Tag Archive for 'religion'

Ban the Bible

Before you flip completely out, I’m not really calling for a ban on the bible. However, if the people advocating for violent video game bans would follow their argument logically, they should. They won’t, of course, because they’re all hypocrites.

Utah’s Brigham Young University recently conducted a study on 490 students about the psychological affects of reading violent passages in the bible. The study found a correlation between exposure to scriptural violence that is condoned by God and increased aggression.

What makes this study interesting to me is the similarity of it to studies on video game violence and how they affect children. The same correlation has been found on quite a few studies on video game violence. The affects of violence on people are exactly the same between reading violent scriptures in the bible and playing violent video games.

What’s different between the studies on video game violence and violence in the bible is that nobody will ask the politicians to ban the bible from underage kids based on this new study. All kinds of Christian moralists and family values advocates have, however, been advocating for various levels of video game bans for years based on similar studies on video game violence.

This study is the perfect way to show the stupidity and downright dishonesty of the video game violence “debate” in this and other countries. One wonders how the Christian moralists and other blowhards will react to this study and the inevitable comparison between it and the studies on video game violence.

-TPP

I ain’t no stinkin’ monkey! Hallelujah! Say Americans

Allow me to climb a tree and scratch my nuts while I ponder on the following chart.

-TPP

Don’t get raped in South Dakota

The Governor of South Dakota just made it illegal to abort a pregnancy in the state even if the pregnancy was a result of a rape or incest.

It is so very humane to consider the “health” of 4 cells more important than someone who’s just been raped.

Hallelujah!

-TPP

The net being regulated by Christian conservatives

Declan McCullagh, of Politech fame, reports about the .xxx TLD roadblocks and how the Christian conservatives have been getting more and more power in the US regulatory agencies.

He also lists concrete examples of how these Christian conservatives are flexing their newfound powers in ways that threaten the 1st Amendment rights and/or don’t make any sense whatsoever in the context of a global network like the Internet.

-TPP

Republicans – God’s Chosen People – according to Republicans

Senator Bill Frist (R-TN) is joining prominent Christian conservatives in an April 24th telecast and use the telecast to declare Democrats as acting “against people of faith” for their efforts to block some of the more conservative judicial nominees.

Given that the Pope also was a great friend of the Republicans and George W. Bush especially [1], well, according to the Republicans and George W. Bush, this political move is sure to guarantee God himself will vote for Republicans for now and forever.

We heathens will be doomed to eternal political minority, as well as an afterlife in hell. According to the Republicans.

-TPP

1. Apart from that little thing about the death penalty, of course

Of Living Wills

Makes more sense than all the “Culture of Life” bullshit spewed upon the masses by “well meaning” congress critters nearing the end of their current term, for sure.

Link via Kim.

-TPP

God is not a Republican. Or a Democrat.

One thing that really, really bothers me about the republicans this election year, is how they’ve somehow adopted Christianity as the official party emblem.

It is as if non-republican is less of a Christian and as if the republican party was on a mission from God sent to save all liberals, democrats and other non-believers from eternal damnation. The religious right is acting as if George W. Bush was the reicarnation of Jesus Christ himself.

When exactly did God become a republican?

-TPP




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