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If you remember a previous post of mine, “A Boatload of Nonsense,” you’ll know that I’m not a huge fan of the movie, Evan Almighty. Back in 2007, Girl talked me into seeing it with her and, today, believe it or not, I gave in again. This time the movie was on television. A cool, rainy day; pillows and blankets aplenty; popcorn and drinks. How could I resist?

This time, the part of the movie that struck me most was when Evan, standing before Congress, confesses that it was “God” who told him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood… to which the leading congressman responds,

God? You talk to God?… And God is talking back?… Obviously, the stresses of this office have proven too much for you… Please have the congressman removed.

[sigh]

Wouldn’t that be a sight to see in real life: political points deducted – not added – when candidates talk about their private exchanges with God. In the latest GOP presidential debate (the “Thanksgiving Family Forum”), for instance, the Christian contenders even left their dog whistles at home.  They didn’t need whistles; the candidates were astonishly candid about their intentions should they be elected. And, since the debate was not televised nor viewed online by many, I’m wondering if those who might have been critical of what was said may be unaware that there was even a debate this weekend.

Related past posts:  “Cain: The Reluctant Leader“; “You can’t bridge a wall that doesn’t exist

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From the “if only they asked me, I coulda told them” file:  A new study says whining is the worst sound in the world.

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As you know, Jesus said,

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be aborn of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God (John 3:5).

Did you know that those clever Mormons have found a way around this requirement? It’s true. Just ask George Carlin.  He was baptized, confirmed and initiated as a Mormon in 2010, two years after his death.

George Carlin

According to the teachings of Joseph Smith and the Mormon Church,

(God) has made it possible for members of the Church to help people who were not baptized when they lived on the earth. We can do for these people what they cannot do for themselves.

But, I would guess that if George had wanted to be a Mormon, he would have said so during his life; on the up-side, as a dead Mormon man, he gets very own planet to populate (Fife 103) – and how cool is that?

I found this story (and others) at Famous Dead Mormons — as well as this comment left by George Carlin’s brother, Patrick.

I am George’s older brother, Patrick and I am laughing my ass off.  George would have loved this whole scene.  Religious screwballs (excuse the redundancy) have kept us Carlins laughing for a long, long time.

Down in DC for George’s Mark Twain Prize.  I was in a limo with my son Dennis and my niece, Kelly.  We saw a bunch of christians demonstrating and shouting “George Carlin is in hell.”  We laughed and Kelly said, “Dad would be so proud.”

This Baptism for the dead is equally absurd.  Right up there with throwing virgins into volcanoes.  Religion, when you just don’t want to use your brain.

Patrick Carlin

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David Brody of Christian Broadcasting Network isn’t happy about President Obama’s announcement last night about the death of Osama bin Laden

…how about a smile? How about showing a little joy? How about a word or two saying something about how this is no doubt a happy or joyous occasion for Americans? We got nothing like that at all.

Mr. Brody has it all figured out though.

It’s because his speech wasn’t so much aimed at Americans. He was being careful of how the “Arab Street” would interpret his remarks. Any hint of gloating or happiness might be rubbing it in the face of some of the crazies in the Arab World and heaven forbid we get them upset! How dare we Americans look like we’re celebrating his death! The travesty of it all! Give me a break.

Wow.  WWJD?  Par-tay, apparently.

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The cowardly Bryan Fischer at American Family Association is at it again.

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