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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Church as upper-middle-class lifestyle accessory.

The Onion Sunday MagazineOuch! The Onion mocks the New York Times Sunday Magazine and all its metro imitators, their brunch-loving readership, and Unitarian Universalism (perhaps only indirectly) in a wonderful parody of educated upper-middle-class preferences. Yes, that is a picture of the First Unitarian Society of Madison's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed church — home of the largest UU congregation in the U.S. — on the mock-magazine cover promoting a story about "finding a religion that doesn't interrupt your current lifestyle." (Thanks, TB!)

Also in The Onion: "This American Life completes documentation of liberal, upper-middle-class existence."

Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 21 April 2007 at 10:09 AM

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2 comments:

Kevin M:

April 21, 2007 05:32 PM | Permalink for this comment

Ahh, it's but a pale echo of this classic...

Pat McLaughlin:

April 25, 2007 05:44 PM | Permalink for this comment

Ouch?

My faith's certainly impacted my lifestyle, and made me feel obliged to take (and I've taken) actions because of it.



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