Damn, missed again…

One day a priest and a nun went golfing.
The first hole the priest missed an extremely easy put. He shouted, “Damn, missed again.”
The nun, shocked, warned him “God will get you for that.”
The next hole the same thing occurred. After the priest screamed “Damn It! Missed again” the nun repeated her warning “God will get you for that!”
On the third hole, the priest again missed, and cursed, but before the nun could repeat her warning, A bolt of lightning came down from the heavens and struck the nun dead.
A deep voice from the clouds boomed out “Damn It! Missed again!”.

Yes, this joke is as old as dirt…

Yes, this joke is pretty lame…

Yes, this joke really isn’t even funny…

But Saturday afternoon, this joke actually became somewhat important in a so-called “divide” within the atheist community.

In late September Paul Kurtz, the founder of the Center For Inquiry, wrote “A Dissenting View About Blasphemy Day” in which he criticized the idea of “CFI itself to sponsor the lampooning of Christianity by encouraging anti-Catholic, anti-Protestant, or any other anti-religious cartoons“.

Well Paul, isn’t this joke lampooning catholics (or at least catholic nuns)?

Isn’t this joke lampooning their god as inept?

You characterize this painting as a “cartoon”, when it makes a serious point about an actual belief on the catholic church (and a belief that was shown during the Cracker Gate episode that some segment of catholics are willing to use violence to support), and yet your own joke is acceptable?


Paul, with all due respect, because I do respect all you have done for the skeptical and atheist/humanist communities, you are wrong in criticizing blasphemy, and hypocritical in telling that joke.


About Rodibidably

Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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