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A fun book for the kids! Presented by Landover Baptist Ministries

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Brad Crassley, May 3, 2010.

  1. Brad Crassley

    Brad Crassley New Member

    Apr 27, 2010
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    "This satirical collection of essays, images, articles, et al is poking fun at some people and institutions whose extreme manifestations have been diving offensively off the deep end themselves in the minds of many. Poking fun is probably the wrong term, though. This collection actually whacks them over the head, punches them in the solar plexus, then gives them a wedgy while they're still breathless. Cackling and snickering all the while. It's one of the funniest things I've read in a long time. You open a page at random, let your jaw drop because you just can't believe they're going there, then take a break to recover before trying something else. Highly recommended, as I already have to a bunch of friends. Remember that the target is the extremes and absurdities of behavior, not the idea of being religious itself, and take your sense of humor out for a romp."

    When you have the likes of Ted Haggard and legions of repressed and depraved religious fanatics, it's a challenge to satirize them, because they are living satires of themselves.

    But the fine humorists over at LandOverBaptist.org manage to outdo the residents of JesusLand with a scathing scalpel of wit that cuts right through to the inner absurdities of fundamentalists.

    "The idea here is not to offend Christians (the real ones, who really follow Jesus' teachings of love and peace and forgiveness), or Jesus (he'd laugh at this book, too), or even religion, but to use humor to show how absolutely insane extremism is, whether it comes in the form of violent Islamic nut jobs or those who exist right here at home, waiting to shoot anyone who doesn't believe or behave in the "right" way. Religious extremism is disturbing, but this book proves it can also be riotously funny."

    "On the other hand, the authors of Welcome to Jesusland are all going to hell for having written an outrageously funny send-up of Christianity in general and evangelicals in particular. Chris Harper, Andrew Bradley, and Erik Walker hilariously skewer every aspect about the practice of the American version of Christianity and it doesn’t spare any of the hot-button topics from endangered species to illegal immigrants to gays. What it does do is entertain, impiously and refreshingly. It's an opportunity to laugh at ourselves."

    "As with any good satirical humor, there are grains of truth buried deeply in this witty look at sin and salvation. Sharp, cutting and thoroughly enjoyable this may offend the closed minded."
    #1 Brad Crassley, May 3, 2010
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  2. Tom Butler

    Tom Butler New Member

    Dec 20, 2005
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    Ah, Brad, out of the closet at last. You had some of our folks really going there for a while.