Mayor gives her town to Jesus because humanity just ain’t good enough.

Hemant reports on the mayor of a city in Mexico making a speech in which she gives the city to Jesus.  Here’s what she said:

I, Margarita Alicia Arellanes Cervantes, deliver the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León to our Lord Jesus Christ. For his kingdom of peace and blessings to be established, I open the doors of this city to God as the maximum authority.

The mayor said that without the presence and help of Jesus Christ there cannot be real success; “If the Lord doesn’t build the house, the ones who build it work in vain; if the Lord doesn’t care for the city, the watchers stand guard in vain.”

She mentioned that some people are offended and intolerant if God is spoken of in public, but tolerate and stay silent before hatred and evil…

The part bolded was the work of Hemant.  But the part that stuck out to me was:

The mayor said that without the presence and help of Jesus Christ there cannot be real success; “If the Lord doesn’t build the house, the ones who build it work in vain; if the Lord doesn’t care for the city, the watchers stand guard in vain.”

Anybody who says those words in earnest might as well be on an IV of LSD they’re so detached from reality.  Every single house in the city was constructed by human hands, not by Jesus.  And if those humans hadn’t build the houses then the houses wouldn’t be there.

Every piece of technology that makes the lives of those citizens better, including the microphone that Cervantes used to vomit up her silliness on an entire crowd, the car she used to get there, and the internet used to spread the video were all the product of human minds.  They were invented because Jesus had left the need for louder voices, swifter travel, or easier access to information.  If humans hadn’t solved those problems, they’d still persist – no thanks to Jesus.

Every piece of knowledge, every invention, every political ideology including democracy, every brilliant economical idea, all of it – everything that has transformed our world for the better – has come from human minds and through human effort.  Adding Jesus to the equation changes about as much as adding zero in arithmetic.  But take away humanity, and all of it is gone.

If humanity’s efforts are not enough for you, feel free to go into the wilderness, away from the society humans have built, and live without the fruits of human labor and innovation – reliant only upon the beneficence of Jesus.  Pray until you’re physically and emotionally spent and then reflect on what a short-lived hell that life would be by comparison, and then come back and tell the citizens whose lives are entrusted to your judgment that humanity is nothing without Jesus.

It’s the opposite: Jesus is nothing.  God built no churches, that was all us, and you’d never hear the name “Jesus” if not for humanity.  Humanity, even for your religion, is everything.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • The_Schwa

    Do not worry, JT, it is a trap. A Jesus trap. Once he shows up to collect the town, the mayor will pull the string and it will dislodge the stick holding up the box, which drop on our Savior and trap him.

    • Zinc Avenger

      Transubstantiation is a clear violation of thermodynamics. Once we have Him contained, we can harness His thermodynamics-violating properties to create limitless clean energy! And all the wine we could possibly want!

  • Zinc Avenger

    Well, if you define Jesus as the weak nuclear force* then it’s true. A house built without the weak nuclear force is built in vain.

    *: See Fischer, Bryan.

  • DesertSun59

    This is a clear example of a mayor who is addicted to total BS and who
    has never actually picked up a Bible and read what Jesus himself had to
    say about the world.

    To f*cking wit…

    Matthew 8:35… Jesus came to the Earth to break families apart. He says so HIMSELF.

    He told his followers to sell ALL of their possessions and follow him. He said so himself.

    He came to destroy everything. He says so himself: “I come not to bring peace, but to bring a sword.” (Matt 10:34).

    Anyone for a single instant who believes that the ‘success of a city’ is dependent on Jesus is entirely unaware of the Bible or what that incredibly evil religion is all about.

  • Morbid Optimism

    While Mexico is very well known for having an extreme Catholic majority, I’ve always heard (from very reliable atheist Mexican citizens) that the Mexican government is very cautious in their separation of church and state. That, for me, makes this story tremendously more aggravating and that much more offensive.