What does Psalm 23, the Godfather Movie, and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ have in common?

“If Jesus was God, why did he say ‘“My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?’  Doesn’t that prove that even Jesus didn’t think he was God.”

I waited for the other guy to respond as the question was directed at him but I could see from the look on his face that he had never considered this question.  The questioner had a look of victory on his face.  I jumped in.

“I can answer that.  Leave the gun, take the cannoli.”

I got the desired reaction, blank stares.

“Let me clarify.  Take it to the mattresses.”

More blank stares.

“When I say these things to you, what am I quoting?”

“The Godfather,” they all responded at once.

“How do you know?”

“We just do.  Everybody knows those lines.”

“Exactly.  As 21st century Americans, I can pretty much count on the fact that we all have the same frames of cultural reference.  So when Jesus said ‘My God, my God…’ he also knew that his audience would automatically understand him.  The problem isn’t that Jesus didn’t know He was God.  The problem is that you are not first century Jews.”

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Obama misinterprets Psalm 23. Golfs instead of going to church.

The LORD Is My Shepherd (Caddy)

23The Lord is my shepherd (caddy); I shall not want (Presidents usually get to play for free). 2 He maketh me to lie down in green  pastures (on the green, in two): he leadeth me (golf cart) beside the still waters (water hazards). 3 He restoreth my soul (drive): he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness (no hook, no slice) for his name’s sake (no cussing required). 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, (sand trap) I will fear no evil (penalty strokes): for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (pitching wedge and #2 wood). 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies (country club dining room, full of Republicans): thou anointest my head with oil (locker room) ; my cup runneth over (club bar). 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life (Secret Service agent code names): and I will dwell in the house of the Lord (White House) for ever (2 under par).

Obama Golfs for the Seventh Weekend in a Row