Monday, January 30, 2006

Quote of the Day

"There is a story, which is fairly well-known, about when the missionaries came to Africa. They had the bible and we, the natives, had the land. "They said, "Let us pray!", and we dutifully shut our eyes. When we opened them, why, they now had the land and we had the bible."

-- Desmond Tutu

Hollis: Hello, everyone. I am Sister Hollis. I was chosen for my mission work to come here to Africa and teach you all about the teachings of Jesus.
[a group of Ethiopians sit cross-legged, with their Bibles in front of them on white benches. This is her Bible class.]
Okay then, do we have our Bibles that were handed out freely?
[an Ethiopian attempts to eat one, but Hollis interrupts]
No no no, we don't eat the Bibles, we read them. Now, let's turn to Mark 3:19.
[the class does not respond]
Come on, remember [pulls down a chart]: reading Bible plus accepting Jesus equals food.
[the students study the chart, then open their Bibles]
Good. Now, who can read Mark 3:19? How about… Marvin?
Marvin: Doundobi godia dyum * *
Hollis: No, Marvin, in God's language. English.

(from South Park 313: Starvin Marvin in Space)

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