Friday, October 10, 2008

Join or DIE!

I wonder how many people's mental image of "church" looks something like this, a large force which tries to destroy anything it doesn't like. This picture is taken from MAKE: magazine some of the comments on the page were:

"Spreading the word through force and/or fear. Business as usual."

"Take that, you Darwinists!!!"

"That tank needs to be in a Monty Python movie . . .

And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this Thy hand grenade that with it Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy." And the Lord did grin and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats and large chu... [At this point, the friar is urged by Brother Maynard to "skip a bit, brother"]

... And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it." Amen."

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