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Archive for the ‘Religion Gets Funny’ Category

Mar
2010
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Jesus or the Easter Egg: 'Witch' Came First?

Jesus or the Easter Egg: ‘Witch’ Came First?

Ever wonder how bunny eggs, death and resurrection fit together?  A pagan history of  the goddess, and how the church stole Easter GUEST COLUMN: DANNY KENNY — Ever since I was an angelic little boy, there are many reasons why I’ve always loved Easter. But I would no longer be angelic in good Irish Catholic ...
Jan
2010
10
A Soul's Code smackdown: Obama vs. Jesus

A Soul’s Code smackdown: Obama vs. Jesus

On the first anniversary of Obama’s inauguration, we decode the rookie president’s Jesus myth. A top 10 list of the differences between the two saviors SOUL’S CODE — Here, we come to the aid of all spell-bound Americans who, with the help of the media and Soul’s Code itself, once blurred the lines between Obama ...
Jan
2010
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Spiritual Surf: Five Things Tom Cruise believes

Is Tom Cruise the Messiah? [SF Gate] God’s Stoner prophet [Slate] Archangel Gabriel guided my life [Beliefnet] ‘Urban Monk’ program offers ‘orgasmic living’ [Whole Life Times...
Nov
2009
9
Spiritual Surf: Hot Mormons, Tom Cruise, Baha'u'llah, East Germany, and Magical Hebrew Letters

Spiritual Surf: Hot Mormons, Tom Cruise, Baha’u'llah, East Germany, and Magical Hebrew Letters

Mark your Calendars for LDS Endowment A site called Hot Mormon Muffins has created an attention getting calendar picturing luscious Mormon moms in appealing poses, after the style of 1950s pin-up artist Joyce Ballantyne.  The idea is to be a “vehicle to create dialog and deliberately debunk the subservient stereotypes of women’s roles...
Mar
2009
9
Gross! The great unifier of the human collective

Gross! The great unifier of the human collective

We may be one consciousness but Mary Roach’s Bonk details in naturalistic glory how we are also 6 billion runny noses and rumbling stomachs GUEST COLUMN: AMY LEASK — I’m on my third book by Mary Roach and I’m riveted. It’s called Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, and it’s a very graphic ...
Jan
2009
30
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Where “Snot Boy,” “Dogma” and the Dalai Lama meet

The platypus, a baboon’s behind, and The Housewives Tarot prove that the universe has a wild sense of humour  GUEST COLUMN: AMY LEASK — As an undergrad, I took an English seminar on women and nature, which included a number of traditional stories from Canada’s “First Nations” communities. Eyebrows went up when we were...
Jan
2009
20
Separated at miraculous birth: Barack Obama and Jesus Christ

Separated at miraculous birth: Barack Obama and Jesus Christ

From deadbeat dads to the middle initial “H”? The Top 10 reasons why Obama and Jesus are, like, almost the same person SOUL’S CODE — When Freud coined the term, transference, he used it to describe the unconscious projection we have about a parent, or some other childhood figure, onto a lover, boss — or, ...
Nov
2008
4
Election withdrawal: Bill Maher's

Election withdrawal: Bill Maher’s “Religulous” a funny break?

When Republicans look at Bill Maher, they see Lucifer. Democrats see a comic genius. We saw Religulous to escape election withdrawal BY TERJE FOKSTUEN — As funny as he is, Bill Maher is a cerebral type who lives in his head — at the expense of his heart. He’s missing enough in the soul-department that ...
Jul
2008
30
Even if their prayers *did* lower the price of gas  . . . God help us!

Even if their prayers *did* lower the price of gas . . . God help us!

GUEST COLUMN: DAVID RICKEY It’s common to pray for people’s health, and we’ve even heard of believers petitioning God for everything from rain to the winning touchdown. So when Soul’s Code heard about the group, Pray at the Pump, we weren’t entirely surprised. Freaked out by the super-spike in oil prices, they have...
Jul
2008
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The Deepak Chopra – Mike Myers – Dana Carvey “Love Guru” connection

Canadian funny-men are also spiritual seekers: Jim Carrey looks to Eckhart Tolle, and Mike Myers takes his cues from Deepak Chopra. But Myers’ comedic homage to Chopra, The Love Guru, is no laughing matter BY PAUL KAIHLA — Dana Carvey and Mike Myers were comedic partners. They made millions, and achieved international fame with the...