Comedy group explores religious beliefs during lecture

first_imgTwitter + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students ReddIt Previous articleHoroscope: September 26, 2018Next articleFootball looks to hit reset button in midst of two-game losing streak Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs In this sketch, three people try to convince a man to join the Holier-Than-Thou Club, the only group that can go to heaven. – Photo by Renee Umsted Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Linkedin Facebook Facebook Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Renee Umsted Twitter TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ printIn the last sketch of the show, the comedy team highlight how distracting phones can be during times of worship. – Photo by Renee Umsted The SketchCo comedy team used humor Tuesday night to encourage people to examine the common threads of their religious views rather than focus on differences. A crowd of about 140 people – students, faculty and community members – filled the auditorium in Moudy North to learn how to be respectful when blending humor and religion. The comedians based their six scripted sketches on common actions and religious beliefs.Britt Luby, the coordinator of the Crossroads Lecture on Faith and Public Life, said talking across differences is important for religious people to realize what they have in common with each other.   A recent Pew Research Center analysis created a new typology for religious groups in America, categorizing adults into seven groups based on characteristics such as shared beliefs, how actively they practice their spiritual tradition and how much value they place on their religion. While factors such as political orientation, race and ethnicity were not used to group the participants, the results indicate that some groups have specific demographic profiles and political orientations, showing the connections between religion, politics and race and highlighting the conflict among and within religious groups in America.Censoring what is mentioned in public or trying to simply change jokes to fit current standards of what is appropriate are not permanent solutions to deciding what should be the foundation for humor, said SketchCo writer-actor Ben Fort. If people base their humor on the fact that individuals are inherently valuable, they will not have to change their comedy over time.The first sketch, titled “Pardon Me,” made fun of people who use social media to point out and correct errors in other people’s beliefs and who stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the validity in anyone else’s ideas.In another sketch, a man walked into a belief store to return some of the beliefs he received from his parents. The man ultimately left the store with the idea that one should treat others with love, recognizing that he would also have to love himself. Mark Schatzman, 59, said the belief store sketch was most striking to him because it made him reflect on which of his parents’ beliefs he was still carrying. Five of the sketches were performed live, one was on video. In the clip, a Syrian immigrant to the United States working as a Lyft driver narrated a passenger conversation. The driver reflected on the passenger’s lack of knowledge about the driver’s religion and culture based on racist and Islamophobic comments made by the passenger. In the question and answer session that followed the show, the members of SketchCo talked about how important it is to approach conversations about religious matters with a desire to learn, not with an attitude of aggression. First-year student Jessica Webba said the event showed her that she needed to question why she laughs at jokes because comedy can sometimes be hurtful. last_img read more

James Foote, 67, South Haven has died as a result of 2-car accident in Wellington

first_imgby Tracy McCue and Shane Farley, Sumner Newscow — James A. Foote, 67, of South Haven, has died as a result of his injuries. He was driving the Ford Ranger, according to the Wellington Police Department. On Saturday, May 17 at 12:50 p.m., the WPD investigated a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 160 Highway and Williams Drive, just north of the Wellington Walmart.A 2007 Honda Odyssey driven by Melissa Provost, 38, of Wellington was eastbound on U.S. 160 when a 1999 Ford Ranger, driven by Foote pulled out into traffic attempting to make left turn from Williams Drive, the north-south road, adjacently east of Walmart.Four people from the Honda Odyssey were transported from the scene by Wellington EMS to Sumner Regional Medical Center where they were treated for minor injuries. Foote was initially transported from the scene by Wellington EMS to SRMC and then transferred to Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. 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Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +10 Vote up Vote down David Edge · 325 weeks ago Something needs to be done about this. They need lights or something it’s getting out of control. I hope everyone makes a full recovery, the family’s are in my prayers. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Kaitlin · 325 weeks ago There needs to be a stop light or a much lower speed limit! This was horrific! There have been too many wrecks coming out of Wal-Mart!! I think it’s stupid there isn’t such a thing there! Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down South Haven Hick · 325 weeks ago I live only blocks from the resident of South Haven and his identity is known to me. I understand this accident resulted in a fatality. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down crusader pride · 325 weeks ago Lights have been needed there since wal-mart opened. The former city engineer said the access road by McDonald’s actually hurt those chances. Now that someone has died maybe the state will see a need. Why they are at it put one at the entrance to the high school as well. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down @AlisonAllOver · 325 weeks ago Pretty sure it’s gonna take a high school kid getting killed before they do something about that stretch. It’s a bad area for accidents and all they’ve done to change it is increase the speed limit. Ridiculous. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Karen miller · 325 weeks ago My prayers go out to my dear friends family he will be missed Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Cindy · 325 weeks ago The man killed is my sister’s beloved father. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Charlotte Brooks · 325 weeks ago I pray we can get a light there. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down dsfew` · 325 weeks ago They have got to put in stop lights!!!!No questions asked. How many more accidents need to occur before Wellington will do something. Or they could delay pavement on a road for a light that will actually help save someone’s life. My rant is over. The families are in my prayers. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago -5 Vote up Vote down Citizen · 325 weeks ago The Wellington police needed to do a better job of directing traffic. One cop was parked away from the intersection to stop traffic and.no one was directing the traffic coming out of town. We didn’t know we needed to go north to go around the accident. Report Reply 1 reply · active 325 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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