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Dec 14 2011

The weirdness runneth over

More censorship weirdness. This time it’s all funny, I promise:

It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. Sam’s Wholesale Club, a division of Wal-Mart, is doing the Lord’s work by removing a blasphemous book from its shelves, and sadly many reactionary Christians are responding with foolish lips calling for a boycott, not of the book, but of Sam’s Club!

The atheist at the center of the controversy, Brendan Smith, must be laughing all the way to the bank for duping conservatives into opposing a decision by Sam’s to stop selling his book. Why did they fall for the trap? Because Smith called his book “The Brick Bible”. It is a collection of distorted “stories” illustrated with LEGO bricks and characters. Though the book itself openly mocks God and the Bible over and over again, many naïve Christians are so ignorant of the Bible they don’t even see it and are buying the book for their children.

It’s generally poor form to write a blog post about someone else’s blog post about a news item, so I’ll just encourage you to trip on over to Caffeinated Thoughts and read the rest. I wish I could make this shit up, but once again the truth is stranger (and hilarious-er) than fiction.

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  1. 1
    Longjocks

    If the book is anything like Lego it’ll be over-priced and give people second thoughts on that alone.

  2. 2
    Crommunist

    Plus if you step on it, it’ll hurt like a motherfucker.

  3. 3
    F [is for failure to emerge]

    That is hilarious. The perfect illustration of the unthinking bandwagon-y cult of christian victimhood. Duh, dumbasses. 10 to one it was other christian dumbassery which got the book pulled in the first place.

  4. 4
    Jim Baerg

    Poe’s Law strikes.

    I’m still unsure whether that was a Christian being offended by “The Brick Bible”, or an unbeliever pretending to be a Christian being offended by “The Brick Bible”.

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