Greek Orthodox Church Embraces Atheism

At least when it comes to other invisible men in the sky.

After successfully staging a landmark ceremony at the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, their leader pledged to fight for the right to conduct baptisms, marriages, and funerals according to the rites of the ancient religion.

“We are a legitimate religion. But the authorities don’t let us do this, but we shall claim this right through the European Union,” said Doretta Peppa, the high priestess, who led the prayers next to the 15 remaining columns of the temple.

The move is bound to aggravate the highly conservative Greek Orthodox church, which strongly disapproves of what it regards as paganism.

“They are a handful of miserable resuscitators of a degenerate dead religion who wish to return to the monstrous dark delusions of the past,” said Father Efstathios Kollas, the President of Greek Clergymen.

6 Comments

  1. I’m looking forward to when the Greeks and the Norwegians get entangled in a theological debate over who causes lighting — Zeus or Thor?

    Bork Bork Odin Jihad!!

  2. ~~~ wavy lines ~~~

    An ancient priest, dressed in furs, and a horned helmet, approached a young couple. In their arms is their newborn son.

    “So, you are here for baptism?”

    The couple nod, and the mother hands out the baby.

    The priest takes out his ceremonial Thor’s Hammer, taps the child on the forehead, and mumbles something in an archaic tongue.

    Lightning strikes overhead, and it begins to rain.

    The young couple walks away with their now-baptized son.

    ~~~ /wavy lines ~~~

  3. What a hyprocite. Greek orthodoxy is also a “degenerate dead religion” that has already “returned to the monstrous dark delusions of the past” since it long ago adopted pagan practices and painted them “Christian”.

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