Bunnies Stay Dead… Jesus Didn’t

The Rock, a community church in Conway, South Carolina, has a special treat for families this Easter weekend:

Wow.  Maybe next year we can look forward to a Zombie Jesus marketing strategy?

Nah, probably not.

Silly rabbit, resurrection is for Jesus.

(via Justin Griffith)

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  • Anonymous

    I’m a Facebook friend of the pastor and love debating him. Hey Kevin!

  • Madnpc

    Bunnies, whether alive or dead, are real. Jesus wasn’t!

    • Bpat

       Prove to me, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Jesus did not exist and I will call myself an atheist.

      • Anonymous

        At most he was a human wandering preacher, who told people crazy things and pissed off the authorities in the process. All the supernatural nonsense definitely never happened

        • LifeInTraffic

          I love it when a theist (usually Christian) tells an atheists they have to prove the non-existence of something “beyond a shadow of a doubt,” despite the theist believing contradictory nonsense that blatantly flies in the face of solid, tested, scientifically rigorous proof. 

          That kind of solid argument really makes me rethink my atheist viewpoint. (Yes, there was an eye-roll there).So what if there *was* a historical Jesus? There is a whole hell of a lot more proof for a historical Mohammad (in fact, I don’t think anyone actually doubts his existence). So, if your faith is based solely on whether or not some guy existed in history, why aren’t you Muslim? There’s more historical proof of the Delphic Oracle, too. Again, no one really disputes the existence. So, why not believe in Apollo? 

      • Taxihorn

        Prove to me, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that unicorns did not exist and I will call myself… not surprised. But gnomes, heck… there are gnomes living in YOUR home. Show me I’m wrong.

      • http://www.davehitt.com/blog2 Hittman

        Prove to me, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that unicorns do not exist, and I will call myself a Bpat. 

      • Anonymous

        Hmmm… How about if I swap Jesus for Hitler in your comment. You gonna stay a Nazi?

      • Anonymous-Sam

        Jesus Christ is a derivative myth stolen from an earlier Egyptian story. You can still see the evidence in the more “recent” variants of the story of Horus, from his twelve disciples (one of whom betrayed him) to the resurrection of Lazarus. This religion predates Christianity by tens of thousands of years, yet the figures depicted in both religions have little basis in historical records (of which both the Egyptians and Romans were astute at keeping). Ergo, just as we accept that the Egyptian religious figures are mythological, Christianity is likewise a religion of myth.

        However, the truly conclusive evidence possible to be gathered is utterly subjective and requires dying first, from which there is no return.

        Feel free to find out on our behalf.

  • http://gloomcookie613.tumblr.com GloomCookie613

    Because that sort of imagery isn’t damaging to children in the slightest!  Amiright?!  *crickets*

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FDGYHBEWVNGUG763L5X4TON3JQ Nazani14

       It certainly blighted my day, and I’m almost 60.  You really have to be a heartless moron to set up a shot like this.

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

         I found it quite unpleasant, as well.

  • Sir TJ

    At Christmas, are they going to show a dead Santa?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Margaret-Whitestone/100001682409207 Margaret Whitestone

    Nothing like terrorizing children to get butts in the pews.  

  • gski

    Because it’s better for little children to hear about bloody torture and death than to have fun with the family on Easter morning.

    • Dbaker13

      …isn’t that EXACTLY what Easter is? A story of bloody torture and death? Or the most masochistic suicide ever?

      • Taxihorn

         A little of both, really. I’m often stunned by the pervasive portrayal of torture in churches, whether the offenders are human or otherwise.

        • http://twitter.com/kariedgerton Kari Edgerton

          I know! I’m looking at wedding photographers and I was looking through one portfolio when out of nowhere there was a giant, bloody, miserable looking Jesus on a cross. I thought “That’s exactly what I want to remember my wedding day by!”

    • http://www.dearfilm.net Brian J. Roan

      Technically, the torture and death and sadness is on Good Friday. Easter should be for the joy and promise of resurrection. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/statueofmike Michael S

        Unless the fertility bunny is getting all the attention. Then they start getting nasty.

        • http://www.dearfilm.net Brian J. Roan

          Well yeah. Then you gotta put him in his place.

  • Chubs

    I celebrate Zombie Day on Easter.  Dead bunnies make me, a bunny-loving vegan, quite sad though.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QYGDB7RX3BW3DM7FJ6FRXXSUWI Goddess Melanisia

       LMAO! I got my daughter  a Zombie chocolate bunny this year (from Think Geek)

  • http://twitter.com/0xabad1dea Melissa

    Pretty sure churches have used this image before.

    They have to resort to shock imagery to get any attention, just like the Sinful World of Materialism they love to ridicule… 

  • dauntless

    Bunnies exist. Jesus does not.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah at least we have the rabbits body. I don’t see Jesus walking around.

  • Daniel Krull

    Please tell me that isn’t fucking real. It’s no wonder that my little sister (currently being raised Christian) doesn’t like Christianity. 

    • Coyotenose

       Looks legit. For what it’s worth, whoever took that picture didn’t kill the rabbit just for the shot*, but did some “creative” work with roadkill. Nothing new there. I have a pic somewhere of 12″ G.I. Joe figures posed around a dead squirrel as if they were hunters.

      *Apart from the unlikelihood of them doing that, the eggs are arranged wrong to have been hit by any tire that flattened the basket.

      • The Almighty Z

        I saw this photo a few days ago on reddit. I can’t find it again or I would link to it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glenn-Barb/599582232 Glenn Barb

      This is definitely real.  
      http://rockc3.com/   You have to watch or click through the flash for a bit, but it’s there.

  • Anonymous

    As the tween Carl Grimes said in an episode of The Walking Dead, when confronted with the reality of people who don’t stay dead: “Heaven is just another lie, and if you believe it, you’re an idiot!”

  • Mary

    There are so many reasons to avoid admitting that I was raised in the south. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/chriswarr78 Chris Warren

    So sad. The egg delivery business has always been fraught with dangers. Please, rethink your third drink. Just hop away. Hop away. 

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/skeletaldropkick Skeletal Dropkick

    that doesn’t even make sense. Are they telling people to kill bunnies? I get that bunnies are easter-y and so is their god, but I really don’t get the dead bunny thing. Are dead bunnies supposed to be funny? Hmm…

    • http://twitter.com/mutantjedi mutantjedi

      Actually… it makes perfect sense. 

  • Dubravko Jakovljevic

    Heh, I’d like to see parents’ faces while trying to explain this picture to their kids.

  • Inmysocks

    This is why you make sure to always double tap.

    • Anonymous

      Is that a gun reference or a technique for crossing the road?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1019365643 John J. Ronald

         Double-tap = pull the trigger on a firearm (usually a pistol) twice in rapid succession, usually when the shooter has an optimal sight picture and a good grip so as to minimize recoil and can land both shots almost on top of each other.

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

        Zombie-killing technique.

  • TiltedHorizon

    When atheists create ads to provoke thought the conclusion is usually “atheists must hate god.” Does this mean Christians hate bunnies?

    • http://gloomcookie613.tumblr.com GloomCookie613

       He’s a scene-stealing, pagan symbol.  The family (Father, Son, Holy Ghost) run a tight ship.  That bunny was dipping into their faith pool, so he had to be dealt with.  The Divine Mafia doesn’t mess around, TitledHorizon.

      • TiltedHorizon

        Poor bunny, it had four lucky rabbit feet in its favor and it still ended up playing the role of “horse head” in a Divine version of Godfather.

      • Anonymous

        The bunny didn’t intrude into Christianity. It was the Christers who stole the symbology

        • Anonymous

          Whined. He had to be put down.

        • http://gloomcookie613.tumblr.com GloomCookie613

           I never said it made sense.

  • Anonymous

    Aaargh… first, the fetid rotting corpse of Elevatorgate was trotted out yet again – and now you have to resurrect Bunnygate? Excuse me, I think I’ll just nail myself to a cross and hang out for a few hours.

    • Tom

      I really hate to lay this one on you, man, but you cant crucify yourself. I’ve tried it hundreds of times, there’s no way you can hammer in the last nail.
       

      • FSq

        A nail gun with a timer and two vise-grips. Works wonders for self-crucifixion.

        Got that gem from Bob Villa.

  • chicago dyke, venomous lesbian

    this is creepy and sick. terrorizing children into belief? child abuse. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=591058715 Thomas Farrell

    Isn’t killing small animals a symptom of psychopaths?

    • Anonymous

      … and Native Americans.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QYGDB7RX3BW3DM7FJ6FRXXSUWI Goddess Melanisia

       Only if you torture them and don’t use the meat.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, but does Jesus pop out of a hat?

  • FSq

    If the goal of this ad was to get my face turned blue from bruising due to rapid and aggresive facepalm and slaps, then it has worked.

  • Marco Conti

    What is wrong with these people? 

    Sometimes “poor taste” is a necessary tool against oppression and bigotry, sometime it’s just poor taste.

    This is Poor Taste.

  • Guest

    Which is worse? 
    A.) A Christian who doesn’t seem to care about spreading the gospel
    B.) A Christian who will do anything to spread the gospel, making offensive mistakes along the way

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ONMKHYWYFBRFKGY4TTSOEJG6CM Judy

    GLORY! Praise BabyJesus™!!!!

    I said PRAISE.

    Praise or end up like the bunny.

  • Ron

    so then jesus didnt really die for my sins?  he just took a really brief vacation from living and thats the grand sacrifice im supposed to be so worked up about?  im so confused.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claude-Jacques-Bonhomme/100001035218031 Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    And these fundamentalist christianist extremists are trying to make us believe that part of their work is to love and protect the children.  What an utterly disgusting thing to show children, and terrorize them.  And those extremist fundamentalists scream about loving gay parents who provide a stable nurturing environment for raising children.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Jones/100001604772914 Tom Jones

    For the last time Jesus wasn’t a zombie, he was a LICH
     http://js-kit.com/blob/ZEnu8GpYGOy4rcZNAlebef.jpg

  • Jessica Lynn Frame

    LOLed at the last note.  “Silly rabbit, resurrections are for Jesus.”  GENIUS, man, you are a GENIUS.


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