Huh!?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by TheMonarch, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    WTF!?!?

    They can't be serious... Can they? :confused: wow.

    Now I see what they mean when they mention crazy whacko religions...



    EDIT: Oh my God, it gets worse,look
     
  2. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    That type of intolerance and fearmongering is enough to leave one breathless. Serious? ... I would not place any wager against many being complete true believers.
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    First link: I hope they washed their hands after posting that.

    Second link: Religious tolerance is a fine goal, but that Amwayism sounds highly unnatural.
     
  5. iBlue macrumors Core

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    i thought it was hilarious, but i don't take satire at face value. come on, you know you laughed at (at least) the tupperware comment :D
     
  6. neocell macrumors 65816

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    Holly Crap, that's hilarious. I love the add at the bottom too
     
  7. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    If you are not aware of it, that site is a spoof on religion. It is not a real church, and is not intended to be anything but a saterical poke in the eye of organized religion.
     
  8. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Nevertheless, periodically someone finds the site, gets extremely upset about it, and posts a thread. Such is the state of religion nowadays, that people do not automatically realize it's a spoof, but believe that it's yet another bunch of wacko holy rollers.
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    It wouldn't be satire if everybody got the joke.

    I remember a history teacher of mine, probably in the 9th grade, handing out mimeographed copies of Swift's "A Modest Proposal" to the class. Read and discuss. Probably half the class was appalled, a few were inclined to see his point (yikes!), and the rest recognized it as wicked satire. The public's reaction when it was first published was about the same.
     
  10. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Did you go to school with Jeffrey Dahmer? I'm just asking.
     
  11. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Lol... my wife teaches Swift's Modest Proposal to her 9th graders as well. Good stuff. The satire does go over many of the heads at that level, but it's good for them. She uses select samples from The Onion as well.
     
  12. skunk macrumors G4

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    I was given it at age 12: is that 9th grade? It's probably in line with what a lot of kids hear at home, I suppose, so it maybe doesn't seem such a bad idea... :(
     
  13. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    figure 14-15 y.o. for US' 9th grade.
     
  14. anonymous161 macrumors 6502

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    hehe, you said mimeographed

    What's next, "facsimile machines?"
     
  15. katchow macrumors 6502

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    nice sig anonymous :)

    "ce n'est pas une pipe"
     
  16. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  17. anonymous161 macrumors 6502

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    I love Magritte's work, particularly that painting.

    I mean, why be real when you can be surreal?
     
  18. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Actually, Xerox machines were next. :)

    This was a not so subtle way of indicating how long ago this occurred.
     
  19. skunk macrumors G4

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    The term was horrifyingly familiar to me, too.
     
  20. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Haha :D

    The only thing funnier than the site, is the people who take it seriously.
     
  21. ~loserman~ macrumors 6502a

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    facsimile machines are older than you might think.
    It actually predates the mimeograph
    The facsimile scanning system was invented by Frederick Bakewell in 1848 and based on Alexander Bain's work of 1842.

    While practical "wide spread use " came later.
    In 1902, Dr Arthur Korn invented an improved and practical fax, the photoelectric system.
    In 1914, Edouard Belin established the concept for remote fax photo/news reporting.
    The American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) worked to improve telephone facsimile technology, and in 1924, the telephotography machine was used to send political convention photos long distance for newspaper publication.


    Albert Blake Dick invented the Mimeograph stencil in 1884. The A. B. Dick Co., Chicago, acquired Edison’s copying system patents and, with Edison’s support, began manufacturing and marketing Edison Mimeograph systems in 1887

    The fax machine predates the photocopier by at least 100 years.
     
  22. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, the banner ad for the "What Would Jesus Do" thong at the bottom of the page kinda gives it away I suppose :D
     
  23. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    You mean you were in 9th grade last year? 'Cause thats the last time they had to break out the old (and still functioning) mimeograph machines at my wife's school. :D

    It was a new school and the copy machines hadn't been installed by their respective technicians. Of course the mimeograph machine didn't require any technicians...
     
  24. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I love the smell of mimeograph ink in the morning.. it smells like.. education.
     
  25. skunk macrumors G4

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    Aaaahhh!! Those were the days! The regular thwip-thwip of bamboo on bare flesh! Made me the man I am today....
     

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