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Mota Boy
02-24-2007, 12:11 PM
Steven Colbert knew what he was talking about when he uttered those immortal words at the Washington Correspondent's Dinner, and finally someone rallied to his cause. Wikipedia, that notoriously fact-based institution is riddled with liberal propaganda in the form of truth. That's why there's now a place to go for the REAL story on things and even more hilariously-inappropriate edits. That's why there's Conservapedia (http://www.conservapedia.com/).

Just read this post-script to the Scopes trial:


History proved Bryan to be right in opposing eugenics and the textbook used in the Scopes trial. Bryan won the trial and kept Tennessee mostly free from the evolution indoctrination that has plagued the United States and Europe. To this day Tennessee is among the least intrusive states in requiring evolution. In the eyes of a liberal, pro-evolution group, Tennessee and a few similar states "fail so thoroughly to teach evolution as to render their standards totally useless."[3]

Thanks to Bryan's victory in the Scopes trial, Tennessee voters have been educated without oppressive evolution theory for 75 years. Free from the liberal indoctrination, Tennessee voted against native son Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential election - probably the only time a candidate has lost the Presidency due to losing his home state. If Tennessee had a high level of belief in evolution comparable to that of East Germany, then you can bet Gore would have won his state and the Presidency.

I feel more shielded from liberalism already!

JohnnyNemesis
02-24-2007, 12:34 PM
Wikipedia allows the use of B.C.E. instead of B.C. and C.E. instead of A.D. The dates are based on the birth of Jesus, so why pretend otherwise? Conservapedia is Christian-friendly and exposes the CE deception.

I lawled. Hard.

XYlophonetreeZ
02-24-2007, 12:40 PM
I lawled. Hard.
I agree about the lawlfactor, but I still have always agreed with this point:


The dates are based on the birth of Jesus, so why pretend otherwise?
To argue for C.E. and B.C.E. is hypocritical unless you're willing to change the division point of the eras altogether.

Sin Studly
02-25-2007, 12:35 PM
BCE and CE are fucking stupid, though. Calling it the 'CE deception' is also fucking stupid, but not nearly as fucking stupid as using BCE/CE in the first place.


"Forcing a Hindu, for example, to use AD and BC might be seen by some as coercing them to acknowledge the supremacy of the Christian god and of Jesus Christ." The Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance further state: "We use the terms CE and BCE throughout this web site because they are less hurtful to non-Christians."

Less hurtful to non-Christians. Can it get any more fucking pathetic? I'm not an Asatroere but I don't cry like fuck because I'm forced to use religiously hurtful terms like "Friday" or "Thursday". If your religion leads to you being hurt from the usage of AD/BC then your religion is stupid and wrong.

khaaaaan
02-25-2007, 02:21 PM
I can certainly understand the use of CE and BCE in wiki, in which as a historian you could use it in a relevant context.

Doing it out of political correctness is kind of retarded. Oh wait, scratch kind of.

And I think most people just don't care.

-wcm

HornyPope
02-25-2007, 02:35 PM
I never noticed they remplaced BC/AD to begin with.


Less hurtful to non-Christians. Can it get any more fucking pathetic?

I remember one encounter with a Canadian Christian not too long after I arrived here that went on something like this. I asked her: "Why do you say BC/AD instead of BC/AC (after christ)?" She repplies "because Christ was never gone". Me: "Didn't he die?"

Western Christians are pretty sensitive in my experience.

Jakebert
02-25-2007, 04:26 PM
I've been reading through it, and so far, it's been disappointing. Not as much lol value as I was expecting, but hopefully once it gets bigger that'll change. Except the page on liberal was pretty funny.


8. Obsolete political system; Morally unrestrained; licentious.


Definition #8 is the most relevant in modern times.

EDIT: I just found a good one on Abe Lincoln:


Abraham Lincoln is the reason that Southerners are Americans.

Little_Miss_1565
02-25-2007, 09:43 PM
I remember one encounter with a Canadian Christian not too long after I arrived here that went on something like this. I asked her: "Why do you say BC/AD instead of BC/AC (after christ)?" She repplies "because Christ was never gone". Me: "Didn't he die?"

Western Christians are pretty sensitive in my experience.

AD stands for Anno Domini, "year of Our Lord." There's no "after" involved, so while Christians can be pretty sensitive, in this case she was actually correct in why AD is used.

HornyPope
02-25-2007, 11:11 PM
Wait i'm the one who's incorrect, not her. She was still pretty stupid, I remember.

wheelchairman
03-03-2007, 07:46 AM
I liked their entry on Stalin. It's always interesting to see why people dislike Stalin. Socialists dislike him based on ideological differences, most people dislike him cause of the purges, the conservatives apparently dislike him because he:


forced women to work in factories just like men.

He forced women to work. omg!

Jakebert
03-03-2007, 11:06 AM
That's what children are for!

ninthlayer
03-04-2007, 12:28 AM
After the flood (which lasted almost a year), Noah came out of the Ark, and made sacrifices to God. After this, Noah invented wine and got drunk.
Too fucking good, can't breathe.

Speakeasy
03-11-2007, 10:37 PM
This thread had me rofling for a solid 40 seconds.

Speakeasy
04-08-2007, 03:00 PM
I like the part where it said native son in your quote, then I thought of the book, then I thought of how George Bush doesn't care about black people. GW beats native son and I lol.