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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Am I "Close to Jesus"?!

Whoa!

I just came across this comment by AmeriChristian at RedStateRabble. AmeriChristian and I have certainly tangled on religion but agree on just about everything else. I posted my comment and left; I didn't see what happened afterward (and it looks like the trolly that AmeriChristian is defending me from got deleted anyway) but here's what he says:

Publius: I think Kristine is saying that this kind of hypocrisy is all to evident in all circles of human existence. It is also just as present and easily evident in both liberal and conservative Christan circles. None of us are doing very well on this, and the Biblical admonition that all of us Christians and nonChristians fall within the circle of sin on one count or another (and usually a lot more) is borne out as an inescapable reality. That includes you too "hot shot." Maybe you should pause for a minute and think about why an atheist gal in Minnesota is closer to Jesus than you are.

Well, I guess I'll show that to my mother! I don't really think I'm Snow White but I know how he means it, and I do take it as a compliment. Thanks, AmeriChristian!

*Halo* (Okay, now stop barfing, everyone. You're worse than my cats. Geez.)

UPDATED: Too funny, I just found this one too! See, at least one creationist troll likes my pale ass.

22 Comments:

Anonymous llewelly said...

I'm looking at your picture, and I'm wondering which of the women standing close to you is Jesus.

November 21, 2006 3:50 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

I know but I ain't gonna say!

*Lifts alternate shoulders* Angel, devil, angel, devil...

November 21, 2006 5:16 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

Hmmm.. A post about Jesus, just after a post about Global Orgasm.

There has to be a message in there somewhere....

November 21, 2006 5:37 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

The message is, Christmas comes right after G.O.D. (Global Orgasm Day)!

Oh come on. You saw that coming, right?

Glob. Org. Day is December 22, BTW. So neither it nor Jesus have come yet. ;-)

November 21, 2006 11:10 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Actually, I have an issue with how Pat much deletes the trolls. Half of my snappy comebacks to dead atheist jokes now have no proper context!

Tell you what, Tom Thumb (or Banned, or whoever you are). Every time you tell a dead atheist joke you wire me $1. Agreed?

Ah, now I'll just sit back and let the $$ roll in.

November 21, 2006 11:31 PM  
Blogger JanieBelle said...

Ok, I take it we missed something here...

November 22, 2006 12:44 AM  
Blogger bigdumbchimp said...

Kristine, you have to check this out if you haven't.

November 22, 2006 9:00 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Long story, JanieBelle.

Rev. Chimpy, I’m at work
But I will check it out
if I can make a funny
On UD will I spout.
I’ll post there in verse
all the time from now on
at least they’ll wave fondly
when they tell me I’m gone.

‘Cause they’re sucking me in again.
What is it with those guys and their powers over women? ;-)

(Notice I said guys,
not a man in disguise.)

November 22, 2006 9:51 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Nice link, BDC.

In the comments, DaveSnot sez "I'm not wrong, because being right is just so darn pedantic."

Fuckin' moron.

November 22, 2006 9:52 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Okay, look, I said no more comments about DaveScot, please. I really mean it. This is not a blog about him, and and I want to let go of the whole thing. Okay? But I will read the post at UD when I get a chance.

November 22, 2006 10:12 AM  
Blogger bigdumbchimp said...

Ok sorry. I forgot......sort of.

November 22, 2006 10:54 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

No prob. I'm just going to let bygones be bygones and leave that particular fight to other people.

I have, however, read the post.

At this point, post-Dover, I think what they want over at Uncommon Descent is to at least get people to talk about Jesus by any means possible, and then say, "Aha! You see? You said it wasn't scientific, but here we are, discussing the science!"

Sort of like Christo's "art."

November 22, 2006 11:37 AM  
Anonymous llewelly said...

I think someone should do remixing of The Da Vinci Code, based on the
assumption Jesus was female. I'm pretty sure that would get people talking.

November 22, 2006 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Jim in STL said...

OT - I tried to reply to one of your comments at PZ's place but it wouldn't go through so I thought I'd track you down and make an attempt here.

Don't write off clay - it's a hot (pun intended) scientific research field. Google clay & prebiotic life or primordial life.

November 22, 2006 12:07 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Oh, I'm not writing off clay! (Especially when so many post-biotic forms have written on it!) But I think it's rather like the "They said light! They said light! Looky, everyone, confirmation of Genesis!" stuff, i.e.:

Big Bang = "And God created light"

which is stretching it. That's all I'm saying.

Man, I got so tired of this kind of thing in Sunday school. I never heard anything but a parody of evolution there (when I had a teacher who acknowledged evolution). I got very impatient with people fudging evo to make it fit their theology. (But then, I ended up knowing more theology than my teachers and that was frustrating, too.)

November 22, 2006 12:22 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

I think someone should do remixing of The Da Vinci Code, based on the assumption Jesus was female.

There is a tradition that says that Jesus was "effiminate," whatever that's supposed to mean. You don't hear that so much anymore (and it wasn't a Lutheran thing, anyway).

November 22, 2006 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Jim in STL said...

Man, I got so tired of this kind of thing in Sunday school.

It's been awhile and I have no recollection of Sunday School or Friday night Bible Class - could have something to do with always sneaking off to the local movie theater or hang out. I'm going to guess that my absence was tolerated considering my tendency toward smart-ass remarks.

I think that I've just accepted that there is a vast army of "Christians" not willing to accept their faith as faith. I wish they could just step back and see the paradox of using science to establish faith so that faith can be used to dismantle science. I'm dizzy just thinking about it - cheap buzz.

November 22, 2006 12:52 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

And I was the best little student in Sunday school, can you imagine?

I didn't skip--I argued.

Maybe I should have just skipped.

November 22, 2006 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I think that I've just accepted that there is a vast army of "Christians" not willing to accept their faith as faith. I wish they could just step back and see the paradox of using science to establish faith so that faith can be used to dismantle science. I'm dizzy just thinking about it - cheap buzz"

That's really very good.

November 24, 2006 8:56 PM  
Anonymous Banned Almost Everywhere in Kansas said...

Tom Thumb is right on! You are just the type of girl I'd like, if mom would let me date.

Andway, I got out of the basement temporalily and made it to my brothers computer, but it looks like they are gonna track me down over at Red State Rabble.

Jeez, mom is really gonna let me have this time!

But as to AmeriChristian, he is a blasphemous mongrel, as he attaches AMER in from of Christian. This is nothing but idolatry, the worship of mammon!

November 26, 2006 11:22 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Hey, Banned! Your mom would let you date a 41-year-old, huh? And atheist to boot? With a live-in boyfriend? You silly goose.

I think you should find a nice Christian blogger and settle down. What say?

November 26, 2006 11:46 AM  
Anonymous funny videos said...

Four college friends were so confident that the weekend before finals, they decided to go up to Dallas and party with some friends up there. They had a great time. However, after all the partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Austin until early Monday morning.

Rather than taking the final then, they decided to find their professor after the final and explain to him why they missed it.

They explained that they had gone to Dallas for the weekend with the plan to come back and study but, unfortunately, they had a flat tire on the way back, didn't have a spare, and couldn't get help for a long time. As a result, they missed the final.

The Professor thought it over and then agreed they could make up the final the following day. The guys were elated and relieved.

They studied that night and went in the next day at the time the professor had told them. He placed them in separate rooms and handed each of them a test booklet, and told them to begin.

They looked at the first problem, worth 5 points. It was something simple about free radical formation. "Cool," they thought at the same time, each one in his separate room. "This is going to be easy."

Each finished the problem and then turned the page. On the second page was written:

(For 95 points): Which tire?

January 19, 2007 8:44 PM  

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