Thursday, November 01, 2007

Today's Shut the Hell Up Award goes to ...

Pat Robertson.

The surest way of assuring a secular future for our country is to alienate our youngest generation and suck the life out of everything that they may enjoy:

Halloween: Mistake for Christians

No, Pat, you are the "mistake" for Christians. So, keep up the good work, and keep driving people to our side.

You can't ruin our Halloween, though. We had a great time. Alex dressed up as a doctor. I asked what kind of doctor he was. He said he didn't know. I suggested gynecology. Thankfully, he's not old enough to get that joke yet. Michelle is, however, and was not amused.

I carved a sufficiently cool pumpkin, also.

"Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
-- William Shakespeare


wunelle said...

That's an AWESOME pumpkin! Much cooler than my vomiting one.

Pat Robertson is a punch line, a non-person.

Laura said...

Awesome! Yeah, I really don't get the objection to Halloween. I mean, 1 - it's been so wholly secularized that it's more about candy and pumpkins than paganism. 2 - paganism is NOT devil worship and is not anti-christian... but try explaining that to someone who thinks that anything that is not christian is anti-christian by definition.

Thankfully these ass-clowns are a minority and most people, including most christians, know they're full of shit.

dbackdad said...

"That's an AWESOME pumpkin!" - I have no idea how they do the really complicated ones. This looked relatively simple but still took me about 45 minutes. It served it's purpose ... a couple of goth/emo teenage trick-or-treaters complimented me on it.

"paganism is NOT devil worship and is not anti-christian" -- Funny you should say that. Alex and Michelle went to a Halloween party a couple of nights ago at one of his classmate's house. Michelle talked to one of the other mother's and heard that most parents didn't let their kids go to his party last year because they are wiccan. The parents this year (including Michelle) obviously don't care.

It's so bullshit how Christians will paint themselves as the ostracized minority when it's the exact opposite. They (a lot, not all, mind you) will shun anything that is not Christian (Wiccan, atheist, Muslim, etc.).

CyberKitten said...

It's not like a certain type of Christian to criticise a bit of harmless fun. I'm shocked.... [grin].

It was actually very quiet here on the 31st. I had candy ready and I didn't hear a single knock at my dor - though I was wearing headphones and fighting the good fight on-line so its possible that I didn't hear them... [grin].

shrimplate said...

I caught a little bit of The Daily Show and Jerry Seinfeld told Jon that his 2-year0old son dressed himself up as... Stephen Colbert!