Did you write this? If so, you're probably one of the most brilliant people I know. If you're just passing it on, you're still one of the most brilliant people I know.
I did just write this this morning. I always attribute if the material is not original.
That is hilarious! And so true! Still, it's sad that there's so much self absorption these days.
But it's true that whatever you talk about first in a journal entry will be what people latch onto.
Muaha! That's hilarious. Good job!
I just finished spending fifteen minutes writing a reply on this exact thread, earlier this morning.
Your post will probably end up linked in my LJ, if you don't mind.
Don't mind at all. Linking is always welcome.
You wrote this??!! Your brilliance knows no bounds! And sadder still this is pretty much how it would roll if Jesus showed up on LJ today.
May I post a link to this in my journal with attribution?
Linking encouraged! And thanks!
You should have included a spam comment telling people they can lose 30 pounds in 30 days while eating all the beef they want.
The spam comments I get are never that on-topic.
Found my way over from tinhuviel
. This is brilliant. Permission to link?
This is so much fun; I salute you. I'm linking as well; it deserves a wider audience. (Not that you don't have enough friends, but I want my friends to see, and share the giggle.)
"Yeah, this God guy sounds like a chump."
Bwa ha ha!
(although I thought that for it to be true Kobe beef the cow had to have been raised in Japan...)
Yes, and to be Burgundy, the grapes have to be grown in the Burgundy region of France....
Hmm... Seems to me that the OP is trying to impose authorial intent and if J.K. Rowling can't pull that off, the OP shouldn't expect to. Besides all those comments are valid reader responses. The OP should just do better next time! *hopes the dry rub recipe gets posted*
P.S. Enjoyed this a lot! *g*
Thanks for making my morning that much better. :D
ahahahahahaha. This is awesome!
Has this been Metaquoted? If not may I? This needs to be giggled at more.
I think you are back at work. I see that it is not friendlocked and you have said that it is okay to show to others. I'm going to metaquote you. With a link back here of course. I'm still laughing.
You are the One ::bows down::
I hadn't seen that one - funny!!!
Love this, and would totally be an avid fangirl of SON_OF_GOD's blog. (Step aside Wil Wheaton!)
But where's the smart-assed commenter with the inside track on the back story? You know, something like...
"COMMENTER GOD_DESS_LUV: Notice you didn't bother to mention that God also told Number One Brother not to begrudge badboy brother a calf because Number One Brother gets EVERYTHING when Big Daddy kicks the bucket. Badboy doesn't get another dime! Why leave that out SON? Hmm?"
2009-05-15 12:42 am (UTC)
Re: wandered by way of tinhuviel
True! That's another whole can of worms; this was inspired by the reaction to a parable I told yesterday for which everyone ignored the actual point.
Son of God, FTW! LMAO, this was brilliant!
You'll hear about this from my family's lawyers...
I'm here from Metaquotes. This is complete awesomeness. I'm going to post it on my LJ, with credit of course! Thanks for this. I haven't had such a good laugh in a long time.
I really like the piece - it's a well-written satire of a communication culture.
However, I found the title really offputting. If this is supposed to be a purely light-hearted piece, the title just sounds too serious and judgmental to fit. If the title is supposed to indicate that the piece is making a serious social criticism about our culture in relation to Jesus' teachings, I don't find the argument very convincing. He's had plenty of people who missed the point completely for a long time going.
P.S. While it would be ironically self-referential for people to start a flame war over religious interpretation in response to my post, please don't.
It was pretty much about how the parable format sucks in LJ, based on something I wrote yesterday wherein the actual point was completely ignored in favor of a discussion about eating vegetables. I am baffled why you find the title offensive, but I may be too close to the issue to see it.
Wandered in via MQ...
Yeah.. and lets not go into what would happened if SON_OF_GOD posted videos of his miracles on YouTube huh?!
I figure, the apocalypse would get here a lot sooner if JC had to contend with the internet...
Yes, in the days of special effects, miracles would be pretty hard to sell!
This is brilliant! It shows how divorced from history people are today, not to mention how few people read the Bible, which has provided endless metaphors and references for our literature, speeches, you name it. There's no understanding among most people today of the emotional power or the meaning of the lives as people once lived them. Your post illustrates that beautifully.
Actually, it was just a comment on the fact that people will latch onto the dangdest things when reading a post, totally ignoring the actual message....
Probably true? Sadly, yes.
All you have to do is read any argument on www.christianforums.com
I've been away from that site for a long time now, and much much happier.
Yeah, being Not of the Christian Persuasion, I'm not inclined to even look.