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Dec 24 2011

Merry Christmas, Komodo Dragon Zombie Superman Jesus

Here’s the Tim Minchin piece that got pulled from the UK channel ITV’s Jonathan Ross Christmas special just in time for the holidays. I don’t honestly see what the problem is with this song — he’s told a very accurate account of everything believers think about Jesus. Every single line item is absolutely true, though the believers certainly wouldn’t use the same words.

Shame that telling the truth is often a revolutionary act. It got pulled out of fear that the nastier theists might wage a takedown campaign. If that’s what this has come to — that you can’t put unpopular interpretations about a popular religion on air because someone might be offended, even though every aspect of what you’re saying is demonstrably true individually and in toto, then you’re dealing with fascist-wannabes, not “love thy neighbor” types.

My only real complaint is that it’s not nearly as catchy as some of his others. It feels like it could use a bit of polish.

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  1. 1
    Daniel Fincke

    How would singing it in Polish improve anything?

  2. 2
    Daniel Fincke

    Oh wait, I get it now.

  3. 3
    Rawnaeris, Lulu Cthulhu

    I <3 Tim. I hope he comes back to Texas so I can see him live again.

    Great song, yet again. Although I'm likely to be humming it all day…which could get awkward considering my in-laws are practicing Catholics.

  4. 4
    Ouabache

    And yet they complain about us being the ones who have gone overboard with political correctness.

  5. 5
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Sure it isn’t polished. He had to hurry up and write it on demand with little time to do so. I find it amazing that people can do that sort of thing at all as often as they do.

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