Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Hilarity of Ignorance

I need to explain where my main idea for this post is coming from. I recently saw an interview on Jon Stewart with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park. That show is really hit and miss with me, but in general I think those two are pretty funny. When I heard they were making a Mormon musical on Broadway I didn't give much thought to it, although I was curious. I essentially forgot about it until their interview and it's getting such fantastic reviews that I may end up seeing it when I'm in DC this summer. I'm comfortable enough in my beliefs and religion that I can laugh at it. I think it's good to have a sense of humor about religion.

But this is beside the point. This clip from The Daily Show has a plethora of comments on Facebook and some of them were quite entertaining and I just wanted to share them with the world. Or at least the 8 people who follow this blog. I'm glad I'm not friends with people like this but I'm sure glad they exist for me to laugh at:

Mormonism is a cult.

Religion kills.

The Morman religion is a cult, not young and American! [Trey and Matt described Mormonism as being young and American as it is a new religion and born out of America]

Mormon is not a religion. It's a joke.

Id eather give more time and respect to jehovahs witnesses before a Moron. Rather*

Mormonism. The last acceptable persecuted religion in America.All religion is a cult and does nothing but tear the World and country apart

The Mormon church has a bigger welfare system than the federal government. You'd think liberals would care about that.

They are excellent socialists... they just don't admit it. (shy I guess)

Wow. You guys talk about Mormons like 18th century slaves or the Irish. Get a clue.

Brainwashed .. All of them ..

Religion is for the weak.

Just some choice gems. I made commented that I had been thoroughly entertained by some of the statements made there as a Mormon and not five minutes later a man sent me a message asking what convinces me that God exists. Not in a, "how can you be so ignorant" kind of way though. He's sincerely interested in my personal experience. 

Loving Jon Stewart has given me a missionary opportunity. Who'd have thought? :)

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