This is an opinion piece about Jesus – my opinion 😉
Is it only me?
Is it just me who thinks Jesus is a damn sexy dude? I know I am probably blaspheming but I best not worry about that. Having fucked in a church and written a fictional tale about a priest seducing a young woman it’s probably too late for my redemption.
So when did the man on the cross become so hot? Let’s have a little delve into the past.
In the beginning!
Before the second world war, Christianity was very much seen as the moral compass for the western working classes. Sitting down to dinner, grace would be said thanking god for the food on the table. Well, it was thought that he was the provider of all good things. Not only that, god was to be revered – or bad, rather than good would reign down on you. So families would thank him for the food in the hope he didn’t actually take it away.
Christianity kept people like this under control. So Jesus didn’t need to be sexy – everyone was doing and believing what they were supposed to.
Whilst the men were away fighting – (in the second world war) – for god and country, the women prayed for their return. And some of these brave men did come home. The wives and mothers were happy and praised god. The men had witnessed such atrocities they didn’t think that an idol could exist who would allow these things to happen. They turned to politics instead.
The disconnect began.
Politics explained how different ideologies can improve your life – not god or Jesus, who still was not sexy, but rather that lanky dude with too much facial hair and a loincloth, on the cross.
However, the women still believed and would persuade the men that the kids should go to a god fearing school and also took them to church on a Sunday. Dad stayed at home with the Sunday newspaper reading up on the political state of the economy and working damn hard during the week.
The consumer age began and jobs were abundant. Young people realised they didn’t need to pray to get anything – they just had to work well and then they could buy and have what they wanted. So it happened that another group were relegating god and it was feared everyone was becoming a little too big for their boots – having a good work ethos and getting well educated – where would all this nonsense end?
What should be done to put god back into people’s lives and bring them under control?
Hippies Rule & so does Jesus
The swinging ’60s were upon us. Peace and love. Ah, says the church is that not what we are all about? Yes, it is. Why don’t we re-brand Jesus as a super sexy, hip, hippy hipster? Let’s help promote the god-spell superstar musicals and movies. That will surely pull the people back in. The church can be modern too. For goodness sake look at what a sexy geezer Jesus really was. Hanging out with all his buddies ( the apostles), not to mention the odd sex worker (Mary M.) Doing good deeds. In fact, in some religious cults at this time, sex was used as a carrot to recruit new members in the name of sexy Jesus. And let’s not forget he suffered on the cross for YOU.
The Jesus indoctrination continued through into the ’80s. I went to a very strict Catholic primary school and then a convent. They took us to the musicals and when we went on vigils at the priory the young priests were very much geared up to behave as if they were one of the lads. It is this memory that inspired my Sinners tale.
So, Jesus became sexy, people related to the church and everyone was happy. But lets just not mention the perverts who hide behind the mask of religion.
But to conclude – I am such a Jesus fan!
Or a fun romance.
Images from Pixabay – except for the crucifix, which is mine.