Jesus, Forgiveness, “Christians” and Chocolate
This weekend has been the most important festival in the Christian calendar. Marking, as we all know, the time when Jesus ate mass produced chocolate eggs until he puked. The ritual reenactment of this throughout the “Christian” world by young and old is surely one of the least enjoyable sights ever. Meanwhile in the “third” world some 30,000 children died yesterday, most of them unaware that Jesus saved them from their “sins” and they will be off to “heaven”.
If you call yourself Christian and live in the west ask yourself realistically if Jesus would ever forgive your “sins”: Being part of a system that keeps poor people poor and rich people rich and starves children because of the “economic reality” of “market forces”. Stop and think, and then get on with being a real Christian please: Turn over the tables, make a difference. Edmund Burke died over two hundred years ago but before he went said “All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Don’t be a good-for-nothing Christian, stop and think and change your ways and the ways of your society.