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  • All this talk of Jesus and beating up scrawny freaks reminds me of crikey.

    October 12, 2007

  • Well, to be fair, the author did say it was an "ill-gotten confession." I simply don't believe it ever happened. But, yes, that would definitely defeat the purpose.

    May 18, 2007

  • Sadly, the underlying attitude in that story is what fueled the crusades, and still drives the American religious right today. Yes, I think it would be nice if the whole world believed... but forcing them to sort of nullifies the whole thing, doesn't it?

    May 18, 2007

  • I realize that internet friends are not always quite the same as in-person friends. So let me just say that some of my best friends are bla . . I mean Christian. But let me share this one other thing with you. I was reading a book called "Christ Plays in 10,000 Places" and this author was relating a childhood tale wherein he got his ass whooped for being a "Jesus Pansy." Well one day he snaps and attacks the kid telling him to "say uncle!" The bully refuses and then the author's Christianity kicks in. He tells the bully, "Say 'I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior!" The author claims he said it. I found that such a laughable and disgusting lie I had to put the book down.

    I think I'd get some reverse Grinch action going if someone tried to force me to say anything even remotely close to that. The strength of ten men! "NEEEEVAAAAHHH!"

    May 18, 2007

  • Semantical persecution. Gotta love it!

    May 18, 2007

  • At least the Jesus Freak would find joy in being humiliated "IN JESUS NAME!"

    May 18, 2007

  • And Jesus would, hypothetically of course, continue to own one's scruffy little freak carcass even after said beating.

    May 18, 2007

  • One could make that argument, but then one would be a Jesus Freak and be beat up.

    May 18, 2007

  • One could make the argument that everything belongs to Jesus. Even the freaks. ;-)

    May 18, 2007

  • no, because Jesus in Jesus Freaks acts as an adjective. Not the same as, say, Hell's Angels where the angels belong to hell :)

    May 18, 2007

  • I guessed as much, AZ. Just joking with you. :-)

    May 18, 2007

  • So would that make you "Jesus's Freak's"?

    May 18, 2007

  • oh reesetee, I was annoyed by much more than the pronunciation.

    uselessness, we know it's not all of you. I watched the doc with an ex-Jehovah's Witness, a guy from Kentucky, and a gal from Kansas. We were all thoroughly disgusted and scared.

    But it was a pretty good documentary. I like that they tossed the radio guy in there so that it didn't become a promotion for brainwashing.

    May 18, 2007

  • Good documentary. Well, good in the sense of well-made. Not an enjoyable watch. As a Christian it left me freaked out and embarrassed by certain fellow believers, and I just hope that people who watch it don't think we're all like that.

    But for the record, the proper genitive (groan) form is Jesu. By eliminating the s's, we've eliminated the problem!

    May 17, 2007

  • AZ, I love that you watched "Jesus Camp" and were annoyed by the pronunciation! ;-)

    May 17, 2007

  • Just watched the documentary "Jesus Camp." It really bothers me when people say "In Jesus name." Now, I don't care where you put the apostrophe; it can be "Jesus'" or "Jesus's" for all I care, but the possessive must be sounded out!

    May 17, 2007