Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Truth Is Stranger...#4: The Kingdom of God is Like a Soccer Field...

...where all the birds of the air could shelter in its goal nets.


Jews to referee vicars against imams in pre-World Cup friendly
Wed May 3, 4:02 PM ET
BERLIN (AFP) - Christian ministers will tackle Muslim imams in a pre-World Cup friendly officiated by a Jewish referee as part of an initiative aimed at increasing understanding among religions, it was announced.
It's not a Monty Python sketch; see for yourself: the "goal" of interreligious dialogue in contemporary culture.

Wait a minute, Ecumenists--don't feel left out! From the same article:

Churches of different Christian denominations are also organising a series of events including festivals and concerts under the banner "kickoff2006 - Kick-off Faith," using football's global appeal to promote tolerance and unity.

"Kick-off Faith"? Did you think they thought that title through?

--I.C.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Goodies had an amazing religous soccer sketch years ago. Hilarious. Might be on the Net somewhere.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Monty Python had a great faux soccer match populated by philosophers decades ago...I'd love to see that again!

(I still remember the line "Schopenhauer--kind of surprised to see him in the lineup, actually....")