Here at Unfinished Man, we do our best to keep religion out of the equation. It’s a divisive topic, and as you’ve undoubtedly noticed over the years, we don’t like offending anyone. But every so often there’s that rare religious act or message that I feel just needs to be shared, and this is one of them.
Created by the often hilarious team at Saturday Night Live, and with a slew of actors you know and love, they’ve brought us DJesus Uncrossed – the ultimate historical revenge fantasy from none other than the mind of Quentin Tarantino! If you loved Django Unchained, then you, my friend, are in for one hell of a treat. He’s risen from the dead, and he’s preaching anything… but forgiveness.
“A Less Violent Version of Passion of the Christ”
With a tagline like that, you know it’s good. Once you watch this, you’re going to wish for two things: 1) that someone actually creates this and 2) that Jesus was actually this bad-ass.
I don’t know about you, but I could watch this over and over again. Sadly, it seems some believe that SNL crossed the comedic line with this one. After all, the skit does involve a religious figure loved by many, committing acts of incredible violence against a wide range of people. It’s almost like, oh, I don’t know… the vast majority of stories in the bible. We can’t have that on television!
In any case, I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Do you think this really goes too far? Are there certain things better left untouched? Was Jesus really a vegan yoga master? All of these questions and more can be discussed in the comments below this post.