March 18, 2008

So. On This Whole LOL Cat Bible Translation . . .

I keep toggling back and forth between finding it charming and thinking that it's a bit dangerous.

Is the "ceiling cat" an idol, or a cat's-eye view of Yaweh/Allah/the Lord?

(Just a Christian who lost her sense of humor on the intertubes . . . )

I'd love to hear from Christian cat-lovers on the subject, since it appears to be a gray area.

Posted by Attila Girl at March 18, 2008 01:30 AM | TrackBack

It's funny for 2.739 nanoseconds. Time to move along.

Posted by: Darrell at March 18, 2008 10:34 AM

My "blasphemy meter" is set pretty low. What I've read of it so far is universally hilarious to me.

Posted by: Desert Cat at March 18, 2008 10:54 AM

Ok, this would have to be about the touchiest spot in the scriptures, and I can't help thinking it's a pretty clever take:
They was eatings, and Jebus took cheezburgrs and give them to his peepz and sez, "Is my body. It has a flavor. U can has it and go NOM NOM NOM." And he took teh cup, sez thks plz, and gives 2 dem, sez, Drink all of it; Dis my blood k?, Soz U can say srry when U bad kittehz. Now I has no milk wif u, till wez all in the ceiling. K? Invisible karaoke over, they went outside 4 2 play.

I mean, if cats really did talk this way, how else would the translation read to get the message across?

Posted by: Desert Cat at March 18, 2008 10:59 AM

"invisible karaoke"? Is that the cat-take on "Passover supper"?

I dunno. It's charming, but almost too sweet for my taste. And there is that other worry in the back of my mind . . . I'm probably getting squeamish in my old age.

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 18, 2008 11:04 AM

I've lived with cats all my life and I like to think of them as being highly intelligent. I'd swear if I didn't know better that they had serious language skills or might even be able to read images in my mind. Of course, when they don't respond as expected, I believe it is willful disobedience. Yes--very similar to my view of women: Only in the latter case I KNOW it is willful.

Would Stephen Hawking talk/write this way? Only with regards to anthropogenic global warming.

Posted by: Darrell at March 18, 2008 01:33 PM

the "invisible karaoke" references the hymn that the disciples sang before heading to the garden of Gesthemane.

In re: the Ceiling Cat, I see that as a cat-concept of the Almighty. We use imagery that suggests heaven is in the sky, in the clouds, etc, even though we know it is not within this space-time. Ceiling Cat is the Almighty Cat who lives somewhere above the ceiling.

Posted by: Desert Cat at March 18, 2008 05:43 PM

I'm in Luke right now; does that one show up in Luke? I almost think it has to be John, since I had thought I was okay on the "linear" gospels . . . how funny. Downright embarrassing.

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 18, 2008 08:31 PM

Matthew 26:30

Ceiling Cat

Posted by: Desert Cat at March 18, 2008 10:02 PM

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