News item: “Swedish church unveils Lego Jesus statue for Easter,” from AFP, April 12:
STOCKHOLM (AFP) — While most Christians mark Easter with prayers and song, one Swedish church opened its mass Sunday by unveiling a life-size Lego statue of Jesus Christ, its pastor told AFP….
The Baron at Gates of Vienna uses this story for a thought experiment:
“Christians Outraged by Jesus Made out of Lego,” from Gates of Vienna, April 12 (thanks to all who sent this in):
April 12 (Associated Reuters) “” Christians took to the streets all across Scandinavia today to protest the unveiling of a statue of Jesus made entirely out of Lego blocks.
Gangs of rioting youths threw paving stones and bottles, broke shop windows, set cars on fire, burned Israeli flags, and chased hapless Jews down side streets.
One angry demonstrator, dressed in an “I (heart) Jesus” T-shirt and wearing a cross around his neck, told reporters that Christianophobia must not be tolerated. “They can’t insult our Savior this way! There are 2.1 billion Christians in the world, and we will not sit idly by while our Messiah is dishonored!”
He added, “I believe in free speech, but there are limits.”
The Swedish government assured the Christian community that the perpetrators of this cowardly act would be found swiftly and brought to justice.
Brilliant. And absolutely precise.