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Lego My Logos*

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The Bible: There have been nearly as many adaptations of that No. 1 bestseller as filibuster threats from Republican senators since the start of the 111th Congress.

And why not? Any book that has undergone thousands of years of edits and re-writes has got to be good. --- Plus, look at the author's credentials: What could be more authoritative than a book penned in God's Own Hand? (Come to think of it, what kind of writing instrument would He use? I'd say something classy like a quill or at least a fountain pen -- they're harder to come by, but for that matter, where do you think one could purchase a ball-point or computer keyboard massive enough to fit God's Own Hand?)

Christians maintain that the Bible's message is universal and eternal -- which, in practice, means it can be used to justify almost any human endeavor. A peace movement? Natch. War and genocide? Of course. Civil rights? Sure. Slavery? No problem.

A versatile and handy tome indeed. But who has time to read the blessed thing? Nobody, that's who. Which is where all those aforementioned adaptations come in.

To date, the best ones have come in flannel-board and puppet form. Well, step aside, all you fabric-based Labans, Potiphars and Jehozadaks! Here's Rev. Brendan Powell Smith's Lego-based Bible, The Brick Testament.

Rev. Smith's minifig characters bring out the Good Book's message in a whole new way -- particularly the section on Old Testament law. ("When to Stone Your Whole Family," "Transvestism," "Sexual Discharges," and "Homosexuality" are particularly instructive in these morally licentious times.)

It's inspirational! It's chastening! And it's Lego. If that's not enough to bring on a conversion experience, nothing is.


* "Logos", of course, in the sense of "the word of God" **

** It is a very bad pun indeed that requires an explanatory footnote.

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