TATI: Tony, I have found your dream job!
TONY: Is there even such a thing? Work is work after all.
TATI: It’s something you already do for free every day. But now you can get money and respect for it!
TONY: What? Sleeping?
TATI: Nope. Any other ideas?
TONY: Chewing? I chew a lot when I eat food.
TATI: Getting hotter…
TONY: Why, thank you! I always try to look my best…
TATI: Don’t flatter yourself, beta male.
TONY: Well, twist my titties. That was rude!
TATI: Tony, are you going to keep guessing or pout like a little sissy?
TATI: Let me just show you the link, because I’m almost scared to hear your next suggestion.
Priest farts on church members as a display of “God’s power”
TATI: So, what do you think? Would you like to schedule a job interview? Or maybe ‘audition’ in this case?
TONY: I don’t think so. I mean, farts do not have magical healing properties.
TATI: Some consider smelling farts as healthy by the way. But I’d rather continue to take care of my health with more traditional means.
Is Smelling Farts Healthy? Research Says Maybe
TONY: Yes, me too. I don’t think I want some ‘holy man’ getting all flatulent with my face in the name of some all-powerful ‘god’. I mean, what a crock of shit!
TATI: Well… let’s back to the farting priest. I find it’s rather funny but I feel you may have another point of view as a former believer. May I ask what you think regarding this?
TONY: Believe me, I do see the humour in this as the whole scenario is rather absurd. Someone pretending to have a direct line to a god then demonstrating said god’s power by farting on people? Those are the ingredients for absurdist comedy right there. But I do kinda find it sad too.
TATI: I see. Do you feel cheated, ridiculed?
TONY: While I was certainly never taken in by a scam like this, I was still a member of a christian church for about twenty years. That turned out to be a huge mistake, and I’ve spent the last decade trying to shed the mindset that such a religious culture programs into you.
TATI: So, they didn’t fart on your face, but in your brains.
TONY: Exactly. I was so desperate to fit in with my chosen ‘family’ that I was more than willing to try and believe whatever nonsensical bible story or precept they presented. Talking snakes and donkeys. A boat full of the entire world’s animals. A loving god that sanctioned incest, genocides and slavery. The cognitive dissonance was strong with me.
TATI: I heard an interesting thought recently, that certain linguistic anthropologists think religion is a language virus that rewrites pathways in the brain, dulling critical thinking. So, in regards to what you’re saying… it really makes sense.
TONY: I don’t know if that’s necessarily true of religious people across the board, but it certainly was with me. So, in that sense there is a ring of truth to it.
TATI: I’m glad you have since ventilated your brain. But it looks like now we need to ventilate our room. Tony?
TONY: That wasn’t me! It must have been you!
TATI: Me?! No!
TONY: Well, then it must have been the dog. Or Gerald the Fart Fairy.
TATI: Let’s say it was the priest from Limpopo!
TONY: Yes, let’s say it was that charlatan, for that is indeed what he is. And I despise such people. He’s really no better than the Benny Hinns, Paula Whites and Kenneth Copelands of the evangelical world. He just exists on a smaller scale is all.
TATI: Benny Hill was a priest?
TONY: If only! I think Hinn’s healing services could’ve been more entertaining if they’d utilised under-cranked footage of parishioners being slain in the spirit to Boots Randolph’s ‘Yakety Sax‘.
TATI: I smell your outrage, Tony. Well… our time would be better spent taking the dog for a walk.
TONY: We have a dog?
by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
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