John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Comedian Thor Ramsey:

A few years ago, Christians started putting that little Jesus fish on our cars. The evolutionists came out with a fish that has legs and the word Darwin. So we made a bigger fish eating that fish. Because that seems like the Christian thing to do. I was on a plane the other day and I got into a conversation with the guy next to me. He turned out to be a Darwinist, and we had a disagreement, so I ate him. I think that was an effective witness.

Ramsey is a Christian comedian, both in the sense that he personally is a Christian and that he performs almost exclusively before Christian audiences, appearing at churches and touring with other Christian performers. He is one of several Christian entertainers featured in the book Rapture Ready! Adventures in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture by Daniel Radosh, which is one of the better books I've read recently. According to Radosh, Christian comedy is somewhat different from Christian literature or Christian pop in that the level of talent is on par with mainstream comedy. I'm not very familiar with Christian comedy -- I didn't even know there was a Christian comedy circuit before reading this book -- but I have read a fair amount of Christian fiction and listened to more than my share of Christian pop, and most it was pretty bad, whereas most of the jokes Radosh quoted in Rapture Ready! were pretty funny, so I'm going to take Radosh's word for it.

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