Pyramids and relegion Part II cont...
As nobody appears to undestand what I'm jabbering on about (nice try DJ
), let me explain. It's purely my opinion, so feel free to totally disagree.
TP books make me think. Pyramids made me think more than any other DW book. For me the greatest parody in Pyramids is not about what has happened in Roundworld in the past, or about what happens in Roundworld now, but a what-if-it-happened on Roundworld in the future?
In Pyramids, the gods become real with hilarious consequences. They are not at all like the priests expect, are not interested in rituals and proceed to wreck havoc on the country.
Now, move this scenario to Roundworld. What would happen if Jesus Christ came back tomorrow?
Would he be in favour of capitalism? I doubt it.
10 Commandments wrote:You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor
Would he approve of the accumulation of wealth? Shouldn't think so.
Jesus wrote:It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (Matthew 19:24)
Would he approve of the church? Probably not.
Jesus wrote:For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
If Jesus came back tomorrow, I can't help thinking that he'd be just as anti-establishment as he was 2,000 years ago. So he would be not at all like the priests expect, not interested in rituals and proceed to wreck havoc on the country. Exactly the same as the gods in Pyramids!
Spend any time thinking about the implications of a second coming and you will probably come to the same conclusion as The The;
The The wrote:If the real Jesus Christ were to stand up today,
He'd be gunned down cold by the CIA.
In Pyramids, at least for me, TP poses his most metaphysical question ever.