The Church Fathers’ Screenplay
Morphing the Imagery
|the subject||the morphing|
|a)||Christian(ized) icons:||morph ‘life transition’ > the hyper-celestial|
|b)||Jewish personages:||morph the mundane > the demonic / diabolical|
|c)||core Jewish icons||morph the heroic > chequered|
|d)||Jewish leadership||morph the establishment > criminal element|
|e)||bullet-proof Jewish icons||morph the icon > invisibility|
|f)||God of Israel:||morph the celestial > the authoritarian|
a) the birth, death and after-death of Jesus
- are hyper- celestial-ized ( my term )
b) the random Jew
- is demonized.
c) Abraham and Moses
- are tangentially dissed.
d) the Sanhedrin
- is criminalized.
e) Judah the Maccabee
- is invisible-ized ( my term )
f) the God of Israel is at-a-minimum
- implied to be authoritarian and uncaring.
All of the motifs just-noted above
remain extant in the Christian Bible
and in the ‘Christian narrative’
employed/disseminated world-wide to this very day
- Nostre Aetate notwithstanding -
in many, many tens of thousands
of churches and Christian schools globally
- every Sunday and weekday