Thursday, January 31, 2008

"Children's Puppet Masses"

As Best of the Humorous Blogosphere week continues, check out The Curt Jester's satirical take on words that should never belong together: "Children's Puppet Masses":

The Children's puppet Masses (two words I hate putting together) are supposed to be so popular that for one weekend all Masses will include Dexter the Puppet Dog - at least I think it is a dog. Do not give what is holy to dogs, unless they are a puppet dog. But hey, it must be alright because he has a cool 12 on his shirt which is so scripturally based....

Now puppets used as a teaching tool are probably a great idea if used in for example the parish hall, but puppetry and Calvary are a non-starter.

(Oh my, there are pictures involved.)

And as if on cue at Korrektiv, the found piece below...

3 comments:

biblethumpr said...

OK so I used to be a hospital chaplain and I loved to pull out the puppets while making rounds on the peds floor. Now, as a Campus Minister I am all for new and creative ways to get people excited about religion. However, the thought of a dog puppet showing up in the choir on Sunday morning is more than slightly scary. As for puppets in the confessional! Lets just say that I can't express how glad I am that the priest at my parish didn't pull out the puppet during my son's first reconciliation last weekend.

truthfinder said...

Just a thought...during the Middle Ages, puppet -- and clown -- masses were common. That's where we got the word, "marionette". (They were used to act out the Gospel reading.)

CMinor said...

Once at a wedding, we found ourselves seated with the (Protestant) preacher who had presided. He, it turns out, was a puppeteer who often used bride-and-groom teddy bear puppets at weddings (our friends who were getting married that day, thank goodness, did not request this service.) He related that at one wedding, a very obviously soused derelict slouched into the church and made himself comfortable in the rear pew. Moments later, the preacher whipped out the teddy bears and commenced his "sermon." The derelict gave him a look of abject horror and fled.

God works in mysterious ways. I'd like to think the guy never touched another drop after that experience!