Saturday, 24 January 2015

Overheard in the Bedroom


The Chairman wants to have a shower:

Chairman to Hay: "Are you having a shower?"

Hay: "Yes."

Chairman: "When?"

Hay: "In a minute."

Chairman looks at Hay quizically.

Chairman: "I know your minutes."

Hay: "OK, half an hour."

An hour and a half later:

Hay: "Just going for a shower."

Saw this story yesterday:


It was followed by comments from Christians ridiculing the people involved for their belief, especially the pastor. Yet belief in the power of this chap to help women get husbands through kissing their bare backsides is no less ridiculous than;
  1. a belief that wine and bread can transmogrify into blood and flesh when a magical incantation is uttered over them, or 
  2. that water can be turned into wine without a detailed knowledge of organic chemistry, or
  3. that a sky god impregnated a virgin, resulting in a man-god (that one was quite ubiquitous in antiquity, but apparently only the Christian one was the genuine article), or
  4. that a man can walk on water, or
  5. that a man can come back to life after death, or
  6. the dogma of the Trinity (which is truly the most mind-boggling and illogical piece of tomfoolery you could wish to hear, and even those who believe in it have difficulty explaining it).
If you believe in any of the above, then you simply have to believe anything anyone ever tells you, as you've obviously lost the power to discriminate between reality and blatant quackery.


3 comments:

  1. Trinity is formulated in the 4th century. Was introduced by Augustinus as I recall (who simply tried any sect he could find until he became a Christian. Then he became a Roman Saint - and because Saints do not write gibberish, all his writings were accepted, even the older ones). I think some of the quarrel around "trinity" is still not solved. BTW Augustinus was not accepted in the Eastern churches.

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    1. Obviously they do write gibberish. It's based on trying to reconcile Greek philosophy with Christianity.

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    2. Obviously they do write gibberish. It's based on trying to reconcile Greek philosophy with Christianity.

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