April 7, 2009

Poe In Action

Poe's Law (internet version) is: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

In other words, if you parody an extreme Christian position with a straight face, chances are good that someone will think it's really someone preaching the Word, no matter how outrageous, nonsensical, or offensive a position you dress up with Scripture. Here is a horrific example of Poe's Law in action -- you tell me, Readers, is this guy being serious, or is this a straight-faced parody? (Warning: video contains sexually suggestive gestures performed with a spoon handle and a tangerine as well as a disturbing theme of misogyny.)

If serious, this is probably the best kind of contraception that would be available to Christians. But I think the bit where the tangerine "gives birth" is the hint that either this video is actually a cleverly subversive satire or the narrator is actually mentally imbalanced.

(FTR, it is NOT okay for sex to hurt the vagina. That's kind of the opposite of the objective.)

EDIT: Unfortunately, it turns out that "Jesusophile" is for real and seriously full of shit. A worse discussion of evolution I've never heard.

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