An unfortunate typo

January 2, 2008 | 16 comments
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All of this to-do about Jesus and Satan being brothers is unfortunate, really. As far as I can tell, it’s all a misunderstanding based on a simple typo. Mormons don’t really think that Jesus and Satan are brothers. We think that Jesus and Santa are brothers!

And what could make more sense than that, really? Look at all of the similarities:

-Associated with Christmas time? Check.
-Sees you when you’re sleeping, knows when you’re awake? Check.
-Rewards people for good behavior? Check.
-Subject of Christmas songs? Check.
-Seldom seen in person? Check.
-Has a beard? Check.

Are any of these attributes held by Satan? I think not. There are no Christmas carols about Satan, and he doesn’t even have a beard. Why on earth would he be Jesus’ brother?

But Santa, now. That one makes sense.

Tomorrow: Brigham Young didn’t really say blood atonement — he said blood transfusions!

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16 Responses to An unfortunate typo

  1. sonny on January 2, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Those darn typos!

    Don’t forget the this typo: It was not Adam-God, it was Adam-Good.

  2. queuno on January 2, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    To cite an Student Review joke – Brigham Young didn’t say, “This is the Place!”. The exclamation point was really a question mark.

  3. Kevin Barney on January 2, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Now that you mention it, has anyone ever seen Jesus and Santa *at the same time*? Maybe they’re more than brothers–maybe they’re one and the same!

  4. queuno on January 2, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Kevin – Maybe Joseph Smith *did* see them, and the Trinitarians are right!

  5. Ray on January 2, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Maybe Huckabee will base an ad off #3 – then refuse to air it publicly – then show it to the press.

  6. Brad Kramer on January 2, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Then again:
    There are the same letters in SANTA as SATAN
    They both wear red, and
    They haven’t been seen in the same place either.

  7. Dom on January 3, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Catholic church has the lock on unfortunate typos. They missed an ‘r’ in celebrate.

  8. rusty on January 3, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Kevin,
    They are two beings, but of one substance.

  9. Adam Greenwood on January 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I hear that agnostics think Jesus and Satan are bothers.

  10. Sarah on January 3, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    I don’t know whether Dom or Adam has won. This thread is too hard.

  11. Hans on January 3, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Q. What’s the difference between ignorance and apathy?

    A. I don’t know and I don’t care.

  12. Alison Moore Smith on January 4, 2008 at 5:31 am

    No, Ray, not just SHOW it to the press. Give each of them a COPY of the ad he’s “not going to air.”

    Jeepers, what an honorable guy!

  13. Lupita on January 4, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Kaimi, you are hilarious. And, maybe on to something….

  14. Martin Willey on January 4, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Are you sure Satan doesn’t have a beard . . . ?

  15. larryco_ on January 4, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    …and it’s “roly poly”, not “poly gamy”.

  16. Grant on January 9, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    I have been an advocate of #6\’s theory for quite some time. Not only do they both wear read and haven\’t been seen together, but Santa seems to have this knack to take all the attention away from Christ around Christmastime, and there are countless graven images of him, just ask my mother.