I’m Sure He’d Be a Good Salesperson

Thunderf00t and the religiousantagonist are collaborating again!

The premise: Jesus visits a Christian book store and he wants a job!

But didn’t the Bible say something about not turning the Father’s house into a marketplace…?

I’m surprised the bookstore was his first choice. You would think an out-of-work Jesus would try to get a job as a pastor…

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • Erik

    I don’t get it. Jesus said not to make the temple a marketplace, so there shouldn’t be stores?

  • girlgenius

    Um…I’m surprised we’re thinking about a J-O-B for Jesus. The way I remember the Bible, Jesus was an independent contractor. These days, what he did back then would translate to basically being a journeyman carpenter (in terms of a trade) or as a life coach (in terms of his philosophy for living). 

    So, forget the bookstore. After coming back from the dead, I doubt any of us would go back to working W-2 again. Why would we expect Jesus (or any mythological figure) to?

  • MakeTheMostOfLife

    That was awful…. Not funny, and just uncomfortable watching.  One of the worst things I have watched on YouTube.

  • http://twitter.com/m_ethaniel Mistletoe Ethaniel

    Interesting idea, but it would have been better used on, say, a CEO or founder of a chain of Christian book stores, rather than some unsuspecting cashier (who by the way gave an excellent response to “Jesus’s” question).

  • http://religiouscomics.net/ Jeff P

    Swing and miss.  I like most of his other stuff though.

  • http://silveroutlinedwindow.wordpress.com/ Shannon

    All the carpentry jobs have gone to China? 

    Seriously? ‘Cause I for sure see lots of men building houses and what not on a daily basis in suburbia. 

    The store isn’t a temple. Rather, he should have visited those nice gift shops that some churches have.


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