In news that will no doubt make Simon Cowell’s Christmas, a Christian group is comparing him to Jesus Christ. Yes, that Jesus Christ. Maybe they thought X-Factor was short for Christ-Factor.Ã‚Â Re, the official magazine ofÃ‚Â the Assemblies of God church,Ã‚Â claims that Cowell’s no-nonsense tough-love style is very similar to the way Christ would have behaved. We can only imagine how this makes Paula Abdul feel.
“Jesus, the one we think of as being meek and mild, gentle and loving and full of compassion, had the ability to talk tough,” explains the faith based periodical. “Some of his words were upsetting and difficult to swallow – just like Cowell’s – but he spoke truth and doesn’t the truth hurt sometimes?Ã‚Â Simon Cowell takes, learns from them and grows in the process, and there are numerous stories in the Bible of people who do the same.”Ã‚Â Wow, well thank goodness he’s using his powers for good! Think of all the gifts Simon has given us:Ã‚Â Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, and Susan Boyle, just to name a few. But then again, he did spring William Hung on an unsuspecting world. The Simon works in cruel and mysterious ways.