Slog News & Arts

Line Out

Music & Nightlife

« Lynnwood Hosts International A... | Approximate Images »

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Last Supper Watch

posted by on October 11 at 10:12 AM

In this ad from Iceland, Judas misses the last supper and “changes the course of history”—which, I suppose, means that Jesus doesn’t get crucified, rise from the dead, found Christianity, etc.

The announcement of a Catholic League boycott on Iceland should be forthcoming.

RSS icon Comments


Wow! They actually went and cast someone vaguely Semitic-looking as Jeebuz!

That ought to get the Fundies up-in-arms, since, as any of them will probably tell you - Jeebuz was blonde-haired, blue-eyed, and about as Aryan looking as Matthew McConaughey!

Posted by COMTE | October 11, 2007 10:48 AM

I hear Iceland withdraw their entire military contribution from Iraq.

Mind you, it was just one person.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 11, 2007 10:53 AM

Come on... that clip is hysterical and quite cute!

Posted by mj | October 11, 2007 10:57 AM

As a recovering Christian, whenever I get into a discussion with someone about Christianity, I always ask them if they think Judas is the villain or hero of Christianity. It's always interesting to see folks try to untie the theological pretzel this presents...

Posted by bookworm | October 11, 2007 11:07 AM

Whatever. Atonement theology is bullshit anyway.

Posted by Greg | October 11, 2007 11:42 AM

Dan--saw your article on Dennis Kucinich, the one in which you use the admonition "[d]on't be retarded." Kicking around developmentaly disabled people? Just count your lucky stars that your kid isn't developmentaly disabled, and that he will be able to defend himself against (and ignore) jerks and bigots.

Posted by Dan | October 11, 2007 12:32 PM

Let's boycott Iceland anyway, just for the hell of it.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 11, 2007 12:38 PM

@6: That's a fairly retarded post.

Posted by Sam | October 11, 2007 12:39 PM

If everyone refers to such people as "developmentally disabled", can't we have retarded for things that are retarded?

Posted by PdxRitchie | October 11, 2007 1:19 PM

#9--If everyone refers to such people as "African-Americans," can't we have nigger for people that are niggers?

And actually, the term "retarded" is still used appropriately for people with developmental disabilities--most oftenly used in the phrase "profoundly retarded" to describe someone with severe congnitive problems--not to describe Bush or someone who votes for the wrong candidate in a primary election.

It is a matter of courtesy.

Posted by Dan | October 11, 2007 2:10 PM

Lame as it may make me, I really like the Judas in "Jesus Christ: Superstar," who is a good person in so many ways and a bad one only in one; but that one pretty much destroys him. I think it's kind of a fitting metaphor for a lot of people's lives, who make one mistake and see everything come crashing down. I also think Judas is neither hero nor villain, but has aspects of both-like the good Christians teach (notice I say good, not fundie, or as I call em Uber-Christians) we have all sinned, but that does not make us inherently terrible people or unworthy of love and redemption. Judas committed a great mistake (if anything, he was not loyal to his friend) but ended up having a helping hand in history.

Posted by Marty | October 11, 2007 2:39 PM

#10 "If everyone refers to such people as "African-Americans," can't we have nigger for people that are niggers?"

You'll find that's already the case.

Posted by Mister Man | October 11, 2007 2:40 PM

#9--If everyone refers to such people as "African-Americans," can't we have nigger for people that are niggers?

Exactly! Also, I didn't say people. I know that reading is hard, but try it again.

Posted by PdxRitchie | October 11, 2007 4:12 PM

What?! They have video phones in Iceland?! That's awesome!

Posted by mawrana | October 11, 2007 4:32 PM

As for the "developmentally disabled"/"retarded" debate, Chris Rock did have a routine called "Niggas vs. Black People".

Posted by iflurry | October 11, 2007 6:48 PM

That poor bishop of Reykjavik... He truely lives among the heathens.

Posted by M'thew | October 12, 2007 2:20 AM

Making fun of Christian images is a lot of fun, I've really enjoyed this series about last supper.

However we must also be on the lookout or images offensive to us Jews. A swastika was found in drawn a restroom stall in Columbia university last week. It made national news, as this restroom drawing should. Any image no matter how small that is hateful of offensive to Jewish people must not be tolerated.

Posted by Issur | October 12, 2007 10:54 AM

Comments Closed

In order to combat spam, we are no longer accepting comments on this post (or any post more than 14 days old).