The following headline could appear only in the media of an ethnocentric nation:
In China, Chairman Mao still bigger than Jesus
Anyone with half a brain would know that a nation of one billion people, in which Christianity plays almost no role (except in the imagination of Christians) would not be interested in a foreign fictional character. This has nothing to do with belief of non-belief, this is statistics.
I have read a good deal of history and Pearl Buck, and I have known children of former missionaries, who felt that China had be “lost” (even though they Christian missionaries had never “had” China.
I am certain that more people on this earth do not know or care about Jesus than do know or care about being told by others how to lead their lives, because of words attributed to him by men living all the centuries since his death.
The most-revered scientific authority this world has ever known has passed judgement, so it must true...
The Vatican has announced that a recently discovered piece of papyrus, which reveals that some Jewish guy, who allegedly lived 2000 years ago, had a wife, is fake. Of course, they have confirmed that the Shroud of Turin is genuine...so that rag must be. This the same bunch of yahoos that ex-communicated Michelangelo...and have not broadened their horizons or revised their thinking since then. Did I mention that many molest children and are protected from prosecution? Or that only paying members are welcome, just like any blood-sucking cult? Or that they leaders plunder the coffers to enjoy a lavish lifestyle? And. And. And.
NB. I should have known this, but I just realized that the root of papal is pap. That explains a lot...
It's official. Americans that watch television have boring (or no) taste in music.
I have just run through the highlights of the American Idol, which is the first time that I have ever viewed this program.
The best performer did not win; the most boring one did. Others had better voices, more range, more versatility, and more personality. But, they had no chance, because Jesus helped the guy win.
So, we know that historical figure's taste in music. Boring...