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in our quest for personal significance, have we opted rather for insignificance?

a year ago an article was published by “The Onion”

“Man On Verge Of Self-Realization Instead Turns To God”

http://www.theonion.com/articles/man-on-verge-of-selfrealization-instead-turns-to-g,28507/?ref=auto

AUSTIN, TX—A major existential breakthrough was averted Friday when, moments before he had a realization of monumental personal significance, 29-year-old local resident Darrell Gatsas instead turned to God. “He was so, so close to discovering something truly fundamental about himself and his place in the universe, but nope—he went with God,” close friend Peter Rankin, 27, said. “For a second there it seemed like he was going to seriously consider the cause-and-effect relationship of his own actions and elevate himself to a new level of compassion and understanding, but then he suddenly changed course and asked God to swoop in and fix everything.” Reached for comment, God chuckled to reporters that Gatsas is, indeed, a real piece of work.

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the Onion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Onion) is hilarious. … a satirical, often tongue-in-cheek, irreverent, often mocking, yet cutting commentary on politics, news and society in general.

 
I can’t help but wonder how much relevance, accuracy and truth is veiled in the humour in this article?

 
What do you think?

 

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2 Comments

  1. vitriol. Because satire often combines anger and humour it can be profoundly disturbing.

  2. vitriol. Because satire often combines anger and humour it can be profoundly disturbing.


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