CULTURE WARS SUCK: Actually, yes, Jesus Did Die Because of Taxes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGjV0tFs7Xg This is why Main Stream Media sucks. This is a PRIME example of partisan hackery. MSNBC taking a swing at their twin, their conservative opposite, Bill O’Reilly because he made a point about the death of Jesus that doesn’t fit squarely into America’s Civil Religion. Watch the clip and come back. ….waiting… OK, this… Read more CULTURE WARS SUCK: Actually, yes, Jesus Did Die Because of Taxes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGjV0tFs7Xg

This is why Main Stream Media sucks. This is a PRIME example of partisan hackery. MSNBC taking a swing at their twin, their conservative opposite, Bill O’Reilly because he made a point about the death of Jesus that doesn’t fit squarely into America’s Civil Religion. Watch the clip and come back.

….waiting…

OK, this is ludicrous because O’Reilly is right in part, and Bashir is right in part. O’Reilly’s point is simply that Pilate had to crucify Jesus in order to appease the Hebrews in order for the flow of taxes to continue to go smoothly from Israel into the Roman coffers. That is totally, legitimately, accurate. So, Bashir taking a swing at him with this message of Christian piety is terrible and wrong. Naturally, the core message of the Crucifixion is more complex and redemptive than that, but it is not wrong to say that Jesus died because of taxes.

It reminds me of John Stewart going on Crossfire and saying “Please, stop. You are hurting America.” If you haven’t seen that excellent piece, go there now.