Later she explains, "Everybody blames the Jews for killing Christ. And then the Jews try to pass it off on the Romans. I'm one of the few people that believe it was the blacks."
Silverman is not a racist. As she ardently proclaimed while defending herself on Politically Incorrect last year: "these jokes are about racism, they're not racist."
But reread those two jokes and try to imagine any other white comedian telling them.
You can't, but most of you won't care because she's pin-up hot and baby-rabbit adorable (while you're exercising your imagination, try to imagine that sentence being said about any other female comedian of the past two decades). She is comedy's first female sex symbol and exploits the role by telling jokes that others can't get away with.
This is not to take anything away from Silverman, or Jesus is Magic, because she is very good at what she does, and does it with an all-knowing wink. The very last scene of the film features a less attractive "understudy" attempting some of the same jokes that Silverman has just nailed-- and falling flat on her face. It is as though Silverman is acknowledging the wide berth given to her, and saying, "Yeah, well f**k you, anyways. "