Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Domestication of Transcendence: or, Why I Prefer Minnesota

Your entire summer church festival schedule on a wonderfully offensive t-shirt

Of course. My neighbor to the east, Milwaukee: land of festivals, beer, and Catholics.

I'm just too Southern to appreciate this, and too newly Minnesotan to not rub it in. Wave this short in front of a Baptist and he'd faint dead away. Plus it's trivializing the Lord of the Universe.

In other words, bleah.

4 the midrash:

Helen said...

"Wave this short in front of a Baptist and he'd faint dead away."
Making a Baptist faint like a Pentecostal sounded like fun. I was going to look up how to order one of these...

" Plus it's trivializing the Lord of the Universe."
You are right. I no fun with Baptists for me.

Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Reminds me of the t-shirt I made proclaiming the Manawatu Rain Festival, after we had rain every day for six weeks one winter. Cheered me up no end, and I truly hope it never offended the Lord who Rains.

CMinor said...

Yeah, Helen, but I'm in the South, and the Baptists have enough funny ideas about us as it is. No need to give 'em enough rope to hang us with. So Amen, Sistah IC!

Mary said...

I am so sick about this and I live here and have to witness it. It is so unfortunate that the only exposure to our Catholic faith some of these people has is drinking, gambling and terrible music. I truly see Jesus overturning the tables in the temple.