Friday, March 24, 2006

The Attack

The oddest Google searches sometimes lead people to my blog. Here are a few from yesterday:

“Who’s Who in Plymouth Brethren Bowden” (Huh?!)
“Concave earth” (no doubt landing here)
and my favourite: “Blackadder german fluffy quotes”!

Given our present bible-related theme, I thought something more light-hearted was in order tonight – even if it’s still broadly bible-associated:

To fit the measure, I found this painful yet entertaining link at Steven Harris’ blog. It’s a cartoon, a Chick Publication track called ‘The Attack’, on the purity and utter and obvious pre-eminence of the KJV. I challenge anyone to read the cartoon through without stopping out of frustration at some stage. You'll laugh about it later - at least I did.

As Steven writes: ‘I especially like the scene where the guy who hears criticism of the KJV says “now I don’t know what to believe anymore.” Hehe. How about “in the Lord Jesus Christ?” Remember kids: “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and then he turned into the Textus Receptus instead.”’


At 3/24/2006 5:47 AM, Anonymous Paul said...

Having grown up with a good dose of Chick tracts I still get the willies thinking about Jesuits. They always seem to get the worst of the blame.

At 3/24/2006 10:27 AM, Anonymous dsg said...

That cartoon would make a great storyboard for a movie. It's got deception, ancient texts, secretive religious societies... blows the Da Vinci Code out of the water!

I'm thinking Liam Neeson as King James, and Kevin Spacey for Ignatius Loyola. Or maybe Bruce Willis.

At 3/24/2006 1:50 PM, Anonymous Exiled Preacher said...

Sad, sad, sad.

At 3/24/2006 11:02 PM, Anonymous Justin Jenkins said...

That was wonderful. So many choice bits, I love how they refer to it as “Satan’s Alexandrian manuscript.”

Also how “English royalty rebelled against the pope’s authority” ... when really much of the rebellion circled around Henry’s many marriages --- and further, that Parliament passed a law that the King was “the only Supreme Head in Earth of the Church of England” ... not to mention many of the Puritan’s preference of the Geneva Bible even after the KJV was finished. And the whole Apocrypha deal was pretty funny too.

At 3/24/2006 11:34 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Wow, Paul. You grew up with those tracks! And I thought my Nostrodamus Weekly magazine was bad.

Tortoise, I love the idea. Though I'd like to play one of the Jesuits.

Justin and Guy, you both capture my response as I read that cartoon. Despair and fun, mixed together. If you know what I mean?


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