Monday, May 23, 2011

The Peak of "Jesus"

Regular Dredd Blog readers know well that we cover as many peaks as some mountain climbers climb.

We have covered The Peak of Evolution, The Peak of Sanity, The Peak of The Oil Wars, and on and on.

In today's post we continue that tradition, covering yet another mysterious peak.

The graph above shows when the peak of the name "Jesus" was reached, in terms of the giving that name to new born babies.

Whether or not there is a scientific nexus, we can't help but mention the post The Dogma of The High Priest In Chief, since the peak of Jesus was reached during his presidency, but has fallen precipitously since then.

Nor can we fail to mention the related post The Virgin MOMCOM, since the peak of concurrent wars was reached during the overlapping time when the peak of giving the popular name "Jesus" to newborn babies boys was reached.

The link to holy wars and the naming of names is unmistakable, but any effort to expose why that link exists will require more detail.

That linkage, that nexus, comes about with a comparison in the rise of military spending to the decline of the rest of the economy.

We believe that Dredd Blog successfully did that in The Graphs of Wrath - 2.

The mystery in all this is that Jesus was a peaceful man, but more and more those who use his name are, in general, self described "holy warriors."

Go figure (better still, go ruminate).

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmmmm ... I wonder if the baptism records of the S. Baptists, which seem to track the peak of Jesus, would be relevant? Link