Recently I had a chat with a friend of mine about Christianity. She is a pagan and grew up in a non-religious home. She confessed that she didn’t know the first thing about the Christian faith and got it all mixed up with other traditions and beliefs. She asked if I could explain it to her in the simplest terms.
I shared that the basic message is that Jesus appeared on earth (some say as God; others claim as God’s messenger) to preach Good News (God’s bright new world is at hand! That bright new world is inside of you!) Jesus died on the cross, rose again three days later and today many types of Christian commemorate his death through a ceremony where they eat bread (the body of Christ) and drink wine (the blood of Christ.) I told her that Quakers don’t celebrate this ceremony.
This was all news to her. She only had heard drips and drabs before. She reflected for a moment and then declared,
I get it.
Christians are cannibalistic vampires who worship a zombie!
Hmmm, I guess she is technically correct. Who knows a whole new generation might get hooked on the Zombie Christ.