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From Elf: Tired of Christian Apologetics

Go ahead, read the article.

Yeah, like that. As an Ex-Christian, I know the multiple varieties there are out there. As many as there are churches, even within the same denomination. The old joke about getting three Pagans together and finding they have five opinions about something? Originally was Baptists.

Fact is, Protestant Christianity is still the "default" assumption in this country. Even minorities and immigrants are assumed to be some flavor of Christian, unless they are "obviously Middle Eastern", then they are assumed to be some virulent, fanatical form of Wahhabi Islam. This is even in fairly liberal Silicon Valley, CA.

Fact is, I'd like to drive around my city without seeing some fundamentalist recruiting/religious sales crap posted up on a billboard. I am actually offended by the use of shitty billboards to push religion, or religious agendas (like anti-abortion screeds.) I don't care what it is you consider sacred, it shouldn't be hawked like banking services or underwear. People who are sold a religion because of a billboard need their fucking head examined, and a brain transplant, they are too shallow to live.

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kittenmommy
Aug. 23rd, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC)

like anti-abortion screeds

OMG. Anti-choice propaganda on billboards makes me want to set things on fire. Especially since the same people who paid for those billboards are the same folks who will vote to cut programs like WIC, or school lunch programs for disadvantaged children, funding for education in underprivileged areas, etc.. They only care until it's born, and after that, it should just starve to death!

Or something, IDEK. RAEG.
harvey_rrit
Aug. 23rd, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Considering this may ease the strain.

In one story, Theodore Sturgeon pointed out that if sex was REALLY that big a deal to people it wouldn't have to be advertised so heavily.

Think about that when you see a billboard trying to sell stairways to Heaven.

(I am convinced that the reason the Funny Mental X-stains made such a fuss about listening to that song backwards was to keep people from listening to it forwards.)
ravan
Aug. 24th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
Bahahahahaha! Yeah, that's the irony - it sells so poorly that they have to resort to the hard sell and billboards? Then again, they've always done the hard sell to one degree or another.
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