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 +3Posted on Mar 22nd, 2012 | re: Are You Smarter Than A Bibleth Grader? (53 comments)

Sure, but in the New Testament all that archaic nonsense is sort of undone.

More than anything, I think you bring up an excellent point that’s overlooked. Hold Christians accountable for picking and choosing what rules to go with. And ask Jewish people why they can’t eat shellfish but they stopped stoning their kids for back talking.

I like this line of thinking. Also, I didn’t mean to imply the Bible was the only ancient text encouraging moral behavior. There’s amazing teachings from all over the world, and no discredit was intended.

 +6Posted on Mar 22nd, 2012 | re: Are You Smarter Than A Bibleth Grader? (53 comments)

Fair point. I just think people use the Bible how they want to, and unfortunately there a some passages that don’t line up with modern thinking.

But a lot of that was written thousands of years ago, and it’s a big book with a lot of good things in it, like teaching that murder is wrong, and that respecting and loving others as you love yourself is good.

Seems like a shit deal to have a few passages out of a very large and eclectic text result in total condemnation because of the way some very turned around people choose to act on it.

 +13Posted on Mar 22nd, 2012 | re: Are You Smarter Than A Bibleth Grader? (53 comments)

I’m not one to defend crazy hateful zealots that disrupt the our political system and cause undue strife to so many, but blaming the Bible might be a cheap shot.

It’s essentially a two part book about the history and laws of the Jewish people and sequel about the most liberal and accepting figure in human history.

I think what the hate-filled bigots show you is something darker, that some people are naturally hateful and fearful and look to create divisions to feel “safe” in their own personal context.

Instead of shooting up a Pride parade or whatever, they needed a socially acceptable way to attack and exclude others while patting themselves on the back for how good they are in the eyes of an unseen, unheard supreme being.

Organized religion is a great vehicle for that, which is how these extremist Christians have come to stray so far from the source material. Though it’s an extreme parallel, Nazism was another great example of an institution used to commit acts that would have otherwise been considered unacceptable (this word choice is admittedly a massive understatement, and it was likely a bad idea to even include the Nazi thing, but I’m on a wave and I’m going to ride it in.)

My point is it’s a little unfair to take a shot at the Bible like it’s the cause for those maniacs, because that would be like blaming piano wire for strangulation. There’s a lot of Christians out there fighting for the same things I feel like most of the members of this site believe in, you just have to look a little harder.

Oh yeah, but this show is dumb and will undoubtedly result in some absurd argument about abortion or taxes or gay sex.

 +2Posted on Mar 20th, 2012 | re: Here Are Some Afternoon Links! (10 comments)

The guy who made it is Hugh Atkin, he made the Barrack Roll’d video in 2008. For Kelly, this is how he did it: http://thetrainingfarm.tumblr.com/post/19630997202/how-its-made-the-real-mitt-romney-video

 +31Posted on Sep 2nd, 2011 | re: New Dialogue That Was NOT Added To The Star Wars Blu Ray (125 comments)

Actually, can’t believe I’m interjecting here, proton torpedoes are a Star Wars weapon, like what Luke used to destroy the Death Star. Photon torpedoes are more common in Star Trek.

“And that, fellas, is a line I like to call ‘The Panty Dropper” – One guy at a Star Trek Convention in 1984.

 +14Posted on Oct 13th, 2010 | re: Best New Party Game 34: Back To The Future Edition (245 comments)

A Clocktower Orange

 -2Posted on Aug 3rd, 2010 | re: The Videogum Why Don't YOU Caption It? Contest: Shark Week! (198 comments)

I can’t tell if rehab has done LiLo any favors or not…

 +11Posted on Jul 16th, 2010 | re: Gone Baby Gone 2: The Town (53 comments)

Someone sounds like they woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I’m going to go watch Birdie vids to start the day off on a more positive note.

 +15Posted on Jul 14th, 2010 | re: One Flew Over The Razor Scooter's Nest (83 comments)

Frankie Muniz, patient Robin Williams, love interest Hannah Montana, with the ever supportive David Spade and Eric Roberts.

 +32Posted on Jun 25th, 2010 | re: Teen Korner: Preparing For Next Week's Twilight: Eclipse Premiere (63 comments)

27. Hammer to shatter any dreams your parents had for you to contribute to society in a positive way.

 +48Posted on Jun 24th, 2010 | re: Duh Aficionado Magazine: Bristol Palin Is Bad At Acting (88 comments)

Why is there a camp for teen moms AND musicians? Aren’t musicians probably responsible for most teen moms in the first place? Does Yo-Yo Ma wear vests?

 +6Posted on Jun 23rd, 2010 | re: Best New Party Game 26: Do You Mean The One Where... (420 comments)

Tell me someone has seen the one where Ashton Kutcher has a bowl cut and screams like an underdeveloped 14 yr old when confronted with a problem.

 +3Posted on Jun 23rd, 2010 | re: Well, This Amber Alert PSA Is Completely Terrifying And Also Nonsense (61 comments)

I bet Estelle Getty (Golden to the end) wouldn’t let a shell from that .44 hit her in the head.

Old Guy:”Being in this commercial makes me wish I had died in Korea like all my other friends who didn’t have to endure watching the culture of the nation the gave it all to defend unfurl into clusterfuck of underage pale people having sex with animals”

Idiot Girl: “I think that makes you team Edward for sure.”

 +1Posted on May 12th, 2010 | re: The Adjustment Bureau Looks Adjustment BORINGEAU! (Sorry) (69 comments)

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD(‘s hat)!!!

 0Posted on Apr 15th, 2010 | re: Best New Party Game: 21: #grossmoviequoteomissions (391 comments)

The son ____ the father, and the father _____ the son.

Uh, yeah, I know that’s how the movie works, but you can’t stick your ponytail there…

…and the vapid, empty space normally filled with war-mongering, skewed judeo-christian “logic” and wet dreams about Ronald Reagan provides an endless chasm to soak up any amount of moisture, no matter how active your lifestyle…

I’m waiting for the PSA series “This is your rectum, and this is your rectum after Curtis 50 Cent Jackson pounds you out for two hours because you can’t pay for drugs.”

 +24Posted on Apr 5th, 2010 | re: That's Your Girlfriend: Kat Stacks (61 comments)

There seems to be a lot of emphasis on connection between dirty carpets and shitty music — in which case Fred Durst must live in the trash chute from Star Wars.

Throw in the smell of a confused coke addict passed out in your daughters bed, mixed with the aroma of a grease-paint mustache and Val Kilmer in a velour track suit — DOWNer for men. You’re welcome, Diesel. I’ll be waiting for check.

 +4Posted on Mar 25th, 2010 | re: WHO LET THE CLOWNS OUT? (53 comments)

I could see this being the menu screen to an orientation DVD about starting your new life as a pederast.

 +13Posted on Mar 24th, 2010 | re: Duh Aficionado Magazine: George W. Bush Is A Jerk (76 comments)

You should see where he tried to rub his hand BEFORE they got out of the car. I’m referencing Clinton’s genitals. W was going for the bulldog face of interest.

 +2Posted on Mar 23rd, 2010 | re: The Videogum Why Don't You Caption It? Contest: Diddy Got Slimed (150 comments)

“Going the extra mile will definitely help you beat out Will Smith for the Swamp Thing reboot.” — Diddy’s former agent.

 +24Posted on Mar 22nd, 2010 | re: Jesus Christ Died For Our Ridiculous Cars (112 comments)

Jesus was all about one thing: waking up at 10 and shaking the shit out of his elderly neighbors’ house.