Zombie Jesus day?

posted 3 years ago in Interfaith
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Yeah, not cool of them.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

That’s very inappropriate and I wouldn’t be able to keep from telling that person that it is inappropriate….but then again I’m a loudmouth who has no problem telling people off when they’re being disrespectful/inappropriate lol.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

hollyberry4:  I’m not religious by any means and I admit this is the first time I’m hearing about this, but this is disrespectful in so many ways 🙁

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Is it a bit crass?  Yes.  However, given the institutionalized dominance and privilege that the [general] “Christian” perspective receives in the USA, I can get how someone from a faith tradition that does not receive such privilege might want to post a comment intentionally designed to tweak others. 

Or, maybe she’s lashing out due to people who are judgmental, hypocritical, etc. posting piously about how happy they are that Jesus has risen and has saved those who have accepted Him and all that.  My Facebook feed today is vomitous in its sanctimoniousness. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

MarriedToMyWork:  true, but if non-Christians want respect and consideration, insulting our faith is not the way to get it. I will freely admit that I’d lose some respect for any FB friend that posted about “Zombie Jesus”.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Laurenplusalex:  I would argue that those usually saying things like “it’s zombie jesus day!” are part of the mainstream, and were raised in culturally Christian households.  

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

peachacid:  that may be true, I know many people who celebrate Easter without religion. Still a bit klassy, IMO

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Yes, it’s not cool to blast that out to all your FB friends, many of whom probably take this holiday very seriously.

I’m an atheist and I would totally say that to my other liberal atheist friends, but I wouldn’t say it to my super Christian friends.  So I wouldn’t put in on FB where all kinds of friends would see it – disrespectful for sure.

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

hollyberry4:  I guess I don’t believe that mocking beliefs is something that makes a person rude or bad.  Belief is not some sacred thing that should be shielded from jokes or other pointed comments; if it’s a decent belief sincerely held surely it can survive a snarky remark or two.  Who knows–perhaps this woman might have been made to feel really uncomfortable during the Easter celebration with her fiancé’s family and may have just wanted to vent a little.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I actually see the Zombie Jesus Day joke made the most by my Catholic friends, so it definitely doesn’t offend me. Christianty reigns supreme in my part of the world so I think poking fun at it is a-okay.

I celebrate Easter, but I can also appreciate that since it is celebrating the Resurrection, if you call anyone who comes back from the dead a zombie then literally that applies to Jesus too. It doesn’t take anything away from the holiday for me and it doesn’t take anything away from what Jesus stands for. I wouldn’t intentionally look to be offended by the joke. To non-Christians, Easter is *weird*! 

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

Laurenplusalex:  Many of the Christians I know engage in rude/clueless/awkward/disrespectful behavior toward other religions on the regular (I’ve worked with non-Christian and non-religious student groups for some time and the arrogance of Christians toward these groups never ceases to shock me), so I think that everyone could stand to be a little more concerned about acting respectful and that Christians, who hold an institutionally dominant and culturally dominant position, look a bit petulant when they cry about having their feelings hurt.

I can sense that I’m getting quite fired up about this, so I’m going to bow out, as I think my position is clear.  Anyone who wants to follow up with me is free to PM.  Hope those who celebrate Easter are enjoying it. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

MarriedToMyWork:  it’s absolutely a 2 way street where both sides need to be respectful, but the example in question was mocking Christianity. I would feel the same way (put off) if another belief system were crassly joked about. It sucks that you’ve had bad experiences with some Christians, but not all are clueless and disrespectful.

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