Write Your Own Parable Contest!
"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert Anson Heinlein
Over the years, there has been a lot of posting on the blogs that I read concerning the historical origins of Bible stories, and other mythology. I have also read numerous posts concerning Pagan holidays, Jewish holidays, and other religious holidays, and how they were supplanted by Christian holidays. I think it’s unfair that early Christians should have all the fun glomming onto other people’s traditions, and we who follow after get left out.
The following was originally written as a comment to this post from Beep Beep. It’s not exactly on-topic, but it occurred to me that others might like to try this.
If you want to play, the rules are as follows: Take your favorite parable, and spin it into some other religion. Mine started out Buddhist and ended up Hindu (so long as you grant me rather wide artistic license). The idea is to steal one and attribute it to someone else.
Once upon a time, there was a priestess in the temple of Shiva who grew increasingly restless. Dissatisfied with how slowly the goddess revealed her secrets, she decided to go out into the world and learn the secret of creation for herself. After twenty years, she returned to show off to the goddess what she had learned. The goddess, being a goddess, recognized her immediately and said, "My daughter, where have you been?"
The wayward priestess replied, "I have been out in the world, and I have learned to make cookies in my vagina! Here, have one."
The Goddess replied, "My daughter, you should have learned to use an oven. It would have been much faster."