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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Whoa.

Q: What is christianity?

A: It is the belief that a two-thousand-year-old jewish zombie can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him that you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat an apple off a magical tree in a wonderland.

Well, that's one way to put it...

3 comments:

texasinafrica said...

Actually, there's a whole serious, scholarly debate over whether he was a zombie, a ghost, or a zombie-ghost hybrid. Koinonia can tell you ALL about it.

JoeBumbulis said...

strawman argument...annoying.

Patrick said...

I think you could do this with any religion or ideology and get about the same result. You just have to describe it in the crassest terms possible.

Ex: Q: What is atheism?
A: The belief that every person who has ever thought about or experienced what cannot be empirically proven is a ***** moron. Often paired with humanism, the belief that right or wrong can be determined by appealing to universal human qualities, in spite of evidence from the entirety of human history that the most universal human quality is the habit of humans treating each other like crap.

It can be funny if taken in the right spirit, but I've found that my youth take this kind of humor way too seriously, if that makes any sense.

Being flippant is not the same thing as being mature, in other words.