Sunday, September 18, 2005

Today's Sermon: They're Birds

You can't make this stuff up: "March of the Conservatives: Penguin Film as Political Fodder."

Keep this in mind...

From William And Mary College...

Penguins may be cute, but hygiene-wise there is nothing cuddly about those birds! The island (and many of the less well-kept penguins!) were covered in pale pink material: the end product of an all-krill diet.

My image of penguins as exclusively adorable was also dispelled by their interactions with one another; when I asked Hugh if they worked together as a group, he laughed and replied, "Well, they actually hate each other, but they tolerate each other when they have to."This hostility was evidenced in the many raucous squabbles that we witnessed. Sometimes the birds even got physical!

Meanwhile, back to the fundies...

From the New York Times...

At a conference for young conservatives, the editor of National Review urged participants to see the movie because it promoted monogamy. A widely circulated Christian magazine said it made "a strong case for intelligent design."

Wait! There's More!

"March of the Penguins," the conservative film critic and radio host Michael Medved said in an interview, is "the motion picture this summer that most passionately affirms traditional norms like monogamy, sacrifice and child rearing."

And, of course, there's this...

March of the Penguins Leadership Workshop was developed by the 153 House Churches Network, and is conducted after theater or home video viewings of the film of the same name. LINK

As many attendees note, the unique approach that 153 House Churches Network uses to present the March of the Penguins Leadership Workshop ensures that it is not actually "taught" by anyone other than the Holy Spirit.

From the comments section:

It’s amazing how this workshop about penguins so clearly illustrated to me the inner workings of the Body of Christ, and provided vivid and stirring reminders of the strength, grace and love under fire that God has placed within the Body of Christ, and within our families, as well.

Leave it to fundies to find "evidence" of biblical proportion in a movie.

Thus Endeth Today's Sermon.

Go forth and learn the truth about penguins: They're birds.

Nothing more.

Nothing less.

I mean it, damn it!

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