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July 24, 2010

Westboro Baptist Church: God Hates Nerds

by TomStrong

The Westboro Baptist Church seems to be deadset on creating a gospel based on an ideology of high school populism, picketing all those who would have been outcasts during their teenage years. First it was “God Hates Fags” at the funerals of fallen military men and women and now it is the more comical and less sickening “God Hates Nerds” outside of the San Diego Comic Con.

Here is their bizarre rational:

They have turned comic  characters into idols, and worship them they do! Isaiah 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made…

The destruction of this  is imminent – so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry.”

Honestly, that rhetoric sounds an awful lot like the reasoning for no artistic rendering of the Prophets (which, taken to a strict theologically consistent route, should actually forbid renderings of Jesus and Abraham in addition to Mohammed) by many Islamic scholars.

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5 Comments

  1. I love the counterprotests here:

    http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/07/22/super-heroes-vs-the-westboro-baptist-church/

    The guy dressed as Bender waving the “Kill All Humans” sign was my favorite, with the “God Hates Kittens” a close second.

    Comment by tarran — July 24, 2010 @ 7:17 pm
  2. Thanks for that awesome link, tarran. What is going on at Comic-Con? I read of an alleged stabbing! http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1644380/20100724/story.jhtml

    Comment by Michael O. Powell — July 24, 2010 @ 10:41 pm
  3. Very pathetic to use the Bible to justify their feelings of inferiority.

    Comment by Monika — July 26, 2010 @ 10:34 am
  4. Apparently, God also hates it when people draw their own conclusions.

    Comment by Akston — July 26, 2010 @ 3:51 pm
  5. “Very pathetic to use the Bible to justify their feelings of inferiority.”

    As opposed to us nerds, who use Captain America and the X-Men to justify our inferiority. =P

    Comment by Michael Powell — July 26, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

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