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Jan 11·edited Jan 11

"Getting Christians outraged over nothing, it turned out, was good for business."

That's what the leaders of the religious right have been doing for decades. Why shouldn't he capitalize on that?

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Yea, the faux outrage is good for the business of right wing politicians and pundits.

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Jan 11·edited Jan 11

When Christians held the power of life and death they tortured and murdered everyone who dared challenge their authority. Now, that they're in danger of becoming a minority, they're the world's most delicate snowflakes, demanding their religion be given a preferred place in society and protection from all criticism. It all speaks directly to the general weakness of their message. Their over-reaction to something like this only hastens their demise. If their religion actually meant anything, they wouldn't care what people said about it.

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My wife was once in a Christian cult a long time ago. Two of their directives were to get on school boards to control education in the USA, and to reproduce like bunny rabbits and have as many baby Christians as possible.

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That sounds like the 'quiver full' movement. They delude themselves into believing they can get control, impose their religion on everyone, the country will just passively submit, and we'll all live happily ever after. I'm glad your wife got free of that.

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Yes! And Bonnie is a radical skeptic now. Thank you Jesus!

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Fundamentalists are all the same at heart: authoritarian, narcissistic, miserable.

The worst offense you can commit against an authoritarian is mocking them and enjoying life while you do so.

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Mocking them BY enjoying life.

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“Getting Christians outraged over nothing, it turned out, was” easy to do.

FTFY. But seriously, right wing conservative Christians are looking to be outraged at all times. It’s their bread and butter, their only purpose. If, at any time, the masses they control ever have a moment to breathe in-outraged air, they’ll lose them. They have to stoke the fires of outrage constantly else they lose their power.

This ain’t to say Lil Nas X isn’t doing a great job, he certainly is, keep it up and have lots of fun in the process. It’s a statement on how rotten the Christian right is, that they get so worked up over nothing because they have nothing to offer.

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Who's the ones in the cannibal death cult that rejoices at torture.

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Remember "Piss Christ" by Andres Serrano? That one sure pissed off cristers.

Of all the things they SHOULD have been outraged about (children molested by clergy, for example), they chose Serrano as their target. Like their god, they keep missing the target of their wrath.

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Saw some fetish porn with christ and crosses in the videos. Scat, pee, puke were all fair game. Yet god did nothing to them. Almost as if goddy does not exist.

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And without that outrage, would anyone have cared at all?

Christians have the corner on the Streisand effect, I swear.

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Jan 11·edited Jan 11

The video for Montero (Call Me By Your Name) cost over $1 million to make and lasts less than 2 and a half minutes. In contrast, God's Not Dead cost twice that and lasts less than 2 hours.

Lil Nas X got far more impact for half the cost and far better production values. He also had a much greater impact than PureShit did in a fraction of the time.

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Maybe he can put Kevin Sorbo in his next video

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Seems to me that the one genuinely neat thing about all of this is that Lil Nas can poke that bear all he wants, and ultimately, he won't pay any kind of price for it. Fans will still buy his music and merch and go to his concerts.

And the believers will get all bent out of shape about it, yet be able to do NOTHING to stop it!

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Have you all seen the 1972 movie Marjo? If you haven't, I suspect you'll find it interesting.

"This Oscar-winning documentary explores the life of one-time child evangelist and faith healer Marjoe Gortner. The son of professional evangelists, Gortner was preaching on the Southern tent-revival circuit by the age of 3." Gory Jee to Bejus!

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"Marjoe" pulled back the curtain on the tricks of the trade used by religious hucksters to manipulate their flocks.

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Someone else who followed the same route (child evangelist to movement atheist) is Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. (He's also a good pianist, and he and cartoonist Steve Benson, grandchild of former Mormon Prez Ezra Taft Benson, have a little show they put on called "Tunes and Toons".)

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Preaching by the age of 3? I call bullshit.

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Jan 11·edited Jan 11

You apparently have missed out on being brainwashed by fanatical parents who see dollar signs everywhere. Check out the movie. https://youtu.be/eHv7cnSSmaU?si=l7758e7ctRAfuQXH

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I should add: If your churches and belief system have harmed someone, you don't have the moral high ground to complain when your system's victims speak out about it.

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I found it his video funny and on par. I love the ending.

Worth reposting, I wonder how many evilgelicals heard about Mylène Farmer. NSFW. Blood and nudity.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sI-KgYt4Gfc&pp=ygUVSGUgdGUgcmVuZHMgdG9uIGFtb3Vy

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Jan 11·edited Jan 11

Satanic footwear, Christians.

"These shoes were made for walkin'. And that's just what they'll do. One o' these days, these shoes are gonna stomp all over you."

Looks like they already have.

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I read the last line as

… tells you just how misplaced their panties are.

That too, I guess.

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It's kind of hard for them to place those things correctly when they have them all in a bunch.

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Their knickers are in knots?

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They are a bunch of squares.

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SPONGE bOB sQUARE pANTS

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Christian outrage has been good for business for years now; Elvis made a fortune on it. It's as predictable as the sunrise at this point, and makes a lot of money for those willing to take advantage of it.

For whatever reason, the Christian community seems to think the rest of the world will respect them and treat their iconography as special in some way and not 'desecrate' it, despite the way Christians tend to treat everyone outside of their group. That's not how it works; it is not reasonable to expect others to treat you well after you've lied, stolen, and cheated them on a regular basis and then go to the extreme of pretend you're in the moral right. Also, Christians as a group often endorse violence against members of wider society for any number of reasons that usually boil down to 'they exist and our Jesus doesn't like that.' It would make no sense for those rejected groups to then respect Christianity for any reason, since they would essentially be respecting Christians for making their lives worse or taking said lives. If Christians want their symbols and icons respected, then they need to earn that respect since making demands that everyone 'show some respect' will only annoy everyone else and make this sort of thing more prevalent.

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I have a vague memory that when Elvis the pelvis (as he was often called then) appeared on the Ed Sullivan show he was told to confine his pelvic twitches to side to side and not backwards and forwards. I never saw Elvis do that anyway, so I suspect it's one of those stories, but it's funny anyway.

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Jan 11·edited Jan 11

Their God-given eternal soul, Guv No Ma'am? Where is this soul you speak of located in the human body? Point to it.

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Like we Frogs eaters would say "Bien profond dans ton cul".

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Jan 11·edited Jan 11

Surprised there's any room in there, given that's where they keep both their bibles and their heads.

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Deep within the bowels of their minds?

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Jan 11·edited Jan 11

They may have brains, but minds? Assumes a fact not in evidence.

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They have minds full of hatred. Hatred of any difference from them.

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Right there next to the talking heart.

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Sorry, that cross doesn't have a leg to stand on.

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