By:Billy Hallowell Billy Hallowell (The Blaze)-Red Bull, the popular maker of energy drinks, is dropping an advertisement the company created in South Africa after Christians voiced outrage at its portrayal of Jesus Christ. The television spot depicts the Biblical story of Jesus walking on water — but with a few twists and turns.
Rather than using his divine power, the cartoon version of Christ steps out of a boat and can be seen standing on water, using rocks to prop himself up. This, of course, differs greatly from the Bible’s recap of what happened between Jesus and his disciples on the water (the actual story is in Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52 and John 6:16-21).
“This is boring. We won’t catch anything today. I’m going home,” Jesus says, stepping out of a fishing boat and onto the water.
CKA-It is unfortunate that Mocking Christianity has become acceptable. I believe that Christianity is an easy target because those that mock the faith do not expect a violent retaliation as they would from Muslim extremists. In other words, Christians won’t normally fight back with violence or even threats of violence whereas we have seen in the past, the followers of Islam will. Who said fear is not a deterrent?