‘DJesus Uncrossed’: Most blasphemous skit in ‘SNL’ history?

Feb. 18, 2013 | 9:23 a.m.

“DJesus Uncrossed” may have crossed the line, with some calling it the single most offensive skit in “Saturday Night Live” history.

The skit spoofs Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” with a mock trailer for the ultimate historical revenge fantasy starring “Jesus H. Christ” himself. If that’s not enough, the skit arrives during Lent, one of the most solemn periods in the Christian calendar.

“Guess who’s back,” Jesus says as he rolls back a giant boulder and emerges into the sunlight in the skit.

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What follows is two minutes of bloody action as Jesus — clad in a tunic, sandals, a crown of thorns and a cross strapped to his back — uses a sword and guns to plow through his enemies.

Says the voice-over: “He’s risen from the dead … and he’s preaching anything but forgiveness.”

What do you think? Does the skit go too far? Is this the most blasphemous skit in “SNL” history? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Jesus is played in the “SNL” skit by Christoph Waltz, who is nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for “Django Unchained,” which is also nominated for best film of the year. Also making mock appearances in the skit, performers playing St. Peter, Pontius Pilate and Judas.

Although the “Saturday Night Live” skit was lauded as “brilliant” and “hilarious” by some, it has sparked outrage in some quarters. Some noted that the skit came just days after the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period of sacrifice and introspection that leads up to the single most important religious holiday on the Christian calendar: Easter.

One reaction on Twitter: “Saturday Night Live observes Lent with the most offensive sketch in its history: Djesus Uncrossed… How SNL Has Fallen”

The following comments were also posted on “SNL’s” website:

–“Seriously SNL? I am one of your biggest fans, but you really crossed the line with this. I am thoroughly disgusted…”

–“Interesting how SNL continues to mock Christ. As a Christian, I was highly offended. No doubt you would not dare to attack other faiths; Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, You can do better.”

–“This is just wrong. Once again, Christians are slammed. I find it ighly unfunny making fun of something that so many hold dear…”

The show recently spoofed devout Christian Tim Tebow with another skit in which a sweat-sock-wearing Jesus appeared inside the Denver Broncos’ locker room via a cloud and a heavenly shaft of light. His message to Tebow? Ease up on all the Jesus stuff.

Televangelist Pat Robertson ripped that skit as part of a wave of “anti-Christian bigotry that is just disgusting.”

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446 Responses to ‘DJesus Uncrossed’: Most blasphemous skit in ‘SNL’ history?

  1. unorthodoxology says:

    As a Christian, I thought it was a fantastic piece of satire about Tarantino. I think unintentionally, though, it actually echoes a lot of American Christianity's unfortunate portrayals of Jesus. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/davidhenson/2013/02/

    • leave comcast says:

      How can any Christian not be offended at this skit? Satire is not a license to offend much of mandkind. II have been checking google and am surprised there is not more outrage! I agree with outhers who comment that if the character was Mohammed or even Moses, there would likely be more pushback on NBC and SNL. Shame on NBC. Shame on Loren Roberts. I applaud the LA Times for reporting this story. As Comcast is now full owner of NBC, I'm going dish network! Any one joiniing me?

      • pithom says:

        1. Yes, it is.
        2. Most Americans wouldn't readily recognize a good satire of the life of Muhammad as particularly relevant to them. Moses would work just as well as Jesus, but, unfortunately, far fewer people regularly read Deuteronomy and Joshua than regularly read the gospels.

      • George Albinus says:

        The fact is SNL needs to do a good satire on Muhamed.SNL only attacks Jesus because they know Jesus and his followers are not like the dJesus they depicted, they know Muhamed is-so SNL and those decieved thereby let's be fair and do a good satire on Muhamed too. Chicken?

    • hooray4snl says:

      The skit was one of best pieces of satire in SNL history. It was totally predictable that the fundamenlist and so called newborn nincompups would be in an uproar over this. I can assure you that most of the whiners did not watch the show but heard of the skit elsewhere.

      Well done SNL!

    • Nash says:

      I personally thought it was funny as hell…..get the pun? But seriously it was funny as hell. Anyone who is pissed of about this is absolutely rediculous and needs to get over it. Most people thought it was really funny.

    • Mike says:

      You arent a real christian.

      • guest says:

        your right real christians dont go around declaring who is a "real christian/american/patriot" im looking at you sarah 'pathetic' palin

    • Andy Stevens says:

      The fact that you consider this anything but blasphemous calls into question the legitimacy of your "faith".

    • Geoff Arnold says:

      Also as a Christian, I found this skit to be much needed and a wonderful depiction of how many Christians (wrongly) view Jesus in Revelation. They understand Jesus as the warrior who returns with blood-soaked battle garbs in Revelation. They miss that this blood is not from killing everyone with a sword coming out of his mouth–it's the blood from him being crucified and the sword is his witness. The popular (among conservative Christians) 'Left Behind' books also portray the 'left behind' Christians as an army for Jesus–just like the 11 a-postles that work with Christ here. It would be great if Christians found this picture of Jesus offensive while realizing how they have done the same thing to Jesus. This is not a satire on Jesus. And though it is a satire on Terentino, it is indirectly a satire on a picture of Jesus that has ruled the imaginations of Christians who use Jesus (or 'Christian values') to support war and the death penalty. So I don't find this skit offensive at all. Rather, I find the picture of Jesus entirely offensive for how it hijacks Jesus the same way he has been throughout history (Constantine's conquering by the ChiRho, Colonizers justifying their actions by relating Jesus to their supremity, and (though including many more) how Jesus is used today to justify American Exceptionalism).

      • Matt says:

        Luke 19:27

        "But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them–bring them here and kill them in front of me.'"

        Geoff, please pick up your bloody bible and read the darn thing.

      • Joshua says:

        No my friend, it seems that you need to read the bible and stop taking bits and pieces to suit your agenda. That is the last verse of a parable Jesus is telling. The story discusses how the servants had to do more with the money they were given. Please don't take a verse of the story to benefit yourself.

        Like another poster said, what you are doing is like taking the verse where Judas committed suicide for his sin and saying the bible says we should commit suicide for our sins.

        Please do not talk of something you know nothing about,

    • Mamie says:

      I thought the skit outrageous and in very poor taste. I never even considered to compare with Tarantino. SNL has sunk to a new low.

    • Joshua says:

      Many Call themselves Christian. Many are lying to themselves.

    • katrina says:

      There is NO way you are a christian and are taking that skit so lightly. You are either lying or you have never accepted Christ as your savior. There is a whole lot more to being a Christian than than giving lip service to God.

    • George Albinus says:

      Realy?So lets see SNL do something even more satirical, accurate and funny ,"dMuhamed, Muhamed Unveiled." they could even use the sword cutting jihads for accuracy. I could just see what would happen to SNL headquarters in the middle of NYC if they pulled a stunt like that. Or funnier still why don't they do a "dMicaels, SNL unplugged."

    • George Albinus says:

      Your per version of Christianity helped create this. You do not love Jesus Christ, if you have ever been in love with some one your not going feel good about some one trashing your loved one. SNL knows Jesus Christ is not like this so they have no fear of reprisals when making fun of him, they would not dare do this to Muhamed because they know their studio would be burned down by people who are more like dMuhamed. Satire only works if you exagerate the truth, there was no truth in dJesus- it was complete slander and libel against the Prince of Peace,the one who died for the arogance, pride and beliegerance of every Saturday Night Live member -still scoffing at their only hope out of a sin sick world.

    • George Albinus says:

      Let's do ,""SNL Unplugged."

    • jackie says:

      Okay. I am looking forward to this week's parody on Islam…and then next Buddhism….and then…. and then. Satirical comedy definitely sharpens the sword but to join the crowd in mocking the Son of God does not show me courage but cowardiceness.

  2. Listen says:

    Any Christian who finds Mocking Christ as "funny" has never read the bible and is ignorant to their own religion. We will forgive and tolerate the mockery as we are called to but we should mark the increased frequency. If you do not understand history you are doomed to repeat it. Prejudice and persecution grow from apathy and mockery. If we are called to be respectful to all groups then it must be ALL…otherwise you simple replace the TARGET group. Do Not Believe…that is your right of free will but I have the right to my beliefs. Would we find it funny to mock race, gender, sexual ident. or other religions? The Dignity Act was passed this year to combat this very thing in our schools. SNL must educate itself from it's ignorance, but the Christians will forgive you anyway…that is what we do best!

    • CarrotCakeMan says:

      Get real, Christianists mock–and attack–anyone who doesn't share their "beliefs." Did you think we forgot all your anti-gay Hate Votes?

      • mamamia says:

        I don't see the "mocking" aspect of a statement that centers around the truth. I do not mock those who choose to live a homosexual lifestyle and have had friends who have chosen such a lifestyle. But when the opportunity presents itself, I will take a stand and defend righteousness….respectfully so, without mocking but with a gentle representation of what the Creator of all that is wrong and right has declared on this subject. Voting against homosexual marriage is not hate vote…it is a vote in support of traditional marriage. If it were a "hate" vote, then your vote in favor of homosexual marriage would necessarilly constitute a 'hate" vote against traditional marriage. You can't have it one way…if the vote in favor of traditional marriage (against homosexual marriage) is deemed 'hateful", then likewise is a vote in favor of homosexual marriage (against traditional marriage) deemed a "hate" vote.

    • Someone says:

      Boohoo. Lighten up and get over yourself.

    • jiminboulder says:

      You are very stirred up about that "myth." Sounds like you're ready to pull the trigger. The "myth" will be your judge one day.

      • John W. says:

        You're scarier than any horror film I've watched in a year.

      • chase says:

        That's a GREAT way to share the Gospel isn't it? Get real dude, love others as Jesus loved you. If they don't understand the Word of God just yet, then who are you to say they will be judged one day? Boldly proclaim the Good News not judgment. Christ doesn't need for us to defend him in this way.

    • duh says:

      "Would we find it funny to mock race, gender, sexual ident. or other religions?"

      you mean, like what SNL has done with practically every other skit in its history?

      lighten up.

      • Get it straight says:

        I never see the do a parody on Judaism, no because then they would get called out for being anti-Semitic. Maybe has something to do with all the Jews running New York.

      • Jay92 says:

        Adam Sandler – Chanukah Song.
        Look it up.

      • They make fun of Judaism all the time on SNL. They had a boy (actually a woman) doing his comedy act from his bar mitzvah just a couple of weeks ago. I remember a couple of classic sketches with Jon Lovitz as Hanukkah Harry, a (rather depressing) Jewish Santa, and I think they had a K-tel album of Jewish carols, too. In 92 they had Jerry Seinfeld as Elijah show up at a Seder to occupy his empty chair.

    • rob Kirk+ says:

      You have no choice about race, gender, sexual identity. Religion is a choice – if you you chose a mythology clearly fabricated from Greek mythology – it deserves to be mocked – right on SNL..

      • Teealt says:

        How can something with a base in Judaism (i.e; Jesus and His followers were Jewish) be even closely considered ' Greek Mythology' ? Jesus died to save ALL of us. He deserves to be PRAISED, not mocked…

      • how do you sound says:

        You must be really stupid to believe that christianity was fabricated from Greek mythology

    • AgnusDay says:

      "Listen"… is someone who has the courage to think as an individual. All of you who posted negatively to this comment are likely the very same who regard themselves as tolerant, open minded and completely against the concept of bullying…in short, spiritually bereft liberals who hold themselves in high esteem and follow the left agenda in lockstep…..To them I say," look within yourselves…." Additional note: SNL will likely never mock the Muslim faith in the same way (nor should they). And to "Listen", I applaud your courage of conviction and individuality of expression. But remember, those who post here are followers of the L.A. Times and overall, it's a predictable crowd.

    • Get it right says:

      If you are going to mock Jesus as a myth, then you better add Moses in there too. Or is just acceptable to ridicule Christianity.

    • Letstellthetruth says:

      God sacrificed to save us from our own self righteousness, our lack of Integrity, from our own pride. God gave man the freedom to choose, to either serve Him, serve yourself, serve man, serve some other god. Your choice, I suggest you exercise wisdom in making your choice.

    • James says:

      wow! Bad form. SNL is kinda known for that. What Would Jesus do ? We tend to use the gun and force through out the world to get our way. May be SNL was not mocking Jesus but the hypocrisy of the day.

      • Debbie says:

        That is how I viewed it James. If it was mocking anyone it is those who wear their Christian banner and their gun in their holster at the same time while they mock the down trodden and look down on anyone who struggles financially. They view the poor as not being Christian enough because they don't measure up financially. They also target and mock other religions without even learning about them. They generalize all who follow a certain faith to be evil. When the Islam followers all over the world were offended by the video that was broadcast in a more serious light were offended which sparked violent protests, all I heard from self proclaimed Christians was they shouldn't get offended and the tape didn't have anything to do with anything. So, I do not say what I say to generalize all who follow the Christian faith as hypocrites. Just those who are. This, coming from one who believes in the message Jesus brought to the world. That of peace, love and forgiveness.

    • candy says:

      SNL will NEVER make fun at Muhammad and Allah!! They know that it will spark a riot from the Muslim people around the world!!

      • Tammy says:

        How is portraying Jesus as a bad-ass who is seeking revenge "making fun" of him? This was a satire of Quentin Tarantino films, NOT a Jesus bashfest. Lighten up.

      • Theman says:

        First of all, the Islamic world is already up in arms about America and most of snls audience wouldn’t get the joke

      • letsbereasonable says:

        I am no religious scholar, but I do know that allah is 'god' in arabic – just another language, not another god like many evangelicals believe.

    • @oinonio says:

      Your lack of a sense of humor makes Baby Jesus cry.

    • Pockets says:

      I could've have said it any better…thank you

    • UnHoly says:

      I shudder to think what would have happened, if it would have ever happened, if big MOE was the target being made fun of….and Christians are supposed to be the bad bunch..

    • Josh says:

      You have an excellent point, too bad most Christians don't behave like how you expect others to behave. I went to a Christian church twice a week for 16 years. I have firsthand experience here. Set an example. When Christians stop treating me poorly because I'm an atheist, or when they stop harassing my gay friends, then we'll talk about not laughing at your religion's expense.

    • dharmabeachbum says:

      Blah, blah…Blah, blah, blah.
      "Christians will forgive you.."
      Really? I could care less that Christians forgive me. I've never liked cults.

    • laughable says:

      Ha! We mock "race, gender, sexual identity, and religion" all the time. You only get upset if its directed toward your group you hypocrite.

    • DEBBIE says:

      thank you for your comment…-47 dislikes..wow ..that should not be the case at all…its so true what has beome wrong is now right and what was once right is now wrong….God will not be mocked the bible says….so i am in agreement with you…….THANK YOU!!!

    • Melissa says:

      Well said Listen!!!

    • mamamia says:

      CAn you prove your assertion that Christ is a myth?

    • trina says:

      The liberal left of snl constantly scream first ammendment, where is our freedom of speech as a christian when every agnostic and athiest continually rip our faith out of every public square because of their ignorance of the true meaning of seperation of church and state. It truly means that obama cannot declare that every church house and every pastor must only lead people in the religion of his choice, per the governments choice of religion. One government, one religion. That's what our founding fathers were wanting to prevent. Our constitution has been distorted to fit their desires, just as some people choose to distort the Word of God for their benefit.

      • Setag Mailliw says:

        "One government, one religion. That's what our founding fathers were wanting to prevent"

        Which is why we are "ripping" your faith out of the public square.

    • atrina says:

      Wow…..you only feel that way because you think your too intelligent to believe in something you can't see or touch. In the end' every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. That means you. Also, don't you have to admit there is a God to deny Him. Your such a fool, is thee not a devil either…lol

    • soundguy says:

      It is amusing for me to be told I should "understand history" by a guy who believes in talking snakes.

    • Defected says:

      I don't believe 'Christians' would find this funny . So many atheists online posing as Christians and saying its okay to be , gay , pro-choice , mock God blasphemous to his name or Christ is not the only way . You will know them by their fruits .

    • brian says:

      Religion is not like race, sex, or gender you damn fool it is made up. Religion is like thinking its OK to molest children, just cause its OK in a child molesters head does not mean its OK to just let happen. You are telling children lies and it needs to stop go ahead think what you want but don't tell other people you know the truth cause you do not. You deserve mockery and ridicule cause you believe in a fairy tale.

    • tony says:

      Where is the backslash to the continuous mocking and belittling of Christianity by SNL writers and ultimately Loren Michaels. I just watched a degrading portrayal of the Nativity and I find it offensive and disgusting. They seem to not have the cajones to treat any other faith in the same light, so it isn't bravery is it? It's an agenda. Shame on you NBC.

  3. Listen2 says:

    Why are you not posting my previous comment? It is factual and not disrespectful. Do you also practice freedom of speech or have we now entered into a controlled information state? If so we are all doomed.

  4. Acts17 says:

    I've noticed that SNL is far more comfortable mocking Jesus than mocking Muhammad. Any idea why that is?

    • Lois Turner says:

      Jesus, unlike Mohammed, claimed to be a God. So he is more deserving of satire.

      • Louis Bricano says:

        All religion deserves mockery. The reason Muhammed isn't mocked so much is because, although their religion is mockworthy, Christians as a culture are more mature and more tolerant than Muslims. Christians may become upset at blasphemous depictions of Jesus, but they won't fly airliners into your skyscrapers over it. Muslims will.

      • John Curry says:

        in other words you will freely mock peoples and religions who you can get away with mocking, but like a bully you won't mock anyone who may strike back.

      • David says:

        I find Louis's view about maturity is more accurate than your perspective. Of course no statement can apply to everyone in a group, but in a large part I think he's right. I genuinely think Christians don't see their God as timid or delicate. Someone's negative comment about Him doesn't have the same impact as it does to a Muslim. I think part of it is that the Christian God appeals to motives other than fear. Again, no statement can apply to everyone in a group of that scale.

      • Diasent says:

        Are you for real? Christians are more tolerant is a fallacy. Depending on the Sect from Mormons to Catholics. If Christians were tolerant, I'd be in Ireland right now. Christianity has proven to be one of the more bloodthirsty religions throughout history. Crack a book and let gays get married you prude.

    • jpdue says:

      Because Christians are allowed a sense humor and muslims are not.

    • John Kiernan says:

      The mockery… in case nobody noticed (or is smart enough to understand), is really toward Quentin Tarantino and his need to make ridiculously bloody movies, not toward Jesus. It's taking it to the most absurd by showing the person who claimed to be the most peaceful and making him "Tarantino-like."
      Can "D'Gandhi Unwrapped" be far behind.
      PS: I just spoke to Jesus and he told me to tell everyone to loosen up and get a sense of humor.

      • Rick says:

        You can't reason with religous extremists. They will always be offended by something. I'm glad you and a few others here understand satire as humor. Weird Al already did the Gandhi skit in his movie UHF.

      • This kind of sketch has a long history, see for example "Gandhi 2" from UHF way back in 1989 that had a pretty similar storyline.

    • Righteous says:

      As a Muslim I find it repulsive, having said that, I also believe no Prophet/religion should be made fun of period. We Muslim have morals and values, can't say the same for other who are posting hatred against Muslims.

    • john says:

      It's because we Christians are sane, moderate people who don't start riots and wars over mere images or amateur documentaries about Jesus. This is also America where there is at least something of a separation of church and state as well as the first amendment so SNL can do all the offensive parodies it wants and I love it.

    • David Mujambili says:

      Simply because it is easier to mock Jesus, and funnier to the audience. The majority of snl's audience has likely experienced more Christian exposure than Muslim exposure, thus mockeries of Jesus have more impact. Also, in the Islamic faith it is forbidden and EXTREMELY offensive to portray religious figures such as Muhammad in images, so picturing Muhammad would have been a very dangerous move for snl potentially with worldwide reprecussions. And its pretty difficult to make fum=n of something you cant show.

    • Guest says:

      Because most because Americans, who are their main audience, don't know enough about Muhammad and Islam for skits about it to be all that funny.

      Of course the point is, they weren't really mocking Christianity. They were mocking Tarantino and how his last two films were historical fiction, in which he rewrote history and added in lots of violence.

    • DEN says:


    • betty says:

      They know they would get in great trouble if they mock the Muslin faith ,the network is loyal to the Muhanmmad not the Christian. They play into what they can get a laugh. They will soon know that doesn't work with most people. Shame on the ones that will go to any extreme for a great rating. Try that same mocking of Muhammad and see if that works.

  5. Blackcoffee says:

    Anti-Christian? No, it's just satirizing the Westboro Baptist Church and various other far right fundamentalist groups (and don't forget how the Battle of Armageddon is supposed to end and what the "end of days" on this view is like

    • tack says:

      You have it all wrong SNL is not making fun of Christianity. Its making fun of the Beltway perversion of Chrisianity which is the real Blasphamy. The perversion of Christ as some white bigoted selfish NRA loving acountant that pays dividends on your tyhings and defends slavory is real blasphamy.Christianity did not pervert these people they perverted Chrisianity and SNL is just lampooning it.

    • sdawn says:

      Noooo, Christians are known by there works. Westboro is NOT a Christian group. What the Westboro group does shows hate and evil intent. No good actions there…

    • katrina says:

      Westboro baptist is NOT christian. They are a religious compound full of attorneys. Please do not think they speak for other baptists. We r nothing like that and they will have to answer to God for leading people astray and possibly people will go to hell because of their impressions on others

  6. fan21 says:

    I actually thought it mocked Tarantino's historical license more than it mocked Jesus or Christianity. Obviously, that's not what happened. His movies are barely historical fiction – they're so inaccurate.

    • b00mer says:

      The bible is historical fiction.

    • duh says:

      um…you realize he's making hollywood movies for purposes of entertainment, not documentaries…right?

    • David Peterzell says:

      Right. It was mocking Tarantino.

    • M.L. Nave says:

      So did I. Though I didn't think it was particularly funny, I didn't find it all that offensive, either.

    • H. H. says:

      why do Jesus though? Can you answer that? why not base it on a movie character similar to a movie he made. That argument would make sense if it were Mel Gibson or something.

      • Conrad Jameson says:

        Cause its something everybody knows about so its easy to connect to and understand… are you a script writer? comedian?… Most likely not. Its easy to mock Jesus, Thats why they did it. Its nothing to get upset about if you actually believed in it you would be tolerant and not care what people thought

    • George Albinus says:

      But they still need to to do," dMuhamed Unvieled." it would be satirical and they could even keep the violence for accuracy. Of course SNL are just a bunch of cowards and wouldn't dare do a spoof on Muhamed- esecially in the middle of New York City.

  7. Jesse says:

    Hilarious! That so many people are up in arms about this is a testament to how far we as a species have failed to come despite thousands of years of science and rational thought. An embarrassment to humanity.

    • H. H. says:

      Obviously you don't get deep enough into science to realize that through science " a wise man knows he knows nothing". Scientists are still trying to figure the beginning out. lol, maybe one day they'll get there….

    • Randy says:

      Change does not always bring improvement. Our environment and resources today echo that fact.

    • betsy says:

      I feel sorry for you, Jesse

    • Laurie says:

      unfortunately the only embarrassment to humanity is that far too few people actually have any, which your deeply sad testimony makes evident. That you should find it "hilarious" to mow people down in vengeance, spraying their blood everywhere is actually one of the darkest commentaries there is as to how far "humanity" as you call it has fallen. What is truly most amazing though is that the very man they mock and you laugh at, is the one who saw all that and chose to love you INSTEAD of seeking vengeance and GIVE UP his life for you and for all us rational thinkers, taking all consequences for our evil choices upon himself and handing us back the chance to live in hope and actually possess some humanity. Jesus Christ gave us a gift we should treasure not twist and mock to fit our bent ways..

    • John says:

      But if SNL or anyone else says anything disrespectful or prints anything towards the Muslim/Islam faith they are deamed as hateful people and not respectful.

  8. Kenneth Burrell, Jr says:

    IF most people wake up , and, know the history about THEOLOGY, then it was funny. Then those that know, don't care a rats anus about the MYTH that crap. Hebrew Bible 500 B.C.E, hmm Adam first wife, her name was Lilith. Adam told his GOD, lol, "She want do what I told her to do kill her." So killed her, then made again, lol, EVE, idiots. Don't have no education or knowledge. ZIONIST-SATANIST control that show and control the PROPAGANDA, Entertainment,Sports, and, Theology (Religion.) Sorry wake UP.

    • Amber says:

      If you proof read your post, maybe people would consider reading it. There is no reason for any of those words to be all capitalized, adding "lol" doesn't help you if you want to be taken seriously, and punctuation and spelling would help a lot of people understand this. I would've considered your argument if I could understand it.

    • Bronco98765 says:

      Completely erroneous, made up anti Semitic drivel

  9. Chip says:

    SNL has a neo-con zionist slant to its politics. They will never mock Judaism, but do Christianity. I guarantee that this is just a set-up sketch so that when they go after Mohammed and Islam they will be able to point to this as an excuse.

    • Angelo Barovier says:

      Oh, good grief. You do know who Adam Sandler is, right? And Billy Crystal? You really think they've never made fun of Jewish culture and Jewish faith? Not to mention Jewish celebrities from Sammy Davis Jr. to Mark Zuckerberg (Andy Samberg). It's comedy, not part of some religious propaganda machine out to get you. Man, the level of paranoia in the States is at an all time high.

      • Gumby says:

        Agreeing with Angelo. SNL and countless other comedy shows and comedians (many of them Jewish) have mocked Judaism. First thing that came to my mind was the SNL skit where the rabbi performs a bris in the back seat of the "Royal Deluxe II" car to prove its smooth ride. I see that skit is considered one of SNL's 25 best commercial parodies.

    • Guest says:

      Don't forget Jerry Seinfeld as Elijah coming to a Passover Seder; or Hannukah Harry, who brings socks to the little children during the holidays.

    • Msam Cabana says:

      What chu' say Willis? http://www.hulu.com/watch/279567

  10. jimmyblueyes says:

    My friends performed a play with an anti-bullying message in Kansas over the weekend, and who shows up? Those devout Christians, Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church, who purport that it's the Lord's will for them to continue to be bullies. Meanwhile, every week, we read more about the perversions of Catholic priests, and how Bishops and Cardinals, leading all the way up to Cardinal Ratzinger (now the Pope, who will be remembered for quitting just like Richard Nixon) covered it up for decades. I'm embarrassed to admit that I was raised in a Christian household. These unholy maniacs, showing us what it means to be Christian, should be on their knees thanking their Jesus that they got off this easily on SNL!

    • rsc777 says:

      Jim, you got your own personal beef with ‘christians’… the tone of your posting suggests that you’re just making excuses for your bad attitude towards people who have done you good, and because deep down you probably know you should apologize/backtrack/repent, but are just too proud/stubborn to do it.

      Come on, say I’m right…

    • Ardub says:

      Westboro Baptist Church is not a Christian group although they call themselves one. Their thinking and behavior could not be more unlike Jesus or his teachings. They use the term "Christian" to legitimize their hate and complete lack of understanding of what it means to be a Christian. It's sad that the only ones who are getting attention for their faith are the ones who misrepresent it the most. Why do we not hear of those followers of Christ who are doing good in our world like the A21 Campaign and other organizations who are helping to rescue victims of human trafficking. Or the Dream Center in Los Angeles that serves over 40, 000 meals a month to homeless people. Groups like Westboro are just looking for attention by being controversial. They should be classified as a hate group and not a church. which is what they really are. Finally, in terms of this SNL skit, I don't think that type of humor is humor at all but they have a right to say whatever they want I just wonder if SNL would ever treat other religions the same?

    • jl hughes says:

      the westboro baptist church does not represent me. I pray for their need for attention and law suit money … they really are lawyer workshippers. I hope you reexam what you may or may not believe. I am married to a man who was raised in a Catholic home for unwanted children over 1500 stayed at Mt Loretto on Staten Island in NY. There where some who were not perfect and even the children themselves where like orwell's animal farm. BUT…if it wasn't for the brothers and the nuns, my husband would not be any better than the parents who raised him. He is a fine man. I am acutally Baptist. I believe in the truth of the Bible not man…and as my granny used to say…"hypocrits? what a better place for them than in a church!

    • Mike says:

      Westboro Baptist Church has nothing to do with christianity

    • Guest says:

      jimmyblueyes, it is true that the church is filled with hyprocrites. That is why you should always keep your eyes on God not man. Man will always let you down but God never fails.

    • Tom D says:

      Hey Jimmyblueyes. So does that mean you also hate teachers, doctors, football coaches, hockey players? (just to name a few of the professions that were implicated in child sexual abuse scandals over the years). A week also does not pass where I don't read paper to read about some new teacher who abused their students. Some months ago several family physicians were arrested in Toronto because each had pictures of naked children on their computers at work and home. How about cover up scandal with that football coach? How many others that we don't know about are still out there? Want to condem them all? Want to stop watching their games? Want to stop going to doctors? Cause the only logical thing that can be derived from your argument is that if SEVERAL cases can be found in some community then ALL members of that community need to be condemned.

  11. Mary says:

    Inaccurate would be right, Can humans take truth..? Jesus is God,the second person of the Trinity.As God the Son,he has always existed and was never created.He is fully God and fully man(the two natures joined not mixed).As the second person of the Trinity ,He is coequal with God the Father and the Holy Spirit . In becoming man,He was begotten through the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.Jesus is the only way to the Father,salvation and eternal life.He died on a cross according to God s plan,as full sacrifice and payment for our sins.He rose from the dead on the Third day,spiritually and physically immortal.4 the next 40days He was seen by over500 eye witnesses,His wounds were touched and He ate meals.He physically ascended to heaven.Jesus will come again visibly and physically at the end of the world to establish Gods kingdom and judge the world. We were made in Gods image..How is the condition of your heart? Read book of John as new believers, will change your life. Amen

    • CarrotCakeMan says:

      If your god is so all-powerful, why does it need you to seek out free advertizing for it?

      • Nailman says:

        She's not seeking advertiSing (its with an s, not a z) for God. She's explaining who you are mocking and hoping that perhaps you might acknowledge the depth of your depravity and future destiny.
        Second, if her first effort is successful, which evidently it wasn't, she is trying to get you to actually learn about God and Jesus so that you will believe and be forgiven for your unbelief. That forgiveness will give you the peace you so evidentially lack, and finally an eternity with Him.
        Finally, from your perspective, if I am right in my faith and belief in God and Christ, what will YOU say when you die and face God. Will you tell Him he is a fiction or figment of imagination, or will you say OOPS, and cry for forgiveness

      • antichrist says:

        It would appear jesus' behavior was just like gods. One murder after another. You assume that god/jesus is real – but have no proof of god/jesus. But then you going to say we have no proof he is not real – except the fact there is no proof he is real.

        One has to ask what kind of person would want to follow a mass murderer? I for one think they must be a sick person.

      • Jamie says:

        when did Jesus murder??????? never!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He opposed violence

      • Skeptic says:

        God murdered plenty, and many believe Jesus is God. If they're truly one in the same, then Jesus by extension is a murderer.

      • Humble thy self says:

        Antichrist is exactly that, there is no Antimohamed or AntiAlla, the devil knows the only one he has to worry about is Christ!
        If you seek Jesus with ALL your Heart and ALL your Mind and ALL your Soul he will reveal himself. But you who think you are so intelligent have been blinded, for GOD said he uses the weak things of this world to condemn the Strong.
        There is salvation to all who seek it and I only pray that all who are on here blasting Jesus find just that. You can't blame MAN(so called christians) for his perversions and distorting of the word. Deny that if all were like CHRIST, the world would be a perfect place.
        Love your neighbor as you love yourself!

    • Donald from Hawaii says:

      If belief in Jesus Christ as Saviour means having to spend eternity with sanctimoniously self-absorbed people like you, Mary, I think I'd rather take my chances otherwise.

      • rsc777 says:

        I’m not sure you want to be separated from God forever… regardless whether in your actual condition you like your neighbour in his/her actual condition…

      • Nailman says:

        Careful Don, you will get your wish unless you believe. What will you say or how will you answer when God asks why you never believed or even tried to learn about Him, and then sends you to an eternity of punishment. Remember, no one is perfect except God, and a perfect God MUST punish wrongdoing, no matter how minor, unless forgiveness is asked for.

      • dwerbil says:

        And that is one of the main tenants and reason your religion is so morally bankrupt. Here's a simple bit of role playing – if I want you for a friend to honor and worship me, and you reject the offer, I'm going to punish you to burn in hell for eternity.

      • Antichrist says:

        I would ask what kind of god murders his own children. Then I would of coarse ask why a perfect god commits murder? And why would a perfect god be a jealousy god – its just so human. Then I would ask if god is perfect how does a perfect god commit an imperfect act of being jealous etc. etc. ? The list just goes on and on and on and on and on.

      • Skeptic says:

        Zeus disagrees with you, therefore you're going to Hades. Prove me wrong. Oh wait, you can't, so it must be real.

    • Antix80 says:

      So by your reasoning,

      God sacrificed himself to himself to save us all from himself.

      Sounds legit…

      • Letstellthetruth says:

        God sacrificed to save us from our own self righteousness, our lack of Integrity, from our own pride. God gave man the freedom to choose, to either serve Him, serve yourself, serve man, serve some other god. Your choice, I suggest you exercise wisdom in making your choice.

    • rob Kirk+ says:

      "Jesus is God,the second person of the Trinity.As God the Son,he has always existed and was never created." — this isn't any better than Greek mythology — what a bunch of bunk.

    • Thomas says:

      Well, I think you got the part about "He ate meal" right. As for the rest: where is your evidence?

    • Steve DeGarmo says:

      Anyone notice that every comment against the SNL skit seems to include canned statements? PEOPLE–it is depressing to see all of you speak the words of others. Have a unique thought in your life.

    • Jesus C. Penney says:

      What a bunch of hogwash. Atheism is gaining hold in America and soon all this superstitious nonsense will be just so much quaint idiocy, like buggy whips and chia pets. Can't wait, personally.

      Hey, just curious… how long have Christians awaited the Return Of The King? Oh, yeah… 2000 years. I'm sure he's coming next year. Or the year after that, definitely.

    • RealTalk says:

      Your religious rhetoric and appalling lack of punctuation in your comment are incredibly discomforting. The teachings of the bible are horrifying. You don't have to look hard to find some unsettling passages. Deuteronomy 28:53 condones cannibalism. 1 Timothy 2:12 says that women should be subservient to men. The bible condones slavery and says rape victims should be wed to their attackers. Your holy text is morally reprehensible and I see no reason why an SNL skit can't mock it. I've seen horror movies that are tame compared to the stuff you'll read in the bible. Leviticus. Leviticus alone presents so many rules that if Christians followed their holy scripture to the tee and didn't just pick and choose what they believed, everybody would be getting stoned to death. Hate away in replies, I don't really care. But you know what the 'Lord' thinks about that whole WRATH thing.

  12. tcement says:


    People who are okay with Westboro Baptist are offended by this?


  13. James Klein says:


    I found it no more offensive than Red Sled Down on South Park. I loved it.

    Jim Klein

  14. AAA says:

    yeah the real judgment is not going to be so funny

  15. art says:

    Oh No! This is going to start rioting and senseless killings….Oh wait, wrong fairy tale, that's the Muslims

  16. f frederick skitty says:

    blasphemy is a victimless crime.

  17. Atheistically Yours says:

    I do not normally follow SNL (I think its long past its prime, and should have been given the axe a LONG TIME AGO!), but THIS parody "preview" was a RIOT (and I am not saying that as a ATHEIST, either!). If it pisses off, and infuriates the "believers" I AM ALL FOR IT! For all the religious based censorship they practice, and demand of others, this parody "preview" was the biggest "F-U" I could have imagined! Beyond hysterical, and clearly in need of a "viralness" on the Internet!

    • Ginger says:

      Me thinks you do protest too much. Whatever has religion done to you to make you so vehement in opposition to it? Hysteria is said to be "a condition of extreme excitement characterized by emotional disturbance," and your statement that the parody was "beyond hysterical" says a lot about you.

    • dwerbil says:

      This SNL skit reminded me of "Mad TV, Jesus, Terminator". Look it up at Youtube.

  18. Unchosen says:

    While most people will find the skit funny, this ultimately is a good demonstration of the cowardice of SNL. As a general rule, mock the Christian God, and no one will come shoot you, or blow up your building, or arrest you for a hate crime.
    So SNL, why take the easy path. Belushi would be ashamed.

    Let's see some courage SNL – or isn't making fun of Mohammed fair game?

    • colluvial says:

      I thought this skit was a blast! If this had been about Mohammed, only a tiny percentage of the viewers (that probably includes you, I know it includes me) would have understood the references. What's the point in a comedy skit that's not funny?

  19. Donald from Hawaii says:

    I'm more than certain that Jesus of Nazareth himself would've laughed out loud at that Tarantino parody. Further, I'm pretty sure he'd have laughed even harder in the faces of all these sanctimonious Christianist hypocrites who'd don the mantle of victimhood and claim to speak in the name of the Father in their condemnations of everyone connected with this "preview."

  20. footwork16 says:

    They did something similar to this about 3 or 4 seasons ago, if I remember correctly. Something based on the absurdity of Jesus with an automatic weapon.

    As for the comments about making fun of other religions, they make fun of Jews all the time. I don't think I've ever seen a direct parody of Mohamed, but Moses and Hindus are pretty regular fodder.

  21. Buzz says:

    The question is, why would SNL pick on Christians and not Muslims. Why not a sketch about DMUHAMMED unchained. Could it be that SNL only picks on those who they aren't afraid of? Has SNL EVER done a skit making fun of Mohammed? I Wonder why…. Bullies generally only pick on those who they aren't afraid of too.

    • mIke mcmullen says:

      Or because they dont know enough about mohammed.. you cant write a sketch on something you dont know about.. Thats just common sense. And the people who enjoy the show might not either so it wouldnt be funny to them.

    • meeee says:

      They're not making fun of or picking on Jesus. Give me a break! It's comedy because of the absurdity of it all. Don't overthink it so much.

  22. Donna Hill says:

    IAll I can say, is what Jesus said as they crucified Him on that cross, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do" Sorry for you SNL.

    • jimmyblueyes says:

      Don't be sorry for SNL. Be sorry for all those trusting and innocent children who were abused for decades by perverse Christian priests, whose actions were then concealed by deceptive Bishops and Cardinals. Be sorry for everyone that ever attended a funeral that was disrupted by that devout Christian Fred Phelps and his followers from the Westboro Baptist Church. Then say: "Father forgive them, for they know all TOO WELL what they do."

      • rsc777 says:

        Yeah, sure, I wonder how many of the abuse cases are just fabrications…

      • John W. says:

        My guess (from my experiences growing up in the Roman Catholic church): not many.

      • jiminboulder says:

        C'mon, Jimmy. You know the difference between the real Christians and the hypocrites. Don't slam the real ones for what the fake ones do.

      • rob Kirk+ says:

        Right… anyone who doesn't agree with your exact mythology is not a REAL christian.

      • Tanya718 says:

        I hear this all the time. First off, there are many Christian denominations but its Catholic priests that are responsible for the child abuse accusations. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. As I’ve read the new testament (Jesus’ life from start to finish), I’ve come to realize a lot of Catholic doctrine and tradition has been corrupted as it is NOT found in scripture. For example, the reverence of and even prayers to Mary, who made that one up? The bible teaches us how to pray and who to pray to. Mary is not a god, in fact she’s barely mentioned after Jesus’ birth. Recited and repeated prayers, confessing sins to a priest(who probably has a slew of his own sins) instead of the Lord himself, idolatry of men and objects,ect. It just bugs me b/c it’s so far left of what the bible actually teaches and few ppl see it or just keep silent about it. In my opinion the Catholic church is a super rich, super powerful and HIGHLY deceptive/corrupted organization. Don’t get me started on the private alien research the Vatican is orchestrating…it’s pretty deep…and scary.

    • I thought Jesus was the father. Was he talking to himself?

  23. L.A. Vato says:

    How sad that those involved in creating the skit are the same people that have no clue what Jesus has done for them. Laugh now, but…..I guarantee that when the day comes when WE ALL have to face Jesus face to face, and if those have not accepted Jesus Christ has their savior…..then remember that hell has no exit's.

    • Antichrist says:

      So, tell me how do you justify following a murdering god that murder his own children? It takes a pretty sick individual that can overlook murder!

    • djmary unflowered says:

      hell has no apostrophes either

    • Steve DeGarmo says:

      Are you saying that 4 out of every 5 people on earth is going to hell because they don't believe in Jesus Christ?

      How long do these face to face meetings with Jesus last? Considering over 300,000 people pass away each day, that sounds like a pretty busy schedule for Mr. Christ.

    • FrankB says:

      L.A. Let me get this right. You are angry at SNL for showing Jesus as a vengeful murderer, but you say that he will get revenge on those people in the most violent way possible (eternal torture)?

    • Melissa says:

      True L.A. Vato! One day every knee shall bow at the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you. :)

    • L. Straite says:

      Amen! You're right on target. Jesus loves us so much to give His life for us. I feel so sorry for those who are now missing out on His love and choose to do so for eternity.

    • Guest 1138 says:

      Yep thx Jesus. I appreciate you sacrificing yourself, to yourself, for yourself. If only we could educate fictional characters on the usage of 2 simple words "you're forgiven", then fictional God wouldn't have had to have his fictional son/self killed.

    • TheFunkyNonTheist says:

      Vato: Your comment reminds me of the comedic line "Always with the threats." Many of us have learned to be unafraid of your spooks, so by now you should realize that your threats affect us as much as if you had told us that Santa Claus will bring us fewer presents if we don't behave. As non-theists, we realize that our urge to be moral has nothing to do with fear of imaginary beings no matter how despicably horrible you paint your deity to be.

    • rationalone says:

      Yea and lets not forget what Santa clause and the easter bunny not to mention the tooth fairy has donr for everyone! LOL

    • Paul says:

      Hell has no exits? That sounds a lot like "no more Mr. nice Jesus". Read Dante's Inferno by the way; he found an exit — you just have to tiptoe past Satan.

  24. Rob says:

    I am Christian and am not offended at all – I think anyone who is offended needs to LIGHTEN UP!!!! This is hysterical!!

    • Daniel Miramon says:

      You are christian by labeling yourself as such. Don't drag other christian's to your point of view or gross interpretation to what is hysterical. By viewing your comment I am certain you don't read the bible and worship at a local church. I don't make claims of being a christian I just happen to believe Jesus is my Lord and Savior! And in addition to SNL skit it just demonstrates their demise and lack of creativity. It's a matter of time before they pull the plug !

      • Steve DeGarmo says:

        Ironically, Daniel, I call myself a Christian yet I'm not convinced that Jesus Christ was and is my lord and savior. The best parts of Christianity are worth following (for example, those "best parts" do not include hating homosexuals to the point of denying them equal rights). Unfortunately, most of the outspoken Christians make Christianity sound pretty hateful, petty, and absent of any substance.

    • Lolo says:

      making fun of Jesus who gave up His throne, bled, suffered and died for us is nothing to lighten up about. you obviously don't hold Jesus sacred in ur heart or life or u wouldn't think this is funny.

      • Alexandra says:

        Gave up his throne? Aint he supposed to be Lord in heaven? He only bled and suffered (supposing he existed at all) was because of his sadistic daddy (who's himself) If I was an all powerful god who loves his children I just would have said 'confess and all is forgiven" without the sadism. Sick sadistic god you people follow.

  25. monadnock says:

    Christ was human which means that HE HAD A SENSE OF HUMOR!!!!!!

    • Daniel Miramon says:

      Correction, Jesus was not human! Don't you read the bible! And besides he does not laugh when your mocking him! Do you think he laughs at your stupid jokes?

      • Ian says:

        No… he was Human. That was the point, He was the only perfect human and He died for all of our sins if we choose to accept that gift.

  26. jimmyblueyes says:

    SNL ratings remain high; it's not going off the air anytime soon, which means there's plenty of time to parody the followers of Mohammed and Abraham too. Years before this skit, SNL did an outrageous segment called "The BelAirabs," depicting Muslims in the roles of The Beverly Hillbillies. (sing: ". . . and then one day he was shootin' at some Jews, when up from the ground came a bubblin' ooze. Oil, that is. Kuwaiti Kool-Aid. . . ") Extremely politically incorrect, but a target that was ripe for parody. It was hilarious. So get off your high horse; you're uninformed.

  27. Harley says:

    I am quite certain that Christ, among his other attributes, has a sense of humor.

  28. Judy says:

    God forgive us all – as he did on the real cross. All this hate is wrong from any side. I too thought it started as a funny commentary of Mr. Tarentino – who I've always respected and liked as something of a gonzo violent director. Our nation has become extremely violent – but I also thought portraying the Prince of Peace as gun toting did go over the line especially at this time of season. Reason, scjence, atheists?? Believe or don't believe but there once was a man named Jesus who was more than a man and there is a lot of historical evidence – want to forget ancient times – how about Julius Cesar, Plato???

    • Wade Marsten says:

      Dear Judy,

      I would simply like to correct an error in your comment. You state that "there is a LOT of historical evidence" for the existence of Jesus. I hate to let you in on a secret of Christian scholarship, but, outside of the New Testament (which was written as a promotional document for a new religion, i.e., CHRITIANITY, and therefore cannot be a trusted historical document) and one passing reference to the person we call Jesus by ZERO Roman Historians except for the Jewish-turned-Roman historian in 70 A.D. named Josephus (and the paragraph that contains that ONE reference is of questionable origin according to many scholars because the style differs from the rest of Josephus' work and so could easily have been inserted to bolster faith in Jesus, especially since we do not have Josephus original work, but simply transcriptions made and passed down through the ages by CHRISTIAN monks) can hardly be considered a LOT of historical evidence. But then we can research and learn for ourselves or we can simply BELIEVE whatever we like or whatever a BELIEVER tells us.

      May Christ be With You 'cause I can't find him.

  29. fw18 says:

    I suspect NBC would not allow a skit like this about Mohammed but it would be interesting to see what would happen if they did … I suspect they would have to have more armed guards around 30 Rock – where is the outcry from our President about this video ???

  30. Michael says:

    I really don't see the big deal here. They've made fun of dozens of other fictional characters.

  31. Antix80 says:

    Oh man, I gotta laugh with all the hurt christian responses here. I don't even watch SNL but just knowing that they did a skit that mocked either Jesus or Tarantino (who actually exists by the way) and is irking all the religitards into a hizzy is just AWESOME to me.

    Get off your crucifix (pun intended) and get a sense of humor. If all you theists didn't believe in ridiculous things maybe we wouldn't feel the need to mock & make fun of you. As it is, you guys make it too easy.

  32. Lance says:

    Um, they have mocked Jews many times. How about Christmastime for the Jews? http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/chri

  33. Joe T. says:

    I am a Christian (Catholic) and frankly outraged that SNL would go to such extremes. It seems that anti-Christian bigotry is accepted by many people today. Would SNL dare to do the same type of skit mocking Islam? Never. The perpetrators of that skit are small minded bigots who probably did it just to create controversy for SNL, with the feeble hope of raising ratings for a show that lost any talent it had many years ago. To present such a skit during Lent especially, is just completely insensitive and highly offensive. I will be sure NEVER to tune into SNL ever again.

  34. Terry Black says:

    I thought they were mocking Republicans, who call themselves the party of Jesus but refuse to curb the sale of high-capacity automatic weapons. If Jesus had acted as this skit suggests, the Republican position would make perfect sense.

  35. LeisureGuy says:

    I thought it was hilarious. And given how the military (of all organizations) has become so saturated with "Christianity", not at all inappropriate.

  36. E.R. says:

    I have a great sense of humor but as a Christian I find this totally offensive and over the top. It is disgusting, I am sorry to say. SNL stopped being really funny in the 70s and if they had any sensitivity or decency they would be ashamed.

  37. Definitive says:

    So when has SNL scheduled their skit spoofing Muhammad as a violent terrorist?

    Oh…that's right. They definitely will NOT be doing that…that would be "Islamophobic"

  38. benedict says:

    bad taste… IMO

  39. crossed the line says:

    Thanks to the LA Times for this article. I am a liberal democrat…but this crosses the line. How about a little respect SNL? Respect for the families of Sandy Hook, Aurora, Tuscon, etc, etc. I believe in the causes of the unfortunate in this world. Many of them are Christians. I too am a Christian and find this deeply offensive. Sign up for dish…let comcast, the owner of nbc know, ENOUGH!

  40. Jumbo51 says:

    I like a good joke and am not ashamed to make light-hearted jokes about my faith, but DJesus was over the line. Would SNL have done the same thing with a gun-totting Muhammed? I don't think Loren Michaels would have had the courage.

    • Tom Schneider says:

      Read history, even the Muslim version of it. Mohammed slew hundreds of people, mostly Jews. He beheaded them lined up beside a long pit, in front of their wives and children, because they were obstinate and would not accept him as a valid religious leader.

      • akc120 says:

        Sounds a lot like what the Bible says your God has in mind for us on what your religion calls "Judgment Day." I guess Christians and Muslims aren't that different after all.

  41. asgspifs says:


    Anyone offended by this deserves to be offended.

  42. Mike says:

    I thought the skit was hilarious and timely. If you seriously take offense to a SNL skit which is there to poke fun, your incredibly naive and shallow. SNL like family guy is an equal opportunity offender which is why I love them. SNL is what's right about America and what's wrong with most other sensored countries lead by extremists. Enjoy your freedom and lighten up. Cudos to SNL for keeping us laughing at ourselves and our silly fears of hell!

  43. Jun says:

    John 3:13
    "Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you."

  44. really?Like, really? says:

    Get a sense of humor, people.

  45. Rose U. says:

    I never watch SNL, but when I heard of your presentation of DJesus uncrossed, I was extremely offended to say the least! As a Christian and a believer in Jesus as the Son of God and Savior and Lord, I was grieved to see your portrayal of Jesus! I know that it grieved the heart of God as well, i have always watched NBC, but stopped watching anything on that channel in the past few months because it has become apparent that the media on NBC have an agenda that is continually promoted. Most shows that are on this channel are not worth watching. This station lacks values and morals! Until it changes, I will not watch it!

    • Nick says:

      How arrogant can a person be to claim they know the feelings of God. For all you know he was on his ass laughing because IF someone created this world he had to have had a sense of humor.

  46. Kathleen Bilgutay says:

    I thought the skit was brilliant and hilarious.

    • Tom Schneider says:

      OK Kathleen, but as I see it, you're dull with a capital "D" and decidedly unfunny.

      • Falph Malph says:

        Dull = being incapable of seeing beneath the surface of parody and being fearful of anything that is not simple. Sound like anyone you know, Tommy?

  47. Chris says:

    How do you feel about gay people? Liberals? Other faiths? Atheists? Many Christians barely tolerate other CHRISTIAN denominations! I heard from many “Christians” that the billions of humanity that die without being saved by Jesus, i.e., validate your own beliefs, will burn in a fiery lake of torment devoid of God’s grace and love for all eternity…can there be anything more hateful that than belief system? Btw: I am a Christian. Snl is Snl, save the self righteous indignation and reflect on yourselves.

    • Forgiveus says:

      There are millions of Christians in this world who do not believe in Dante's hell. We serve God out of love. This portrayal of the son of Almighty God our creator, the messiah, is insulting yes, but worse it is cause for great emotional pain. That people can hate each other so much they will mock God himself is deeply troubling and extremely sad.

    • Tom Schneider says:

      Chris – hope you know that it's God who'll know whether you or I have "believed" and "done good to the least of these His bretheren, or whether you or I have actually followed Christ or have deluded ourselves. It's the same for all of us, God is "no respector of persons." Salvation by faith – see what faith actually is in the book of James. James writes "dead" without works; meaning that is a faith that can't save.

      • Steve DeGarmo says:

        Tom S–I hope you know that you are incapable of knowing anything with enough certainty to start a reply with "I hope you know."

  48. Djesus says:

    Jesus Christ, who cares? You can't offend Jesus because he's been dead for 2000 years and HE CAN'T HEAR YOU.

  49. Forgiveus says:

    Jesus is not God, he is the son of God and the messiah, sent to take away the sins of the world by replacing the first (originally) perfect man Adam. All our wrong doing is forgiven, if we just choose to accept it. The torturous death of a man who loved all the world, born, unborn, living, and dead is not a joke. Even the most unbelieving would not mock such a man and the pain he experienced, but to offend his followers. The God of the bible makes clear he has a name and tells us what it is. YHWH is our creator. This SNL skit makes me very sad. May you all find peace and truth. YHWH weeps. “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life" John 3:16

    • Tom Schneider says:

      Jesus not God? You have not read the Bible enough, or you have read it a great deal, but without the light of understanding given by God. All Christendom in the whole world subscribes to the Nicene Creed. Have you read it? There are a multitude of Bible passages in both the Old and New testaments, that make clear Messiah's true identity. One simple passage that children learn fairly early in Sunday school is in the gospel of John, beginning in the first chapter, from "In the Beginning was the Word was with God, and the Word was God .. and the Word became flesh, and lived among men, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten Son of God."

      • Forgiveus says:

        The trinity is a false doctrine. It predates Christianity and goes back to the Babylonians. Triheaded gods were very common with the pagans. True Christians, just as the Jews (like Jesus) have always been monotheistic. It was the first command given to Moses. The NIcene creed is a document of men. I was written (325 years after the death of Christ) at the insistence of Roman emperor Constantine, a pagan "convert" who wore the title Pontifex Maximus until the day of his death. This is the title given to Pagan leaders of that time. He also instructed that Christians and non-Christians should be united in observing the venerable day of the sun…. Look deeper into Constantine and the activities at Constantinople; you may get a deeper picture. There is a reason the events at Constantinople are referred to as the "great schism".

        I am not offended at the suggestion of "without the light of understanding given by God", but rather I understand that as well as faith, there is much information available to us (in the bible) that leads the way to truth and pure worship. Any spiritual doctrine that is not spoken of in the bible is a man's doctrine, rather than the word of God. The bible does not support the trinity doctrine.

        Having been raised as a Catholic, I am quite familiar with the Nicene creed (which has been altered many times). It does not escape me however, that the first line of the creed is "We believe in one God, the father almighty, maker of all things visible and invisible".

        Do your research and learn the history of your faith and do not follow the doctrine of Plato… I wish you well.

  50. John W. says:

    What would the Jesus I've read about for 50 years do?

    He's laugh.

    • Cleombrotus says:

      There are no instances, either in the Gospels or oral tradition, of Jesus laughing. Interestingly enough, there are only five instances of God laughing reported in the Bible. And in each of those instances, He's angry.

      Just saying.

  51. Jlo says:

    I guess targeting Christians has become so acceptable that SNL feels free to be as offensive as possible during the holiest time of the Christan year and fears no backlash…I pray that they become aware that it does not go unnoticed, and that their advertisers pressure them to change their ways, as well as their audience.

  52. Its Blasphemous to think that SNL's Djesus is the original Djesus Uncrossed sketch. Check out the Real Djesus Uncrossed here : http://www.youtube.com/sandmnetwork. Me and my buddies produced this with no budget over the course of January. We got lucky we finished it a released it on Saturday afternoon. Youtuber's can keep up with the big boys.

  53. TJ Parker says:

    Why the outrage? Isn't the whole "second coming of Jesus" bit about Jesus coming back to kick ass?

  54. Woodman says:

    I was totally disgusted with the DJesus Uncrossed skit. There was nothing funny about it. SNL used to be a entertaining show but not anymore. I am also very disappointed that the actors would participate in such garbage. You have lost me as a viewer.

  55. tom says:

    first of all his movies stink second of all how can we collectively boycott hollywood snl and any sponsers of these programs and how do we put out threats like islam does when there prophet is made fun of . i hold snl producers responsible for any aggressive action taken towards them

  56. tom says:

    where is the outrage from the present administration they put the producer of the islamic video in jail on a bogus charge

  57. tom says:

    so what are your thoughts on islam donald?

  58. politcally correct says:

    Who's embassy can we attack? Where are the killings an riots when our God is being blasphemed?
    Where is our President and why isn't he speaking out about the abuse and attack on Christianity?
    Is it different….why? Ask yourselves this. Satire is satire whether it appears on a YouTube video or on NBC.
    Just as hate speech is hate speech.

    A double standard is being created for the behavior of liberal media as they see how far they can push the religious envelope. NBC already knows this wouldn’t be tolerated by the Muslim religion. What does America stand for and do we know anymore. Why the double standard? Is this double standard acceptable?
    NBC chosen to satirize Christian beliefs w/o regard to the sensitivity of the populace?
    NBC has chosen to publicly persecute Christians, just as the Romans did for enjoyment.
    It’s not about whether you are Christian, it’s about bulling and abuse. It is about being expected to be subservient and to tolerate abuse.
    Boycott NBC and any advertiser who promoted their product during this show America!!!!!.

  59. politcally correct says:

    Who's embassy can we attack? _Where are the killings an riots when our God is being blasphemed?_Where is our President and why isn't he speaking out about the abuse and attack on Christianity? _Is it different….why? Ask yourselves this. Satire is satire whether it appears on a YouTube video or on NBC._Just as hate speech is hate speech.__A double standard is being created for the behavior of liberal media as they see how far they can push the religious envelope. They already know this wouldn’t be tolerated by the Muslim religion. What does America stand for and do we know anymore. Why the double standard? Is this double standard acceptable?__NBC chose to satirize Christian beliefs w/o regard to the sensitivity of the populace? _NBC has chosen to publicly persecute Christians, just as the Romans did for enjoyment.__It’s not about whether you are Christian, it’s about bulling and abuse. It is about being expected to be subservient and tolerate abuse.

  60. woof-woof says:

    It's just not that funny. And what, he doesn't go after the high priest, Caiaphas, who engineered his execution? You have to really know your subject to do a good parody.

  61. Tom Schneider says:

    There is an "unforgiveable sin" in the gospels. I never was sure exactly the nature of it, but it seems like this SNL deal, or the spirit of it, just possibly might approach this sin, if not being the sin itself. Jesus said that all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and what ever blasphemies they utter, and whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age, or the age to come. For he is guilty of an eternal sin.

    • Antichrist says:

      Hey Tom

      Do you really think you can trust man, who wrote the bible. Do you really think the stories are written down correctly after 75 – 100 after jesus.

    • Ralph says:

      Sounds like Jesus wouldn't have been too fond of the First Amendment.

      • Tom Schneider says:

        Ralph said: "Sounds like Jesus wouldn't have been too fond of the First Amendment." No, Ralph, I don't think you read very carefully what I quoted out of the gospels (Matthew, Mark, & Luke). The gospels say that Jesus said, "all sins will be forgiven, and whoever speaks against (blasphemies) the Son of man [Jesus] would be forgiven. But whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit [I assume Jesus meant knowingly] never has forgiveness, neither in this age, nor the one to come, but is guilty of an eternal sin. This has nothing to do with man's laws about letting everyone say their piece. God does appear to allow people to not only say what they want to, but do what they want to. He is able to end the earth and melt the entire heavens, in less than a fraction of a second, if He wanted to. He gives us the time to find our way to Him, that's is what He desires. But someone who in full knowledge and light speaks against the Spirit, has no forgiveness He says.

      • Ralph says:

        I think we're in agreement, Tommy. Jesus doesn't allow anyone to speak against the Spirit. Luckily our country's laws do allow it under the first amendment, so if Jesus tried to prevent someone from speaking against the Spirit, he'd be defeated at each appellate level of the Federal Court system.

        I have a very hard time believing that God intends to punish those who use their God-given cognitive abilities to question whether a book written by humans amounts to the Word of God. Do you realize that there are dozens of religions currently practiced and hundreds of past religions whose members sounded exactly like you? Why are you correct and they wrong? What empirical proof do you have that shows that your God is any more real than the Gods of others? Everyone's beliefs are based solely on faith. How dare anyone impose their own beliefs on someone else without the ability to prove that their beliefs are correct and others' beliefs are incorrect. Why are you right and are other religions wrong? (I'd benefit greatly from hearing your response to this question and hope you will indulge me with a response.)

        Luckily for you, the First Amendment allows you to speak your opinions. I fully support your right to say what you think. Just don't tell anyone else what they're allowed to say or not say.

  62. Satan says:

    Here in the Netherlands Jesus and his holy daddy are already considered to be an outdated concept. So it's been funny seeing this sketch, but at the meantime I was wondering about the reactions in the conservative US. Hilarious to see all those people being upset because their imaginary friend was insulted. Well, this is what we call freedom of speech. And if you don't buy this, then you're no better than any of those "flag burning Muslims".

  63. JPHamilton says:

    Maybe in poor taste, but if your faith is so shakeable as to be impacted by this, it is time to examine where you are on your Walk. I am thankful we live in a country where the First Amendment reigns; try this in a place like Afghanistan with the Taliban in charge.

    • Tom Schneider says:

      What Christian in these comments has said his faith was "impacted" by this? JPHamilton? We Christians, I believe, are saddended for the ones whose eternal prospects are in danger. As the Lord said, "Don't fear him who can kill the body, and afterward has nothing more he can do. Rather fear Him who, after killing the body, can cast both body & soul into Gehenna." Of course these kind of people who express this sort of disrespect & contempt, believe it's a joke. And that's why they're spiritually endangered.

      • Steve DeGarmo says:

        You Christians are saddened? Tom, your God will remain saddened so long as you continue to go around trying to scare good, honest, productive, caring people that if they laugh at satire, they're going to hell. I sure hope you don't have much influence over young children.

  64. jer alex says:

    Okay, let's not tie our sandals too tightly. God has a sense of Humor, just look at the Duck Billed Platypus. Now, if THAT isn't God trying to be funny I don't know what is. I can ONLY imagine the Look on the Angel's faces and Jesus saying "Yeah, I know but He's God whatcha gonna do?" TRUTH BE KNOWN, It was a bit OFF COLORED but it WAS Funny admit it IT… WAS. I even had to ask my self Should I laugh at this. I chuckled a bit but feel that in ALL honesty God is a BIG BOY.

  65. Rick says:

    Apparently christians don't understand satire. The skit was spoofing Tarentino, but you people seem to want to be offended by something at all times. Quit taking the Bible in a literal sense, that's not it's intention. And if you've actually read the entire Bible (which most haven't) you would see that you yourself have not lived in accordance with God's wishes. So lighten up. And if you just heard about the skit but didn't actually see it, please shut up. You should not judge something you never witnessed.

    • Tom Schneider says:

      Rick, I have read the entire Bible more than once. And I don't take every single bit of it literally, e.g. some of it is quite plainly poetry & allegory. And yes I "miss the mark" (sin), which is the condition of all humanity, often. But I have enough sensitivity and heart to know that It is utterly black to use Jesus Christ as as a cheap prop for the spoofs of any comedians. The effect is to try to cheapen what is completely holy, higher, and superior than either you or I or anyone that walks the earth. It is worse than mockery of the love your mother, father, brothers and sisters have for you.

  66. C. S. Moest says:

    Shut this trashbasket of a TV show down

  67. rob Kirk+ says:

    How sad that Christians have such a lack of understanding of their religion. Most have never even read the Bible and are ignorant about the details of their own religion, and especially about the absurdities and violence in the Bible. They believe about Jesus whatever their "leaders" tell them. They don't even realize most of the story is just mythology. There is no evidence that a supernatural domain or being exist.

  68. Singleton says:

    Where's the "satire" against Islam's Muhammed? Scared to go in that direction, aren't they?

  69. janet says:

    Will they apologize I guarantee you they would never say or do anything against Muslim

  70. lisamay says:

    I may be crazy, but, i am a christian and i thought it was funny. it was so over the top, so offensive, that it kinda made fun of being offensive at the same time.

  71. D. Sebastian says:

    SNL is a secular satire show that has established a pattern of irreverent humor for decades. I watched the skit and did not find my faith shaken nor my sensibilities outraged. To be honest, while reading the Gospels and I wished that my Lord would have exacted vengeance on those persecuting Him. However, that is my weakness, not His. There is nothing here to but a tempest in a teapot. Laugh or don't, and let's move along to something actually important.

  72. David says:

    Imagine if such a person had ever lived?No,I can't either!

  73. kevin says:

    SNL writers have been horrible the last few years. This is simply desperation to put something up.

  74. Windy says:

    Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

  75. Djesus says:

    The irony here is that SNL will probably say they are not afraid to be edgy and Christians need to keep their cool, because they mock everyone. Of course that is not true; in the very skit Djesus Uncrossed they have Djesus going after the Romans instead of the Jews. Of course maybe SNL just doesn't know jack about history, but I think that was a PC move, so we got all their hypocrisy in one skit: Okay to mock Christ and Christianity (even if witty) but dare not offend the Jewish lobby.

    How about you show both equal respect? There is so much material to make people laugh and be made fun of without attacking that which people hold sacred. Like in the old SNL days when they actually had talent.

    (And for anyone confused about my history reference, the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem arrested Jesus and pressed for his execution; the Roman governor overseeing the region found Jesus innocent and tried to persuade the thronging mob of Jewish citizens and authority figures to let Jesus go, and when they demanded his death, Pontius Pilate literally washed his hands of the matter and said you do what you want–and released Jesus to the custody of Jewish King Herod's people. Were Roman soldiers along for the ride at the execution? Yes, per Roman law since they oversaw the Jewish territory. Did they condemn Jesus to death? No. So if Djesus were on a revenge flick, he'd be wiping out King Herod (who tried to have Him killed as an infant) and all the Pharisees et al who accused Him and led the people in condemning him and torturing him before death.)

    • wurplesnurf says:

      The Jews did not crucify criminals, that was a Roman punishment. The most likely reason that the Gospels try to push all the blame on the Jews and away from the Romans is that the early church did not want to antagonize the Roman government. What you are pushing is not history, but theology.

  76. Scott says:

    So many of you have forgotten the littley known 11th Commandment: though shalt not satire. If you don't like it, vote with your television and change the channel. You'd probably be more comfortable watching the Spanish Inquisition. Oh wait…

  77. Cleombrotus says:

    A lot of moral safeguards have had to have been effectively removed for some time now for so many to not find this unacceptable. Something like this, in a culture that has been derived from a Biblical perspective, does not happen overnight.

  78. John Perkins says:

    Thank God for giving the Founding Fathers the wisdom of the first amendment.

  79. anon says:

    This is wrong. If there is no repentance, this will not go unnoticed. Some of the actors here in I used to like in movies, but after seeing this, no more.

  80. MIchael Dubrow says:

    The freedom to satirize ostensibly sacred institutions (like religion and government) is once of the core freedoms we enjoy as Americans. To suggest that SNL singled out Christianity here for ribbing is absurd. How many times have we seen Jewish characters satirized, or Muslims on this show? (The answer is many.) The true object of the satirical parody here was not Jesus, it was Quentin Tarantino.

    Get over yourselves, people! This is America, not Egypt. We are free here to make fun of anything and everything. The day we stop doing so is the day we begin the long, terrible slide into intolerance.

  81. brent says:

    Regardless of the beliefs of those involved on SNL, there is obviously an enormous amount of the population they risk offending. I'm not surprised they chose the Christian faith, as there are real consequences in offending some of the others. Christians have always been an easy target, as most followers of Christ still hold His example of living dear, however there has certainly been a line crossed, and the SNL group should expect some measure of both forgiveness, and forgetfulness.

  82. chris says:

    does anybody take SNL seriously? WHO CARES? the show Family Guy and South Park do this all the time and the people dont go crazy like this

  83. dirclark says:

    Honestly, even if I were Christian, I would take no offense in this whatsoever. They made Jesus into a total badass.

  84. Edna says:

    SNL-bunch of lunatic commies,pinkos.
    They hate republicans, religion, (except Islam)and are freely spewing hate for everything and everyone who is decent.

  85. Iona says:

    Hellllooooo — Jesus was Jewish – not "Christian". So stop getting all offended.

  86. mike diamond says:

    skit was evil to the bone,just another sign of how we as a nation are being degraded,nbc =no body cares,what a shame.

  87. letstellthetruth says:

    I've read a number of comments in support of SNL "Satire" yet by definition it says "The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues".
    So how is character assassination, Satire ? or is it the "Christian Belief" of forgiveness, turn the other cheek, love your enemy (the romans at the time) whats being made fun?? Lets bring to current time. Where's the satire of Sandyhook elementary school? the twin towers of 911 – speak up cowards !! of unashamed exploitation of a man who represents what is means loving your enemy to the death.

    Many have also posted about SNL not making fun of Mohammad. Double standards perhaps is the reason? SNL FInd some real humor, humor at another persons expense is for those who lack the ability to truly entertain. But heck, people today watch "for entertainment" rapes, murder, child abuse, we have a nation today who says "LIGHTEN UP" when making fun of others. As a society we are decaying, not growing. How about having some moral integrity.

  88. Mark says:

    Though funny and well done for Saturday Night Live I have seen this skit before. By simply removing the Tarrentino reference you have a skit, almost directly lifted from a much more clever offering from G4TV called “The Passion of the Christ II” Easy to find on YouTube.

  89. Letstellthetruth says:

    Do you think SNL will ever mock the extermination of the jews? Hypocrites

  90. Believer says:

    I'm not surprised that the miserable-atheist-club representatives have shown up in this thread to chime in with their anti-Christian sentiments. "Here's my chance to mock all those people that dare to actually believe in something! I'm so brave anonymously insulting people over the Internet!"

    We get it. You're too afraid to believe in anything your pessimistic a-hole friends would make fun of you for, so you take comfort in your group-think, elitism and anonymous trolling, actually telling yourself you're thoughtful and brave!

  91. Sophie says:

    I find the whining by so-called Christians about the lack of mocking of Islam hilarious. As a Muslim, I am against the mocking Jesus, as any Muslim would be who understands what their own faith says about Jesus. I would never advocate the mocking of another religion simply because mine is mocked. You show yourselves as the hypocrites you are. I would advocate respect for everyone, believers and atheists alike. I don't understand why people can't dialogue, and must instead mock each other.

  92. Blair says:

    This nation is sliding faster and faster into its own sewage. There is right and there is wrong. SNL is a perfect example of the slide this nation is in.

  93. lkslongboarder says:

    The fact that the irony is completely lost on Christianist blowhards (i.e. see comments), is what makes the SNL skit and this post brilliantly funny. The fact that this type of speech is protected, and indeed cherished, is what keeps these numb-nuts from actually imposing their dogma on society. If this skit bothers you to the point where you would scream at others at large, I would recommend some introspection and humility is what you should be looking for this Lent.

    So it's funny AND critically important.

  94. philosoph says:

    I am an atheist but agree that Christians may find the skit offensive — but 1st Amendment acceptable. Next I would love to see one about Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Native Americans and now that we have started the trend how about gays? Mexicans? Unlinched blacks?– how about that for starters?

  95. Blah says:

    Everyone needs to learn to COEXIST. That means learn to live together. Atheist you're stuck with Christians, Christians you're stuck with everyone else. Everyone need to stop judging each other and just worry about themselves. Yea it was a little offensive but it is what it is. And we need to stop calling people out on their beliefs..like for real..just chill.

  96. Ginger says:

    A truly disgusting, bad taste example of how the left views religion with the Jesus skit.. No surprise though. SNL often opts for bad taste rather than satire. A few weeks ago SNL had Jamie Foxx bragging about how great it was that he, a black, got to kill lots of white people in Djangle and dazzling the audience with "How black is that?" The stupid, mostly white audience clapped happily as Foxx insulted them repeatedly with racist remarks. There was nothing funny about either sketch. SNL seems bent on finding out just how low they can go and still get away with it. SNL clearly fears religion.

  97. guest says:

    i wish they would pick on mohammad so some islam extemist would bomb snl studio and we would be rid of thier garbage

    • sn1975 says:

      Oh how very Christian of you. Wishing people that don't believe in your god be killed by another group of ill-tempered religious zealots. Bravo. If that's what Christianity is about, them I'm glad I don't believe in your god.

  98. C>Kraus says:

    It is a sad day wheb you have to stoop to being blasphemous in order to get a laugh. This is basically offensive and cruel.. Another example of abise by TV programs..There are boundaries that the writers obviously were never taught,

  99. Bylth says:

    So. The SNL writer’s were high-fiving one another about how “courageous” they were. If they had balls they would do the same to Mohammad. Oh, wait. Then they’d be dead. And NBC would be vapor. What a bunch of cowards.

  100. john says:

    You're right. Next time they'll mock Muhammad and it'll start a war because muslims are too immature and radical to take a joke.

  101. john says:

    I didn't know christians like all you were still around. I suppose if you really believe in judgement and all that, which I still kinda do, then SNL will have problems down the road, but I think that's all in the eye of the beholder and there was no hateful or offensive intent. The intent was to be funny and they were wildly successful! This is at least the best SNL skit this century, I'd say. I couldn't stop laughing. Now, let's all be the sane, moderate christians that we have shown the world we can be and set a good example for the muslims who would start a war over something like this. They may laugh at our pathetic faith now, but we'll see who's laughing when we enjoy American life while they continue to kill each other and get killed by our soldiers and others as a way of life.

  102. Sxeptomaniac says:

    I didn't see it as mocking Jesus at all. It was a joke on Tarantino's "revenge fantasy" movies, by taking it to one of the most ridiculous extremes possible. That's why Jesus, and not Mohammed, or even Budda, was the subject: the joke wouldn't have worked. It's not a really great joke, but it made me smile at the silliness of it.

  103. Juliana Maantay says:

    I am only nominally a Christian (having been baptized and confirmed as a Lutheran (Missouri Synod, the most conservative kind of Lutheran). But I am an atheist now (and have been since I was about 15) and have no special allegiance to the church. Nevertheless, I was a bit unsettled by the skit, and found it in somewhat poor taste, but not more so than some other non-religious skits I've seen on SNL. It's pretty much hit or miss with comedy. Offending people comes with the territory. I defend their right to lampoon anything and everything. All's fair game in comedy.

  104. Homer23 says:

    Great skit! It will get me to start watching SNL again!

  105. Mike says:

    The skit was hilarious and spot-on in its satire. Considering that The Heritage Foundation and Conservapedia are sponsoring a new translation of the Bible to remove, shall we say, the "liberal bias" of earlier translations, and also considering that the evangelical movement is signing on to the concept of "Jesus as warrior", the SNL skit was timely and hit the mark. Grow a sense of humor, folks.

  106. augusty says:

    i turned it off – i like SNL comedy, but when did blood become comedic? the last thing is saw before i changed the channel was the head split in two.

  107. Teedalt says:

    My question is, how can people who claim they 'don't believe in God,' negative-comment , retort; and villify those that do wholeheartedly? If you so say you don't believe in Him, why bother to rhetorize? Wouldn't that lend some sort of credence to His existence? I never understood the Atheist or Agnostic pension to argue that point. You don't believe in anything, so be it. The Christians and others let you go about your merry way demonizing and ostracizing others for their beliefs in Christ at will. And it is a free country. For now. We can all speak our mind so far in America at this moment. But why have your 'feathers ruffled' from Christians in their beliefs for something you all don't even believe in anyway ?? Why do you continue to slander them because they believe in something GOOD in this world ,and want to share it with others? How does 'sharing a Good' harm you ?? I don't believe it does. In fact i think it would help in ways unimaginable. So why don't you just 'let it pass', as the Christians allow your acceptance of your non-beliefs in Anything Good. I mean, you post your vitriol against Christians freely; why can't they post their Love of Mankind by their acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior? You all shouldn't be afraid of something that ' doesn't exist ', right ?

  108. R Barnshaw says:

    The people who crucified Christ mocked Him as well. This' parody' was offensive to all who call Christ Lord, but no more offensive than the sins we all commit daily ( abortion, blasphemy, greed, homosexual practice, lying etc. ) that sent Him to the cross. We should all be deeply ashamed and reach out for His forgiveness with both hands. We are fallen people in a corrupt culture in a dying world. Christ is our only hope. He Lives and Loves!!!

  109. Dawn says:

    I will never ever watch SNL again. I will never ever shop at K-mart, Sears, or J.C. Penney if they do not pull their sponsorship from you. SNL used to be a great show way back in the day…but no-more. I will be in prayer for all involved and that had anything to do with this skit(Producers, writers, actors, hair and make-up, lightening etc) May God help you all.

    • Tom Schneider says:

      Dawn, do you know and remember the letter of 1 John? In it, John says the following: If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. (1 Johb 5:16). The whole affair gives me a sick sinking feeling, because I believe these may be just that, sins that lead to death.

      • Abel Able says:

        I'm going to pray to my God for both Tom and Dawn. My God is the God of Cognitive Reason, and I pray that Tom and Dawn open their minds and stop living in the 19th century.

  110. Anthony Moore says:

    So what? It's not as if SNL skits are of earht shaking importance. Blasphemous? No doubt to some, but blasphemy has been occurring for ages, and there has been no apparent consequence. Poor taste? Of course. SNL skits have long been known for poor taste. Again, so what?

  111. Tom says:

    As a Christian, I thought it was hilarious. It's satire…satire is supposed to be cutting edge and offensive.

  112. Tif says:

    I don't know what people are talking about when they say SNL only makes fun of Christians and the Christian religion. I've seen FAR more Jew jokes than Christian jokes. Plus it's a joke. Jokes aren't meant to be taken as 100% true serious opinions.

  113. Jamie says:

    I dont watch a lot of SNL these days, but I was unfortunate enough to watch this past Saturday and viewed the spoof of Jesus Christ that was highly offensive. I do not believe SNL should spoof religious entities, whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, etc. As a Christian I only have a few responses to this. One, to let others know what happened and how horribile it was such as postings here and other places.. Two, stop shopping at sponsors including JCPenney, Sears and KMart. Three- stop watching NBC, esp never watching SNL again and Fourth and most important- To pray for all involved to stop such horrendous behavior and treatment of Christians.

  114. Carleton says:

    What I have never understood is why actors and producers don't think about the big picture. If there is a chance, just a chance, that Jesus is the son of God then is it really wise to mock the one that holds your soul in His hands. My biggest regret it that the world does not understand that Jesus knows everything that we have ever done and still forgives us. The world walks in darkness and does not see the path it is heading down. That is why Jesus said He was the light of the world. When you look to Jesus you are suddenly aware of what you have done and what you are doing. Each individual has to only turn to Jesus, who paid the price for our sins, and He is there with open arms to love and forgive you. To reject Christ is to continue down a path that leads to destruction. To follow Him leads to life abundant. But be warned for God will not be mocked. Each of us must give an accounting some day. SNL is walking in the light, or lack thereof, that they have and it makes for poor decisions,

  115. Brian says:

    Hey guess what? Religion is fake, just like this sketch. Lighten up. If you dont like SNL, use one of "god's" gifts(free will) and change the channel. Perhaps there is a Televangelist on that needs your credit card number.

  116. Blasphemer says:

    I think SNL should not single out Christianity. They should make fun of all religions, just like South Park!

  117. Ian says:

    For followers of Christ the Bible promises we will be persecuted: 2Tim.3:12 – “Yea, and all that will live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution”. Just to mention one place. This skit is definitely overboard, which I am sure is what SNL wanted. It continues to amaze me how non-believers find pleasure in straight out hurting others for their pleasure. It makes me feel sorry for them rather than offended. For me it only proves the Bible all the more.

  118. Skip says:

    Only in the eyes of the beholder.

  119. steven geller says:

    keep up the good work.

  120. Caroline Ryder says:

    This is brilliant. Jesus is laughing.

  121. SomeGuy says:

    Why is spelling and grammar always SOOO bad when people argue religion? God really needs to fix that…

  122. JM71 says:

    My question is- why are we even asking "why this religion and not someone else's?". Shouldnt be any religion for that matter….

    SNL's humor has sank to the level of Middle School bathroom humor for years. Lame and immature on a consistent basis… cant imagine why this show is even still on the air.

    Timing of this video with Lent is pretty intentional and disgusting.

    Futhermore, for all the "Christians" here that are/were offended… Myself being one of those… this sort of bashing is what redeems us all…. we cannot change Man for whom Man is… not since the beginning of time… Christ wears that Crown for a reason…that reason SET ME Free… and therefore, this is just another one of those "crosses" we ALL bear…. let Man be who Man wants to be… we are called to a higher purpose- and raising arguments or "cutting off ears" is not one of them.


  123. Bill says:

    Those who find this entertaining are those who need the real Jesus.

  124. Guest says:

    If we can't poke light-hearted fingers at our own religion, what's the difference between us and the so called fundamentalist islamic religion?

    Are we going to force our women into burkhas next? Send groups of thugs throughout the plaza beating up women because they dare to get an education?

    Why are we better?

  125. Had Enough says:

    Jesus is much bigger than SNL. Sad that NBC calls THIS entertainment though. I wonder if the very folks that aired the show, wrote the skit and performed it were the same folks when 9/11 happened were huddled in their homes praying to the very God they are making fun of? I used to be a fan of SNL but this show has been taking a swan dive for years now! Time to pull the plug on the show! It's run its course…

  126. Mena says:

    May God forgive them,Jesus died for "our" sins,so all ARE forgiven,we are ALL sinners and we will be ALL judged by Jesus when He comes. "Love one another as I have loved you" SNL will answer for SNL.

  127. Chief Mojo says:

    Wait, what?
    Who knew SNL was still even on?
    They jumped the shark back in the days of "Two Wild & Crazy Guys"…

  128. I Hate You People says:

    People who post about how this hurts the fundamental rights and beliefs of christians through satire and mockery, which according to a few neophytes here gives way to satan, should get off the internet, throw their T.V.'s out the window so its soul can enjoy the sunlight and go to church. We don't want you here to push your beliefs onto us by generalizing a clearly satirical skit on a hilarious show. (every 3rd week anyway)

    In conclusion hyper religion babble is nonsensical and kind of goes against everything they stand for.

    P.S. TLDR

  129. candy says:

    We see that SNL loves making fun at Christians. When will they start making fun at Muhammad and Allah??

  130. Frank says:

    Everyone chill out and…do the sloppy swish…

  131. Rox says:

    SNL acted as if they don't know better, but they DO know better in their hearts. So my message to SNL is to their hearts " from now on, DO BETTER, because you perfectly know deep inside that there is a God and one day ALL of us, like it or not, will have to give HIM an account of what we have said, and done…on this earth- we must build and not destroy what is Good. JESUS CHRIST came to save you too SNL, even if you mock Him, He still loves you..may His love bring you to repentance (change of actions). ~Rox

  132. Reese says:

    Just goes to show how well different religious groups get along.

  133. Angel says:

    It's okay Christians time is on Gods side. Lets love the sinner, and hate the sin.

  134. ANONYMOUS says:


  135. John Cocktoasten says:

    Gandhi: "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians." The closed-minded gibberish within these comments are a good example of what the wise old dude was talking about.

    Ever notice that most of the people you know who are constantly claiming that they are very religious are usually among the most dishonest people you know? And that the most admirable and honest people you know may place a great amount of emphasis in their lives on religion but that they aren't always trying to convince you of what good Christians they are?

    And any Christian who is against gay marriage? We're saving a chapter for you in the history books along with the racists who were against integration and claimed that their values were directed by the bible. God help your kids and grandkids.

  136. Mark says:

    I actually thought snl was going downhill, but this skit was great. I don't see why so many of these comments complain about how their religion is being picked on while other religions are not. whinin'. …If only there was no religion in the world

  137. peggy Tegeler says:

    Hey, Hey, Hey, isn't this what the Jew's have wanted all along, a saviour that would come and kick Roman ass.
    This is what all religions want; their god to come and kill their enemey.
    This world needs to form a new religion.
    Bright Blessing to al

  138. J. McDonald says:

    Thank goodness I'm Canadian. We still respect other's beliefs and make an effort to be respectful whether we share their beliefs or not. SNL's skit is yet another example of where American culture is headed.

  139. Hugh Sullivan says:

    Lets talk about Muslims, The only reason you have freedom of speach is because this is, or was a Christan country. This is totally unfunny . dose the name Lenny Bruce ring a bell?

  140. Anne says:

    The SNL skit just made my heart hurt because I love Jesus very much. And He loves each and every one of you, so much, that He gave His life for each of you as if you were the only one that ever lived.
    I pray that you give Him a listen. In silence, He will tell you how very much He loves you. What have you got to lose?

  141. Musicdaddy says:

    Tasteless, uncreative, bigoted, ignorant. Someday these pathetic people will probably make a comedy sketch about partial birth abortion. Their brains are sewage and their souls are reprobate.

  142. Chloe Nichols says:

    I'm just waiting for SNL to give the same treatment to people it's still cool to admire–MLK, or Mother Teresa, for example. You can't belittle Jesus–His record is there for all to see. But you can make yourself so small, and so blind, that when you need Him, it could be very hard to find Him. I'm sorry for such senseless and disgusting film-makers. American Christians should pray for them. I think Jesus would want us to do this.

    • ian says:

      No… Jesus will still love and accept them when or if they do finally seek Him. The sad part is after living a life of hate, so many people don't even know what love actually is.

  143. dda says:

    religion is a communicable mental illness. that's why no real aliens stop by any more – we're quarantined, lest it infect the entire outer spiral arm. those most likely to catch it are the disenfranchised, the lonely, the uneducated, and the fearful. won't you please help us find a cure? your tax-deductible donation can feed an atheist for just pennies a day, largely because they have a great job and have passed all you mouth-breathers by while you debate how many faeries can dance on the head of a pin.

  144. GRATEFUL FOR HIM says:

    The Lord is so Good, and patient with us. Even when we revile Him, He answers in love. That is my King. What an amazing love– hard to fathom, He would be so Good to us and give us the 100% paid in full GIFT of salvation… Romans 5: 6-11

    "For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates HIS LOVE TOWARDS US, in that WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation."

  145. Tom Schneider says:

    If SNL performed a satire featuring Mohammed in a rage slaying scores of Jews, it would not be satire, 'cause that is what Mohammed, in accordance with history, actually did.

  146. Tom Schneider says:

    This is different. This is new. Never in my 50 + years of life have I seen so many people who dared to disrespect what is the epitomy of love and truth, the God of all love and truth and life. It causes me to think that the end times are actually approaching now, as this is quite unprecedented. The sure approach of the time when people will cry out for the rocks to cover them.

    • Steve DeGarmo says:

      Maybe all of these people you're observing for the first time (where have you been all these years?) are correct and you are wrong? Your God would be flattered if you used your God-Given mind to ponder the possibility, considering your faith is just that, FAITH. Faith = "belief that is not based on proof." Heck, I have a lot of "beliefs" that I cannot prove, such as that your average religious zealout is less intelligent than your average atheist. But you don't see me insisting that my unproven belief is gospel (either literally or figuratively).

      I pray to God that you respect your God-given ability to think about things.

      Oh, and if you're against gay marriage, maybe it's time to review the 100's of passages in the Bible that direct you to love your fellow human beings, rather than concentrate on a few references that MIGHT suggest that God is against homosexuality but do not declare homosexuality to be a sin (I've done my homework, Tommy).

      "I like your Christianity, but I do not like your Christians." Look it up. Then think about it. With a little hard work, I'm sure your God-given intelligence will allow you to solidify your faith.

      Here's something to think about: If you were born of parents of another religion, do you think you'd have switched religions at some point in your life? Or that you'd have maintained your parents' religion but that it would have been "incorrect"?

      Good luck with the end of days thing. You sound like everyone else who's been saying that for the last 1,100 years.

  147. doug says:

    yeah snl be original and do something that will cause a beheading or a terorest evenet! mohmid got your tongue? or does BHO?

  148. guest says:

    Very offensive….I'll bet you would not dare to offend Muslims or Mohammed…No, of course not…If you can mock Christians, let's see you mock muslims…I'm sure there'd be a lot more to laugh at…You can wrap each other up in sheets and pretend you are being beheaded..Oh wait, that wouldn't be funny would it ?…too much violence and hatred for it to be funny………Shame on you…

  149. Comedian says:

    Just further proof of how much American culture has degenerated. But hey, if it's the end of the world we may as well have a few laughs, right? :)

  150. balablabalbalba says:

    I'm a Christian and I thought it was hilarious. People that are calling it blasphemous and are demanding it being taken off of the internet are just immature and have no sense of humor. I find it funny how people go to SNL and are horrified to see offensive things, like going to a pornography store and expecting to find Old Yeller DVDs.

  151. M.A.C.A. says:

    This skit is truly sad and hurtful. I would like to give SNL the benefit of the doubt that they intended satire and not blasphemy, but either way it displays an utter disrespect for the beliefs of Christians. As a Catholic, I am very upset by this and I pray that the creative team behind SNL will recognize this as a misdirected use of their talents and learn to use the gifts God has given them to build up and not tear down.

  152. Ken Lampert says:

    If the Saturday Night Live cast and writers and producers are so 'edgy' and 'pushing the envelope', why not write a skit mocking Mohammed and Moslems? Go for it SNL, come on, show some guts. I guess you won't because you know if you do, you'll have a death sentence on yourselves for the rest of your lives by the members of the Moslem faith. May our Lord Jesus bless you all.

    • ian says:

      The really really sad part is, they do have a death sentence with the direction they have chosen to go, and they don't even realize it. An eternal death sentence. I would much rather be killed by Moslems standing for the creator God than turn God away from me the way they have done.

  153. Mike says:

    SNL = jew run so that tells you all you need to know.

  154. Believer says:

    GOD help you all

  155. erikb says:

    One of the funniest SNL skits ive seen in along time.

    Glad they had the balls to make it, and I think its great that its making a bunch of uptight christians upset, hilarious!!!

  156. Charles says:

    Tolerance despite popular belief is not agreeing with others, but instead is coming to terms with accepting someone who does not believe as you do. In the name of "tolerance" it has become common practice to bash Christians as unintelligent and weak. We may be called to forgiveness, but we are not required to endure in silence countless attacks on that which we hold most dear. If we Christians are wrong, we enjoy life and lose nothing in the end. If we are right then we gain everything in the end and those who are not lose everything. . Nothing we believe hurts society. Some of the World’s greatest minds have been and are Christians. We are not a group of toothless hillbillies. True wisdom is found in finding out what you believe about Christ for yourself instead of letting someone else decide for you. At the very least, read the New Testament and then make your own decision. If it is still rubbish to you, then so be it. At least you will know what Christians believe. Then perhaps you can truly be tolerant of our position. Making jokes at the expense of hurting another is always wrong. SNL was wrong.

  157. whocares says:

    Oh jeeeez, Templars anyone? Spanish Inqusition? The God ( or Higher Power in whatever form) I want to belive in is all about inner peacefullnes and love without boundires. Plus IT has a sense of humor hehehehe, lighten up!

  158. @Teealt – We suggest you do a bit more research into the "base" of the Christian religion. Christianity and Judaism are both Abrahamic religions, which have parallels to many ancient pagan religions. Take Dionysus, a Greek god, and Horus, an Egyptian sun god, who were both born on December 25, performed miracles, crucified, died and resurrected. Dionysus turned water into wine, such as Jesus, and Horus traveled with 12 disciples, just like Jesus. Each of these figures are anthropomorphized characters whose lives are a series of alegorical myths involving the sun's movement in the sky. Sounds like a stretch the first time you hear about it, but it's facinating the more you read – seeing how the myths have evolved over time. Acharya S (aka DM Murdock) is a great scholarly source for more information. We recommend you check out her work!

    • mamamia says:

      It is interesting how deceitful the devil can be. He is the cheap imitator of the Truth. Regardless of possible similarities, the bible has archaeology and prophetic fulfillment to attest to the validity of its claims. Basically, it comes down to a personal choice: those who choose atheism, will choose those things which deny Christ: those who choose Christ will choose those things which affirm Him. But ultimately, the responsibility is upon the individual to discover the truth. And there can be just ONE truth because two contradictory belief systems cannot both be true.

  159. ali says:


  160. What's almost as funny to watch as this short satire is the number of religious zealots offended by this beyond over the top satire of Quentin Tarantino and his absurd license with history. Jesus probably would have gotten a good laugh out of it realizing the good nature fun that isn't intended to hurt anyone nor even remotely make any statement whatsoever about religion. And those who protest the most are the ones who are the most insecure about the nature of their own beliefs.

    • Donnie Thompson says:

      Taratino certainly does a great disservice to the discipline of history. Unfortunately, that’s the only history of that era millions of uninformed people will know because they won’t study it for themselves. So, for them, the satire is a reality. Not so sure Taratino even knew he made a satire. That’s even a sadder commentary on the education system in the US.

  161. Matthew says:

    One day you will see the real Jesus

  162. Candace says:

    oh boy. Being christian, I didn't enjoy the sketch very much, but I wouldn't say I'm outraged. That is what SNL does, it makes fun of things. The near date-rape sketch with Adam Levine was fine but this is not? If you didn't find it funny it's a personal opinion. Nothing to debate about.

    • Tom Schneider says:

      Cadace, a Christian isn't a Christian in a true sense, if his love and loyalty don't belong with Christ above everything and everyone else. And if a professed Christian doesn't love his brother who he's seen before, John says he can't love God who he has never seen. The SNL skit is disrespectful to the Lord's gospel by poking fun at a central portion of that gospel, surrounding the resurrection. Yet the gospel, and the central figure of the gospels, is the salvation of mankind, the way truth and life, the only way (this is our faith, we force it on no one). The skit reveals an awful lack of respect by using Jesus as the butt of major video joke. It shouldn't be done. Whoever did it has no fear of God it appears. "It is an awful thing to fall into the hands of the living God". Because, in fact He loves us He lets us have a very hard time sometimes. His discipline is a sign of His love so whoever He may punish for something like this, is a sign that they are still loved and still have a true exit through repentance.

      • Steve DeGarmo says:

        I'm ready to repent as soon as I have proof that the Bible is something more than a work of fiction. The religious posts on this article aren't doing anything to help sway me. Neither is the fact that most of the people who go out of their way to identify themselves as Christians are the most dishonest, bad people I have met. (I'm not saying that about the quiet Christians, whose faith I respect greatly.) Is it possible that bad people who feel guilt deal with their guilt by claiming to be Christians and spouting Bible verses as if that somehow makes up for whatever is causing their guilt? That's my theory, and it's based in science/fact a lot more than anything that cannot be described as anything more than faith.

  163. Lolo says:

    this has definitely crossed the line for me too. NBC and SNL ought to be ashamed of themselves but obviously they aren't.. I agree L.A. Vato they have no idea what Jesus did for them or they would only want to love, praise and worship him. As for me i have to let them know how offended I am whenever someone makes fun of our Lord and Savior. They are stooping really low just to entertain people and try to get a laugh or two. Believe me when they face God without the blood of Jesus covering them none of em will be laughing.

  164. Rachel says:

    SNL mocks all religion, Christianity is not singled out. I've seen skits mocking jews, muslims, and atheists. It's a show intended to mock and offend. Taking it seriously is a waste of breath. It was also one of the funniest skits SNL's had in a while.

  165. @LLmishmae says:

    I work for Sears and got calls ALL DAY about the way they will boycott our company and all the others that showed sponsorship during SNL's program so this has pissed people off int he extreme. The company is going to disassociate itself. It is straight up persecution and these idiots wouldn't dare attempt this with Mohammed because they know they would be killed. Christians really are too tolerant.

  166. The7Sticks says:

    Isn't' this essentially a rip off of the "Kill Bunny" sketch from Robot Chicken from seven years ago?

  167. Kevin says:

    I was born and raised a Catholic and I thought the skit was hilarious. It is making fun of Quentin Tarantino not Christ. The reason that it is funny is because it pokes fun at how Tarantino can take any character in history and turn him into a a Grim Reaper. The Christian faith is not so fragile that it can't take some ribbing. Anytime a "Life of Brian" or "The Last Temptation of Christ" comes around some groups and some people feel as though Christ can't fight his own battles. A skit on SNL is not going to suddenly erase His life, words, and deeds.

    • Donnie Thompson says:

      I agree that Tarantino has probably done more to pervert history than SNL. I thought Tarantino was an intellectual who would study the era, the plantation system, and the history of American slavery. His film spreads lies and causes historians to hasp. Hope Tarantino never attempts a story on Jesus…..what a disservice Tarantino does to the discipline of history…..

  168. disgruntled says:

    The Tim Tebow/Jesus skit was hilarious, but the Djesus skit was awful, not funny, and reprehensible. I don't think it's so much of an attack on Christians, just an attempt at being tastless. Maybe they thought WWTD – what would Tarantino do – and it came off as funny on paper, but not for real. SNL is starting to lose me again; in general the skits aren't very funny (except their political ones, and the new guy doing Obama isn't so hot); the best thing on the show is Weekend Update – the rest kind of sucks.

  169. Djason Unoutraged says:

    Everyone knows that Jesus was Uncrossed and rose three days later and appeared in bodily form before ascending to heaven. His work on the Cross is what made him King of this world. We all know and can be thankful that Christ didn't enact revenge, but quite the opposite, and we can all appreciate and respect that we have a God and King who instead of unleashing vengence, has patience and mercy on all of us who don't deserve it. As it was then, it is today, Christ said, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." I ask all my Christian brothers, don't be outraged, be full of forgiveness and mercy, just as your Father is merciful. Be like Christ, who unlike Mohammad, didn't spread his message with the sword but with love, healing the sick, feeding the poor, curing the blind, and bringing forth HIS Kingdom.

  170. This mocks Tarantino. Not Jesus.

    Turn the other cheek.

    • Tom Schneider says:

      "Mark says things" – no one ought to use Jesus and the vehicle for a joke, or the butt of a joke, or anything that even comes close to that kind of thing. Jesus is living and hallowed and holy, something we humans cannot even fully grasp. His words endure forever. No matter who was in SNL's mind for lampooning, they have misused Jesus for making their attempt at humor. Anyone who has reverence for Jesus above all, and understands who He really is, would not make such completely disrespectful skit, or give their approval or not condemn the SNL effort..

      • Calm Thy Self says:

        You know who else's words will endure forever? Shakespeare's. In fact, there's a lot more sense in what he wrote than anything in the Bible. Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Think about it, Tom Tom. It beats the heck out of "Christians must hate homosexuals and deny them equal rights."

  171. georgia says:

    yeah-SNL crossed the line. Maybe they do it because they really believe Jesus loves them, no matter what.

  172. Richard says:

    Know what the original 1975 SNL cast would have to say about all the nasty comments on the website? "What's a website?" That's what.

  173. Brian says:

    I bet Jesus was laughing.

  174. Shane says:

    A similar skit was done on MadTV probably about 5-10 years ago now where the terminator went back to save Jesus from the cross. That was pretty funny, too!

    I don't recall people getting up in arms over that one though. Maybe a sign of the times?

  175. Lynn says:

    It truly saddens me to see people upholding this blasphomous skit! We can't talk about Muslims, Islam, blacks, hispanics, ANYTHING …but Christianity it up for grabs. The thing is, THE LORD HIMSELF will handle this one. HE WILL. I'd hate to be ANYONE who took part in, wrote or even laughed at that horrific thing! Wait and see..I'd almost bet that some bad things will happen to those involved, the whole SNL crew who took part, the sponsors AND you all who think it's funny. WE don't have to worry about it..we pray for them…God will show them the gnashing of teeth for this horrible disgrace of His Son. God Bless you all and you need to pray for Forgiveness if you did/do like this.

  176. vic says:

    The Skit was Absolutely Brilliant, but I'm an Atheist, Thank God!

  177. dharmabeachbum says:

    Is there anything worse than a religious person scorned?
    I think not. Just read some of these comments from people who are allegedly Christian. They are so insecure about their "faith" that it makes one wonder just whom they are trying to convince.

  178. Henry says:

    This skit was hilarious. Calm down prudes.

    • Donnie Thompson says:

      If you’re not a Christian, most of SNL is probably appealing. Have to say the writing has become incredibly elementary over the years…..appeals to third-grade humor: penis, vagina, anus, flatulence, etc. Wish it still had the creative minds of yesteryear.

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  180. Don Long says:

    I am not calling out for censoring; NBC has every right to air whatever programming they wish, just as I have every right to annunciate my disgust in the programming they have chosen to air. I stand by my convictions.

    After watching online NBC's "Saturday Night Live" skit called "Djesus Uncrossed" an extremely violent and gory segment mocking Jesus Christ and all just for laughs is too much for me not to take action.

    I have removed from all of my televisions channel line-ups; my local channel 4, never to view again, and will encourage everyone I know from this date forward to do the same.

    Furthermore because the following sponsors aided in making the airing of this disgust possible, I will also encourage those same persons to do as I and never darken their doors again; Kmart, Sears and J.C. Penney.

    Sincerely, Don Long

  181. m thomas says:

    Silly, too violent, but funny. Hope Muhammed and Buddha are next

    • candy says:

      They will NEVER do a skit about Muhammad and you know that!!

      There would be riot around world from the Muslims and the people at SNL will receive death threats EVERY SINGLE DAY from the Muslims people.

      You are dealing with a WHOLE group of people who believe in acting violent and think they will go to "paradise".

  182. Tom F says:

    Let's be very clear about something: Djesus Uncrossed is a parody of Tarantino, NOT Jesus. Jesus is the vehicle, not the object of parody.

  183. Melissa says:

    The skit was disgusting and blasphemous. Anyone who calls themselves a Christian and yet finds it funny to mock the creator of this universe is NOT a Christian. SNL…shame on you.

    • Tom Schneider says:

      I agree as far as it goes. But there is this, that ppl tend to ignore.. and I think might possibly be relevant here: "..But whoever speaks abusively against or maliciously misrepresents the Holy Spirit can never get forgiveness, but is guilty of and is in the grasp of an everlasting trespass." Mark 3:29 Amp. Bible.
      If this strikes fear to hear this, I believe they have not yet gone too far (yet I can't know this for sure).. but if it hits the heart, chest like a dull thud, uncaring and completely apathetic, they may well have gone too far (again I cannot know about this).
      "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out." Jn 6:37
      If you really want to come to Messiah and be forgiven, just truly wanting this I believe, shows you haven't "blasphemed the Spirit" and the way is still open.

    • matt says:

      Luke 19:27

      "But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them–bring them here and kill them in front of me.'"

      Yeah your ridiculous god deserves to be mocked!

  184. candy says:

    Galatians 6:7 (King James Version)

    "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

  185. KJN says:

    I normally don't watch SNL but caught this skit as I was switching channels to watch our late local news.I am totally disgusted with SNL and NBC .In recent years the network has produced nothing but pure garbage. However,this has brought them to an all time low.I will never watch NBC again.

  186. R.D. Maxwell says:

    The piece was hateful, mean spirited, and bullying, all these things from a crowd that demands tolerance. Sad.

  187. matt says:

    Christianity deserves to be mocked. End of Story.

    Any Belief, which is founded on absurd ideas based on no evidence which has the capacity to interfere with social, political or foreign policy should repeatably be laughed at and ridiculed.

    That religion and it's ridiculous beliefs has been one major thorn in the progress of mankind and has aided in the the deaths of probably all other religions combined.

  188. Tom Schneider says:

    I will not intentionally watch Saturday Night Light again, or any of the actors in this skit that I can recognize in the future. Why go ahead giving encouragement to those who insult what's most precious. They have the right to present this very sick, no, worse than very sick to me, stuff, but I have the full unquestionable right to reject it and deprive them much as possible of their usual support. And I'll urge everyone I know to do the same.

    • sally fitch says:

      That's the most logical response I've heard yet. If you don't like something, stop watching it. Even feel free to tell others why you're not going to watch it.

      I'm sure NBC is devastated. You're not exactly the demographic they're looking for.

  189. Chadwick says:

    Get over yourself and develop a sense of humor. Comedians make fun of all types and groups, but if you can't laugh about it when the lense is turned towards you then your a poor sport indeed. You give more credence to a dumb snl skit that will be forgotten in a week, when you rant and rave about how offended you are. Christians have caused plenty of death and destruction in the name of jesus, I find that offensive, not a skit.

  190. Jane says:

    Jesus will have the last word, I wouldn't want to be them.

  191. Holly says:

    Really? It’s SNL. Everything they do is stupid and offensive to someone. Frankly, I don’t feel Christians should be mad about this, because anyone who actually has Christian values shouldn’t find SNL funny to begin with, and therefore shouldn’t be watching it. I only found out about it from Facebook, because I’m not going to watch that pathetic excuse for entertainment. Being disappointed in SNL for this skit is like being disappointed in a rapist for owning porn.

  192. Tom Schneider says:

    I don't intention to watch Saturday Night Light again, or any of the actors in the skit, who I can recognize in the future. Why give an economic boost to people whose intent was to insult what's most good and holy. They have every right to present this horrible material, but not without feeling the consequences. I've got the right to withhold their pay as it were. I wish everyone who felt the same did this too, like I am. The level of disrespect is unprecedented in my memory.

  193. Kate Tippett says:

    It's funny as hell. Now you have to admit that believing in hell is pretty damn funny. Religion offers more ammo for humor and satire than anything else on the planet…well, except for the self-professed devoutly religious and sanctimonious among us.

  194. Donnie Thompson says:

    Don’t think SNL gives a damn about our opinions on this blasphemous skit. They would ne have ver do this toward Mohammed because they could have their house blown up. With “turn your cheek” Christians, they have literary license. There was a day when SNL had very clever writing. These days, the humor must comment on either the penis, vagina, or anus…….seems writers have lost their

    sense of clever satire. They rarely have anything with intellectual depth anymore. Just third grade humor and blasphemy.

  195. DEN says:


  196. Tom Schneider says:

    Saint Paul, first to bring the good news to Gentiles in a big way, wrote at the end of 1 Corinthians 16:22 – "If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha (Come, Lord)." Was Paul not feeling well that day? Does this "primitive sentiment" point to things to come? Decide for yourself, because we are all responsible for whatever choice we make.

  197. garret says:

    they do this because they know Christians are not a revengeful people. i used to be a fan of the show but after this i a done.

  198. Adrian says:

    I wouldn't be so bothered if they mocked mohumud (however you spell it) equally.

  199. Believer in Corona says:

    As a committed believer in Jesus, both my Husband and I found the skit to be clever and funny. As a matter of fact, perspective is everything and this should shine a bright light onto what might have happened if the Lord hadn't bridged the gap between humanity and God and died for our sins. As a human being who deals with the flesh, I personally loved the ridiculous notion of Jesus blowing his enemies away! Secular movies constantly promote the power of the enemy and show Jesus as being a super thin, geeky sort of fella who can't defend Himself, let alone conquer death! If you're looking for lemons, you find the nearest lemon tree. If you're going to watch SNL, you're going to have to understand that they are going to test the boundaries in every way. Above all, the Lord has an amazing sense of humor. Artwork depicting the cross being urinated upon? OFFENSIVE! A spoof about a movie where Samual L. Jackson is playing Judas Iscariot? HYSTERICAL! Love this, SNL.

  200. @LHarharr says:

    Wow, I have to admit I have often sat in church during the "Stations of the Cross" and wished He would fight back but then He wouldn't be Jesus the son of Man. It is shame that SNL felt the need to use Jesus as its subject matter especially since it is the complete opposite of what He is and it really was a gross skit. However, I don't mind mentioning that they probably couldn't use an Atheist skit because imagine a skit about nothing, folks that believe nothing and only want to take what others believe and trash it. Even if they reversed it and tried a skit about what exactly does an Atheist believe they would still end up with nothing. I must also add if the skit more true to life I believe the first person off His list would have been Pontius Pilot so they got it all wrong anyway.

  201. Lenny Luscher says:

    He is the Omega ! No need to be anxious about anything….

  202. Guest 1138 says:

    I thought it was Brilliant and Hilarious. Granted I'm an Atheist, but seriously I don't know if most Christians in America would actually know which parts of the trailer weren't in the Bible, considering the majority of faithfuls I meet know about 15 stories from the Bible, and all of those were passed down from a bully at a pulpit.

  203. Judy Jansky says:

    SNL is ordinarily disgusting, but this time they have reached way beyond the bottom of the barrel.

  204. Daniel says:

    Love love loved it.

  205. JOY says:


  206. Johnny says:

    This is all so incredibly sad! All the spreading of hatred and violence by liberal hollywood. They will do anything to spew thier hatred. We live in a society with no bounds of hatred. And so NBC and SNL, what was really accomplished? Maybe a blip in the ratings?

    Just so sad to see America lose any sort or respect for oursleves as people (all living in one country)!

  207. Rachel says:

    All of the fighting & name-calling on here is shameful. This skit was completely offensive to me as a church-goer. Yes, that’s right, I go to church but am far from perfect enough to be called a Christian. A lot of you are on here lumping all “Christians”, “Atheists”, Muslims”, etc. together and accusing us of being extreme or far-right when you are only portraying your true ignorance/of what acceptance/tolerance really is.

  208. LookingUp says:

    As a "Born-Againer," I obviously question SNL's transparent motives to offend me. Then again, I'm also thinking, "Weeeelllll…there is this Bible book called Revelation and this skit may be tame, compared to what's ahead at Armageddon for those who attack Israel and mock Jesus."

    Remember, we already know the ending: Jesus wins.

  209. LarrrrrY22 says:

    People keep crying about how SNL would never mock muslims….A BETTER question is whether SNL would ever mock jews…..because after all, wasn't it the RABBIS that had Jesus killed by TWICE asking Pontius Pilate to do their dirty work? If they did the DJESUS Unchained skit correctly, Jesus would be slaughtering the RABBIS that wanted him dead for messing up their money lending racket in the Temple..

  210. Guest says:

    i though it was funny as heck!!!

  211. Winston says:

    This is silly. This obviously isn't the most blasphemous piece, because it doesn't even have an anti-Christian message. Snl has shown so many things, without ever having tor reference Christ, that completely advocate unholy things. Any good Christian could get out of this how its a lesson about obsessive revenge movies. People watch movies like Django and Inglorious Bastards pornographically, this reminds them that its silly to imagine Jesus acting this way. He was oppressed too, yet remember what he said to the Zealots. Now what can a good Christian get out of scenes with George Carlin in them? Touched by An Atheist? Heaven is a strip club. This OBVIOUSLY is one of the least blasphemous pieces SNL has done. Americans have such amnesia. They just picked this because it has the potential to be blasphemous. IT LOOKS like something you'd come up with if you were trying to blasphemous. CHRISTIANS AND SNL FANS ALIKE, YOU NEED TO LEARN TO THINK CRITICALLY.

  212. Winston says:

    Now, even if this was the most blasphemous piece, its hardly the most offensive. How can you simply mock a religion, by taking an alternative route to the biblical route, and call that "most offensive?" Jesus was a real person, he's up for debate. Debate doesn't rock faith, it should only lead to strengthening it. Okay, so in the bible, Jesus, decided to not be violent, turn the other cheek, while his land was occupied and he was beaten. (Although, thats not the entire story. He did go ballistic on a temple and swing swords a bit). Okay. His clear alternative to any ordinary man would be the Spartacus route, waging war. Thats not even than interesting, funny, or original of an idea. He deliberately chose not to pick up the 35 AD equalivent of an oozie and kick Roman ass. Is it so offensive to, for the sake of entertainment, imagine what it would like if he hadn't? It might even be important to do so. They're not teaching children "Hey this is what Jesus actually was like". Okay so, is it offensive? Only if you deliberately want it to be. A show that's made light of the Holocaust, slavery, death, disease, war. A show that has intentionally probed into the lives of celebrities and made fun of real, living, people, and their personal issue. The shows made of the mentally challenged dozens of times. Child molestation is fair game. Jesus was an adult. The bible is meant to study and think about. Christians should be happy they are still relevant to popular culture. They should be happy that this skit wasn't proposed, and the writers weren't like "Jesus who?" So you flip the religion. You show Jesus being violent. You show Muhammed eating pork. You show a Hindu at Burger King. and thats crossing the line? Thats "OFFENDING" people more than actually you know, being offensive? Hurting people? This skit easily, if less vulgar, could have been part of a Sunday school program to teach kids how Jesus WASN'T, and why movies like Inglorious Basters that glorify revenge are bad. If SNL called president Obama a "poopy head", that would be more offensive than this clip. Stop being idiots everyone.

  213. Sandy Ellis says:

    As a Christian this portraril makes me nasueated. Jesus Christ willingly laid down his life for those, yes even for those who mocked him. He did it because he loves you and this is how you thank him. SNL and the actors involed do not truly understand the extent of his love. He deserves the utmost respect not mockery. He already received that while he was hanging on the cross dying for you.

    • Rachel 07 says:

      I completely agree with you. Without Jesus going to the Cross, there would be absolutely no other way into Heaven. Yet Hollywood has given Jesus, the Christian faith, and Christians a bad rep for a long time. Finding a Bible believing Christian in Hollywood is like finding a needle in a haystack. The resurrection is the greatest example of love.

  214. Mike says:

    SNL stopped being funny 20 years ago.

  215. James says:

    Just not funny. Saturday night live used to be, a long time ago.

  216. mhjones2001 says:

    Why do you expect the cowardly heathen to respect Jesus Christ and the resurrection. I say cowardly because none of them are going to do the same type of skit on Mohammed.

    I don't have to be offended. The question is: Does God the Father consider the skit to be blasphemous? Let's hope the purveyors of blasphemy come to their senses before they close their eyes the last.

    Expect things to get worse, more uncomfortable for Christians in the United States. Expect more and more such blasphemy. Don't be surprised.

  217. Thomas says:

    Um… if the skit is "all in fun" why were only Romans
    being taken out? And Judas had already committed

  218. Defected says:

    Stories like this always remind me why I canceled cable . And to those Christians complaining about this , yet still support it – shame on you ! I don't miss TV or 90% of movies produced today . Writing music or rock climbing is my preferred choice instead of wasting my life watching a bunch of "God hating liberals"

  219. DJesus JDisciple says:

    It's called satire and it is one of the oldest forms of entertainment on the planet.

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  222. michael says:

    I am amazed at all the comments of that skit, and pleased that it got so much attention. I was appalled at it and have boicotted the show till next season. I have been watching SNL since 1975, and this is my second boicot. The first was a comment by Amy Poiler playing Nancy Grace, "I swear by the name of Jesus Christ." years ago. Interesting that people in the audience actually laughed at that. SNL, you have gone too far. I hope that God's revelation comes to you before God's wrath does

  223. Cynthia Thomas says:

    I saw Django, I get it . The trouble with SNL skits that push the envelope like this one , it needs to be really funny ! Unforgettable funny ! This wasn't . SNL has fallen into the habit of if we can't make it funny then let's offend some people. And Christianity is the easy target. They for sure weren't going to mock Mohammad . They all cower in the corner at the thought of offending Muslims . Get over yourself SNL .

  224. Leticia says:

    I am sure that THEY WOULD NEVER DO A MOHAMMED SKIT LIKE THAT! Have they????????? Please send me the link if they have! I highly doubt it!

  225. Ray says:

    DISGUSTING ! MOCKERY ! DISRESPECTFUL ! AND more ! SNL is henceforth banned in my home hereafter. We will forgive. God will exact justice. Beware to those that endorsed this theme skit.

  226. K. Scot Sparks says:

    – amAzing. By this and many other contemporaneous cases we know Christ is as verboten and ridiculed as ever he was 2000 plus years ago. Thoughtful people everywhere should, in their quietest and most honest moments, be just a wee bit curious about how he yet attracts such hatred in the most deceptive ['casual'] form. But – ultimately – the poetry is as wonderful as it is unintended. Can you imagine the 'divine humor' as well here? The unawares 'icon,' portrayed – of all – by SNL?! Of course – particularly here, the SNL guys do not get the last laugh (…and this is by no means their best work. It must be said: The Russian lady on the news broadcast skit was great actually smart and creative.)

  227. Alexandra says:

    No one has a right to not be offended. What makes us different from Talibans is that we have free speech.

  228. Paul says:

    The Book of Revelation is like the SNL skit — kill all the bad guys; no more Mr. nice guy.

  229. Jim W. Lambert says:

    Unfortunately, we are all doomed. Controlled information has been in place for some time now.

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