Controversies are needed sometimes and frankly, it helps people critically analyse certain situations and engage in debates. The result is a forward thinking generation, asking questions and finding answers to some of the mysteries of life.
However, an international journalist, Taylor Lorenz, has sparked outrage and a heated debate on Twitter with her theory about Jesus’ death. According to her, the son of God who according to the bible, died and resurrected, faked his own death because he wanted more followers.
Based on her theory, the entire gospel which is built on the resurrection of Jesus is false and just dramatic move by the holy messenger just to gain followers.
It all started when Pope Francis shared a tweet about Mary on his verified account, stating that the mother of Jesus was very influential even in the absence of social media. He tagged her the ‘influencer of God’. In response to the tweet, Taylor submitted that Jesus did quite the opposite by faking his own death just to gain more followers.
Many social media users did not find her rhetoric funny and accused her of blatantly ridiculing Christianity and Christ.
Read some reactions below:
Interestingly, a parody account of Jesus responded to the tweet, asking not to be exposed:
Meanwhile, president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta received a rather unusual gift from a Catholic church recently. The president was presented a huge sculpture of Mary, the mother of Jesus, which according to the church leaders was meant to protect the head of state.