Don’t need no ticket

Don’t need no ticket February 6, 2013

They are evangelicals, so assume biblical illiteracy.”

“The most powerful cultural values that affect us are those of which we are least aware.”

“After that day in the park eating lunch with the homeless, however, I started seeing poor and homeless people everywhere.” (via)

“This view forces evangelicals to think of themselves as squeaky clean outsiders, and they waste time, money, energy, and so, so many words on developing strategies to infiltrate culture while remaining pure themselves.”

“We fail to appreciate liberation theology because of 1,700 years of interpreting the Scriptures from the perspective of the empowered clergy class, rather than from the perspective of the marginalized who first received the message with such excitement.”

“Many decisions are clarified and helped by the question: 10/20/50 years from now, what choice will I wish I had made?

“Erickson has finally hit the fifth stage of conservative climate change grief: denial, denial, denial, denial, and acceptance.”

“If waterboarding does not constitute torture, then there is no such thing as torture.”

“Yes indeed, God made a farmer … and that farmer made a slave.”

“I want to know, just how did ‘god’ provide land for his elect White American male farmer?

“I could offer lots of other examples (such as the amount we spend on Christmas versus the cost of eliminating world hunger) but you get the point.”

“[Unemployed Reporter Porter includes] chocolate and roasted barley malts that are as dark and bitter as the future of American journalism, and a high alcohol content designed to numb the pain of a slow, inexorable march toward obsolescence.”

“This is ‘WHERE’ magazine, not what you think.”

Church Sign Epic Fails: ‘Family Values'”


"In the 1995 movie “Braveheart,” the battle of Falkirk is remembered as the heartbreaking defeat ..."

The pellet with the poison’s in ..."
"Braveheart is notorious for being historically incorrect. (I suppose that fits right in with Barton's ..."

The pellet with the poison’s in ..."
"Obviously most of Hollywood is a secular wasteland with Mel Gibson as a rare principled ..."

The pellet with the poison’s in ..."
" I were ever to have a cat, I would name it Scrambles the Death-Dealer.)"

The pellet with the poison’s in ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!

TRENDING AT PATHEOS Progressive Christian
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  •  That reminds me of an old DOOM mod that stripped out all the satanic stuff. So evangelicals could kill thousands and thousands of anonymous non-demons with no stain on their souls. 

  • AnonymousSam

    It’s people like that for whom I’m writing my current story. The primary antagonist is Lucifer — the angel, sent by God.

    The demons? They’re the protagonists and innocent bystandards.

    Am I motivated by spite? Oh… just a little.


    Apparently this rant was triggered by a discussion about Castlevania’s
    Legion monster and how the game should have something similar.

    Legion/Granfaloon is one of the most disturbing Castlevania monsters ever. Especially the way you encounter it in Symphony of the Night and Curse of Darkness.

  • AnonymousSam

    I would love the monster more if I hadn’t been farming it for the Valmanway in Harmony of Despair for the last two weeks.

  • Tricksterson

    Except some fundies do have hissyfits over Tolkien (and Lewis) because of what they see as “pagan imagery”.

    Myself, I always saw Nar Poppins as a white witch and Burt as a Trickster figure.

  • Tricksterson

    Oops, sorry, meant Mary of course.

  • Basically the clergy of the last 2000 years are like “oh what, the passages where the Pharisees get an epic takedown by Jesus?  Meh!”

  • David Starner

    Surely he could suggest one of the games that don’t have wizards or magic. Traveller (unless they object to psionics) or CORPS or Cyperpunk 2020 or Underground (though that has some political points.)

  • AnonymousSam

    It’s a fantasy genre game, though. Apparently they don’t mind the elves, dwarves, dragons and monsters… just the Satanic wizards with their Satanic rituals which are REAL MAGIC BY THE WAY JUST LIKE D&D (and so on it goes).

    I’m not sure what kind of replies the helpdesk sends them, but I know they’re not allowed to be snarky, so…