Okay, yesterday in all that talk about vampires I mentioned zombie Jesus art, that most loved anti-Christian protest meme of the 4Chan community and atheists worldwide. But how many of you are aware though that the meme extends to video?
Zombie Jesus videos I have come across are: Corpus Delecti – (The Passion Of The Zombie Christ), 3 Days Later: Jesus Christ Zombie Lord, “Dawn of the Messiah” Zombie Jesus Craves Brains!, Zombie Jesus is Back … and more.
The general equation seems to be messianic resurrection = zombie reanimation and faith = having your brains eaten out. None too subtle.
However, considered together, the zombie Jesus and vampire Jesus memes draw me into reflection on the common theme that religion = death. This is extremist stuff, but I think it brings to the surface what’s on the tip of the tongue for many who feel alienated by religion in general and Christianity more specifically. Question: what next?