I do believe

ThinkProgress has a chap on their roster with “a Master’s in Divinity from Harvard University,” which prompted this amused (I think) riposte from Severian:

Which means he’s never even cracked the cover of the Bible, and wouldn’t recognize Jesus if He turned his venti soy latte into wine right in front of him. Harvard’s Div School has a rep second only to Yale’s as a wretched hive of scum and villany, and I know some folks personally who went to Yale Div. It’s a great school if you want to rationalize being a gay Wiccan transgender Buddhist-Jain-Shaman fusionist who’s “spiritual, not religious.” Bible stuff, not so much.

Well, of course not: if you quote from either Testament in public discourse, the Officially Secular — “We’d call ourselves atheists, but that would require us to actually believe something” — will get their vestments in a wad.


  1. Mac »

    23 April 2016 · 7:32 am

    The only divinity school graduate I’d want to know would have the degree from a confectioner’s academy.

  2. ETat »

    23 April 2016 · 9:34 am

    We (I) do call ourselves atheists, and exactly for the reason sited.
    What’s your problem with buddhists and shamans?
    Jealous much?
    Hasn’t your god (a nice Jewish boy, btw) told you to be tolerant and love each other?
    I have nothing but ridicule for all religions, catholics, adventists, mormons, puritans and wkkans included. All in all, much superior position than “phanaticks”.

  3. Mac »

    23 April 2016 · 11:14 am

    That nice Jewish boy also told us He alone was the path to God’s grace.

    Pewter-plated imitation grace from man (or woman) doesn’t fill the bill.

  4. ETat »

    23 April 2016 · 4:45 pm

    That nice Jewish boy also told us He alone was the path to God’s grace.
    …yeah, and he’s still considered a false Messiah.

    Happy Pesah (Passover), in other words.

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