If they are going to offer so many selections, perhaps they should also add "pretend."
Hey, if the content's not there, the grammar hardly matters. But that's some sweet-ass alliteration!
I believe this saying comes from C.S. Lewis.
Isn't that a bastardization of a C.S. Lewis quote? His "trilemma" I think.
Yes, that is exactly correct: Jesus is a lying, lunatic lord.
Where to begin? First off, Denny Park Lutherans, a colon can't go anywhere where a period wouldn't make sense (colons must follow independent clauses). Pull the colon off. (2) Buy some goddamn commas! (3) Pop "the" in before "Lord" to make that structure parallel and more rhythmic. (4) Adding an exclamation point never improves a fucked-up sentence. Are you emphatically proclaiming this statement? This exclamation point is totally out of place.
mommy is one of god's chosen people and daddy thinks jesus is magic
C. S. Lewis said it better:
(From Mere Christianity "A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic - on the level with a man who says he is a poached egg - or he would be the devil of hell. You must take your choice. Either this was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us."
On the bus the other day, I saw an ad for a tutorial service... it misspelled the word 'tutorial'. Thereby continues the vicious cycle of ignorance.
Jesus is either
A liar, a lunatic.
Worship ten o'clock
he could also be legend or lore.
and why can't a lunatic say great things? i had some pretty crazy teachers growing up.
I think the error Dan was referring to is that "either" can only reference two things: "Either this or that." You can't have either this, that, or the other thing.
If they wish to spice up their tagline while continuing with the lovely alliteration they've established, I'd like to suggest the following "L" words:
Am I missing any other good "L" words?
Is the "copyeditors" reference about the use of "either" with multiple alternatives? Because barring the lack of commas in the alternatives, I believe it is accepted to use "either" to introduce multiple "either...or" comparisons. But I think the construct could only be taken to mean (with commas):
Poor grammar is something up with which I shall not put.
jesus was clearly a lesbian.
Amy Kate Horn @ 8,
I made C.S. Lewis write that because I control the Universe, including the past, present and future, with my mind! Itís very Outer Limits.
"Jesus is either: a liar a lunatic or lord!"...
Bad grammar aside, I might add "fictitious" to the list of possibilities.
I'm starting to think Kelly O should take her camera into The Stranger's copy edit meetings. They sound fascinating. Or maybe do a "How Was It?" after one wraps up.
jesus was a capricorn
nothing beats ritual cannibalism in the morning!
catholic flashback: mom, why does jesus taste like stale crackers?
I am recovering nicely, thank you
Copy editors = 2 words
And on first read, I thought the sign read, "JESUS IS ETHER," which blew my mind like it was hiding in the Volunteer Park bushes in its best leather chaps. Z-zang!!
I think it's telling us to worship loam. Loam is just soil, so not as much complicated debate.. or is there supposed to be an "at" there?
I guess they didn't have "bullets" or list-numbers available to stick into the sign...
Besides, that particular topic of discussion is really old. It's been brought up for decades by people who don't really know how to discuss things...
The entire congregation of Denny Park is octogenarians so i don't really think they can read that sign with out glasses
Drop the colon and add the word "and" between "liar" and "a lunatic". The grammatical issues will be corrected and the statement will be correct english. (Was that a run-on sentence?)Please excuse me now, I must go tell GW what must be done to solve the world's problems.
@27, Add the word "for" between "now," and "I". The grammatical issue will be corrected and the sentence will be correct. Thank you, Lawrence.
@27, Lawrence, while your response is correct, another possible correction would be to eliminate "either:" and add a comma between "liar" and "a lunatic". ( I think I need to relax now).
I believe the signer was tryiing to summarize the day's assigned scripture reading: "For if [you use Old testament to judge people] then Christ died iin vain.Galatians 2:11-20
O Geeze, look at me quoting scripture. AAAAAARGH
The CS Lewis quote is one of the least logically defensible arguments in favor of Jesus Christ being divine, ever. Begging the question, false trichotomies; holding this up as the high water mark in Christian theo-logic is just embarassing.
Just for example: how do we know that Jesus claimed, himself, personally, to be Divine (something CS Lewis assumes in context of this quote)? What we have are accounts of what Jesus said written by his followers long after he was dead. You don't have to make the assumption that Jesus himself was a liar to think that those who wrote ABOUT him could be lying.
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