Andrew Sullivan posted this video:
Let me be clear: I don’t agree with Pullman on his materialist atheism. But boy do I love a man who defends free speech like this!
But on this Good Friday, I thought I would say this: Christ was a scoundrel, and the Christian who is offended by that statement hasn’t read the gospels. The Christ I proclaim as crucified on this day threw a wrench in the organized system of cruelty that was the Roman Empire, and was hung between robbers as a result. The Christ I worship opened his public ministry to scoundrels and vagabonds and the powerless. I pray that I might one day be counted as such a scoundrel.