The Celestial Switchboard

Jason Kuznicki

Jason Kuznicki is a research fellow at the Cato Institute and contributor of Cato Unbound. He's on twitter as JasonKuznicki. His interests include political theory and history.

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  1. North says:

    I think it’s cute. What do they do with the agnostics?Report

  2. Jaybird says:

    From what I understand, Protestants claim to believe in the same God as the Jews, but the Jews say “no, no you guys don’t”.

    From what I understand, Mormons claim to believe in the same God as the Protestants, but the Protestants say “no, no you guys don’t”.

    Everybody wants to pull the ladder up after them.Report

    • Sili in reply to Jaybird says:

      It’s even more crazy than that. The Protestants claim to believe in the same god as the Catholics!Report

      • Jaybird in reply to Sili says:

        @Sili, ironically, I was raised in a sub-tradition that explained that Catholicism was a cult (yes, they used that word).

        They pray to Mary and have idols.

        Whatever guy or gal it was that they prayed to when they started lighting candles like they were getting ready for The Cure Rock Band Night, it wasn’t the real one.Report

  3. Murali says:


    “We fry him — for five hundred billion trillion years!”

    If I had been eating when I read this I would have choked. I laughed so hard.

    (Note for all who didnt know before, I’m Hindu)Report

    • Rufus in reply to Murali says:

      @Murali, Glad you’re still around Murali. I’m intending sometime in the future to get around to discussing the Ramayana. I’m actually about to dive into the Old Testament quite soon and will most likely unwittingly and unintentionally insult anyone who knows more about it than me, which is a lot of people here. But I’m also planning to stumble through the Ramayana in the same way and would be glad to have you around to ask me what the hell I’m talking about!Report

      • Jason Kuznicki in reply to Rufus says:


        I too am glad to see Murali here. He’s faulted my Hindu theology in the past, but the trimurti makes such a great foil for western religious disputes that I can hardly help myself.Report

        • Rufus in reply to Jason Kuznicki says:

          @Jason Kuznicki, You know there’s a great story that I just read in a book by the Romantic poet Gérard de Nerval that makes much the same point you do here. (Your story is funnier.) It was really a sort of strange synchronicity because I read the story the night before you posted this story, and then I posted that video by the controversial imam yesterday in the comments, in which he tells the exact same story that’s in Nerval! And the stories themselves (on some level) are all about talking about the same thing in different words! So, wow, it like totally blew my mind, man…

          Anyway, I can post the story, which is really just obscure textual stuff about Rumi, theosophy and Romanticism (my usual nerd beat), but I was worried that it would dovetail too closely to the mosque discussion and we might be reaching mosque overload. I might have to include a disclaimer!Report