Episode 47: Jesus Hopping Christ Down the Bunny Trail; It’s Easter!
THIS IS NOT MY CARTOON. I’d love to know the source of it, but I didn’t draw it. Remember the Mohammad cartoon debacle? You guys are bringing back memories. So many memories…
Anyway, I find the image to be extremely appropriate. I always found Catholic imagery to be frightening as a child. It was always so bloody. I always would imagine the smell of ancient blood. Blood everywhere. Scary women’s restroom blood. It disgusted me. The church I went to was awful, don’t get me wrong, but they never hit me with bloody images–just bloody songs.
But it’s not so strange, a rabbit laying a Jesus egg. It’s actually quite religiously mythological. This is precisely how religion works. The evolution of it. The rabbit, the egg, Jesus, the blood–all religious symbols. The animal fertility character giving birth to the human sacrifice. Why, what problem could you people possibly have with this? It’s all very Jesus-y. Could it be that since the blood is the rabbit’s that it makes you mad? You guys are the same types who bought Beatles records and then burned them when John Lennon observed that they were indeed bigger than Jesus in the minds of the young. Which was true.
And so is this image. Christians should be the last people complaining about a bloody image. For shame.
On with the playlist of this podcast.
Jay and Silent Bob—The Easter Bunny Did This!—Mallrats
Horst Muys – Müllemer Bötche.mp3
Andre Williams & His Orchestra–Sweet Little Pussycat–Las Vegas Grind Part Two
Jocelyne–Elle me l’a vole
Billy Smith—Tom Black Stomp—Incredible Hammond Organ
Chan Pao Chu—Fascinating Hong Kong—Miraculous Thief
Songs to Wear Pants To—We Photocopy Our Body Parts
Eduardo Davidson—Le Chien—El Perro
Mike Hankinson—Eine Kleine Nachtmusik—The Unusual Classical Synthesizer
John Strand—Remembering Laci
Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Sally Shapiro—I Know
Glenn and Brenda Derringer—It’s the Talk of the Town—My Sister and I
Alison Randall—The Book of Peter—A Christian Easter
NPR—The Saint Patrick’s Parade
Bert Kaempfert—A Swingin’ Safari
Veggie Tales—The New and Improved Bunny Song
Ferrante & Teicher—Ski Fever
Crack This One Open
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If you wish to inform me about Christ, or any other mythological figure that never existed, feel free to email me. Otherwise, be informed: I am an atheist, therefore I do not consider claims for the existence of “Christ.” I am very interested in mythology, but I don’t need any more information regarding resurrections: I have a few bibles, thank you very much, and I have all the information POSSIBLE on that subject. Thank you.