I’m sure many of you are familiar with the now-infamous Sokal hoax, in which physicist Alan Sokal submitted an article to a postmodernist journal that was, quite literally, gibberish — they accepted it for publication, of course. Now a Belgian philosopher has pulled a similar hoax on two theology conferences.
Category Archive: Fun with Fundies
Aug 26 2012
You may remember the arrest of Grant Storms, a virulently anti-gay pastor from Louisiana who routinely engaged in protests against gay rights in New Orleans, for allegedly masturbating near a public park. Well you can drop the “allegedly.” He’s been convicted:
Aug 17 2012
Thomas Nelson, one of the largest Christian publishers in the country, pulled the plug on Barton’s book because, they say, it contained inaccuracies. But Right Wing Watch has a rather amusing post that looks at some of the other books that Thomas Nelson has published, which they apparently think are more credible than Barton’s book. …
Aug 10 2012
Okay, this may be the funniest and most pathetic thing you’ll watch all week. Some dumbfuck bigot decided to protest against General Mills supporting marriage equality by setting a box of Cheerios on fire, but he ended up torching the company’s front lawn instead and then had to stomp it out.
Jul 28 2012
When all this controversy broke out over Chick-Fil-A’s support for anti-gay bigotry, I was a bit baffled; I’d never even seen such a restaurant, much less eaten at one. I didn’t even know they existed. The Onion has now written an amusing satire on their introduction of a new homophobic sandwich:
Jul 27 2012
Well this was predictable. Whenever there’s some tragic event, you can count on a hyper-emotional Christian to find something to turn into a sign from God, even if they have to invent it out of whole cloth. Here’s a perfect example from the Aurora shootings:
Jul 22 2012
The Virgin Mary continues her very successful 2012 North American Tour (sadly, without Madonna as an opening act) by appearing in a tree in New York, with fans sleeping overnight in front of Ticketmaster outlets to get front row seats for the show.
Jul 21 2012
Man, I don’t know how this came to mind the other day. And I’m almost sorry to inflict it on you. It’s Christian “singer” Carmen doing America Again. It starts with a pack of lies and fake quotes from the founding fathers, then goes into a horrible song that is so cheesy you could make …
Jul 17 2012
The good news is that Erik Estrada has finally found some work. The bad news is that it’s in a movie being filmed at Liberty University, which has the folks at Liberty terribly excited to have a genuine Hollywood “star” — albeit one who couldn’t even get into the Surreal Life house –on campus.
Jul 03 2012
In an incredibly surprising move, the International Communion of Evangelical Churches has named Bishop Harry Jackson the “presiding bishop” of that organization, which he founded himself a year ago. Right Wing Watch links to the video of the incredibly elaborate and, presumably, expensive elevation ceremony.
Jun 27 2012
USA Today has a story about a Christian mixed martial arts organization in New York, where people try to kick the crap out of each other for Christ. Turn the other cheek with this group and you’re gonna get a knee to the face.
Jun 24 2012
Bill Keller is one of the craziest of all the wingnut evangelists, but this idea sounds like a great one to me. He’s encouraging his followers to not vote for any candidate for president but to write in the name of Jesus instead. He even has a website devoted to the idea, Vote for Jesus.
Jun 23 2012
Awful journalist Joseph Farah, owner of the Worldnutdaily, interviews an awful Barack Obama impersonator. Unsurprisingly, the whole thing revolves around Obama’s birth certificate and other wingnut delusions. With that mustache, the video really should have been accompanied by a porn soundtrack with some wah wah pedal. Yes, this is what passes for comedy on Planet …