So this is Christmas

Celebrating an unmarried teenage mom giving birth in a barn, to a baby who grew up to be a prominent activist for peace and anti-capitalist values; who preferred the company of honest prostitutes to that of the religious elite; who challenged the prevailing beliefs in income distribution; who partook in radical direct action against the banking system, and was publicly executed as an enemy of state, by a rule something like the new legislation signed into law by Obama.

Non-violent revolutionary executed by the state

So this is a popular post, which was largely plagiarized from someone elses FB post (which has now been lost int he flood of FB posts which happen everyday, so sadly i cant credit it).  In trying to find the original i did find this appropriate cartoon.  And it was pointed out the Mary was married, just not to the father of her son.

About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

8 responses to “So this is Christmas”

  1. Sean Crist says :

    What I’m about to post is not carefully researched, and if I had to support the claims with evidence on the spot, I wouldn’t be able to do it. I’ve seen these claims made, though.

    Since the 1970’s or so, Christianity has come to be identified in the U.S. with conservative politics. It has not always been so: there used to be far more Christians in the U.S. in various parts of the left end of the political arena. I’ve heard it claimed that wealthy interests funded and backed a campaign to realign Christianity in the U.S. with conservative politics.

    The result of this was not that non-conservative Christians became conservative. Rather, over the past few decades, they have gradually left the faith, because they could no longer identify with it in good conscience.

    This present alignment is a cultural accident, though. For example, in the central America, there was a strong movement which was both Catholic and Marxist. Christianity has been many things to many people. My own reason for leaving it was much more a matter of a crisis of faith, but I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing more followers working to re-re-align Christianity in the U.S. with something other than conservative politics.

    • paxus says :

      @Sean: Thanks for this thoughtful comment. All people who generalize are fools (get the self reference here?). Christianity is my favorite super meme for a bunch of reasons (mostly because of the myriad ways the Christians have set out to replicate this idea) and it would not at all suprise me to find out that conservatives have spent a bunch of money on how to hijack this idea for their own purposes, it would be politically clever.

      My current thinking is that the real reason that Mitt Romney can’t repeat the Bush II victory path is that the conservative Christians wont rally behind him and thus soem southern states will not swing his way.

      • Erik Piper says :

        …and Gingrich can’t repeat it because he can’t win without moderates, and can’t win with them either.

  2. Sara Tansey says :

    shared this with my family, they liked it. so a little piece of you is here with us on this joyous holiday. 🙂 love that.

  3. Ian Mayes says :

    You know, there is a whole web-site dedicated to Christian radicals / anarchists:

    • paxus says :

      @Ian – It strikes me as a very mixed bag, a little Starhawk a little Occupy and a lot of bible stuff.

      perhaps i will give it a longer look later

      Paxus in Boston
      26 Begging 4 Rooms 2KXI

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