Jesus, meet Jon McNaughton, then meet ‘Shortpacked’
A little Sunday morning blasphemy for y’all:
First, we have this painting by Jon McNaughton featuring Jesus Christ, creator of the heavens and earth and bearer of the US Constitution, flanked by, among others, Thomas Jefferson (a deist who actually rewrote his own version of the Bible to take out all the miracles and mysticism and just leave the philosophy), Ronald Reagan, and Christa McAuliffe. At his feet on his right you have the good guys– the farmer, the
Christian minister, the US Marine, the handicapped child, the mother, the black
college student, the schoolteacher who vaguely resembles Sarah Palin.
On the other side– Jesus’ left side, wink wink– is a professor holding a copy of Darwin’s Origin of the Species, a politician, a lawyer counting his money, a liberal news reporter, Mr. Hollywood, and a Supreme Court Justice weeping over Roe v. Wade, and of course, SATAN!
And yes, there’s a full listing explaining exactly what each person and position is supposed to represent. Click through to see what they all are (and order your own print, of course). You gotta admire the dedication to detail– it immediately reminded me of the political cartoon Dave Gibbons parodied in the back of Watchmen #8, with the same amount of over detail and overenthusiasm.
This desperately needed to be parodied, and David Willis at Shortpacked beat us to it.