Sunday, December 27, 2015

The greatest action story ever told

There's a video floating around the Internet in which a Terminator labors to save Jesus from crucifixion. I believe it was originally produced by MadTV in the mid-90s. 

Some versions of the video have foreign language captions. Some have poor picture resolution, while others are crisper. 

Some commenters think the video is blasphemous. I wouldn't go that far. 

I don't know what the original intention was. In fact, I doubt the creators gave it much thought. It seems more like screwball comedy, based on the juxtaposition of incongruous elements. It doesn't strike me as deliberately sacrilegious. But the creators weren't Christian, so the treatment is mildly irreverent. 

What's ironic is that the video unwittingly illustrates a profound theological point, even though that was not their intention. According to the argument from evil, a good God would prevent evil. 

But as the video illustrates, preventing some evils may result in greater evils down the line. Consider the dire consequences if the Terminator succeeds in saving Jesus from crucifixion


  1. But if the Terminator skit involved an actor portraying Muhammed...

  2. I remember that. "Are you a wise guy?" "You could say that."