Thursday, February 02, 2006

Manufactured religious outrage reaches new heights of desperation...

Farah, seen here dining on a meal of pure manifest outrage.

This. Shit. Needs. to. Stop.

Do we not have enough real problems in the world to concern ourselves with, without getting in a big fucking huff over Kanye West pretending he's persecuted?

Have all the hungry children been fed, and therefore we can we can spend time debating whether or not AOL's new advertising campaign is secretly taking one of the lord's eight thousand names in vain, or if the gay might infect the nation’s youth if they market to them?

I must have gotten 3 emails from worldnetdaily yesterday (don't let them have your email address, they're worse than porn sites) with this story as the headline or lead story.

Go ahead, read it. Look at the screencap that WND took, absorb it all. Then try to imagine having the same reaction to that simple marketing campaign as Ian Millar.

Millar: 'Points out to AOL executives that "I AM" is the English translation of YaHWeH, the self-proclaimed name of God.

"He is the Creator and Savior of the world," explains Millar. "He alone is to be worshipped. To take His name in vain, or use as a common thing is blasphemy, a vulgar sin of offense. Perhaps you have not read the Third Commandment, since they have removed it from so many public monuments in the last decade. But breaking it as a means of marketing your products offends the mind of everyone who worships Him." '

Oh there's more. I just wanted to break and mention how great it was that he managed to get in a shot at the removal of the commandments from display in the courts.

"You must immediately change the name of your program," he told Jonathan Miller, the chief executive officer of America Online, and John Buckley, corporate communications officer for the company, in a pointed letter. “I can assure you that you will lose business over this marketing tactic from people who worship the Almighty. But worse, you have offended Him by your actions; whether they are deliberate or ignorant. To treat as common the name of God is wicked. God is patient, but mankind is today making an error of epic proportions by the deliberate actions of mocking the Almighty; particularly in the technologically advanced society. His patience with the mockery of mankind will come to an end."

Now everyone, pay attention: If you decide to use the non abbreviated form of "I'm", you are also deciding to spend your everlasting afterlife in the burning cesspool of hell! God said it folks, not me.

I wonder if it even occurred to these geniuses that "I am" is re-arrangement of the letters "AIM" which just so happens to be the thing they're hocking. I wonder what it must be like to go through life, finding hideous blasphemy everywhere and not even considering other, more benign and coincidental possibilities.

I've got news for this guy, in Canada, we've had a beer company (rhymes with Nolson) that operates in the states that used "I am" as their slogan for the past 5 years. Nobody complained at the time, nobodies complaining now. Get a life.

The CEO unsurprisingly denied any references to god in the campaign...


Blogger teh l4m3 said...

I guess I'd be a little touchy too if I looked like a washed-up 70s gay porn star -- complete with moustache.

10:13 PM, February 05, 2006  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

If you had a stache like that, you'd never be out of porn offers.

Then again, maybe that's why he has such a chip on his shoulder, young up and cummers in the porn industry are constantly offering him parts in their filthy, filthy movies...

3:38 PM, February 06, 2006  
Blogger Kender said...

Or the Christians of the world could use the same tactics and start burning down embassies of those countries that adhere to fundementalist islam.....saudi arabia springs to mind, as does egypt.....

11:27 AM, February 07, 2006  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

Allways the constructive thinker, that's why I like you Kender.

I assume you're referring to the spat over the Danish newspaper comics.

There really are two sides to the story here, first of all the comic itself is in extremely poor taste. It's not really funny at all, it's just a cheap shot, and a poorly drawn one at that. I aslo think it's indicative of a broader anti muslim sentiment that isn't helping ease tensions.

That being said, the people rioting over this need to grow the fuck up. As if the people living in those countries didn't have bigger problems than some Danish shit disturber.

"Hey Ackbar, they're publishing a comic implying that muslims are violent!"

"Violent? Why, we'll slit their throats and burn their embassies, that'll show em not to call us violent!"

I'm not really sure what statement they're going for here.

Then again, this sort of shit (just like the paris riots) just goes to show how retarded it sounds when every Bush supporter tries to convince me that there's a super organized, highly strategic muslim master plan for world domination. I suppose that plan involves slowly losing support for their cause by rioting and infighting while they get their shit rocketed and bombed to kingdom come by America and each other.

Great plan.

11:43 AM, February 08, 2006  

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