In Colm Toibin’s ‘The Testament of Mary,’ Jesus’ mother takes on the Gospel writers: Hey Obama some guy has disparaged a religion, why isn’t he in jail yet?

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poppajoe49 November 21, 2012 at 6:25 pm

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Because he didn’t disparage Islam.

JPTravis November 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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Hey, since I’m a Christian, does this give me carte blanche to attack a consulate?

poppajoe49 November 21, 2012 at 7:17 pm

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No.

Missile Command November 22, 2012 at 3:09 am

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Only if a disparaging video sets you off. Then it’s OK.

Elrond Hubbard November 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm

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I see a fatwa in Colm Toibin’s future and maybe a riot in Cairo or Benghazi. What? Wait….never mind.

RobertW November 21, 2012 at 7:51 pm

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keep sowing the wind.

Joe November 22, 2012 at 12:38 am

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Meh.

On an interesting note I’m watching this fool Peter Popoff on the TV right now (it’s almost 4am, what else is on). He reminds me of Obama. Promising poor people and minorities great gifts based on zero work and scamming them in the process. There’s a lot of stupid in this world it seems.

RobertW November 22, 2012 at 1:10 am
Progressive Hemrrhoid November 22, 2012 at 5:52 am

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Expect to see this work of fiction as a mini-series on one of the Lame Stream Media Networks. Maybe they can get some leftist whore like Eva Longoria to play the title role.

MDLION November 24, 2012 at 6:45 pm

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I think the image of Mary over the centuries as a weak figure being held up by John under the cross are erroneous. She was strong. She probably held up John. The apostles were kinda weak and ran from the Garden, the Cross, and even denied Jesus. This book seems to portray Mary as messed up. But her words were so wise:”Do whatever He tells you.”

RobertW November 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm

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Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you.

Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.

The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb.

Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am.

Mark Lowry

She had to be tough for sure.