...is getting closer by the day.
This thread is about that.
quote:'Christian Conservative' Should Replace Jewish Speaker, Some Texas Pols Say
The race to lead the Texas House of Representatives has taken a religious turn, with some conservatives in the state suggesting that the speaker of the House, who is a Jewish Republican, should be replaced by a "Christian conservative."
quote:What would the Dude do?
That is the central spiritual, if not theological, concern of the Church of the Latter-day Dude, the totally not-fake religion based on the ethos of Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, the slacker savior of Joel and Ethan Coen's 1998 cult masterpiece "The Big Lebowski."
Dudeism traces its origins back more than 2,500 years to the "rebel shrug" of Chinese Taoism and its progenitor, Lao Tzu. Through the ages, the Dude's "way" has surfaced in various spiritual traditions, the "Abide Guide" explains, including Christianity, Sufism, "John Lennonism and Fo'-Shizzle-my-Nizzilism," to name but a few.
... the Dudeist tradition, Jesus Christ is considered to be a proto-Dude or prophet, along with various other gurus of grooviness such as the Buddha, Walt Whitman, Bob Marley, Jerry Garcia and Emily Dickinson.
quote:Originally posted by xen0phile:
Not exactly on-topic, but not exactly off-topic:
I've seen this painting on the Internet:
I unfortunately cannot ID the artist--the image size is small enough in every Google-able copy that the sig is unreadable. Anybody have a clue who might have made this? Moreover, is this painting a parody of US Christian conservatism; or, is it an actual earnest display of admiration for a God-fearing empire of Jesus freaks?