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Jesus vs Jeezus

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 6, 2016. 21 Replies

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 12, 2015 at 8:46am

Photo from A|N Facebook page by Linda Mae Yarrington

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 11, 2015 at 12:21pm

FINALLY, a Bible-based advice column! From the introduction:

There's no doubt about it, the Bible anticipates every single problem you will ever encounter in life, and provides well-worked out algorithms for coping, freeing you up from the drudgery of wading through abstract and thorny thickets of ethics, metaphysics, ontology and more. So if you, like the supplicants quoted below, ever find yourself in an awkward social situation, need advice to the lovelorn or simply aren't sure how to think for yourself, I urge you to turn to the Bible and avoid further embarrassment. Exceptions: Not a proven remedy for pimples, male pattern baldness or enuresis. Consult your physician.
Contraindications: May cause drowsiness, verbosity or fixity of opinion.
Our Guarantee: At the end of your life, if not 100% satisfied with the results, simply return your Bible for a full money-back refund, less shipping and handling. And a sample entry:
Problem: I suspect my girlfriend dabbles in Wicca. What should I do?
Solution: Yes, this is a vexing problem, but you'll be glad to know that, as usual, the Bible is the vade mecum you should reach for. And the same cure is applicable to a vast range of other problems, with several millennia of clinical trials to back it up.
Simply murder any person who engages in beliefs contrary to yours.
A safe, effective, and proven over-the-counter remedy, available to all!
Naturally, King James puts it succinctly:
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
--Exodus 22:18
But wait! There's more! Reach for this powerful nostrum whenever you have to deal with troublesome symptoms, such as others who believe in:
  • science,
  • logic,
  • other deities,
  • and women's health care
It's even been proven effective against heretics espousing the Qabalah, evolution and climate change! With the miracle ingredient NonSequitur®!
Comment by Pat on August 8, 2015 at 9:08am

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 7, 2015 at 3:08pm

Grinning Cat, thanks for the article on alcohol poisoning. It seems each generation has to learn on their own that alcohol poisoning is a reality and deaths do occur. My college days, my roommate drank herself into a stupor and it is a miracle she survived with her brain and liver intact. 

Liquor was like cigarettes; I watched what they did to the imbiber and I wanted no part of either substance. Never tried recreational drugs either. Guess I am either a coward or wise; don't know which. I made it to 79 years old and many of my cohorts did not. I'm not at all sorry I tried none of them. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2015 at 7:34pm

Pat, I like The French Enlightenment philosopher, Denis Diderot's comment: "Humans will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."

The French Enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot was also correct. To paraphrase,"Humans will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2015 at 7:30pm

Pat, your cartoon of Joseph and his betrothed deflowered. In my book, Mary was raped, whether she was penetrated or not, I don't know and care. She did not give her consent to being impregnated.

It kind of reminds me of those awful brothers who would kidnap brides before their marriages and rape them. The divine right of royals.  

Comment by Pat on August 6, 2015 at 12:18pm

Joan, Christopher Hitchens was right. If you want to end poverty, give women control over their reproductive rights, and give them the same educational opportunities as men. This is not only an anathema to ISIS, the mullahs who rule Iran, their GOP pen pals in the US, and the conservative protestants and catholics who believe in assigned social roles based upon imposed ideas of gender.  The French Enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot was also correct. To paraphrase, "Humans will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2015 at 12:11pm

Loren, I remember standing on a balcony watching a Foucault Pendulum making its arch in an ever changing pattern. It was probably the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. The motion fascinated me. I was only about 14 years old at the time and my cousin and I concentrated so hard, my uncle and aunt moved on from the exhibit. They realized we were not with them and frantically looked for us, finding us hanging over the rail, watching the pendulum swing to and fro. Uncle John was furious with us and gave us a thorough tongue lashing. I rose up in all my 14-year-old height and told him we were engrossed in science and he should be proud of us. He didn't buy my version. 

Thanks for sparking that memory, Loren. 

Foucault Pendulum 

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 6, 2015 at 12:10pm

On a more modern political note:

Health officials warn that you could die playing GOP debate drinking games: ‘It’s just a formula for disaster’ (Raw Story)

"[Surgeon General Vivek] Murthy suggested that people play a safer variation of the traditional debate drinking game by only consuming alcohol when one of the candidates says something reasonable.

“We’re not saying that people shouldn’t have fun participating in the rotting vestiges of our once-great democracy,” he said. “Just do it responsibly. Instead of, say, shotgunning a beer when Ben Carson compares abortion to a planet-killing meteor wiping out humanity, consider taking a shot if Jeb Bush acknowledges that human activity is contributing to climate change,” he said. “And that drink might even have some therapeutic value when he goes on to argue that we shouldn’t do a damn thing about it.”"

"... A study conducted by researchers at the Tufts University School of Medicine estimated that there were 70,000 additional hospitalizations ... following each of the 104 “clown car” debates during [the 2012] election cycle. “That just counts alcohol poisoning and other drug overdoses... The numbers don’t include injuries from motor vehicle accidents or people’s misguided attempts to wash their brains out with bleach.”"

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2015 at 12:02pm

Pat, I remember very clearly the day, October 31, 1992, when the Roman Catholic hierarchy admitted its mistake of condemning Galileo to their punishment. How many other mistakes had the RCC made over the years; how many mistakes had the Puritans and Pilgrims made? What mistakes were my religious community making in regard to the sick council to battered women by preaching and teaching the "Passive Gospel"? It was a liberating day for me. The message of the subordination of women to men that resulted in the imposed helplessness on women of faith fell under the weight of its errors. 

Old ideas, old dogmas, old gospels cannot withstand the stresses and strains of errors of religious thought. We see that, today, especially in the war against women by the fundamentalist Right wing of the Republican party, and the Islamic fundamentalists. 

I don't expect to see a female pope or priest of the RRC, nor the gender role dominance of men in all religions end during my lifetime. However, I have six beautiful great-grandchildren who grow in an environment of equality of opportunity for both men and women. Their mother and grandmother are strong women married to strong men. That is where real power resides. 

October 31, 1992


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