Jesus’s less-amazing miraclesApr 9, 2012 • By Abraham • 26From Pie Comic…Lesser, perhaps…But still pretty awesome skills, I’d say.(via Tastefully Offensive) Share on Facebook Ready for Another One?Give us a few more minutes and we'll make you laugh, cry, gasp, or ache... Guaranteed! Does liking marijuana make you a bad person? Sweatpants inspired by Picasso Get the best of 22 Words in your inbox Like 22 Words on Facebook Comments Mary says: “Jesus’ Less Amazing Miracles” is completely tasteless and offensive. And, yes, I DO have a sense of humor. Marci says: If you can’t find a way to laugh at religion then I beg to differ, ma’am. I know im a bad man but, says: and a big amen to this, Marci ^__^ “He who can laugh at himself shall be ceaselessly amused” Chelsi says: But why is it tasteless and offensive?? This comic does not make less of Jesus. It is not an anti-Christian comic! Josh says: some people think any joke containing anything about Jesus is terrible, like he is some grumpy old miser in the sky. I bet he even thought this was funny. Eric says: You might have a sense of humor,but it’s not a very good sense of humor!! :-D I also don’t see what’s offensive or tasteless about these. Please explain. lucas says: well, its not that its tasteless, or anything like that, but bringing Jesus and religion into things, is just not really the way to go, just stick to other things cause religion is a pretty sensitive subject, and if you want more fans or likes, you probably shouldn’t be posting these things up. just my opinion, im not saying you absolutely are going to hell and you better take it down.. im just saying, try not to post things about God here.. im sure you have lots of Christian fans that probably dont like this.. lucas says: and yes, whenever someone comments against religious jokes, all the athiest come out, and people that dont really care about religion.. but the reason “we” dont like these kind of jokes is because, in our opinions joking about Jesus is definitely inappropriate.. so it offends us.. its like kind of in a sense like making “fun” or joking about your fathers… Marci says: Who said anything about us being atheists? I identify as a Christian but I still found a way to see the humor in this and other cartoons. I think it’s people that don’t have the ability to laugh that give all the rest of us a bad reputation. Especially for a cartoon like this I mean, come on… do you just see the name Jesus in a cartoon format and get up in arms without considering the content? Janine says: I’m not trying to get into the religious discussion going on here, but this IS Abe’s blog… This is his personal website where he posts things that he finds amusing or interesting. I personally use my own blog to express which ever ideas I feel like at the time and I wouldn’t ever post/not post an article because some other random person on the internet didn’t agree with said article… lucas says: and yes, whenever someone comments against religious jokes, all the atheist come out, and people that dont really care about religion.. but the reason “we” dont like these kind of jokes is because, in our opinions joking about Jesus is definitely inappropriate.. so it offends us.. its like kind of in a sense like making “fun” or joking about your fathers… adam says: What is offensive about this? Maybe I’m reading the comic wrong, but there is nothing in it that is really all that offensive intrinsically. There is potential offense only for people trying to find a reason to be offended. Bill says: It can be viewed as offensive because it mocks the glory of the Father, which is the entire purpose for Jesus’ miracles. Jesus was a pretty selfless dude – I’m sure given an option he would have opted to not die on the cross for example. Making fun of anything he did to glorify his Father can easily be seen as offensive.So… if one is going to go there, the joke should at least be funny! Mayo to light mayo… I mean c’mon, I didn’t even chuckle. No forceful, short exhalation of air out the nose or anything – 0 response.Now Jesus helping Peter walk on water by turning it into ice and thus trapping him in it… or turning water into not just wine, but cheap garbage boxed wine – properly drawn, at least some of us could chuckle at the cleverness of that. This is offensive because, it’s just bad humor and not really funny at all, Christian or not – I mean did anyone laugh at this stuff?By the way – if anything that offends your Father in Heaven offends you too, that’s awesome! That’s the way it should be if you’re a Christian! But that means most websites, TV shows, movies, and secular books that you read should probably go. It’s so easy to be a hypocritical Christian, but as a group let’s try to pump those brakes so we can actually relate to people and reach the lost. Hopefully that’s not too out of line. Nico says: love it! true indeed AStev says: “This is offensive because, it’s just bad humor and not really funny at all, Christian or not – I mean did anyone laugh at this stuff?”Exactly. Chelsi says: I’m a Christian too, and I don’t know the mind of God. I can’t say with authority whether or not God is offended. But I don’t see it as mocking the Lord, and I still fail to see how you do. I see this comic as pretty silly– the equivalent funniness level of a pun (perhaps worthy of an eye roll), but that doesn’t make it offensive.You said: “This is offensive because, it’s just bad humor and not really funny at all, Christian or not – I mean did anyone laugh at this stuff?”So if someone attempts a joke of any kind, and it falls flat, you’re going to call it offensive? Kyle says: Would you make jokes like this about someone else you love? Your mother or your child? Of course some folks would say they would and I would reply that it says something more about the nature of your love for that person than it does about my sense of taste or humor. Carr says: Mother’s lesser-known triumphs: Leaving the house without forgetting her phone; Sitting down for 5 minutes without anything to do; Not calling out the wrong name for one of her four children all with names starting with “J”Uh-oh, I have no love my mother, I guess.Is that the point you were trying to make? Silly. You, sir, are just silly. Chelsi says: +1. Well done :) Jessica says: I just clicked on it to see how many people were offended so far. I thought it was pretty funny. Even the “Mayo to Lite Mayo” Tina says: The last one was the funniest, probably cause I can relate. Or at least my husband could relate on a Sunday morning. On this being offensive, I think too many Christians just live in fear of everything. I used to. Jeff says: Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:…Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Marci says: Gosh I’m glad I can live a fun and happy life knowing that I believe in a loving God that isn’t some jerk with a stick up his behind. Go read another blog if you’re going to be THAT sensitive and leave all the rest of us alone. Carr says: For your first quote: How did this cartoon make an idol to worship?For your second:http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/blog/2007/06/what-does-it-really-mean-to-take-the-lords-name-in-vein/In the last point he makes, he talks about coming with the authority of the name. In other words, just what Jesus was talking about when He mentioned those that would say that they had done many things in His name, but he would let them know that He never knew them. They were (would be, are, etc.) using His name for vanity (root: vain), hoping that calling upon His name would be the gateway to acknowledgement.http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/ask-pastor-john/how-do-you-define-the-sin-of-taking-the-lords-name-in-vainHere, Mr. Piper (no, the other Mr. Piper) talks about the side of vain usage with regards to the emptiness of the word. Here, Jesus’ name is neither devoid of context nor of reverence (see my post above about making jokes like this about those you love). Brendt Wayne Waters says: I’m offended because mayo is evil and Jesus would condone neither regular nor lite. Eric says: GUYS. What are you doing. Jesus made jokes all the time, and even encouraged the disciples to make jokes. I’m surprised these ‘hardcore Christians” don’t remember that.