Warp Speed Jesus (Ascension Day Limerick)

Jeff Carter wrote the following limerick, inspired by my post “Ascension Deficit Disorder”:

It is a part of our Christian creed

that our Jesus ascended, indeed,

but he ‘aint, to this day,

escaped the Milky Way,

unless, that is, he’s attained warp speed.

"I thought you meant by, "is for the birds," that you were deleting Jesus' saying ..."

Mark 7:27-28 for the Birds
"And here's a link to why I'm pretty sure he won't. http://www.biffogram.com/no..."

Hurricanes and Divine Wrath
"It would certainly help if the good lord had a hand in here somewhere, but ..."

Hurricanes and Divine Wrath
"I recommend looking at my article about intertextual echoes and mythicism: http://www.bibleinterp.com/..."

Historical Jesus: The Role Playing Game ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

    Test comment to see if I can get comments working on this post…

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

    Comments seem to be working here now. Sorry for the difficulties!

  • Jeff Carter

    Even the internets don’t like limericks…

  • arcseconds

    I like the limerick!

    Here are a few small modifications to make it scan better:

    It is a part of our Christian creed
    that our Jesus ascended, indeed,
    but he ‘aint, to this day,
    left the Milky Way,
    unless he’s attained warp speed.

    The fourth line still doesn’t have the same rhythm as the third. This is slightly better still, I think, although still not perfect:

    It is a part of our Christian creed
    that our Jesus ascended, indeed,
    but he hasn’t, you see,
    escaped the Galaxy
    unless he’s attained warp speed.