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  1. Deimos says:

    That is a good one.

  2. Nakul Nitin Gote says:

    I didn’t get the joke. 🙁

    Am I being Obtuse?

  3. CliffB says:

    The one true god, of course, was called Jibber, and was worshipped by a group of migrant stone axe makers in south Asia about 19,500 years ago. They were wiped out in a flood and their knowledge and religious wisdom was lost for ever. It is written.

  4. E.A. Blair says:

    In my younger days, one of my favorite jibes was, “For someone with such a pointed head, you’re awfully obtuse.” I had to abandon it because most people were too obtuse to understand it.

  5. Linda says:

    What? “How can you lot be…”?

  6. Marcus says:

    “most people were too obtuse to understand it” An acute observation?

  7. Michael says:

    Jesus, when next you return to Heaven, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva would like a word with you.

  8. M27Holts says:

    I prefer the greek gods on olympus. Mad bunch they are…

  9. two cents' worth says:

    When I read “the one true god,” the one who came to my mind was Aten, because I recently heard that the Metropolitan Opera in New York City will perform Akhnaten, by Philip Glass, in November and early December (https://www.metopera.org/season/2019-20-season/akhnaten/). One performance (or maybe two) will be broadcast to cinemas around the U.S.A (https://www.amctheatres.com/movies/metlive-akhnaten-2019-60949).

    For a list of “obtuse” deities, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_deity .

  10. Walter Walcarpit says:

    “Which one?”
    I presume the conversation had been with Barmaid.

    I might not be alone in thinking that the trinity means that I only believe in one less god than those I come across that believe in any.

  11. hotrats says:

    Ah yes, the Three True God. They’re terrific, isn’t He?

  12. Paul Seed says:

    The One True God – that would be the flying spaghetti monster!
    Pastafarianism is the fastest growing carbohydrate-based religion, after all.

  13. M27Holts says:

    ^ eh? If that god exists I am performing its Eucharist a lot. Meatballls with spaghetti is my favorite meal…

  14. Laripu says:

    All the talk of being “obtuse” or “acute” would be quickly put to rest by a visitation from an Angle of the Lord. Amirite? Or Canaanite?

  15. M27Holts says:

    “ANGLE of the lord?”. ..If pythagoras theorem was in bible, it would be considerably more interesting….

  16. Old Canadian Farmer says:

    Pastafarianism? Darn, and here I am going low Carb!

  17. Paul T Seed says:

    M27Holts. You can check out the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster here.
    https://www.venganza.org/. Have you been touched by his noodly appendage?

  18. Chiefy says:

    It’s all right here: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06612a.htm
    Quite simple, really, for the non-obtuse.

  19. Laripu says:

    M27Holts, in the bible, pi=3.

    “And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.”

    Circumference=30 cubits, diameter=10 cubits. So pi=3 in this passage.

    Here’s where you can read all about it:

  20. pw says:

    ““most people were too obtuse to understand it” An acute observation?”
    — what’s your angle?

  21. Deimos says:

    “What’s your angle ?”

    Mines an equilateran triangle.

    obtuse ?

  22. Alexander Jones says:

    Laripu: 30/pi = 9.54…. which rounds to 10.

    There’s plenty of nonsense in the Bible, but this is one of the less egregrious examples.

  23. M27Holts says:

    Surely an omniscient god would have given PI to at least 1000 decimal places…

  24. postdoggerel says:

    to grope god in his omniscient state is
    to give pi to significant places
    that the average fookwit
    can half way deal with it
    on a more or less rational basis

  25. Laripu says:

    Alexander, you’re saying, I take it, that “the inerrant word of god” is just an approximation? That isn’t less egregious to me. If someone claims absolute truth, then I want absolute accuracy. It don’t make the claim.

  26. Someone says:

    I beheld the one true God back in 2011. With his deep, mighty voice, he enthralled the congregation before him and filled the air with electricity. With his magnificent bass, he moved our souls and earthly bodies with the music of the Word. With his disciples Phil on guitar and Mikkey Dee on the drums, he delivered the perfect message of peace and morality in the Church of Rock and Roll.
    His physical form may have been killed by death, but I remain a devotee of Lemmy.

  27. Troubleshooter says:

    Okay … just HOW do we know there is only ONE TRUE GOD? Strikes me, it’s entirely possible that we are talking about several gods, operating in committee … which is why this whole business is as screwed up as it is!

  28. M27Holts says:

    I went to see Motorhead in the late 70’s…Bomber Tour. Don’t think my hearing ever recovered…

  29. Son of Glenner says:

    Amazingly, no-one has mentioned “Anglican” or “Anglicanism” yet!

  30. M27Holts says:

    Anglicanism? No one mentions it because it is Catholicism- lite…

  31. jb says:

    SoG — So maybe we’re all a bit obtuse?

  32. CliffB says:

    Presumably the Anglicans who are obtuse are called Anglicannots (surely that is n obtuse angle on the subject?). I think the best abbreviation for the Archbishop of Canterbury is the Arch Cant.


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