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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7 comments:

  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!

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  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.

    K

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  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!

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  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.

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  5. Apropos of nothing, here is Karen freaking Black singing "If you could hie to Kolob"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM-PeBnCLx4

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

    Love it!

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  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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