The buzz this week was all about how President Obama’s dead mom has been let out of spirit prison (or something like that). I ought to be dutifully rounding up every single post on the subject, but — no offense — everybody said exactly the same things they say every time this subject comes up. I’ll give you the short version: A: “But you don’t understand how deeply offensive and disrespectful it is to the deceased’s beliefs!” B: “What? One religion offended and disrespected another? No. Way. Glad the news crews are on it. </sarcasm>” C: Joke proxy excommunication is offered. If you’re dying for a round-up, Andrew collected some of the interesting ones. Also, JulieAnn’s send up is amusing. Or read this short-story about the proxy baptism of Marilyn Monroe.
Now, on to what’s up with the living:
G is coming out to family about her unbelief and deciding how to self-identify. Andee’s friend had a bit of a negative visit from the Mormons; by contrast Mr. FOB had a lovely time camping out with the Elders’ Quorum. Oliver has come up with his own ideas about the nature of God. Becky is excited to be going back to college. And Jana is thrilled to be active in her favorite new sport — a joyous recovery!
And now for the funnies. Sabayon shares her favorite Chinglish (though the Canadianism is actually even funnier), and Living With Mormons shares a “Let’s talk about Jesus” cartoon. Oh, and some are shocked by what you can get fired for these days. Not a joke, but The Cerebral Owl offers some amusing pics of the annual Procession of Species. Philly Chief thinks that countering the “National Day of Prayer” with a “National Day of Reason” is a bit of a Pollyanna thing to do — let’s cut to the chase and have a National Day of Masturbation instead. Hmm, I guess there’s a certain logic to it. Oh, and Jesus’ General applied for a job as a sniper in a private militia, and the guy seriously considered his application! Poe’s Law strikes again!!!