Carrying the Cross

The day before Easter, a local group called Jesus Experiment Cross Walk hit the streets with 35 people as the Portland Mercury reports here: Link. They envision a future wherein thousands amass to carry 2×4 crosses across town, because this they believe will “prick someone’s thoughts”.

Christians have been pricking thoughts as well as just being pricks for 2000 years (I couldn’t resist). Running around Portland with a cross on your shoulder isn’t going to do anything other than distract drivers, and with the way people drive in this city, you’ll have more wrecks at the foot of your cross than followers.

Cheesy gimmicks aren’t going to make modern day people dwell on the death of Christ–Christians had that heyday with Passion of the Christ. It’ll evoke about as much action as a Jesus is my homeboy t-shirt. That alone should speak volumes about why church numbers are dwindling, and will continue to do so.

Evolution, Morpheus, evolution. Like the dinosaur. Look out that window. You had your time. The future is our world, Morpheus. The future is our time.

– Agent Smith

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