"...When He [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd." Matt 9:36

"Do not rob the poor, because he is poor... for the Lord will take up their case and plunder those who plunder them." Proverbs 22:22-23

Thursday, May 6, 2010

On the Lighter Side: Maybe Ergun's Embellishments Aren't So Bad After All

Below is one of my all-time favorite Monty Python skits, "Four Yorkshiremen". Its basically four rich men sitting around one-upping each other on how tough they used to have it growing up.

Given recent events at Liberty University and their seminary president, I think it appropriate to watch these four guys "embellish" their past, as they get more and more absurd, to the absolute extreme.

You have to see it. Enjoy!

12 comments:

Pastor/Bro.Rod H. said...

Dr.Dog "Hilarious"!

Lydia said...

Reminds me of my uncles at family reunions!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of pastors at the convention every June.

Anonymous said...

It reminds me that this group made movies about mocking the Lord.

The Holy Grail and Kevin movies come to mind.

Anonymous said...

clearly this is a violation of the copyright laws

dee said...

Anonymous
The Holy Grail mocked the Crusades and the witch trials-both of which were not God honoring and an embarrassment to our Christian heritage. Sometimes, we Christians deserve to be mocked.

Also, why do you think this is a copyright violation? Many things have been placed on you tube that allow for free usage. Did you check this out before making your comment.

tikatu said...

>>Anonymous 10:34

It reminds me that this group made movies about mocking the Lord.

The Holy Grail and Kevin movies come to mind.<<

You might as well get your titles right, and maybe some background on the movies that the Pythons made. Your comments make you appear like so many other Christians who refuse to educate themselves on the prevailing culture... and have no credibility when they try to tear it down

There isn't any "Kevin" film. At all.

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was more about mocking the legends of King Arthur than mocking our Lord.

"Monty Python's Life of Brian"...
a more difficult call to make even though Christ himself isn't mocked. (There is a scene of the Sermon on the Mount that the main character, Brian, attends. Christ is played without satire.) In fact, the Pythons found nothing to mock in Christ or his teachings.

In any case, if you're going to make comments like the ones you made, you should at least know what you're talking about. Otherwise, you can make no intelligent point at all.

Thy Peace said...

Off Topic:

The Wartburg Watch > ABUSE OF POWER IN THE PULPIT: TOM RICH UPDATE.

The Wartburg Watch > TOM RICH AND ERGUN CANER REDUX.

Lydia said...

It reminds me that this group made movies about mocking the Lord.

The Holy Grail and Kevin movies come to mind.

May 7, 2010 10:34 PM

The history of the official "church" is mocking God in REALITY. Ever read it? From Constantine to the Puritans who landed here...it is one big bloody man centered cruel mess.

Since these guys are British, go read the history of the official church in Britain. Wars, tortures, beheadings, divine right of Kings, intrigues...on both sides...Papist and Reformed.

There has always been a tiny persecuted minority who refused to be a part of the "official" phoney church. (But you have to dig to learn about them. They were not in a position to be published much)

That is a lesson for us today.

Anonymous said...

lol this video is hilarious! Kind of like the SNL skit with Kristen Wiig where she one-ups everyone! This does relate to recent events. So many pastors and church leaders are out there trying to make more money by making up or exaggerating their live stories and testimonies. They will be found out.

Leigh said...

I attempted to fairly characterize your case on Criminal Brief this morning.

If you have additional comments or corrections, I'll be happy to post them.

Blessed be.

Graham said...

A little-known fact about "The Four Yorkshiremen" is that it did not begin its life as a Monty Python sketch. It actually was first performed on a one-off TV show in 1967, and the Four Yorkshiremen were John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Tim Brooke Taylor and Marty Feldman. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Yorkshiremen_sketch.
The sketch satirises the martyrdom tendency in a lot of people, and also satirises the "bygone age" phenomenon, which I heard all of the time from older folks when growing up.