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Dad responds to permission slip for religious school event... hilarity ensues.... (Original Post) scheming daemons May 2014 OP
this guy is absolutley hilarious etherealtruth May 2014 #1
I feel like I have seen light for the first time. Wait Wut May 2014 #3
My absolute favorite is his interaction with his co-worker Simon etherealtruth May 2014 #5
Here it is on the website: LOL!!! The Blue Flower May 2014 #13
hahahaha! geardaddy May 2014 #19
Oh goodness... Veilex May 2014 #23
Thanks for the link! freshwest May 2014 #37
OMG!!! CLASSIC!!!! calimary May 2014 #121
Simon appears to be a wuss, Jenoch May 2014 #16
it's astonishing he wasn't fired paulkienitz May 2014 #101
He changed my title on my business cards from "Graphic Designer" to "Horse Whisperer" Submariner May 2014 #40
That was the one that got me etherealtruth May 2014 #42
I remember that now treestar May 2014 #57
Relive Simon and David regarding timesheets etherealtruth May 2014 #59
the monkey part treestar May 2014 #60
Nice Brazil reference, almost. Electric Monk May 2014 #7
Oh, great. Wait Wut May 2014 #11
imdb gives it an 8.0 rating, and rottentomatoes gives it a score of 98% Electric Monk May 2014 #12
Oh! I remember that one! Wait Wut May 2014 #21
His books are great too! progressoid May 2014 #4
i have got to read his books etherealtruth May 2014 #6
most of the content of the books is at the link above central scrutinizer May 2014 #10
here's a little snip from something else he wrote - LiberalElite May 2014 #68
He is so outrageously obnoxious and funny! etherealtruth May 2014 #93
This message was self-deleted by its author freshwest May 2014 #35
But... Wait Wut May 2014 #2
Good way to deal with those pesky fundies! Exposethefrauds May 2014 #8
I dunno, he is basically just being a dick paulkienitz May 2014 #43
So how best would you like to be talked to? greiner3 May 2014 #72
Or the person responding to it... davidthegnome May 2014 #75
I want to know if he got his Toyota. If an adherent gets an email from God is that the same thing Exposethefrauds May 2014 #90
sure, it's funny paulkienitz May 2014 #98
Editing because this had already been pointed out cbayer May 2014 #9
Sounds like fun Xyzse May 2014 #14
This was definitely laugh-out-loud hilarious. LoisB May 2014 #15
That was freaking awesome! MohRokTah May 2014 #17
LOL bpj62 May 2014 #18
Surely crucifixion is bad enough. Nye Bevan May 2014 #20
YAY!!! vlakitti May 2014 #28
eh, could be worse.... Aquavit May 2014 #122
30 minutes out of my life !!!!! russspeakeasy May 2014 #22
I haven't laughed that loud in ages malaise May 2014 #24
So why does this guy send his kid to a religious school? dilby May 2014 #25
He doesn't. It's a public school. Arugula Latte May 2014 #30
Its a public school, but a Christian volunteer is soliciting "field trips" to his Church. n/t FSogol May 2014 #32
He doesn't SoCalNative May 2014 #34
a public school has a "school chaplin? nt Lee-Lee May 2014 #45
He's Australian etherealtruth May 2014 #47
No, it has a christian volunteer masquerading as a school chaplain, despite being told to knock it AtheistCrusader May 2014 #84
Definitely NOT a religious school... PosterChild May 2014 #36
There's a school chaplain program in Australia... Violet_Crumble May 2014 #92
K&R LiberalEsto May 2014 #26
Not that funny Dems2002 May 2014 #27
A protest?? Ino May 2014 #49
I consider mockery to be dismissive and rude Dems2002 May 2014 #52
Denied the Word of God?! blackspade May 2014 #61
Agreed!!!! valerief May 2014 #63
Point? Dems2002 May 2014 #117
Why be rude? Dems2002 May 2014 #116
And our Christian Volunteer didn't act like a superior jerk? Arranging this field trip... Moonwalk May 2014 #62
He's arrogant as well Dems2002 May 2014 #118
Oh, a decent guy would pray for the parent Ino May 2014 #67
Whatever Dems2002 May 2014 #119
The parent succeeded in having some fun at the religious recruiter's expense... Ino May 2014 #124
Bet he goes to hell for that. n/t jtuck004 May 2014 #70
jesus effing christů. dhill926 May 2014 #76
Parody site...humor rustydog Jun 2014 #126
Why did he send his child to a religious school? bluestateguy May 2014 #29
He doesn't. It's a public school. Arugula Latte May 2014 #31
ROTFLMAFPIMP Playinghardball May 2014 #33
Wonderful! British/Canadian spelling system makes me relieved it's not us again! Hekate May 2014 #38
This message was self-deleted by its author CBGLuthier May 2014 #39
One of the funniest things I've read in ages cp May 2014 #41
funny but after the 2nd email I'd have been pissed off Myrina May 2014 #44
Exactly Captain Stern May 2014 #74
I agree. by the second or third exchange I heard my asshole uncle's roguevalley May 2014 #79
Thank You! abakan May 2014 #107
mine does. roguevalley May 2014 #123
Temper issues? nt Logical May 2014 #80
The "chaplain" did not need to go to the extreme of ticking the box Heidi May 2014 #83
I get the point about the dad being an ass in this Cosmocat May 2014 #95
I agree with the "bold faced bullshit" assessment. Heidi May 2014 #96
omg, scheming, where in god's green hell did you find it? toby jo May 2014 #46
That is hilarious. SheilaT May 2014 #48
Just look at how things were light hearted until the Christian claimed to be morally superior. Spitfire of ATJ May 2014 #50
Link ??? - Pretty Please... WillyT May 2014 #51
wonder if he ever got his Toyota rurallib May 2014 #53
That is very, very funny. Blue_In_AK May 2014 #54
LOL - thank you for posting this n/t RainDog May 2014 #55
Only good laugh I have had today--and it is major funny. asjr May 2014 #56
Missing Missy is still my favorite Luminous Animal May 2014 #58
That was hilarious! Unknown Beatle May 2014 #86
I've read it dozens of times and a still laugh out loud when I get to the end. Luminous Animal May 2014 #88
That one induced tears running down my face central scrutinizer May 2014 #115
I'm so confused The Wizard May 2014 #64
"Darryl. The kind of friend Jesus would have." Divernan May 2014 #65
I need my inhaler. I'm dying laughing here. McCamy Taylor May 2014 #66
Now THAT... 3catwoman3 May 2014 #69
"Levitating rabbit about to drop an egg on Jesus" Initech May 2014 #71
Damn, I needed that. davidthegnome May 2014 #73
He's a graphic designer and has written two books. Luminous Animal May 2014 #78
He's hilarious. davidthegnome May 2014 #82
I laughed at the permission slip abakan May 2014 #106
I've seen root canals funnier than this, no kidding MisterP May 2014 #77
Ahhhhh......grumpy? nt Logical May 2014 #81
DUzy! CaliforniaPeggy May 2014 #85
lol smallcat88 May 2014 #87
Holy crap, that had me in stitches! SunSeeker May 2014 #89
K&R stonecutter357 May 2014 #91
+1 B Calm May 2014 #94
Lol I've been cracking up in my office TxDemChem May 2014 #97
what a jerk! maced666 May 2014 #99
It's humor. Snark. Sarcasm. scheming daemons May 2014 #102
It was a "school chaplain" trying to indocrinate his son into ChisolmTrailDem May 2014 #104
Meh. Loved the first response to ribbons, but after that, Dad turned into a jerk. n/t winter is coming May 2014 #100
LOL LiberalLovinLug May 2014 #103
this debate is hilarious mehrrh May 2014 #105
Hey,has anyone googled the Mary Richardson Memorial Hall sufrommich May 2014 #108
It exists. Link scheming daemons May 2014 #111
Yes,I saw that the church exists. sufrommich May 2014 #112
not true either scheming daemons Jun 2014 #125
I found one. Whimsey Jun 2014 #127
I was going to say "he took it too far" Arkana May 2014 #109
This should've come with a warning... bullsnarfle May 2014 #110
I love David Thorne blogslut May 2014 #113
Mr Robinson is PatrynXX May 2014 #114
WIN!!!!!! BlancheSplanchnik May 2014 #120
I just had to let you know . . . Vinca Jun 2014 #128

etherealtruth

(22,165 posts)
1. this guy is absolutley hilarious
Thu May 29, 2014, 01:57 PM
May 2014

If you get a chance check out his website ... I laugh until tears stream down my face while reading some of his exchanges

calimary

(79,228 posts)
121. OMG!!! CLASSIC!!!!
Fri May 30, 2014, 01:40 PM
May 2014

I love this guy! Laughed out loud a LOT while reading through it! HILARIOUS!!!!!!!


 

Jenoch

(7,720 posts)
16. Simon appears to be a wuss,
Thu May 29, 2014, 02:55 PM
May 2014

but Thorne is an asshole. If my co-worker had trashed my iPhone I would respond with sugar in his gas tank.

Submariner

(12,351 posts)
40. He changed my title on my business cards from "Graphic Designer" to "Horse Whisperer"
Thu May 29, 2014, 04:32 PM
May 2014

almost fell off my chair laughing at that one.

 

Electric Monk

(13,869 posts)
7. Nice Brazil reference, almost.
Thu May 29, 2014, 02:16 PM
May 2014


the actual quote is "27b *stroke* 6"

not slash.

I guess the other domain was already taken though by some rock band using that name.
 

Electric Monk

(13,869 posts)
12. imdb gives it an 8.0 rating, and rottentomatoes gives it a score of 98%
Thu May 29, 2014, 02:36 PM
May 2014
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1003033-brazil/

Brazil, Terry Gilliam's visionary Orwellian fantasy, is an audacious dark comedy, filled with strange, imaginative visuals.

Wait Wut

(8,492 posts)
21. Oh! I remember that one!
Thu May 29, 2014, 03:33 PM
May 2014

I never saw it, but it was in my list of movies to watch. Unfortunately, that list of movies is in my head and the older I get the shorter the list gets.

Thanks for reminding me!

LiberalElite

(14,691 posts)
68. here's a little snip from something else he wrote -
Thu May 29, 2014, 09:10 PM
May 2014

Thankyou for contacting me.
I am currently away on leave, traveling through time and will be returning last week.

Response to etherealtruth (Reply #1)

paulkienitz

(1,288 posts)
43. I dunno, he is basically just being a dick
Thu May 29, 2014, 04:43 PM
May 2014

which doesn't do a very good job of modeling a nonreligious adherence to ethics.

davidthegnome

(2,983 posts)
75. Or the person responding to it...
Thu May 29, 2014, 10:30 PM
May 2014

Does not appreciate his kind of humor. Obviously, it's satire. Obviously (to me, anyway) this man was trying to be funny - and I thought he succeeded remarkably well. You know, I laughed so hard I had to show this to my dad - and he said pretty much the same thing you did. He just grimaced through the whole reading.

How can you NOT laugh at that?

 

Exposethefrauds

(531 posts)
90. I want to know if he got his Toyota. If an adherent gets an email from God is that the same thing
Fri May 30, 2014, 04:37 AM
May 2014

as god talking to you via a burning bush?

They did not have computers back in olden days so I guess burning bushes were a good form of communication for god a few thousand years ago. Luckily we humans finally invented computers so god does not have to set fire to shrubbery to speak to his/her/its followers.



Nye Bevan

(25,406 posts)
20. Surely crucifixion is bad enough.
Thu May 29, 2014, 03:32 PM
May 2014

Having a vaguely anthropomorphic rabbit break a giant egg on your head simply adds insult to injury.

Aquavit

(488 posts)
122. eh, could be worse....
Fri May 30, 2014, 06:00 PM
May 2014

I mean, one could get stabbed.

With crucifixion, at least you're getting out into the open air...

malaise

(263,838 posts)
24. I haven't laughed that loud in ages
Thu May 29, 2014, 03:40 PM
May 2014

I cracked up until I am now aching with laughter.

Freaking hilarious!!

dilby

(2,273 posts)
25. So why does this guy send his kid to a religious school?
Thu May 29, 2014, 03:42 PM
May 2014

I am having a hard time understanding why this guy would waste his time and money with a religious private school for his offspring.

 

Arugula Latte

(50,566 posts)
30. He doesn't. It's a public school.
Thu May 29, 2014, 03:51 PM
May 2014

See the email where the dad tells the "School Chaplain" that he is required by law to go by the title "Christian Volunteer" (the religious guy clearly has resisted this title change).

On edit, this is on David Thorne's website:

While preaching is not allowed in Australian public schools, it is apparently fine to replace school counsellors with 'Christian Volunteers' such as Darryl. A few years ago, the government realised that they could hand over school counselling roles to a willing Christian church without having to pay for the privilege. Now almost half of Australian public schools have a Christian volunteer as a full time member of the school community with parents having no direct control of how much their children are exposed to. Although usually an advocate of people being entitled to their opinions, sexual preferences and beliefs, I seem to have developed some form of mental glitch that makes me want to punch Daryl's fat head.

AtheistCrusader

(33,982 posts)
84. No, it has a christian volunteer masquerading as a school chaplain, despite being told to knock it
Fri May 30, 2014, 12:34 AM
May 2014

off.

PosterChild

(1,307 posts)
36. Definitely NOT a religious school...
Thu May 29, 2014, 04:07 PM
May 2014

... a religious school would not require a permission slip or hold the program off of the school grounds. Nor would they be required by law to rename the "school Chaplin" "Christian Volunteer". This is a Public school playing fast and loose with the law.

Violet_Crumble

(35,948 posts)
92. There's a school chaplain program in Australia...
Fri May 30, 2014, 05:12 AM
May 2014

It's wrong, and needs to be gotten rid of...

The National Schools Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) was announced in October 2006 by the Howard government. It provided $90 million of Commonwealth funding over three years for school chaplains which was subsequently increased to $165 million. The Rudd government announced that it would honour these funding commitments and that the program would be reviewed and expanded to include secular counsellors, but only if a suitable religious chaplain could not be found by the schools. As it currently stands the Commonwealth is committed to funding religious chaplains in around 2600 schools across Australia.

This program should be opposed as direct government funding of religion bad public policy. Taxpayers' money spent in education should employ the best people available to help students, not just the religious.The preferencing of the religious, over the non-religious, for no reason other than their religiousness, is unacceptable in Government policy, particularly at a Commonwealth level. At the very least all schools should to given the choice employ non-religious counsellors or welfare workers under this program, not just those that cannot find a chaplain.

The NSCP breaches the spirit of the Australian Constitution. It undermines the separation of church and state. It is at odds with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Declaration on Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief (1981) ("the Religion Declaration&quot which are incorporated into Australian Law through the operation of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986.

http://www.stopthenscp.org/


And in the Budget of a few weeks ago brought to us by a hard-line conservative government, they've cut funding for any secular counsellors...

Budget 2014: Funding for secular counsellors cut in school chaplaincy program

A school group says the scrapping of funding for non-religious counsellors under the National School Chaplaincy Program is doing students a disservice.

Labor allowed secular student welfare workers to be funded under the scheme but the Federal Government has reversed the decision in the federal budget and will only pay for chaplains.

Kylie Catto from the West Australian Council of State School Organisations is unhappy with the move.

"State schools provide for a very diverse population of students, the current program gives them the option of having a school chaplain or a student welfare worker, we think that works well, giving schools the choice and we believe removing the choice is inappropriate," Ms Catto said.

She says it is particularly disappointing given schools are under increasing pressure to provide pastoral care.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-15/cut-to-secular-advisors-program-in-federal-budget/5455176


btw, David Thorne's really fucking funny. If anyone hasn't read more of his stuff, they should go and do it coz it's hilarious...

Dems2002

(509 posts)
27. Not that funny
Thu May 29, 2014, 03:46 PM
May 2014

I think a public school trip to see a play about Easter and the resurrection is ridiculous. However, what I got from this was an atheist giving a Christian a great story to tell at Church about what an ass this guy is.

Had he chosen to organize a protest to this field trip I would have supported him. But his emails were mean and mocking and basically supported everything negative that Christians like to believe about Atheists.

Ino

(3,366 posts)
49. A protest??
Thu May 29, 2014, 05:27 PM
May 2014

Wouldn't he look ridiculous protesting a children's play when it's off school property and all attendees have signed permission slips? You'd be all for that?! LOL.

I don't think he was mean. Mocking, yes. Sarcastic, yes. Funny, yes... unless you're a Christian. Mean, no. He used no bad language. He didn't even sound angry.

I doubt the "Christian Volunteer" will be relating this humiliating exchange to anyone.

He did not demonstrate EVERYTHING negative that Christians like to believe about atheists. There are far, far more worse things they believe than that atheists often mock them.

Thanks for being so concerned though.

Dems2002

(509 posts)
52. I consider mockery to be dismissive and rude
Thu May 29, 2014, 05:41 PM
May 2014

Of course he will be relating this exchange. It didn't humiliate him at all. The parent behaved like a superior jerk. If the Christian volunteer is a decent guy, he'll probably ask others at his church to pray for this parent and particularly the man's child who has been denied any exposure to the word of God.

In terms of protest, the question would be to at least file a public information request to determine if any school funds and/or staff time were expended on behalf of this 'field trip.'

As a school sponsored activity it could be viewed as discriminatory because while non-Christian students are allowed to decline, if the school is 90% Christian, that obviously 'others' these students in a manner that has been deemed unacceptable.

Moonwalk

(2,322 posts)
62. And our Christian Volunteer didn't act like a superior jerk? Arranging this field trip...
Thu May 29, 2014, 07:39 PM
May 2014

...in the first place to give kids "spirituality, morality, etc." is being a superior jerk. It's saying, "I know what your kids need to be better human beings--that they're not getting from their parents." That's a jerk. These kids aren't his, they don't even belong to his church, but there he is, using his position to get those kids into his church to show them a play he says isn't indoctrination. That's a jerk.

And him saying, "I'll pray for you"--that's not a superior jerk?

Take a look at it from the other side. The superior jerk started the ball rolling. He's the one saying to a kid's parent that the kid is not going to moral or good or balanced or know beauty, etc. if the parent continues to forgo teaching him what ONLY the christian church can teach him.

What a jerk.

Dems2002

(509 posts)
118. He's arrogant as well
Fri May 30, 2014, 01:02 PM
May 2014

He is definitely arrogant and disingenuous as well. (Accidentally checking the box? Yeah right.) I didn't and don't mind a parent calling him out. I just didn't find the manner to be at all funny or helpful. I honestly would have preferred righteous indignation and anger.

Ino

(3,366 posts)
67. Oh, a decent guy would pray for the parent
Thu May 29, 2014, 08:42 PM
May 2014

...and the poor child who has been denied the word of a superior being? What a sanctimonious little act that would be!

Sounds like something a superior jerk would do. There are many other instances of smug self-righteousness and outright lies that the so-called "School Chaplain" (a FALSE TITLE) wrote.

Some things deserve to be mocked & dismissed. I'm beyond caring if you think it's rude. After 12 years of catholic schools, going to mass 6 times a week, etc. etc., I've earned the right to say what I want about religion and those who push it.

And for the life-long non-religionists... well, laughing at the whole spectacle is like chuckling at a clown act. The fact that the clowns take it and themselves so seriously makes it all even more hilarious.

Dems2002

(509 posts)
119. Whatever
Fri May 30, 2014, 01:04 PM
May 2014

I'm just dismissing the notion that the parent succeeded at anything. You have two people who consider themselves superior to each other for different reasons. Neither mind was at all changed and if anything both felt vindicated and reinforced in their belief systems afterwards.

Ino

(3,366 posts)
124. The parent succeeded in having some fun at the religious recruiter's expense...
Fri May 30, 2014, 07:43 PM
May 2014

...and giving a lot of other people belly laughs. I doubt he was trying for anything more than that. I find it funny that you are taking this sooooo seriously. They were vindicated and reinforced in their belief systems? Protests and righteous indignation would end up that way as well, without being amusing to anyone.

 

Arugula Latte

(50,566 posts)
31. He doesn't. It's a public school.
Thu May 29, 2014, 03:52 PM
May 2014

Toward the end the dad tells the guy he is supposed to go by the title "Christian Volunteer" because it's a public school. They're in Australia, BTW.

Hekate

(87,987 posts)
38. Wonderful! British/Canadian spelling system makes me relieved it's not us again!
Thu May 29, 2014, 04:13 PM
May 2014

I think this Dad and I would get along just fine.

Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Myrina

(12,296 posts)
44. funny but after the 2nd email I'd have been pissed off
Thu May 29, 2014, 04:49 PM
May 2014

He didn't need to go to quite such extreme assholy-sarcasm to make the point that he didn't want his kid to take part.

Captain Stern

(2,174 posts)
74. Exactly
Thu May 29, 2014, 10:26 PM
May 2014

The Dad is a witty guy. I laughed at what he wrote, but I know when enough is enough. The chaplain guy pretty much said "if you don't want your child to attend, check the box", then 'witty dad' kept dragging it out. While I was reading this, I went from "you tell them, dad!" to "get a life, loser".

roguevalley

(40,656 posts)
79. I agree. by the second or third exchange I heard my asshole uncle's
Thu May 29, 2014, 11:31 PM
May 2014

voice slamming away. I didn't find this funny.

abakan

(1,765 posts)
107. Thank You!
Fri May 30, 2014, 11:15 AM
May 2014

I was trying to think of who this guy reminds me of....My Asshole Uncle! I bet they both enjoy pulling wings off of butterflies.

Heidi

(58,237 posts)
83. The "chaplain" did not need to go to the extreme of ticking the box
Fri May 30, 2014, 12:14 AM
May 2014

giving the kid permission to attend the event.

Cosmocat

(14,514 posts)
95. I get the point about the dad being an ass in this
Fri May 30, 2014, 06:43 AM
May 2014

but, your point is what jumped out at me.

That the box was accidentally checked and he noticed only after printing them all off (and that he didn't notice and REPRINT THEM without the check in that box) is bold faced bullshit.

He interacted well pretty much in the e-mail exchange, but frankly from the point of writing that was accidental he deserved the rest of it.

Heidi

(58,237 posts)
96. I agree with the "bold faced bullshit" assessment.
Fri May 30, 2014, 09:03 AM
May 2014

The school chaplain/Christian volunteer could have saved himself a lot of back and forth (and some ugly PR) if he'd simply had the permission forms reprinted as soon as he noticed the error. If my kid brought home a pre-checked permission slip from school, I would be none too pleased--though I doubt I would have the presence of mind to react as consistently and persistently annoyingly as David Thorne did.

 

toby jo

(1,269 posts)
46. omg, scheming, where in god's green hell did you find it?
Thu May 29, 2014, 05:04 PM
May 2014

Wow, our boy slammed that one home. And the priest can't figure it out and keeps weighing in...
 

SheilaT

(23,156 posts)
48. That is hilarious.
Thu May 29, 2014, 05:18 PM
May 2014

What's so offensive about the field trip to see a play about the Resurrection is that those parents who want their kids exposed to this sort of thing are already attending some sort of church. Once again, it's all about the religious a-holes wanting to force their belief system on everyone else.

 

WillyT

(72,631 posts)
51. Link ??? - Pretty Please...
Thu May 29, 2014, 05:39 PM
May 2014

Trying to print it out, and the image don't wanna play.



Thanks!



BTW... Whatever happened to DU's Print-Friendy feature ???



Unknown Beatle

(2,663 posts)
86. That was hilarious!
Fri May 30, 2014, 01:20 AM
May 2014

This had me in stitches.

I knew someone who had a basset hound that had its hind legs removed after an accident and it had to walk around with one of those little buggies with wheels. If it had been my dog I would have asked for all its legs to be removed and replaced with wheels and had a remote control installed. I could charge neighbourhood kids for rides and enter it in races. If I did the same with a horse I could drive it to work. I would call it Steven.


I'm still cracking up just reading it again. ROFLMAO!

The Wizard

(12,323 posts)
64. I'm so confused
Thu May 29, 2014, 08:03 PM
May 2014

I thought when they moved the stone from the cave opening Jesus came out, saw his shadow, and we had six more weeks of winter.

Divernan

(15,480 posts)
65. "Darryl. The kind of friend Jesus would have."
Thu May 29, 2014, 08:24 PM
May 2014

From Thorne's website:

Darryl. The kind of friend Jesus would have.
While preaching is not allowed in Australian public schools, it is apparently fine to replace school counsellors with 'Christian Volunteers' such as Darryl.
A few years ago, the government realised that they could hand over school counselling roles to a willing Christian church without having to pay for the privilege. Now almost half of Australian public schools have a Christian volunteer as a full time member of the school community with parents having no direct control of how much their children are exposed to.
Although usually an advocate of people being entitled to their opinions, sexual preferences and beliefs, I seem to have developed some form of mental glitch that makes me want to punch Daryl's fat head.

davidthegnome

(2,983 posts)
73. Damn, I needed that.
Thu May 29, 2014, 10:16 PM
May 2014

I don't think I've laughed so hard in months. Anyone else in the house is probably wondering if I've finally lost my marbles. But I laughed so hard I cried a little. That was absolutely fantastic. I wonder if the Father is a professional writer? He has a style that reminds me a little bit of Dean Koontz.

Luminous Animal

(27,310 posts)
78. He's a graphic designer and has written two books.
Thu May 29, 2014, 11:07 PM
May 2014
http://www.27bslash6.com/illgohomethen.html

There's a lot more interactions with co-workers, neighbors, clients, etc. at the link. He's been making me laugh for years.

abakan

(1,765 posts)
106. I laughed at the permission slip
Fri May 30, 2014, 11:07 AM
May 2014

But following the links provided was not funny or fun. I find this guy to be an asshole that feels entitled to constantly harass anyone who has the misfortune to be in his sphere. He is a bully disguised as a witty and enjoyable writer and while he may be both of those things, he gets his enjoyment at the expense of someone else. To put it bluntly, this is a mean man doing mean things in order to amuse himself, no matter the cost to others.

MisterP

(23,730 posts)
77. I've seen root canals funnier than this, no kidding
Thu May 29, 2014, 11:03 PM
May 2014

it's a lot like saying Uwe Boll or George Lucas are the best directors because they made fun of Bush once

smallcat88

(426 posts)
87. lol
Fri May 30, 2014, 01:28 AM
May 2014

That's the first time I've been able to type lol and mean it literally! I actually laughed till I cried. Thanks for posting!

 

maced666

(771 posts)
99. what a jerk!
Fri May 30, 2014, 10:05 AM
May 2014

Began reading, father was the hero you pull for like in a movie.
After awhile it was more like dude - who is the problem here, them or you?
It's a case of he could have reached terms agreeable to him but he wanted to be a comedian instead.
Guess he was not too concerned about the play to begin with.
At which point jerk is the term to describe him.
It's like his heart was in the right place, argument well spoken, he was given an out and decided no, I want to be an ass now.
Success.

 

ChisolmTrailDem

(9,463 posts)
104. It was a "school chaplain" trying to indocrinate his son into
Fri May 30, 2014, 10:44 AM
May 2014

religion, the belief in a deity. The man had every right to fuck with that chaplain.

mehrrh

(233 posts)
105. this debate is hilarious
Fri May 30, 2014, 10:56 AM
May 2014

I am laughing out loud.
Thanks for this tale, whether or not it is true, it certainly demonstrates the need for one religion to proselytize, even as it claims it is just "fun" for children who "enjoy" participating.

sufrommich

(22,871 posts)
108. Hey,has anyone googled the Mary Richardson Memorial Hall
Fri May 30, 2014, 11:19 AM
May 2014

at Grange Uniting Church in Austrailia? Because it doesn't seem to really exist. This is a comedy routine that's being confused with reality.

 

Whimsey

(236 posts)
127. I found one.
Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:00 AM
Jun 2014

I googled. there is a Memorial Hall at the Pratt Institute named in honor of Mary Richardson back in the twenties in Australia. That is consistent with the email exchange.

Arkana

(24,347 posts)
109. I was going to say "he took it too far"
Fri May 30, 2014, 11:21 AM
May 2014

but then I noticed it was David Thorne. Guy is a notoriously hilarious prankster.

bullsnarfle

(254 posts)
110. This should've come with a warning...
Fri May 30, 2014, 11:26 AM
May 2014

"DO NOT DRINK COFFEE WHILE READING".

Now there is perfectly good coffee spewing out of my nose and all over my paperwork....

blogslut

(37,833 posts)
113. I love David Thorne
Fri May 30, 2014, 11:44 AM
May 2014

While I'm sure there's a grain of real life occurrence in each of his comedic bits, I'm pretty sure the majority of them are fantastical.

PatrynXX

(5,668 posts)
114. Mr Robinson is
Fri May 30, 2014, 12:05 PM
May 2014

an interesting wise ass but fine. pre ticking didn't help.

now hopefully we'll learn from this sill lesson in bigotry and move on. one bigot meets another bigot and well of course it's bound to get silly .

except for that one time live on air always wondered what would happen if Ann Coulter and George Carlin got stuck in an elevator who would kill the other first. Fairly sure the "Born Again" Christian would

oh Jesus here. he'd like people to know he's a Liberal.

Vinca

(49,903 posts)
128. I just had to let you know . . .
Thu Jun 5, 2014, 06:47 AM
Jun 2014

my husband has been recovering from a serious medical event and this made him laugh harder than I've ever seen. Thanks.

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