Monday, October 1, 2012

God quietly phasing Holy Ghost out of Trinity

HEAVEN — Calling the Holy Trinity "overstaffed and over budget," God announced plans Monday to downsize the group by slowly phasing out the Holy Ghost.  "Given the poor economic climate and the unclear nature of the Holy Ghost's duties, I felt this was a sensible and necessary decision," God said.  "The Holy Ghost will be given fewer and fewer responsibilities until His formal resignation from Trinity duty following Easter services on April 20.  Thereafter, the Father and the Son shall be referred to as the Holy Duo."

This "just in" — to Bonnie's Books — though it was published nearly ten years ago (February 26, 2003) by The Onion.


Beth said...

Haha...thanks for the laugh, Bonnie! I used to read The Onion all the time. I missed this news, though. :-)

Zorro said...

I just read Flannery O'Connor's A Temple of the Holy Ghost, and I know that the afflicted, no matter how grotesque, are still a Temple of the Holy Ghost just like I was at twelve and still am!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Beth, I'm glad you got a laugh out of it.

Zorro, were you offended by this? I think it's good when we Christians are able to laugh at ourselves, unlike the Muslims who riot because of cartoons.

I haven't read "A Temple of the Holy Ghost," so I put it on hold at my library just now and should have it in a day or two. How would you define (for me) what "a temple of the Holy Ghost" is?

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I read Flannery O'Connor's short story and still don't know what to make of the Holy Ghost story, since the young girl seems to have misunderstood what she heard. Zorro, I'm going to assume you mean "temple" in the same sense I understand it, making each person a worthwhile human being.