Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Irreverence alert

Somehow, the idea that Jesus may have died of a pulmonary embolism - the same kind of blood clot that airline passengers in economy get due to being immobilized in cramped quarters - doesn’t seem right. It’s so mundane, so un-Passion of the Christ. At the same time, it casts airline travel – at least in economy – in a new light. Jesus came back from the Crucifixion. But if you are stuck in a middle seat, not even God can do much for you.