Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Weekly KtB: "Jesus in Space"

Killing the Buddha contributing editor Mary Valle tells the laugh-out-loud adventure of her quest to unravel the mystery: Why do the Mormons have Jesus in front of a space backdrop?

My favorite part: When Religion Dispatches correspondent Joanna Brooks divulges the clue: "Google Kolob." And don't miss the Osmonds making the Plan of Salvation rock!

I have one criticism though. Psst, Mary, the movie you're referring to is called Saturday's Warrior, not Saturday's Child.


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  1. LOL!!! I love "he [John Hopkins] threw everyone a ten-and-a-half-foot, Jesus-sized marble bone." LOL... I'm going to be chuckling to myself for the rest of the day. Thanks!

  2. I never thot about it, but I do work next to a teen Mormon youth centre thingy, maybe I'll ask them (but prob. not). Awesome.


  3. This made me giggle. :) We always get a kick out of the opening of "Big Love" where they are all sitting at a table together on top of a planet in space. I guess alot of people wouldn't even know why that's there, but we've researched a lot!

  4. That was funny. I don't think the backdrop has anything to do with Kolob, though. More likely it's just supposed to represent Jesus as creator of the universe or something.

  5. Apropos of nothing, here is Karen freaking Black singing "If you could hie to Kolob"

  6. Cognitive DissenterApril 20, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Love it!

  7. Thanks, all! I love when she says, "Mormons, don't hide your message! It's way cooler than what most of the rest of the world is selling!"


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