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Lewis Black: The Flintstones is not a documentary.

A slightly longer version of the clip that used to be here. 

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Comment by Mr. Apostate on August 29, 2010 at 1:48pm
Comment by Andrew Hall on August 29, 2010 at 10:54am
Glenn Beck, the military and tasting my own vommit.
http://laughinginpurgatory.blogspot.com/2010/08/glenn-beck-honor-ra...
Comment by Dustin Sanders on August 29, 2010 at 10:48am
Comment by Desanctified on August 28, 2010 at 7:14pm
Jason, I hope you don't mind if I share that.
Comment by David Sensei on August 28, 2010 at 6:16pm
Nice one, Jason. I'd like to see more anti-Muslim humor like this. Fatwah, anyone?
Comment by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ on August 28, 2010 at 3:37pm
Do someone remember SiGA? I'd like us to unite and put him back on youtube and not let the fundies to win.
Comment by Joseph P on August 28, 2010 at 9:12am
'Knowing your bible' is a trap set by erudite Christians. It's a complex, turgid, contradictory book, very easy to misquote. If you make a minor factual error about what the bible actually says, the Christians pounce.

Which is why you have your Bible handy to pull quotes from, when talking with Christians.

There's another side to what you said, though. Most Christians aren't erudite ... not even close. 90% don't have any clue what's in their Bible, aside from what little snippets their preacher has fed to them. Lots of those can be converted by showing them what kind of horrors are in their holy book.

Obviously, for the psychos who have actually read their Bible and still believe it to be the literal word of God, you have to take another approach. But, if you're arguing with someone like that, in front of an audience, you can win points with the audience by getting your opponent to admit that the bad stuff in the Bible is holy, in his opinion.
Comment by David Sensei on August 28, 2010 at 8:56am
@Joseph, fair point about reading the bible to 'know thine enemy', as it were. And like it or not, it's an important part of our literary and artistic traditions. But I'm content with a working knowledge of it from Sunday school. If I need more specific info I either 'wiki' it or go to the experts whose word I trust (meaning non-believers). Some of the legwork done by serious atheists quite astonishes me.

I did try reading it when I was eight, being an advanced reader for my age, but I got about halfway through Exodus before I went back to Uncle Scrooge comics, which stimulated my imagination a lot more (RIP Carl Barks). I told my Mum I was up to Joshua.

Two points I'd like to make about this though:

1. Do we really need to read the Bible completely to know that it's nothing more than a hodgepodge of ancient Hebrew mythology, history, and tiresome chronologies and legal pronouncements? Do we need to read the Quran completely to reject the outrageous dogmas of Islam? Or Homer to gain insight into what really happened during the Trojan wars for that matter? Do we need to be raped or brutally beaten to understand the trauma of such a misfortune?

The bible is hoist by its own petard in the very first chapter. 'He rested on the seventh day'. First, God has a sex even before he has created the concept of reproduction. Second, he needed to take a rest. What kind of God is that? What if 'he's' resting when I'm praying for my life? The people who wrote this crap had no grasp at all of the philosophical implications of a 'supreme being'. Do we really need to read on? Even the quasi-humanist sentiments of the new testament, turning the other cheek, loving your neighbor as yourself, considering the lily etc. have long been surpassed by our best humanist thinkers.

2. 'Knowing your bible' is a trap set by erudite Christians. It's a complex, turgid, contradictory book, very easy to misquote. If you make a minor factual error about what the bible actually says, the Christians pounce. But the details are quite unimportant - the message is patently bankrupt no matter what the words say. I prefer the point of view that the whole book is a joke, probably the most elaborate hoax in the history of mankind, and irrelevant to any serious discussion of metaphysics.

@Mike, interesting point about the apple, maybe I should start calling my larynx my Adam's pomegranate. Anyway, Eve is supposed to have eaten first, so how come hers didn't get stuck? Anyway, I like the idea that the forbidden tree of knowledge is lodged in my throat. I hope I can verbalize more of it in the future.

Anyway, enough non-humorous rant. Look for more 'blasphemy with a blunt edge' coming soon.
Comment by Joseph P on August 27, 2010 at 8:11pm
but had already promised her anything she wanted as a reward for her exotic dancing.

Well, at least he did it for a good reason, then.

I have better things to do than read the bible.

I dunno, man. It's quite a valuable activity, if you even plan on debating Christians. When you know their Bible better than they do, it automatically makes them look like fools.

It doesn't suck so bad once you get through the Pentateuch. Leviticus and Numbers suck pretty hard, though. Most of the stuff after Deuteronomy is at least better narrative form.
Comment by David Sensei on August 27, 2010 at 7:59pm
For those interested, it appears Doris was the wife of Herod the Great, of 'Massacre of the Innocents' fame (some scholars argue this probably never happened). Salome was the stepdaughter of Herod Antipas, his successor. Apparently Salome requested the head of John the Baptist at the urging of her mother, Herodias. Herod was reluctant to comply, but had already promised her anything she wanted as a reward for her exotic dancing. But who knows for sure how much of any of this is true? I have better things to do than read the bible. I just like desanctifying sacred images - and giving those brilliant but sombre southern renaissance masters a new lease of life. The art world should thank me. No kudos yet though, lol.

I love your foul-mouthed nuns, Mr A.
 

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