Why do I worry about the distortions and contortions Live Action supporters pretzel themselves into in order to justify tempting somebody to commit murder for the camera? Here’s why:
“Mark, wasn’t Jesus kind of tempting the Romans to mortal sin to kill Him? I mean, if He had just given Pilate a reason to let Him go, I’m sure Pilate would have done so. Too bad you weren’t around back then to advise Him.”
So it’s come to this: prolifers arguing that Jesus tempts people to commit murder–all to protect Live Action. Folly.
For those not familiar with Scripture, here is what James has to say about this theory:
“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one; but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.” (James 1:13-14).
No small part of the perniciousness of this Live Action stuff is that discernment-free Faithful Conservative Christians soon start looking for divine sanction for sins committed by the latest Conservative Catholic Folk Hero. Last time around, defenses of lying soon took the form of attempt to say that Jesus lied sometimes. Now its the attempt to claim that our sinless Savior tempts to mortal sin. Talk about losing your soul to gain the world. When you have to blaspheme God as a liar and as the Tempter in order to prop up your Folk Hero it time to recall the old saying, “When you hit bottom, don’t keep digging.”