Dear Baby Jesus

We watched Talladega Nights last week.
It’s not exactly high-brow comedy, but at the end of a long day… you know.

This clip where Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is saying grace for his family is hilarious and yet deeply disturbing.

It’s a great illustration of something John Calvin wrote,

For as rashness and superficiality are joined to ignorance and darkness, scarcely a single person has ever been found who did not fashion for himself an idol or specter in place of God. Surely, just as waters boil up from a vast, full spring, so does an immense crowd of gods flow forth from the human-mind, while each one, in wandering about with too much license, wrongly invents this or that about God himself.
(Calvin, Institutes, I.V.12)

(don’t necessarily take this as a recommendation of the movie, make your own judgement)


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