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Thursday, February 14, 2013

(This is v4 of the edits of this post.)

I've seen a lot of religion related text on SP. I was sure that my religion wouldn't have representation.

I couldn't have been more wrong. You see I have a devout belief in sarcasm.

In case you're interested my religion is replete with a metaphysics, a world view, a psychology, a meta-model, apostles and icons.

* World view: Nothing is so perfect that it can't benefit from some good-natured, or even some not-so-good-natured spoofing.

* Metaphysics:
- That which is, is; that it is, by itself, is neither good nor bad -- it may be good or it may be bad; you must decide, and you can change it, if you want to.
- No one is holier, or better than you, by divine right; you determine your holiness and your "wholiness"
- By increments, you can accomplish anything you set your mind and behavioral commitments to

* Psychology
- Those who aim solely for "wholesomeness", generally only get "someness" and little else
- "Someness" is the state of feeling that someone, somewhere is enjoying life more than you and you're determined to overcome that "differential" by suppressing their enjoyment
- Those who define goals, a path/process to reach those goals, and then execute seldom fail, and regardless are satisfied with the result

* World View:
- We all just be folks

* Apostles & Icons Include:
- Mel Brooks
- Groucho Marx
- Paula Poundstone
- Rocky & Bullwinkle
- Fractured Fairytales
- Mr. Peabody
- Mad Magazine
- The Daily Show
- The Colbert Report
- George Carlin
- Bill Maher
- Saturday Night Live
- The Penguins of Madagascar
- David Steinberg
- Godfrey Cambridge
- Chris Rock
- Early Dick Gregory
- Second City

If you're offended by my religion, and object, I declare here and now that I turn the other cheek at such response. And, both of those "cheeks" are considerably smaller than they were 88 weeks ago.

I'll be holding services, here, at SparkPeople, with the Sarcastics Unlimited SparkTeam.


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    I'm happy that you have found the Sarcasm team and also the Separation of Church and Weight team.

    I agree. We all be just folks.
    1713 days ago
    very good world view. we share some of the same icons.
    1826 days ago
  • BOPPY_
    I'm trying to help people that are taking life too seriously and want to get fitter. I get that there are many (most?) people that I will not have any answers for.

    I'm impatient with those that take themselves and their silly beliefs so seriously that they stuff them in my face at every opportunity.

    I especially take exception to those who do it on the Sarcastic Unlimited and Separation of Church and Weight Teams Fora.

    1829 days ago
  • BOPPY_

    Yeah, there's a shortage of people throwing their futures against the gods of sarcastic comedy, he said, recursiveLee & sarcasticLee!

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    1829 days ago
    When I was on SU I found an unusual and unexpected amount of conventional, traditional piety. emoticon
    1829 days ago
    Delightful! And now I know about Sarcastics Unlimited. I'll take a look. emoticon

    But concerning your religion: Wayyyy to many apostles. If there's too many people won't join because they think they can't become apostles any more. emoticon
    1830 days ago
    Does it count that we read twisted fairy tales to out son, like "Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales" by Jon Scieszks ?

    Or the entire "Calvin & Hobbes" books ?? Sarcasm runs rampant...

    1831 days ago
  • HHB4181
    I love those Penguins!! and Mr. George Carlin of course. I see nothing wrong with your religion
    1832 days ago
    Come on folks!

    Collection plate? If you are a Sarcastic, you know the only things likely to be in a Sarcastic's Collection plate would be plugged nickles, wooden nickles,train rail smashed nickles, fake diamonds (or any other type of faked mineral), a sparkle of rhinestones and less than $500 in Monopoly money.

    Lee, usually other Sarcastics are much better than the previous comments would imply.

    They must have all been having a flat day. Probably B flat, definitely no sharps!
    1832 days ago
    Collection plate? What would be appropriate donations? Bad jokes? Puns? LPs of the listed saints? (Would Phyllis Diller qualify?) Old Crankshaft or Bound and Gagged cartoons?
    1833 days ago
    Welcome to the team!
    1833 days ago
    Good thing you found Sarcastics Unlimited!
    1834 days ago
    you must be a new SU member! emoticon
    1834 days ago
    I think it is great that you are being true to yourself, and have found a philosophy that suits you. It is very easy to take life too seriously when what is really needed is a belly ache of a laugh. emoticon Will you be passing around a collection plate?
    1834 days ago
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