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Australia: Christian finds bus station, God

April 8, 2012
Q: Why is God like a Number 400 bus?  A: Because he doesn't turn up for a long time, and then three of Him come at once.

Q: Why is God like a Number 400 bus?
A: Because he doesn’t appear for a long time, and then three of Him turn up at once.

On Line Opinion

Crucifixion generally happened on busy roads so all should see and be intimidated by the horrific scene of slow, agonising death and subsequent decay. Some scholars argue that the body would have been left to rot and so there would be no burial, no stone and no miraculously empty tomb.

But in place of the horror was a strange reassurance: buses depart from that place of the skull for Bethlehem and the journey home.

That one detail put the whole story in perspective for me. All was possible in that place; the hopes and fears of many years met in that moment.

I can understand that for someone brought up in Australia, an adequate supply of public transport comes as something of a shock, but surely this goes too far. Was there ever an epiphany of such staggering irrelevance?

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