1. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
2. a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.
3. a literary genre comprising such compositions.
What follows next is an example of satire.
The Case for Idolatry: Why Evangelical Christians Can Worship Idols
For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to worship idols. It’s not that my parents raised me that way, because they didn’t; I was brought up in a loving, secure, Christian home. But from childhood until today, my heart has been drawn to idolatry. In fact, if I’m honest, one of the defining features of my identity has been my desire to put something else –popularity, money, influence, sex, success – in place of God.
That’s just who I am.
This was posted at Think Theology by Andrew Wilson and I really think you should read it. First because it is rare to see this quality of satire in this era of touchy feel emotionalism and because it points at the elephant in the room of such people as Matthew Vines and Rachel Held Evans.
It has been a while since we had a Religion of Peace update so here is a little piece from Maryland.
Seems the school districts in Maryland will no longer have any religious designations on their 2015-2016 calendars after a Moslem group asked that their holidays also be displayed alongside the Jewish and Christian ones. Rather than doing that the school official decided to remove any trace of “religion” from the calendar as they don’t want anything religious to be associated with the school.
Now it is being reported that Moslems made the school board remove the holidays from the calendar. That is incorrect and should be repudiated whenever you see it. Rather it is the school board that is so scared that “religion” might make its way into the public school system that they remove any trace of it. Source: A very Muslim Christmas.
Well it is getting close to that special time of year again. The Hallmark Channel is showing movies that have “mas” in the title. And some where some idiot has to write something to undermine Christianity. Case in point Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson have written a book called The Lost Gospel
Thankfully Michael Kruger has taken the time to point out the falacies brought up by this book take a minute and read why Jesus never had a wife or children. Was Jesus Married with Children? Here We Go Again
Last from Japan: Zombies have infested the country! No this isn’t the latest episode of Walking Dead or Z Nation rather it is the cellphone addicted young people who are so absorbed with their phones that they are creating a hazard as shuffle along with their ears plugged and their eyes focused on the screen. The problem has become so severe that apps have been to flash warning signs or display the pavement on the screen.
A computer simulation was developed to see what would happen if 1500 people would all cross at the same time with their cell phone. There was 446 collisions, 103 knock downs, and 23 dropped phones. Only a third get to the other side with out incident. And of the 103 knock downs 82 were able to hold on to their phones.
The moral of this story is that zombies aren’t caused by a retro mutant virus or by some underground government program no cell phones cause zombies.
Source: smart phone zombies wreak havoc.
That is it for Frenetic Friday see you again next week.