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Humour sent to me by the Priest who is Mad

April 4, 2007

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  1. Bill permalink
    April 4, 2007 5:59 pm

    Resistance is futile.

  2. Dennis permalink
    April 5, 2007 1:01 pm

    this one is way over my head.
    What is the cube supposed to stand for?

  3. Eileen permalink
    April 5, 2007 1:26 pm

    God in a box, I believe. At least that is how I took it.


  4. Bill permalink
    April 5, 2007 1:50 pm

    You have to be a Star Trek fan to appreciate this. That is the “Borg”. A not so nice bunch of cyborgs intent on taking over the universe.

  5. Grace permalink
    April 5, 2007 9:53 pm

    But, what does the Borg have to do with Palm Sunday. I don’t get it either!!

    But, half the time dear MP’s jokes leave me in the dark. I’m just out of the loop, I guess. 🙂

    Blessings, Eileen.

  6. Bill permalink
    April 5, 2007 10:04 pm

    Ok, now your asking me to delve into the mind of MP. Now, that’s a scary place. If this is indeed a “Borg” ship in space, you must first understand that the “Borg” share a group consciousness. There is no individuality. There is no God. The statement in the picture would first, never come from any entity within the cube and second not have any meaning what so ever to anyone in the cube.

  7. Bill Carroll permalink
    April 5, 2007 11:51 pm

    I thought in a recent post MP said that evangelicals were henceforth the Borg.

    I’ll grant him that, but I refuse to believe that the Walrus was Paul.

  8. Dennis permalink
    April 6, 2007 1:31 am

    OK, I swear this is how much of a church geek I am – the other day I could not figure out what the evangelicals had to do with Marcus Borg. I was trying to understand why MP wouldn’t like Marcus Borg (he loves to tell us how orthodox his beliefs are) and why henceforth all the evangelicals were like Marcus Borg to him. But it didn’t make sense.
    I should just stick to wine and psychology. I had no clue he was talking about something from Star Wars.

  9. Eileen permalink
    April 6, 2007 6:42 am

    My thought was that this is God in a box – where the con evs like to keep him.

    The Borg stuff is beyond me…

  10. Kirstin permalink
    April 6, 2007 6:57 am

    Star Trekkin’, across the universe…

  11. Eileen permalink
    April 6, 2007 1:58 pm

    I asked the MadOne to come over and ‘splain. We’ll see what he has to say if he should feel like it.

  12. Grace permalink
    April 6, 2007 3:09 pm


    Marcus Borg is about as unorthodox in the faith as anyone I’ve ever studied, although I think he really misunderstands and misinterprets basic, historic Christianity.

    You see, where I’m so confused by MP is that to me orthodox, and evangelical are pretty much synonomous. But, to him they’re not. Evangelicals are like “anathema.” Yet, he is orthodox, and apart from his view relating to Scripture, as far as I can tell, has the same convictions.

    There must be some difference in the culture of Europe. Maybe there is not a social and political diversity among the evangelicals. Or, perhaps they are confused with what we would call “fundamentalists.”

    Well, it’s in God’s hands, Dennis!!

    Poor MP, his ears should be ringing. Here, we’re talking about him while he’s gone. LOL

  13. Dennis permalink
    April 6, 2007 9:55 pm

    well, I want to defend Marcus Borg’s presentation of Christianity, but perhaps this isn’t the place. And I understand that MP is much more “orthodox” in his beliefs than I am, but I have to tell you that I have never been under the belief that “orthodoxy” = truth. If I am going to be in some form of dialog and growth with the scriptures I am willing to look at and consider the approaches of previous generations, but I am also willing to take into account the scholarship and social development and increase in knowledge that has occurred. Loyalty to the faith isn’t the same as loyalty to the doctrines of those who have come before us. I have come to respect and grow from writers like Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan and John Shelby Spong and Frederick Church. Even William Ellery Channing and Ralph Waldo Emerson have had a profound impact not only on my approach to scripture but to my understanding of Christ and salvation. So, Marcus Borg is only the beginning of what you would consider my road to heresy!

    anyway, until the day we figure it all out, I hope you have a peaceful Good Friday and a joyful Easter.

  14. Josh Oxley permalink
    April 6, 2007 11:49 pm

    I’m totally going for the Star Trek meaning. Group consciousness, brutally destroying any who resist incorporation… plenty of good theological depth. Plus, I give MP the benefit of the doubt that he has a multi layered, clever explanation for this.

    Knew all those years growing up in a Trekkie family would mean something… 😉

  15. Catherine + permalink
    April 7, 2007 1:14 am

    Star Trek: The Next Generation NOT Star Wars, dear people or person.

    I like Josh’s summary best for the pic. I can understand the symbology on many levels here.

    Happy Easter this Sunday to all.

  16. Anonymous permalink
    April 7, 2007 12:55 pm

    Dennis, and everyone here, a joyful Easter to you, too!! I’m actually trying to type this while a crazy, wild black lab pup is trying to get my attention. (It’s soon time for a walk.) Right now all my grandkids have tails. 🙂

    Dennis, I can say this. If I had Marcus Borg’s understanding of basic, historic Christianity, I’d be running the other way too. It sounds as if his experience in the church as a young person was pretty unsatisfying.

    And, I do agree with him, that faith is alot more than

    intellectual assent to a bunch of pre-suppositions. It is about trust, and having a relationship!!

    We’ll have to talk about this in more detail sometime.:)

    God bless!

    Eileen, hope everything goes well, tomorrow.


  17. Dennis permalink
    April 7, 2007 10:10 pm

    Grace: you’ll have to tell us more about your 4 legged friends sometime. There are so many cat people on these blogs that it is nice to know we have a few dog types here.

    By the way, nobody has explained to me why science fiction space aliens have big boxes to fly around in. Are they setting up large franchise stores in malls?

    And Catherine, sorry about my confusing star wars and star trek. It would probably break your heart to know that I have no clue what the difference is between the two of them, but, anyway… save that for another day.

    I’ve got MP’s Easter music selection of dixieland jazz (I’ll Fly Away & etc) playing on the speakers right now. I think it is a good reason to go play with the three goofy dogs in the backyard. I went and bought them some special liver treats and tomorrow morning I’m going to drop them around the yard so they can run around and find them. Kind of like hunting Easter eggs, only pooches prefer liver treats. Just hope it doesn’t rain.

    Happy Easter to one and all

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