Skeptical Parody, Sarcasm and Humor

On the lighter side there are a few good skeptical sites that poke fun at those who believe. There is the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and this video about them. And there is the Landover Baptist Church with a video of the Pastor speaking at a rally. I'm curious what other sites our readers like, just for fun. Link to them in the comments section below. Are there any funny songs written by skeptics that you like?


WoundedEgo said...

Roy Zimmerman:

Bill Ross

Spanish Inquisitor said...

The The Stubborn Curmudgeon
is consistently funny.

Prup (aka Jim Benton) said...

Mr. Diety is very good, but I'm going to recommend one that is gentle and delightful -- and which people on both sides can enjoy, "God's Own Blog."

There aren't a lot of entries, and it hasn't been updated since Dec. 2005, but what's there is worth it. Trouble is, if this really were written by God, I might find him too likable to be skeptical. I have to give a sample -- it's a little long, but worth it:

I had an argument with Jesus (My son) the other day. I'm sure that he wouldn't want me to talk about this in such an open forum, but thy will be done.

As many of thine readers know, Jesus Christ has said time and again that he had no plans to come back to earth. I know that the bible (that crock) and many, many self-important spiritual leaders deem it so, but after his run in with Pontius Pilate, Jesus said:

"I ain't doin' that @#%! again."

Well, he almost changed his mind the other day.

You see, he's been keeping tabs on those who have been speaking on his behalf: healers, preachers, televangelists, the works. Jesus has been watching these programs non-stop (and smoking non-stop, I should add) and getting angrier and angrier.

"How DARE they?" I could hear him bellow while the fellows and I watched 'Jailbreak' on Fox in the other room. Shortly afterwards, I could hear him pound his fist down on the end table.

"Here we go," said St. Mark, who pretended he was drinking from a bottle of booze. While he loves Christ Jesus with all of his heart, he knows that My son enjoys the occasional drink. This isn't to say he imbibes in the spirits in excess, but sometimes he tends to go off the deep end.

Since I am his Father, I went to him.

"What troubles you, Son," asked I.

"Who do they think they are? Invoking false powers upon our people?" His eyes narrowed and his beard twitched in agitation. I could see that there was foam from a Fosters near his angry lips.

"Peace, My son. Let them be. You know how we deal with false prophets," I tried to soothe his anger, but it appeared unto Me that he wasn't listening.

"I've got half a mind to come down there and invoke my holy retribution! I think it's time for me to get my bearded !@# down there and kick the ever-loving @!%^ out of those liars!!!"

Jesus (My son) stood up, fired a sandalled foot into the TV, silencing it for all time. He grabbed a ruck-sack and began to pack robes, rope (he uses one for a belt), and extra sandals. I think he also put his MP3 player in there, too.

"Do not do this, My son," I warned. "You have let your anger get the best of you. Calm thyself. Do not leave this place in anger. Thy false one shalt be judged like any other and will truly know the hurt they hath caused upon My people."

"Fine," Jesus said. He threw his sack down onto the floor and reached for his pack of smokes. "You never let me do anything, anyway."

I left him to sulk and smoke.


So, it was a close call. While I know many of you would like to see Jesus again, I can assure you: you don't want to see him when he's angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

(I wish I could give proper credit, but the 'about me' simply reads "God, Heaven, Up there.")

doc2006 said...

Amy Grant's Mandible

(Be sure to read the response page -- strangely, Xtians began writing in, believing they were writing to Amy Grant.)

zilch said...

One of my favorite spoofs is the Creation Science Fair. A sample:

1st Place: "Life Doesn't Come From Non-Life"

Patricia Lewis (grade 8) did an experiment to see if life can evolve from non-life. Patricia placed all the non-living ingredients of life - carbon (a charcoal briquet), purified water, and assorted minerals (a multi-vitamin) - into a sealed glass jar. The jar was left undisturbed, being exposed only to sunlight, for three weeks. (Patricia also prayed to God not to do anything miraculous during the course of the experiment, so as not to disqualify the findings.) No life evolved. This shows that life cannot come from non-life through natural processes.

The funny thing is, or maybe not so funny, is that some people take this line of reasoning seriously. For instance, Chuck Missler seems to think that he has disproved abiogenesis because life doesn't spontaneously form in a jar of peanut butter. All I can do is sing the Bullfrog Blues:

Well, did you ever wake up,
With them bullfrogs on your mind?
You had to sit there laughin',
Laughin' just to keep from crying.

Shygetz said...

My favorite by far is "Kissing Hank's Ass". This one is fairly harsh, but it's great.

I'm also going to weigh in heavily for the case of Mr. Diety. It is hilarious. I especially like Episodes 4 and 8, but they are all good.

I also recommend God, Inc. It's cute, and pretty mild.

JumpingFromConclusions said...

I would have to second all of the nominations shygetz posted. Mr. Deity and Kissing Hank's Ass are both great satires. God Inc. is also fun.

A couple other staples for me are:

Jesus and Mo ( in the form of a comic strip, this site succinctly covers a lot of philosophical ground.

The Brick Testament ( what's great about this site is that it just lets the Bible speak for itself! It uses LEGOs to illustrate what the Bible is saying.

I'm sure many people here know of these already, but for anyone who hasn't seen them, you should give them a look!

zilch said...

jumpingfromconclusions- I like those too, and they reminded me of Sinfest. While it is not primarily a parody of religion, God and the Devil, along with Buddha and the Chinese Dragon, and various kinds of believers and nonbelievers, appear frequently. Anyone who has a big chunk of time to spare should read the whole thing from the beginning- it's hilarious.