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Don't Tread on Jesus

I love the protesters and the rallies but isn't there something a little weird with this message on a cross?

I know what they're trying to say and I support it but the cross is where Jesus allowed himself to be tread on like nobody's business. It reminds me when I was at the rally here in Philly, someone had a Statue of Liberty on a cross. And while I totally get it and I'm all sorts of peeps with the dude, the medium of the message is a little...off. At least for me it is.

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Pedro Erik said...

I liked.

Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Libertas said that: “where a law is enacted contrary to reason, or to the eternal law, or to some ordinance of God, obedience is unlawful, lest, while obeying man, we become disobedient to God.”

We could read the sign as "don´t tread with our all-loving God, His justice is above all men, we are obedient to Him, we fight for His Law".

Pedro Erik

enouraged anonymous said...

When European powers were making contact with Japan, the Catholic powers wanted to send missionaries and the Protestant powers wanted trade (if not to take over). The Protestants told the Japanese to put a crucifix on the dock. Anyone who refused to step on it was a nefarious Portuguese or Spaniard (Catholic); only trustworthy Dutch and Englishmen (Protestants) would step on the cross.

Mary De Voe said...

Jesus Christ is a Person. If they tread on the Person of Jesus Christ, they will tread on us.

Sophia's Favorite said...

The Japanese themselves began the custom of the stepping-plate, during their persecution of their own Catholic converts.

What's despicable is that the Protestants had no objections to spitting on Christ and his Church—which is what that gesture meant to any Japanese person who witnessed it.

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