Thursday, February 21, 2008

Why religious humor is an acquired taste

And no, I'm not talking about "a priest, a rabbi, and an ayatollah walk into a bar" type of humor. This stuff is a little more subtle.

Locusts and Honey talked about Fred Rogers:

He was the perfect argument in favor of the Wesleyan doctrine of Christian Perfection. Although, as an ordained Presbyterian minister, he might object to that conclusion.

The same source reproduces an Arminian propaganda poster. With a little more work that poster will be perfect.

More posters can be found here.

And for perspective on the posters, here is an excerpt from Pensacola Christian College's Articles of Faith:

Pensacola Christian College believes that “whosoever will” may come to Christ and does not believe that God pre-elects persons to heaven or hell.

But there are worse things:

Without meaning to be unfriendly or unkind to anyone, we feel it only fair to say that Pensacola Christian does not agree with the modern-day charismatic movement, and we believe that students who are a part of the modern-day tongues movement should seek their college education elsewhere as they would not be allowed to participate in or promote any charismatic activities.

And they don't even bother to address the danged Marian Papists in their Articles of Faith.

P.S. Todd Cotton wasn't joking when he wrote this.

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