Here at the Church of the Churchless we admire humor, especially when it is directed at oh-so-serious religious believers.
So I'm pleased to share this comment by Spence Tepper, who wrote it as a properly amused response to someone who was upset by me not using "alleged" in each and every sentence I wrote about a criminal complaint filed against Gurinder Singh Dhillon, the guru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas.
I've corrected a few alleged typos in the comment that was allegedly written by Tepper.
You wrote "In case he decides to delete that blog post, I have taken a screenshot of his words as I’m sure they will be helpful if there is a defamation lawsuit."
For real? Really?
Let's just say the alleged you allegedly took an alleged screen shot just in case Brian's alleged words are allegedly deleted, should an alleged lawsuit for alleged defamation arise, as it apparently, but only allegedly, has arisen in your very alleged mind.
I hope Michael is able to laugh at this, because he's been way too serious about criticizing me for writing that the guru made death threats against his cousin, Malvinder Singh, without adding "allegedly."
Of course, the blog post where I first reported the criminal complaint was titled Gurinder Singh Dhillon, the RSSB guru, is accused of making death threats. But I guess Michael wanted an "alleged" thrown in somewhere in addition to the "accused."
And Michael wasn't satisfied that in the post itself I used "allegations" several times to describe the complaint. Well, allegedly the blog post contains that word.
I just wish religious believers were as zealous in using the word in describing their faiths. It'd be great if Christians said, "Allegedly, Jesus died on the cross for our sins," if Muslims said, "Allegedly, the Koran is the holy book of Allah," and if RSSB devotees said, "Allegedly, the guru is God in human form."
Stephen Colbert is pleased with this post, at least.