Thursday, February 15, 2007

Quote of the day: 2/15/07, ii

SISTER. No one was addressing you, Aloysuis. Philomena, my point is that loneliness does not excuse sin.

PHILOMENA. But there are worse sins. And I believe Jesus forgives me. After all, he didn't want them to stone the woman taken in adultery.

SISTER. That was merely a political gesture. In private Christ stoned many women taken in adultery.

DIANE. That's not in the Bible.

SISTER. (suddenly very angry) Not everything has to be in the Bible.

--Christopher Durang, "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You"


Lucy said...


super des said...

I LOVE Cristopher Durang. He's my favorite playwright.

Renegade Evolution said...


Rootietoot said...

"not everything has to be in the Bible"

What a great line! I may adopt it for personal use.

antiprincess said...

whenever I see that playwright's name, I immediately translate it into wrestler-ese:

Christopher "SturmUnd" Durrrrrang!

BBC said...

"Not everything has to be in the Bible."

Mostly there is just a bunch of crap in the bible. Why are people still trying to understand such an old piece of crap?

They didn't even talk about Jesus humping Mary.

The future is tomorrow, not yesterday.

Send me a bible.

I'll burn it.

To work at being like Jesus is one thing. To be a christian is bullshit. Jesus never asked that of anyone.

He was just a cranky party boy kicking around with his merry band of drunk friends and raising hell with the establishment.

Phlegmatic said...

Uh, any religion that considers being born a sin is completely backwards in my opinion. Well that said, I think all religion is rubbish anyway. But I remember being particularly confused as to why a woman having a child without a man was considered "immaculate". I think it should be the "flawed conception". I mean where is the sharing of genes in that? More like "the immaculate inbred". Ill take atheism or nihilism any day.

mingerspice said...

I remember when I randomly picked up an anthology of plays in the library and read that. I was 14. I had to stop myself from laughing out loud, and also had to look around to make sure I was still in Singapore and not in some alternate universe, where libraries had sexually and socially transgressive books.

belledame222 said...

hey, thanks for posting, mingerspice. yeah, i can imagine. it's odd what makes it past the beady eyes of censors and what doesn't, sometimes.