Dick Gregory on American Christians
From an interview of Dick Gregory published in today’s Salon:
Let me tell you what I say about America. If that universal God up there don’t destroy America, then that God owes Sodom and Gomorrah a serious apology, hm? OK? Supposed to be the most Christian society in the history of the planet, they sing that hymn, “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” I tell them, “You weren’t there then and you wouldn’t be there now.”
And if Jesus came here today and started bugging the wrong people again, they’d give him the electric chair. And then we’d have Christians with electric chairs around their necks singing, “Were you there when they electrified my Lord?”
The entire interview is worth reading.
Oddly enough, Jeopardy champion/villain Arthur Chu conducted the interview and begins by explaining how he had never heard of Dick Gregory before. I guess this is an example of post-modern journalism: uninformed and self-referential.