Blasphemy Is Fun: Easter Weekend Edition

Here’s one for my fellow unbelievers and anyone who likes mean, funny, snotty writing. It’s an e-mail exchange between a smartass atheist and a youth pastor who takes Australian schoolchildren on field trips for Christian brainwashing.

Here’s how it starts:

From: David Thorne
Date: Wednesday 10 March 2010 7.12pm
To: Darryl Robinson
Subject: Permission Slip

Dear Darryl, I have received your permission slip featuring what I can only assume is a levitating rabbit about to drop an egg on Jesus. Thank you for pre-ticking the permission box as this has saved me not only from having to make a choice, but also from having to make my own forty five degree downward stroke followed by a twenty percent longer forty five degree upward stroke. Without your guidance, I may have drawn a picture of a cactus wearing a hat by mistake. As I trust my offspring’s ability to separate fact from fantasy, I am happy for him to participate in your indoctrination process on the proviso that all references to ‘Jesus’ are replaced with the term ‘Purportedly Magic Jew.’

Regards, David.

Darryl, a self-described school pastor (the legal term is apparently “Christian volunteer”) makes the mistake of getting into an e-mail exchange with our smartass narrator and things rocket straight to hell from there. Very funny stuff for people who like their humour savage and sarcastic.

Read the full story here.

The website 27b/6 collects the articles of humourist David Thorne and sells his book The Internet Is A Playground which collects the articles you could just as easily read for free on his website. There are also T-shirts and coffee mugs. If you go to his website and buy stuff from him that’s okay by prairie dog. Happy Easter!

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth will never, ever pass up a chance to make a Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo pun.

4 thoughts on “Blasphemy Is Fun: Easter Weekend Edition”

  1. Have to agree, it’s a classic. And this coming from a guy who witnessed a Christian celebration of Good Friday outside the prairie dog office window on the Scarth Street Mall at 10:30 this morning, complete with a cross, which was symbolically planted in the centre of the Mall for a time while a crowd of perhaps 250 gathered around and sang.

    When I’d exited my place on the Mall a few minutes earlier and crossed over to the office they’d been gathered in front of the Cornwall Centre. A ghost car with its light flashing was blocking traffic heading west on 11th, and I (somewhat naively) assumed that the Cornwall Centre’s fire alarm had gone off.

    Once I found out it was the Christian group, it made me wonder why they’d gathered in front of the Cornwall. Good Friday’s a holiday, but I’m pretty sure the mall would have been open. Were they symbolically protesting that?

    And as the Christians passed by our office, I was watching, and I’m pretty sure a couple or three of them looked up and pointed at our window. Then they stopped with the cross and sang.

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