Sunday, December 02, 2007

A Bear called Jesus?

Mind you, you don't meet that many Teddy Bears called Jesus. Or people called Jesus, come to that, except in Spain and Mexico.

In India, everyone and everything is called after the gods. Mazda matches are called after Ahura Mazda, god of the Zoroastrians, whose property was light and fire. Some Hindu businessman heard that Jesus (pbuh) was the Light of the World, and came out with Jesus Christ Matches. Collectors item now, no doubt.

Amazing that the Sudanese can turn a blind eye to genocide, but get fired up over a misnamed toy. Bit like the Christians who cannot tolerate homosexuality, but can overlook paedophile priests and the use of weapons of mass destruction - by our side, that is.

Jesus (pbuh) had a word for it: Strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.

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