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Monday, May 15, 2006

Interpretative Dance Theocrats

Check out this "crib sheet for Christianity" (more additions in the comments section, so scroll down).

Here's a taste:
The Protestant Reformation
This is the name historians give to a major labor dispute that erupted in Germany in 1517 when a group of monks hammered a proposed union contract to the door of the pope's house, requesting a 95 percent pay raise. The pope refused to negotiate with the monks union until it agreed to pay to have the door fixed, and the result was the world's longest-running strike. For nearly 500 years, a huge portion of Christians have been on strike from being Catholic. . . . Currently, the matter is in arbitration.

Calvinism
This theory was worked out by the French theologian and fashion designer John Calvin Klein, who argued that some people are predestined to be glamorous while others are doomed to be plain. America was founded by Calvinists, who sought to establish a country where they could pursue their belief that buckled hats were fashionable.
Unfortunately for the author, it's not just the non-religious who know fuck-all about Christianity--it's Christians themselves. Many of them my students.

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(Link wantonly stolen from my brother's blog. Thanks, bro!)


link | posted by La Lecturess at 3:18 PM |


5 Comments:

Blogger JustMe commented at 4:23 PM~  

Hilarious! I especially like Baptism and the Pope.

Anonymous Anonymous commented at 6:29 PM~  

I knew you'd like it!

-scr

Blogger Weezy commented at 2:13 PM~  

Too funny! I might use this in the fall for my short answers...

Blogger Ezra commented at 11:21 PM~  

Now that was funny!

Blogger Peri commented at 2:19 PM~  

Incredibly funny, scary, and sad all at once. It's a giant dictionary of religious ignorance.

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