Christianity and Hurricane Floyd

On Jun 1, Jesuit Priest James Martin had this to say:

Today, a comment was posted on iSteve:

Because it felt personal, the most violent emotions were aroused. Floyd seemed like a member of one’s private circle: an idealized friend.

This is what happens when you accept George Floyd into your life as your savior and you begin to have a personal relationship with Him.

The statement aroused much laughter, though for different reasons. There are really four ways of interpreting this:

1. “The joke is not funny, the comparison is farcical, Christianity is bad, but the Floyd movement is great!” – Left-wing atheists

2. “The joke is not funny, the comparison is apt, George Floyd is (at least somewhat) comparable to Jesus” – Left-wing Christians.

3. “The joke is funny, as the comparison is farcical, the Floyd movement is a pale imitation of true Christianity” – Right-wing Christians.

4. “The joke is funny, as the comparison is apt, religion and the Floyd movement both tap into human tendencies toward irrationality and self-deception” – Right-wing atheists.

Or, shorter and using Fluctuarius Argenteus’s scheme:

  1. George Floyd is not like Jesus, and that’s awesome!
  2. George Floyd is like Jesus, and that’s awesome!
  3. George Floyd is not like Jesus, and that’s terrible!
  4. George Floyd is like Jesus, and that’s terrible!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s