Where’s Jesus’ birth certificate?! (Photo)

While my wife and I were traveling through Arkansas this weekend, I decided we just had to pull over to take a picture.

I couldn't help but laugh at this. I'm assuming there were two separate intended messages here:

• I haven't seen enough proof that Barack Obama was really born in America, and therefore he shouldn't be President.
• Jesus Christ is my savior, since he definitely died on the cross and rose again for our sins.

My reading of this scene, however, is

• People may say that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, but
• We don't even have solid historical evidence of his birth, death, or resurrection, so how do we know he even existed?

My wife, who is a Christian, also understood right away why putting these two objets together was pretty funny, since the result is almost certainly not what was intended in rural, highly Christian Arkansas.

By posting this photo, I am not necessarily claiming myself that Jesus never existed (although many before me have made such claims, understandly given the Bible can't even get his stepdad Joseph's ancestory right). It would be nice, though, if people became skeptical in a more productive way than being an Obama birther. They could start by demanding that their god or their church give them better proof of the "greatest story ever told" than a very deeply flawed Bible...

Originally posted on my blog at http://iamtheblog.com

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Comment by Rusty Gunn. on May 26, 2010 at 4:46pm
Hey, I'd be damned impressed if EITHER birth certificate could be produced.
Comment by IAmTheBlog on May 25, 2010 at 9:50am
Funny pic, Howard! That's exactly the sort of thought I had when I saw the cross and the Obama birther sign together. I bet the person who put the birther sign there is so brainwashed by Christianity and/or the birther movement that it wouldn't even occur to him that someone would want proof of Jesus' existence (birth certificate or otherwise).

(The "H" part of the pic in your link is hilarious, btw.)
Comment by Howard S. Dunn on May 24, 2010 at 3:10pm



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