The Christian Book, the Jewish Book: Louis Black

Since we don’t have Lenny Bruce or Richard Pryor to explain the Christian use of the Bible, we have to rely on Louis Black. Good enough. It’s a little long, I know, but it’s worth it. “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,” Lenny Bruce once said, “Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” I guess now if he were killed now it would be little needles or clusters of vials.


About Ray Watkins

I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. I grew up in Houston, as a part of what we only half-jokingly call the Cajun Diaspora. At a certain point during the Regan administration, I had to leave, so I served in the Peace Corps, Philippines, from 1987-89. I didn't want to return to the United States just yet, so I moved to Paris, France, where I lived for three years or so. I then moved back to Austin, Texas, where I had received my Masters Degree, and (eventually) began a Ph.D., which I completed in 1999. I spent a year at Temple University and then accepted a position at Eastern Illinois University where I worked until May of 2006. I now work exclusively on line (although that may change) for Johns Hopkins, the Art Institute Online, and I can be reached most easily via email: raywatkins [that 'at' symbol]

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