How Satire Works

Here is a nice little post about how satire works and specifially how the “Djesus Uncrossed” sketch on SNL is more of an endorsement of Jesus and his priorities than one might think. “Djesus Uncrossed” may be difficult to watch but the fact that a sketch like this was made at all suggests to me that the Christian faith still retains its place in the world of ideas. Prophetic may be too strong a word but “Djesus Uncrossed” reminds us that occasionally, like Balaam’s ass, a word from the Lord comes to us through unapproved means.

“Djesus Uncrossed,” Grievance, and How Satire Actually Works

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