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Man Tossed for Looking Like Jesus

This is the weirdest story of the day. Maybe the week. A dude went to a darts tournament and the crowd got all angry with him because he looked like Jesus and he actually got tossed out for looking like Jesus.

And you know what I'm thinking. THERE WAS A CROWD AT A DARTS TOURNAMENT?!!!!!!

The Sun reports:

A DARTS fan was forced to leave a live televised final – because he looked like JESUS.

Bearded Nathan Grindal, 33, was enjoying the match between star champ Phil Taylor and Kim Huybrechts when some of the 4,500-strong audience spotted his likeness to the son of God.

Chants of "Jesus" quickly spread through the rowdy crowd, interrupting play at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset.

Security was called before six bouncers escorted upset Nathan from the Cash Converters Players' Championship, being shown on ITV4.
Look. I understand that when you reject Christianity you have to fill that hole with something. But darts? Really?

Darts is something you do at the bar because your ass went numb from sitting at the bar too long. That's it.

I actually understand the players playing it if they're getting paid but I really don't understand a crowd gathering to see it.

The world is doomed. We're becoming anti-Jesus and pro-darts. That's doomed.


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Br. Tom Forde OFM Cap said...

Darts is very popular among the working classes in Europe especially in Northern England, Scotland, Holland, etc. Over here pubs are places as much for socializing as for drinking. What is disturbing is that the aggression was triggered by this poor man's supposed likeness to Jesus not because he was saying or doing anything religious or wearing anything overtly Christian. He just looked like Jesus to the crowd so he became a focus for aggression. That suggests a deep antipathy to Christianity in a country that was once the 'dowry of Our Lady'.

magnificatlady said...

and he was 33 years old too!

Servent of the Cheif said...

Br.Tom is right, Darts is serious business over here and pubs are very much for the socializing and not just drinking, (funny I see this story on the night my father and his team from our family pub are away at a competition in town.). But that doesn't excuse throwing the man out for

Mary De Voe said...

Mob mentality. The Rule of Law is gone.

Sophia's Favorite said...

I think this is more a case of "lazy bouncers" than an anti-religious thing—they threw him out because moving one guy is easier than quieting a couple dozen. The crowd was definitely at fault—they wouldn't last very long where I live, if they reacted like that to every unusual appearance (e.g., my town has a lot of albinos, because the local Native Americans are predisposed to it—also, a Navajo who grows a beard pretty much always looks like Genghis Khan).

And bars over here are also for socializing, not just drinking; the game of choice just tends to be pool (not sure if that's its British English name, but "the billiards game with the pockets"), not darts. Possibly because of lawsuit-considerations, little balls on a contained table vs. pointy things flying freely through the air.

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