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October « 2005 « The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith

Archive for October, 2005

Interview with Rev. Smith in East Bay Express

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

“It’s surprisingly moving when rendered in uncompromising shiny plastic” writes Anneli Rufus about The Brick Testament in the latest edition of the East Bay Express, a weekly newspaper serving the San Francisco Bay Area. In the full page interview, Rev. Smith discusses his religious background, the choice of LEGO bricks as a medium for Biblical illustration, and the occasional difficulties in rendering complex scenes with simple plastic blocks. An online version of the article can be seen here. Also now online is a scan of the Rolling Stone piece from earlier this month.

Jesus’s death ruled a suicide

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

After more than 2,000 years of investigation, the death of Jesus Christ has officially been ruled a suicide. The break in the case came when investigators were finally able to wrap their minds around the concept of the Trinity. When they realized that Jesus and God were one, it was a simple matter of deduction to determine that Jesus must have planned out his own death in advance, and that his crucifixion at the hands of local authorities was merely an ancient form of “suicide by cop“. The two previous main suspects in the case, the Romans and the Jews, have now been released and cleared of all charges.

Book of Judges goes out with a bang

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

With the five new stories added to the website today, The Brick Testament is pleased to announce the completed its illustration of the Book of Judges. And what a way to go out! If there has ever been a question about whether or not the Bible is an worthy moral guide for our actions, I think this set of stories settles the question once and for all. If you’ve got any friends or loved ones who are on the fence about the Bible or religion in general, or just in need of some strong spiritual guidance in these trying times, pull up a few chairs around the warm glow of the computer screen and dig right in.

Dentist finds worrisome new cavity

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

During a routine dental exam this week, Rev. Smith’s dentist discovered a relatively large new cavity and recommended Smith make another appointment to have it filled as soon as possible. “I’ve been taking excellent care of my teeth,” said Smith, reacting to the news with surprise, “brushing and flossing twice a day and between meals.” But his dentist explained that this type of cavity that cannot be prevented merely through proper oral hygeine. “Rev. Smith,” she said, “I regret to inform you that you have an anal cavity.” Smith is reportedly seeking a new dentist.