And now, the Dirty Vicar sketch

On second thought, not even Monty Python would have come up with this:

Reverend Michael Land, 67, said Christians needed to adopt swearing in their everyday language because it is how Jesus would have spoken.

He said too many people put Jesus “on a pedestal” and failed to realise that he was poor, relatively uneducated and preferred not to mix with the elite of his day.

He added that the Church risked becoming out of touch with ordinary people if its clergy did not become “streetwise” and failed to use earthy language.

Asked for comment, Jesus said: “Well, I’ll be Goddamned. Temporarily, of course.”

(Via Christopher Johnson.)


  1. LeeAnn »

    4 August 2010 · 8:43 am

    I have this mental picture of Jesus stomping around, pissed off, yelling “Well, ME!”

  2. Brett »

    4 August 2010 · 9:07 am

    Because poor, uneducated folks always swear. The Rev. Mr. Land offers another occasion for me to give thanks to the Rev. Mr. Wesley for getting us out of that bunch of twits.

  3. CGHill »

    4 August 2010 · 11:50 am

    In the first Oh, God! movie, God, played by George Burns, takes the witness stand:

    “Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?”

    “So help me, Me.”

    You will probably not find a reference to this in your Fun with Islam booklets.

  4. Lisa Paul »

    4 August 2010 · 1:27 pm

    So if Jesus walked the earth today, he’d be a rapper?

  5. CGHill »

    4 August 2010 · 2:24 pm

    Rap, in its larval stage and for several years after that, was purely street-level communication, under the cultural and financial radar; the comparison isn’t entirely inapt.

  6. Brian J. »

    4 August 2010 · 3:56 pm

    Strangely, even before I moused over the link, I knew this fellow had to be British.

  7. CGHill »

    4 August 2010 · 3:59 pm

    The use of “realise” in the blockquote didn’t give it away?

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