If you do not know what a Jesus Juke is, check out Jon Acuff’s article as he created the term. His former blog, a Christian satire on the worldview and lifestyle of Christians, pointing out the ridiculousness that comes out of it. The most prolific satire to come out, in my opinion, is him coining the phrase Jesus Juke.
Here’s how he describes it:
Like a football player juking you at the last second and going a different direction, the Jesus Juke is when someone takes what is clearly a joke filled conversation and completely reverses direction into something serious and holy.
So we know the original intent of this term. And with anything good and fun, we have taken the term and applied it to people who are actually Jesus Juking, then applied it to things that are sort of a Jesus Juke, and then apply it to anything we disagree with. In essence, we have tarnished this beautiful term.
The problem is that I believe we have made anything religious that people are offended into a Jesus juke. I love the notion but I’m at this point where people are getting seriously offended or try to pass a strong opinion off as a Jesus juke when they know they are wrong or realize they have upset someone. I want to call them out, but feel like maybe I missed something.
I will probably write on this more later, but want to start off with some help on the conversation.