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June 06, 2005

Stupidity Reigns!

There is a petition to ban the Internet.


Savor the irony of that for just a moment.

Someone called the UCAWWW has decided that the Internet is the source for all that is wrong with the world.

Our children are being exposed to filth that causes sexual tendencies and drug addiction. We therefore, demand that the internet be permanently banned from American homes. We MUST restore faith in God and steer clear of the devil!
WHAT in the WORLD did we do before the Internet? What did we blame all our problems on?

Minstrel shows and Vaudeville.
What came before that? This is just the latest in a LOOOOONG line of humanity refusing to take responsibility for their own actions. Where did it start?

Adam and Eve. Look at Genesis 3.

God: Adam, did you eat the ONE THING I told you not to eat?
Adam: uuuuuuh... It was HER fault! That woman you gave me tricked me into eating it. She GAVE it to me, after all!
God: Eve, what do you have to say for yourself?
Eve: Uhhhh... it was the SNAKE. The SNAKE tricked me!!!!
God: (to himself) So she got tricked because she trusted a talking snake. Maybe I shouldn't have made her blond.

So why do we do it? Because we all mess up, and we don't want to admit it. Because to admit it would mean that we need help to fix things, and that would lead to Someone who DOESN'T mess up, and that would mean God, and THAT just totally cramps our style. If I believe in God, next thing you know I'll be worshipping Him, and wanting to serve Him, and then I won't be able to play golf on Sunday mornings anymore.

So we decide that we aren't so bad, and when we DO mess up it's because of the TV or the radio or the Internet or those evil books or those godforsaken public schools or the Communists or the Secular Humanists or the .......

{tip o' the hat to Mark Lawson over at PCCBoard for this one}

{UPDATE: After digging, this looks as if it may possibly be (OK, I'm 100% it is) a satyrical look at the evangelical habit of boycotting things. Look at the "interview" here. I am usually NOT the one taken in by this kind of thing -- usually, I'm the one doing the taking in, truth be told. But I got suckered. I thought about taking this down completely, but the RSS feed already has it, so it's staying as a reminder that I can be gullable at times, too.}

Posted by Warren Kelly at June 6, 2005 11:23 PM | TrackBack
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