Hearty Heresy

Forget John 3:16, It’s John-117 Now
October 7, 2007, 7:15 pm
Filed under: Christianity, Jesus, Peace, Religion, Spirituality

I have to admit that I’m thoroughly disgusted at the notion that evangelical “Christian” churches are using Halo 3 as a recuiting tool. At least that’s what the New York Times is reporting. That’s right, rather than trying to reach youth with their already twisted interpretation of the teachings of Jesus, they’ve decided to lure unsuspecting teenagers into their congregations by offering massive Halo 3 shootouts! Whoo-hoo!

I guess the question is now “Who would Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 obliterate?” instead of “What would Jesus do?” But hey, as one Brand Xian pastor put it, ““We want to make it hard for teenagers to go to hell.” Well if that’s they case, why don’t they just take the advice of James Tonkowich, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, who said “If you want to connect with young teenage boys and drag them into church, free alcohol and pornographic movies would do it.”

All of this just shows how hypocritical Brand Xians are when it comes to following the actual teachings of Jesus. So much for the Prince of Peace, eh?


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CNet has a nice response to the NYT stories, including some quotes from other blogs. See “‘Halo’ in the pews: Go to church, blow people up?“.

Comment by heartyheretic


Have you heard of these Mr. Deity videos? They’re circling around and are completely irreverent.

I found out that Season Two is starting next week, check out this promo:


If you’ve got time, a full episode airs right after, it’s hilarious.

I wonder what Bush and his lackies will say about this?!?

– Video Addict

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I love Mr. Deity! Thanks for the heads up–I’ll check out the promo.

Comment by heartyheretic


Here’s a sneak peek into the daily life of President Bush’s top adviser. And no, we’re not talking about Cheney or Condi—we mean a higher power.

Season Two of Mr. Deity, a hilarious and irreverent series of comedy shorts, premiers today on Crackle, Sony Picture’s streaming entertainment website. Shows from season one have been circulating around the internet and already have generated a fan base over 6 million strong.

Check out Episode One for a whole new take on “The Decider’s” decision-making:


If you wish to use this video for broadcast or to embed it on your site, it must be played through Crackle’s player.

Here is the embed code: From Crackle: Mr. Deity – Season 2 Premiere

And be sure to keep Crackle in mind as your source for the most up-to-the minute political commentary and spoofs.

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