Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Total absurdity then total cuteness

First the absurdity. You know the crazy people (and yes, I am rightfully judging them as crazy) of Westboro Baptist Church who go around picketing stuff in the name of "God"? Well turns out they are picketing Comic-Con which starts in San Diego tomorrow.

Their listing of this picketing event is described as below:

"Are you kidding?! If these people would spend even some of the energy that they spend on these comic books, reading the Bible, well no high hopes here. They have turned comic book characters into idols, and worship them they do! Isaiah 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: 9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not. It is time to put away the silly vanities and turn to God like you mean it. The destruction of this nation is imminent - so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry."

Apparently us geeks need to be saved or something. Hahaha, what sheer inane (and insane) ridiculousness and absuridity. I wonder if they will picket Blizzcon. That would be hilarious because I would assign some of you going to Blizzcon to mess with them.

After the nonsensical and idiotic ramblings of the WBC, I think we need to bring something good back to this post. Like a piglet. A piglet in red rain boots:

Ah ok, now I feel better.


  1. Westboro Babtist Church is a scam. They show up and deliberately shout offensive things in order to try to spur people into infringing on their freedom of speech or physically assaulting them. Then their family lawyers pounce on you and tie you up in court for years. They have made a great deal of money doing this, money enough to fund their traveling hate show.

    If you run into the Westboro folks, the best medicine is mockery. I believe that Comicon attendees will understand this instinctively, so I'm looking forward to the news stories about it.

  2. Someone call Anonymous. I believe a RL trolling is called for...

    I would delight for one of the Westboro nutjobs to confront me. I would be immensely diplomatic. Of course, I would also be using Ratshag's definition of diplomacy (I hit it with my axe.) There are some people in this world who only understand one form of communication and I have no problems with going to jail for having that kind of conversation with them. The Westboro wankers are no better than extremists of all religious stripes the world over and should be given the chance to be martyrs for the cause just the same.

    Sorry, I have a low tolerance for their kind of radical.

  3. @Anon: Yes, and I bet Blizzcon attendees would also be great at the mockery!

    @Khol Drake: Yep, I totally understand which is why I had to post the piglet post to prevent myself from going into an expletive laden outburst. :p

  4. I've read the bible good sir, would you like to see my favorite passage? *proceed to beat them upside the head with a very large, heavy bible*

  5. Nice piglet.
    Maybe us geeks DO need to be saved, but I'm relatively certain most of us aren't hoping for a comic book character to do the saving IRL.

    Nice piggie!