but furry is my fetish…. that makes this bunny suit fetish ware”. Looks like I have at long last found a useful thing for Jesus to be doing, chasing furries from the public square.

  • SeanL

    I don’t think Jesus died a virgin. I’m pretty sure he was tapping Mary Magdalene.

  • Richard Wade

    At three minutes and twenty-four seconds long, it was three minutes and twenty-three seconds too long. A still photo of Jesus angrily chasing the Easter bunny would have gotten a better laugh than what was the same joke done over and over.

    He got one thing right. God is the worst shot in the universe. three shots at less than twenty feet and he completely missed. He throws hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis at “sinners,” but never once gets the assholes who put words into his mouth.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/atheist_tees The Godless Monster

    Ugh. He’s…still…not…funny.
    Is saying “fuck” a lot supposed to be funny or “edgy”? I take it these kids have led exceedingly boring and sheltered lives.

  • Drew M.

    I loved the video, and I’m glad you put it up. Mike catches a lot of crap for his videos, and I’m almost certain you catch just as much for linking to his videos. I think he’s freaking hilarious. Maybe it’s time some of us develop thicker skin and stop whining just because something as ridiculous as religion gets made fun of.

    And I find fart jokes and sexual innuendo hilarious, but when others don’t agree with me, I’m not disingenuous enough to think it’s because they’re thin skinned.

    Most of his shit just isn’t funny to a lot of us.

  • synergy

    Agreed with Richard Wade & Godless Monster.

  • NotYou007

    This guy is not funny. He is annoying but far from funny and I love stupid stuff.

    I love Jackass, South Park, Robot Chicken and other off the wall stuff but this guy is just fucking annoying.

    If I could punch him in the face, I would.

  • http://atheistconnect.org Anthony

    We can probably set up a meeting where you can punch him in the face, but you’d have to let him film it.

  • http://gretachristina.typepad.com/ Greta Christina

    “If I could punch him in the face, I would.”

    Really? You would punch people in the face because you find them annoying and not funny?

  • http://www.facebook.comReligiousAntagonist Mike Lee

    Greta and Anthony –

    Yes, in fact I would let them punch me in the face….as long as I got to film it.

    Maybe we could do a charity auction where whoever donates the most to a charity gets to clock me in the face?

    Sweet!!!

  • Drew M.

    @Greta,

    Do you really think he’s serious or are you pulling the, “I’ll use pedantic literalism to prove to everyone I’m morally superior,” gag?

  • coyotenose

    @Drew M.,

    It’s not that, it’s about consistency. If we criticize Mike Huckabee for being such a turd as to jokingly suggest an enforced theocracy, then it’s completely consistent to criticize someone for jokingly suggesting violence as a solution.

    Now, we can just let it be, since he is obviously joking and is not a political leader, but I find letting it be and criticizing it to be equally valid.

    That said, I personally prefer the former in this case, especially since there are people I’d like to punch in the face (though I never will).

  • NotYou007

    Ok, let me change it to an open hand slap across the face.

    If I punched you I would just hurt my hand but a good open hand slap across the face would cause you a lot more pain.

    But then again I think you would enjoy the pain and hence your responce. Maybe you and I could roshambo and video tape that.

    I get to kick first.

  • Richard Wade

    Some people seem to be up past their bedtime.

    A minimum of decorum, something just a little better than fourth-grade-playground-bully-hoping-to-graduate-to-fifth-grade-punk would be greatly appreciated.

  • Drew M.

    @coyotenose

    It’s not that, it’s about consistency. If we criticize Mike Huckabee for being such a turd as to jokingly suggest an enforced theocracy, then it’s completely consistent to criticize someone for jokingly suggesting violence as a solution.

    I disagree. It’s one thing to question a statement such as Huckabee’s, which given his leanings, may or may not be meant in jest. (A joke, which frankly, I found both obvious and inoffensive). However, it is quite another to feign ignorance and call out someone for using a well-known meme whilst using a holier-than-thou tone.

    I see that infantile crap all the time and have been guilty of doing it on occasion myself. Frankly, it is especially unbecoming from somone of Greta Christina’s credentials. Your mileage, of course, may vary.

    @NotYou007:

    “Well they tell you: never hit a man with a closed fist. But it is, on occasion, hilarious.” -Malcolm Reynolds

  • IThinkTherefore

    Drew M:

    Quoting Mal Reynolds = winning all of the internets forever.

    Congrats! They’ll be delivered to your home by Sunday.

  • Hermann

    … It’s just disrespectful. How would you like a cute, fuzzy, cuddly little rabbit handing out chocolate to kids on the anniversary of your death? Easter is supposed to be about the sacrifice that I made for humanity, not you stuffing your fucking little face with chocolate.

    Right on, exept easter is the day of his resurrection, not his death – that´s Good Friday.

    Shalom
    Hermann

  • http://www.correntewire.com chicago dyke

    hilarious. thanks for the link.

    I’m pretty sure he was tapping Mary Magdalene.

    i’m pretty sure a guy with 12 dedicated guy friends was not straight. that whole ‘washing your feet with my hair’ thingee? totally Fag Hag behavior. and turning water into wine so the party can go on? totally gaii. jeebus didn’t exist, but if he did, he was queer. also: the fish dinner on the Mount. come on; a “Real Man” would have served beef.

  • coyotenose

    @Drew M.,

    I disagree. It’s one thing to question a statement such as Huckabee’s, which given his leanings, may or may not be meant in jest. (A joke, which frankly, I found both obvious and inoffensive). However, it is quite another to feign ignorance and call out someone for using a well-known meme whilst using a holier-than-thou tone.

    With Huckabee, it isn’t the crappy joke. It’s that he’s a political leader suggesting such a thing. They’re supposed to have higher standards*, because they influence a great many people.

    I can see your point there though. It’s a parallel to the recent uproar over language when Gabby Giffords was shot. A lot of neocons who can’t do the Logics were trying to defend violent rhetoric by citing established, well-known metaphors and idioms as justification for statements like “using Second Amendment remedies”, which is unique and cannot be mistaken for anything but a call to shoot people. Regardless of one’s position on the matter, their defense was rubbish.

    *I know, I know: LOL.

  • Peter Mahoney

    I think that the cursing in the video is a shame only because it decreases my ability to share this with kids.

    The F word may get it flagged so that minors won’t be able to easily see it, or gives christians an attack point where they can go while dodging the content about the bunny being a crazy link to a crucifixion.

  • Roxane

    Love the tie. Gives it the classic YouTube “made by a nerd on his coffee break” look.

  • Jeebus

    Well that was a disappointment. 3 minutes of a 3:24 video spent chasing a rabbit and the dialogue sucked.

  • Brian

    A guy who, as part of the triune god, took part in the rape of his own mother has no business getting irked at rabbits.

  • billybee

    To Mike Lee: I’m of the opinion that you are doing a valuable service to the atheist community through your videos. Your willingness to stick out your neck and take the criticism as well as the encouragement shows that you believe in what your doing….”walking the walk”, so to speak.

    If we all had just sat back and waited for the “peer-approved method of activism” to be revealed, we would not be where we are today. If it wasn’t for people like you, this very site that I am posting on might not even exist.


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