Jesus Gets Tarantino Treatment On SNL

You don’t get much more “American Jesus” than this.

Over the weekend SNL gave Jesus the Quentin Tarantino treatment with their movie spoof “DJesus Uncrossed” in which Jesus rolls away the stone with his bare hands, grabs his guns, and gets revenge on the bad guys who put him there.

Somewhere in Seattle I imagine Mark Driscoll sitting on his couch watching this and shouting “That’s my Jesus!

Of course, he’s probably not the only one.

As my friend David Henson points out,

In the end, whatever the fallout from the skit, American Christianity didn’t need Tarantino or SNL or anyone in Hollywood to think up something as absurd and as base and as hysterically inaccurate as DJesus Uncrossed.

We’ve already done that for ourselves.

Say what you will about how offensive SNL’s sketch was. Our popular theology is more so. Because we should know better.

Anyway, check out the video for yourself and let me know what you think: perfect satire or blasphemous spoof?