Hey, so we’re adding a commentary element to The Shaun Proulx Show on OUTtv, based on my popular daily “4:20″ commentaries I used to give every day at … 4:20 … on my former radio programme.Â Leafing through old scripts I wrote, I came across the one below from April, 2009.Â It’s in keeping with my earlier post featuring recent video of Toronto neighbours in confrontation with local door-to-door evangelicals.Â xS
And now a word on Jesus.
So a long weekend approaches, we’re off because Jesus died and was resurrected about this time a while back.
God, Jesus has caused a lot of strife, hasn’t he?Â I mean, the faith founded in his name still wrestles with the ultimate question of Who He Is.Â During his lifetime his followers had differing answers and after his death it took more than 300 years of violent contention and suppression before even the murkiest answers emerged.
I’m sure he didn’t mean for all this when he came to us in that manger way back, that star in the sky blinding him like a disco ball.
But, even today, the Christian right sure like to use the poor bugger as they perform their most un-Jesus like acts, trying to stop people from loving people.
Understandably, too, these days people are turning their backs on Jesus in record numbers.
Then there’s those of us who take his name in vain far more frequently than probably HE would appreciate, and did I mention a fair numberÂ of wars seem to have been caused in His name?
But throughout recorded history, people have always had spiritual needs.Â Â We have a need for a basic understanding of life.Â We have a need for a sense of meaning, and purpose.Â We have a need to feel connected to something greater than ourselves.
As we celebrate Easter, be it on the dance floor,Â or by hunting chocolate eggs in the most unusual of hiding spots, or attending Church to praise Him, wouldn’t it be nice if we could all take pause and remember one little thing?
Jesus said LOVE, bitches!
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