POLITICAL CARTOON: Country Club Jesus – Jewish, Non-American, Non-English-speaking

Country Club Speaks!

Jesus Cartoon: Country Club Jesus - Jewish Non-American Non-English-Speaking

Country Club speaks to us in many ways.  Ironically, Country Club , perhaps soon to be an American icon (lol), is neither American, nor speaks English.  Even more shocking, is that was a Jew.  Of course, this week’s comic touches on all three of these issues.  Hearkening back to the days when country clubs simply did not accept non-whites or non-Christians, the revelation of Jesus’ Jewishness would be better kept as a secret, and better to let people assume that the Christ is in fact a .  Returning to current day , with a new brand of , suspicions of the need to exclude would probably center more around as a Middle Eastern man rather than a Jew.  Profiling Middle Eastern men as potential terrorists it second in today, and may even be classified as a hobby/obsession.  Notwithstanding, I’m most curious as to how the English-only crowd sees Jesus who in is a foreign speaking (Aramaic), well, foreigner.  Even more oddly for the American English-only crowd, they seem to often have a fetish with the King James version of the , which is hardly an American version of English, let alone -day British English, since it was completed in 1611.  Sticking to such a version strikes me as an unwise between tradition and accessibility.  I would argue that if the cannot be translated into more accessible English, in the case of American English speakers, then there must be some fundamental disconnect between biblical truths and (which I don’t believe to be true).  I also find it incredibly that one of the most popular version of the was commissioned and given oversight by a monarch, a king.  I find this because I see Jesus as standing against worldly , monarchies, and the like.  But hey, I guess you’ve got to have a wealthy and powerful sponsor to get your message across.  Maybe we should sell naming rights to the next version.  How about the Wal-Mart , or the Exxon Mobil , or the Bank of Bible, the McDonald’s Bible, or the J.P. Morgan Chase Bible?

So, until next Sunday, with the next edition of Comedian Jesus, CEO Jesus, Country Club Jesus, etc., let me know what you think.

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