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die, heretic scum!

2006-05-23 23:29:21.962236+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Elf Sternberg: Culturally approved bigotry:

Such cultural bigotry doesn't really exist in America. Popular cultural consensus doesn't portray each Jew, or Muslim, or Hindu as "wrong" about the choice he makes every day to retain his identity as Jew, Muslim, or Hindu. We can be confident that the media isn't going to attack anyone because of his or her specific beliefs about god or the supernatural.

Of course, if you don't actually believe in that stuff, then you're fair game. It's okay for popular television and movies to depict atheists, agnostics, and secularists "seeing the light" and coming to cherish their belief in a supernatural reality "beyond our own."

Elf also linked to yet another anti-contraception absolute loon with a tenuous grip on reality showing why the anti-choice crowd must be stopped:

Anti-lifers have developed a compelling strategy to force normalization of MAPs [ed: morning after pills] on America. They need income from this lucrative pill to compensate for lagging abortion sales, a downward trend they expect to continue.

If you want a good look at the scary ass ideas out there that proved that we have a loooong way to go in the "culture wars", read that one and weep. They aren't after Roe v. Wade[Wiki], they are after Griswold v. Connecticut[Wiki].

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-05-25 00:14:11.286187+00 by: TheSHAD0W

I'm pretty sure there are a few movies and TV shows that depict people having doubts about their religion. Though personally, I think twitting the atheists is more fun. [runs away]

#Comment Re: made: 2006-05-25 15:06:32.68956+00 by: petronius

The Shadow is right. The cited article is filled with bile but very few specifics. He makes it sound like such stories are filling the airwaves, but he can't cite one? Other than overtly religoius programming on CBN or EWTN, can anybody mention some?