Sunday, February 8, 2009

Jesus Loves the Little Children

I was with the medicine man and his family walking around the Taichung Lantern Festival, which celebrates the Chinese New Year coming to a close.

He told me, "Ye-su has a special place in the Festival."
I didn't know what he meant, but it sounded cool.

That's when I saw this.




I laughed. So hard. I couldn't believe it.
Then I got really sad. And kind of embarrassed. Embarrassed of being a Western Christian who told the world this is the best way to portray Christ. No wonder so many thinking people consider Christianity a joke.

There was a sign (no banner, or church passing out flyers or anything like that...), but it was in Chinese. I don't know why this was there - and next to the Festival's mascot. I mean, I know he said "I am the light of world," but come on. Really?

Anyways, just thought you might be amused.

7 comments:

insomniaclolita said...

that is funny, are you offended somehow?

Chase said...

not so much offended as saddened.

But don't think for a second that I didn't mostly just find it hilarious. (Thus the need for the picture.)

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Rachel Tamed said...

Ah the glory of the inflatable savior :). I think that whatever the image may be, and some downright silly images of God are floating around the world, the message is important. And well...I'd have to say that light-up Jesus is pretty close to the "light of the world". Thanks for sharing that!

Young Traveler said...

That's awesome in a really heartbreaking way.

That's almost as bad as, "Honk if you love Jesus" bumper stickers.

Glad to see you're back, ps.

j

BLOGitse said...

Hi Chase - nice you're back!

je'su...just an image, exterior - empty inside...
sad & funny...

Gavin said...

I know what you mean, I had a hard time for a long time with Buddhas being sold in every freakin grocery store, they became so fashionable (i had a Buddhism faze, still try to respect it, its not a commodity).

But at the same time I do like the Je Su, it looks amazing, and i feel respectful.

Coincidence - on the back of a book beside me, i had not seen before but just noticed;

LUMEN ACCIPE ET IMPERTI
which translates to
'Take the light and pass it on', pretty wonderful!