Monday, January 14, 2013
He Brought Me Out
... That's better! I admit that when I first saw the image I didn't notice that the fellow in front is holding a big mallet and two spikes. The friend who shared the meme got it from a Christian Facebook group, which invited people to "LIKE if JESUS carries YOU through tough times!" I believe the picture was originally about something else, like Jesus' forgiveness of sinners even though they would crucify him, but then so much Christian imagery contains sadomasochistic elements, as well as unintentionally erotic (not to mention vampiric, as here) overtones. An old boyfriend and I used to chuckle over the hymn "He Brought Me Out" in his family's Methodist hymnal, which contained other amusing double entendres as well. Still, it's the innocent kinkiness of a lot of Christian imagery that I find most intriguing.