March 26, 2005

It Wouldn't Be Easter Without A Little Blasphemy

I picked up Alex and Eden in Dunsandel (6 pies later) and on the way back to Chch Alex told me that he was going to leave out cookies and ginger beer for the Easter Bunny, just like cookies and beer for Santa. Since Deb and Keith are both pastors, I wonder if they'll encourage him to leave it out for Jesus instead?

I think it's sick that I can't buy wine on the holiest day of the Christian calendar. What if I were an absent-minded pastor searching for vital communion wine? What then?!

... ok, so really I wanted a nice savvy, but I would have bought red if that was all that was going. It's stupid having these archaic laws about Christian holidays that are really pagan in the first place. What's the good of a day off it you can't do anything except go to church or watch tv and drink pre-purchased alcohol?

If you're suffering from an overload of said church, or said alcohol, read this: Skeptics Annotated Bible, and then this.

My thanks to my heathen and hilarious brother Matt for the links. Save me a spot in the hot-tub if you get to hell before me, ay?

--- and this, from This is True ---

After a recommendation by a panel of 15 "eminent theologians and linguists" chaired by Biblical translator Ronald Youngblood, the International Bible Society has reworded its Today's New International Version of the Bible to make it clear that being "stoned" means being beaten to death with rocks. "We wanted to keep it from being confused with drug addiction," Youngblood explained.

You'd think it would be clear enough from the context, wouldn't you? ... unless you were stoned... or a Flanderistian.

Posted by phreq at March 26, 2005 04:14 PM | TrackBack

Heathen + proud of it... if it was God that gave me the ability to reason, I´m sure he wouldn´t be too upset at me actually using it...

And I seriously thinking of changing my last name to Youngblood! Or maybe Max Power...

Posted by: Hellboy at March 27, 2005 05:12 AM

You should change it to "Matt FX". Although that does kinda sound like a brand of foundation.

Posted by: phreq at March 27, 2005 11:53 AM
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