33 Comments

  1. Seth Tipps says:

    You’ll be in our prayers, Mr. Stone.

  2. Optimaximal says:

    brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘Jesus Christ… Zombies!!!’

  3. RC-1290 says:

    EGGGGGGGZZZZZZZZ

  4. dartt says:

    Happy Zombie Jesus day everyone!

  5. Pirate0r says:

    Sweet zombie Jesus!!

    Futurama applies to everything

  6. Frosty840 says:

    Still one of my favourites.

  7. Scandalon says:

    I think I’m amused. (I’m home sick today, so everything’s kinda…off)

    (But I must be pedantic and point out that the garden of Gethsemane likely was nowhere near the tomb. But I realize the sign was placed there likely to make sure people “got” it…)

  8. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    Damn! Pirate0r beat me to the punch!

  9. Catch.153 says:

    Any site that would post this, let alone on Easter Sunday, has not one shred of human decency. You make a mockery of all that I hold sacred. There is NOTHING you could have posted that is more offense.

    BIGGOTS.

    I used to visit this site every day. I did not expect you to kowtow to a system of morality that you do not believe in. But you have posted a joke that is tantamount to a kidding about a lynch mob hanging Obama or Hitler wiping out the Jews.

    DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN THAT WHICH YOU HAVE MOCKED?

    What is far worse, though you fail to grasp it, is that you have mocked Him, and He is real.

    For the record, I used to visit this site every day. Now I won’t come here again, nor will I recommend it as I would have done happily before.

  10. Steve says:

    NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT TO ME.
    I think that last word there is critical. Seriously I’m pretty sure no-one thinks he was actually a zombie and I wouldn’t have said the joke’s on Christ either. It’s not the same as your examples since the idea of a zombie Christ is utterly silly, never mind the idea of zombies full stop. If this is so critical to you then you got a problem with pretty much every section of popular media today. Calm down and go watch The Life of Brian. :)

  11. Alec Meer says:

    Oy gevalt. While it’s exasperating that he’s once again conflating harmless pop-culture punning with actively mocking his beliefs (and has chosen to react so abusively – religion is the root of war on even the tiniest level, it seems), let’s not have this thread turn into a pile-on, please.

  12. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    “Always look on the bri~ght side of life~!”

    It’s all good.

  13. Bobsy says:

    So… Zombie Mohammed next time? Better? Worse?

    *ducks and covers*

  14. sinister agent says:

    I’m sure Zombie Jesus would only devour the brains of those who wanted their brains devoured, and even then only when strictly necessary in order to sustain his shuffling philosophical lifestyle.

    After all, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a thoughtlesss zombie to, er, gain entry to a well-defended farmhouse. Okay, I really haven’t thought this through, but my point remains valid.

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    John Walker says:

    Catch.153 – You’ve exploded in religious disgust before, and stuck with us. I hope you’ll do the same again.

    I seem to remember saying this last time, but bear with me. Jesus can stand up to a few jokes. Being the Son of God gives him just perhaps enough confidence to cope with someone being silly about how the dead coming back to life is a bit like how zombies work.

    You know what? If you do find it offensive, and fair enough, why the reaction? You just say, “I found this offensive,” and move on to the next post. The righteous indignation suggests a very confusing understanding of grace and peace. Grace and peace, brother. Move on to the next post.

  16. Martin says:

    Catch.153 – Trolling for Christ since day one!

    ;)

  17. THX-1138 says:

    @Catch.153
    WELL I FOUND THIS FUNNY.

    Just thought I’d capslock that so you could all see it, and know that I meant it. It’s just a funny picture, and as others have said, not the only thing around that pokes a bit of fun at religion.

  18. PhinehasJavelin says:

    I also used to come to this site daily, but I’m done here. By the way; you’ve misunderstood the gentleman before. It’s not that the Lord can’t take a joke, it’s more like you’ve insulted something sacred to me.

    As also was said before, He IS real, and that leaves someone with some explaining to do when asked to account for their actions.

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    John Walker says:

    This sentence made me smile:

    “It’s not that the Lord can’t take a joke, it’s more like you’ve insulted something sacred to me.”

    You came SO close to writing, “It’s that *I* can’t take a joke.” I’d have had so much respect if you’d said that. Rather than the hate-based threat you spitefully tacked on the end.

    Grace and peace, grace and peace.

  20. PhinehasJavelin says:

    John Walker,

    I love my Lord. He has washed this sinner and made me His child. I’m the most unworthy creature I know. So, when I feel that someone is taking shots at my Lord, I can’t help but respond.

    What you call as my “hate-based threat” is based on this verse from the Bible;

    Matthew 12:36  But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
    37  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

    Brother John, I mean you no harm, but I refuse to apologize for standing for the name of Jesus Christ.

    • Bhazor says:

      Wow.
      It sounds like you’ve got manic depression when you think you have religion.

  21. Jim Rossignol says:

    I firmly believe that He will be down with the Roger Rabbit rule, and understand we only do these things when it’s funny.

  22. Tak says:

    And I can’t speak for JW and the rest of the RPS staff (as I’m not on them) but when I die and *if* there are great pearly gates and a jury and all that, I’ll say ‘look. It was a joke. If you don’t get that, I don’t want to be here.’

    Nothing is too sacred to make fun of, or there is no true humor, only bigots for various issues.

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    John Walker says:

    PhinehasJavelin – I don’t want to get into a quote war, but I’m sure you already know of plenty that strongly condemn making judgements about others, especially about who is good enough for God.

    As Jim said, funny is what we’re about.

    I’ll repeat myself: You’re offended. Ok, you’re offended. And now carry on. You’re unharmed, God’s unharmed, zombie Jesus is unharmed because he’s a drawing. Stick around because we’re a really good website writing loads of great stuff every day. I think the chances of zombie Jesus jokes popping up too often are slim. Especially as Horace the Endless Bear is the resident deity.

  24. PhinehasJavelin says:

    John,

    I get your point, and I’ll move on. By the way, you guys are some gifted writers, and I’ve enjoyed your site in time past.

  25. AbyssUK says:

    Religion isn’t really in the realm of PC gaming (Zoo Race is not a game), so a cartoon normally primarily about PC gaming shouldn’t overstep its mark, especially for such a cheap laugh. Too many people have been affected (good/bad) by God/Jesus to start poking fun about them/it, cheap comedy at the sake of others feelings is just unimaginative and borderline ‘bullying’ to be frank.

    But that said The fact that the artist actually knew what Easter Sunday was all about should actually be a bonus right.. like 1 in 3 people or something in the UK have no idea what Easter even is for…apart from chocolate eggs or course.

  26. George-Duckling Manburger says:

    “This is blasphemy! We’ve gotta do something!”
    “There’s nothing we can do.”
    “Hm. I- I guess we’ll have to develop a sense of humor then.”

  27. Nick says:

    This thread makes me very, very sad.

  28. zechyr says:

    This thread makes baby Jesus weep.

  29. sinister agent says:

    But on the plus side, the shops are full of discount chocolate!

  30. minus says:

    Sinister,

    But is it really discount? What’s the weight of the chocolate? I had a couple of eggs and they were pretty bloody thin. :)

  31. King Pod of France says:

    Indeed. It’s all about the £/kg.