Jimmy Carter called. He wants his foreign policy back!

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Despite all the warm, fuzzy rhetoric, remember: Jesus Christ is not some wimpy surfer dude.

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Jesus Christ is not some wimpy surfer dude

In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m one of those Latin Mass-only renegades that Father Too-hip and Sister Mary Polyester warned you about.

With that said, I must ask: When did Jesus become such a wimp?

Allow me to go a bit further, when did Christianity become so wimpy? When did The Savior become the world’s first great social worker?

And I don’t mean the artistic portraits of Christ as some kind of anorexic 16 year old, narrow shouldered little girl with a beard? That’s been going on way before Vatican II.

No, I’m referring to this theological Novocaine that pushes the agenda of Jesus being a cross between The Dude from The Big Lebowski, and some soft-spoken and equally smelly hipster with a butterfly tattoo on His ankle.

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Atheist reviewer pans “Son of God” movie.

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A film so compromised even Satan failed to show up?

What would Jesus think of entertainment producers who translated his life story to the big screen in the hopes of a multimillion dollar payout? Does it make a difference if the film intends to bolster the faith of believers through shock and awe? What if it fails entirely at convincing doubters and skeptics of his worldview — or even at explaining why they should share his values?

All of the above applies to “Son of God,” a lavish hunk of sermon-tainment with all the gravitas of a Communion wafer. Married producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey had director Christopher Spencer and editor Robert Hall slice and dice their ten-hour History Channel miniseries “The Bible” (2013) — the one that supposedly cast a President Obama look-alike as Satan — into a 138-minute feature. (Perhaps to avoid further controversy, Satan does not appear in this film.)

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So sick it’s funny: The Catholic year 2013 in review.

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Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o realized he had been duped into playing for fake a Catholic university, and in a controversial move, the Chicago School Board banned crosses and lower case T’s.

In February, parishioners were mystified by the sudden appearance of a mysterious “shiny, golden box,” which turned out to be a tabernacle.

Later that month, Vatican insiders confirmed that the reason Benedict XVI resigned was because the Roman Curia was too “fabulous” for him, revealing that Benedict was a simple man who could not keep up with the non-stop furniture re-arrangements, hair stylings, or near-hourly musical numbers he found himself surrounded by in the Vatican.

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The Pope Francis Little Book of Insults

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My favourite is “You querulous and disillusioned pessimist!”

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Maybe the “apple” was covered with chocolate?

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Monsignor Charles Pope takes a closer look at the events leading up to The Fall of Man.