Some artist has fashioned a chocolate crucified Jesus and it has provoked a firestorm of criticism. I viewed a program last night on CNN where the artist was confronted by Bill Donahue of the Catholic League who maintained that this was “one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever.” Frankly the sculpture of Jesus in chocolate isn’t disgusting to me at all. I know there are many traditionalists who would be offended and apparently Mr. Donahue is one such person. Who knows whether Jesus was naked or not on the cross. There are no official photographs of the crucifixion and what after all did Jesus’ life and death proclaim. Jesus said, “”Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.” Did Bill Donahue miss that part of the gospel. What is it with these so-called spokesmen for Christianity and in this case Roman Catholicism who strain at the gnat of of chocolate Jesus yet swallow the camel of aggression against Iraq without flinching? Are they really followers of the crucified Jesus? What does it mean to follow Jesus?