One theory is that Jesus would tool around in an old Plymouth because “the Bible says God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden in a Fury.”
But in Psalm 83, the Almighty clearly owns a Pontiac and a Geo. The passage urges the Lord to “pursue your enemies with your Tempest and terrify them with your Storm.”
Perhaps God favors Dodge pickup trucks, because Moses’ followers are warned not to go up a mountain “until the Ram’s horn sounds a long blast.”
Some scholars insist that Jesus drove a Honda but didn’t like to talk about it. As proof, they cite a verse in St. John’s gospel where Christ tells the crowd, “For I did not speak of my own Accord.”
Joshua drove a Triumph sports car with a hole in its muffler: “Joshua’s Triumph was heard throughout the land.” And, following the Master’s lead, the Apostles car-pooled in a Honda: “The Apostles were in one Accord.”
The above piece of motoring doctrine came from here. Though the question has been asked more seriously in the United States – by two separate groups – the Evangelical Environmental Network and a separate coalition of Christian and Jewish groups. (And apparently Chevrolet sponsored a series of Christian rock concerts.) Since then the evangelical Rev Jim Ball has been giving his WWJD verdict on President Obama’s achievements in this area.
When the WWJD question was put to people in Britain – more than half thought Jesus would be touring in a campervan – handy for stopping for impromptu chats and cups or tea – as opposed to a Toyota Prius or a Porsche.
Normal service not quite resumed at Blackwatertown Towers, so thanks for dropping by. Now you can hear the musical version of WWJD – guaranteed not to be to the taste of some visitors. Or you can leave your own thoughts on religiously relevant transport. Please do.