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    04 Oct '11 12:07
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdaeQLCTa6g
    Funny....

    But how is that a sermon to atheists? Or anyone else for that matter.
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    04 Oct '11 12:35
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    Funny....

    But how is that a sermon to atheists? Or anyone else for that matter.
    It is logical and not trying to force God down your throat.
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    04 Oct '11 12:52
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    It is logical and not trying to force God down your throat.
    It would be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than to force God down my throat.
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    04 Oct '11 13:02
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    It is logical and not trying to force God down your throat.
    Yes by not actually having anything to do with god.
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    04 Oct '11 13:51
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdaeQLCTa6g
    the "advice" from "Little Bo-Peep" does seem to parallel the approach used by the father in the parable of the Prodigal Son. Like Bo-Peep, the father simply waits for his wayward son to return home.
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    04 Oct '11 19:22
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    the "advice" from "Little Bo-Peep" does seem to parallel the approach used by the father in the parable of the Prodigal Son. Like Bo-Peep, the father simply waits for his wayward son to return home.
    Yes, and he was wagging his tail behind him, metaphorically speaking.
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    04 Oct '11 19:36
    If the video was supposed to imply some allegorical message from the bible, you probably
    should make it clear, as you target audience (atheists) don't in the main give a damn what's
    written in the bible.

    And while the majority of atheists in the USA might have been Christians at some point,
    The majority elsewhere were probably never seriously religious.
    So are not going to either know, or remember, and certainly not immediately view the world,
    through a lens of biblical metaphor.

    I for one saw nothing but an amusing comedy routine.
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    04 Oct '11 19:56
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdaeQLCTa6g
    I thought it was funny the first time I heard it (on the radio), but I was seven years old.
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    04 Oct '11 20:441 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    I thought it was funny the first time I heard it (on the radio), but I was seven years old.
    I first heard it on the radio when I was young too. A little bit older though.
    Here is the link to the original record, where the song is longer:

    YouTube&feature=related
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    04 Oct '11 22:49
    I was wondering if any atheist listening to this sermon got any type of
    religious experience. Any testimonies of conversion?
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    04 Oct '11 22:52
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I was wondering if any atheist listening to this sermon got any type of
    religious experience. Any testimonies of conversion?
    To what?
    bo-peepism? ;-)
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    04 Oct '11 23:27
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I was wondering if any atheist listening to this sermon got any type of
    religious experience. Any testimonies of conversion?
    As an adult, I think the skit is a not so subtle, ironic dig at scripturalism. As a 7-year old, I thought it was funny. If this entire thread is ironic, good for you!
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    04 Oct '11 23:55
    Originally posted by JS357
    As an adult, I think the skit is a not so subtle, ironic dig at scripturalism. As a 7-year old, I thought it was funny. If this entire thread is ironic, good for you!
    I still think it is funny today. But I also see it in a different light. It gives
    some insight into the thinking of atheists. They don't seem to see it.
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    05 Oct '11 00:21
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I still think it is funny today. But I also see it in a different light. It gives
    some insight into the thinking of atheists. They don't seem to see it.
    Er...

    "a parody of church"
    http://wearenumberones.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/johnny-standley-its-in-the-book/

    "a parody of the popular Bible meetings of the day "
    http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2010/08/grandmas-lye-soap-and-its-in-the-book.html

    "It was a parody of a “Holy roller” or “Bible thumper” preacher of the kind that had been heard on radio stations throughout the country and were breaking into television."
    http://adrianvance.blogspot.com/2009/11/its-in-book.html

    " Johnny Standley shows the absurdity of preachers and their sermons"
    http://wheresjesus.multiply.com/journal/item/2518
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