The faithful are too fun!

Any chance, you think, that these people believe in kenotic or apophatic theology?

Thanks to John Danley for the link


  1. Posted July 16, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I’m inclined to ask if you know the dealer’s name, and how I can get in touch with him (her?).

    Glen Davidson

    • Jennifer B. Phillips
      Posted July 16, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

      Duh, Glen–his name is Jesus, and you can reach him by knee-mail.

      • Rich
        Posted July 17, 2009 at 2:55 am | Permalink

        Thank you, Jennifer. That made my morning.

  2. Sili
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Does look like it could be pretty kenotic.

    I was the last time I was in that state at least.

    Hella mess to clean up …

  3. Posted July 16, 2009 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Fundie primates on nitrous oxide.

  4. Posted July 16, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    How can some people say that we aren’t apes?

  5. Barry
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Do you think it’s possible that some of those in the assembly were accommodationist, and left afterwards to return to their jobs as scientists?

  6. Sven DiMilo
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Permalink


  7. tmplikeachilles
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Permalink


    Got that right.

  8. articulett
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    There was a little girl standing on the stage, and I wonder what she was thinking… Did she think the adults were crazy or that SHE just didn’t “get it” and maybe one day she would?

    I have often been in the situation where I couldn’t seem to “will” myself to “feel” the “right” thing, and so then I feel compelled to fake it or assume I was missing something.

    Now I think that it’s the other people who are missing something– namely their marbles.

    What a fine illustration of hypnotic performance art.

  9. newenglandbob
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    One slimy snake oil salesman spoils a whole batch of ignorant rubes.

  10. reboho
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Stupidest thing I’ve seen in a while. Mass hysteria along with group behavior influenced by a leader. Beatlemania without the music.

  11. Wes
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    I plan to affirm my militant accomodationist credentials by writing a whiny article in Newsweek about how arrogant and philosophically uninformed it is for you to suggest that there might be an incompatibility between science and “WOOOO! WOOOO! JOY AND RESTORATION! WACKA WACKA WACKA!”

  12. Danon
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    What a total silliness.

  13. Posted July 16, 2009 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Well I believe in militant apophatic theology and I think you should all be apophat right now because I’m totally insulted and pissed off and I hate science for the first time ever.

  14. Wes
    Posted July 16, 2009 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    I tried to be a militant fundamentalist kenotic theologian, but the daily purges and colonics were a bit too much to handle.

    • Brian English
      Posted July 17, 2009 at 6:47 am | Permalink

      But Wes, isn’t kenotic about removing the thought? How do you recall the purges?

    • Sili
      Posted July 17, 2009 at 7:40 am | Permalink

      Kenotic means self emptying, innit? Purges and colonics are cheating.

    • Wes
      Posted July 18, 2009 at 11:31 am | Permalink

      Blasphemers! I demand that you respect my questionable hygiene practices!

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