Archive for March 22nd, 2011

And Then Jesus Gave Me Cookies and Milk

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The #1 New York Times bestseller is the book you see above. It’s sold over 1.5 million copies and is in the nonfiction section of libraries.  Right.

Todd Burpo, seven years old, had “lifesaving” surgery – died – and then came back to write the book.  He and his parents (his father is a pastor) have been hustling it on all the morning shows and his interview brought tears to the eyes of Kathy Lee Gifford.

Young Burpo got to sit on Jesus’s lap, next to God, and noticed all the formerly old people were all young again (“in their 20’s and 30’s” he guessed).  He saw his grandpa (who now had big wings) and all the angels sang to him. This kid shovels some serious horseshit.

I’m not mocking anyone’s religion nor their belief in God.  I am pointing out that the true religion here is capitalism and religious hawkers have been hustling suckers for money since 1-minute after Jesus was born.  I’m also sorry that in times like these, many people seek comfort in just about anything.

Hey kid, did Jesus tell you to give all of your God-sponsored riches to the poor?  Maybe you didn’t hear that part – and your clever parents certainly aren’t going to tell you.