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These kinds of hate-christians make me sick.
what was it again:
yeah, that was it...
wow, you really know haw to rub the crazy's the wrong way being all civil ands nice and all...
We have officially fed the troll.
Subtracting the difference between our birthdays, if Wikipedia has Dan's birthday right, he's got 12,739 days.
please, one of you fanboys pull your head out of Danny's ass long enough to tell.....
Cognitive dissonance, anyone?
Click on the 'Good As You' link. The guy who blogs there has a copy of it embedded on his site.
"This channel is dedicated to the issue of Homosexuality as not merely sin but as extra-ordinary sin!!"
And really, it wasn't a death threat. Actually the message is extremely confusing.
"Dan Savage much repent or perish in his sins" suggests that if he doesn't repent he's going to hell. Ok so far. But then "Should he be diagnosed with AIDS or experience God's justice, the end is truly in sight for Dan Savage." So, if he acquires a disease that typically progresses and ultimately kills people, or if (presumably) God smites him, he will probably die. Seems redundant.
He then goes on to say he hopes Dan sees the terrible (vaguely defined) danger he's in, and then adds a prayer that God will open Dan's eyes because he doesn't want anyone to perish.
So it's basically a generalized threat typical of religious proselytizers: do what I say is right or else you'll suffer supernatural consequences. To which the proper response is a big fat meh.
In which Cienna proposes "After all, Brewer is destined to die, eventually. And wouldn't it be better for the entire state of Arizona (the women-loving part, especially) if it happened sooner rather than later?"
In which Goldy suggests assassinating conservative justices
OH. OK yeah, it's kind of a death threat.
I could be way off base...
Keep it up douchebags and you'll all be shipped off where you belong
This is very common language that the exremist Xtians use to try and justify their extremist, sometimes murderous, beliefs. It calls down God's wrath at the same time allowing some distance; if the recipient of this language somehow ends up deceased they can go on to claim it was all part of God's plan. Stupid and disgusting.
Allright -- I'm not much for drama. The magic number is 0.
So, I'll just leave you with an "I'll be thinking of you", Dan. Best wishes on the manuscript and may you have all the Cashew Brittles you need. Two per 1000 words?!
"Dan Savage... might be saved"?
"...all should come to the knowledge of the truth"?
Clearly what this is saying is that Dan has done something very wrong and he's about to get caught.
Personally, I suspect that he's about to come under some heavy scrutiny for those convoluted tax returns that conceal the $235,000,000 accrued from his interest in Bain Capital. It's about time!
Isn't that what people on this thread want for hate-mongerers like this guy? Not that they'll die horribly but that they'll learn the error of their ways and live the rest of their lives as good people?
@36 Oh heck yes.
Dan, I second the motion that you take this seriously. These assholes are losing and they are getting desperate. You may not care if someone shoots you with a rifle in church [a la Dr. Tillerman], but we do.
Anyway, if your days are numbered, so are the bigots. I, personally can't wait for them to crawl into their holes.
Xtian is an old term. The “X” at the beginning is actually the appearance of the Greek letter “chi” which was traditionally pronounced “ch” and to early Christians was a representative of the name of Christ. The use of it can be found as far back as 1021 CE (Anglo-Saxon Chronicals), and appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1485 CE. The "X" is also used in Xmas since about 1551 CE. Of course many modern Christians don't know the history or the Greek letter "chi" and thus are offended. To them it is disrespectful shorthand.
Lovely. I assumed that "Xpi" was quite ancient. The 11th century was the earliest date I could find for the word "Xtian" having been recorded, though. I'd guess that it was in the translating of the Gospels from Greek to Latin that led to the use of "X" for Christ in the English language.
Wrath of God, indeed.....
So somebody remind us;
according to the CDC what percent of sexually active homosexual males get (and give) HIV?
brave words! or the braying of a jackass.
Lucky for you the SPLC winks at anti-Xtian hate speech....
@37 is also wrong in thinking that wanting other people to "get right with God" is a good thing. People are free to "get right" in whatever way works for them, but they should leave others to do the same.
Finally, @37 implies that the guy is actually full of hope for Dan's wellbeing. I'm not even going to touch that...
it was 20% a few months ago.
(40% in Bulttimore)
Why is the desire that people get right with God a bad thing? Don't you wish that people whom you consider bad would become more in line with God or justice or the-way-good-people act or something else that's bigger than you or them? We do the same thing; we just don't dress it up the same way.
* Horrible sinner and Head F***** Mr Savage has a Moment of Enlightenment and realizes that sodomy really does make Jesus puke.
* Mr Savage disbands his sinful menage and turns his vast empire over to some budding Chrisitanist.
* The remainder of the Savage career consists of speaking engagements in churches about how he has repented.
* Privately, Mr Savage can never find true peace because he is so remoreseful over having been so bad, and his continuing to beat himself up over his past enhances his effectiveness as a Solider for the Lord.
* The unexplained kicker: His ticket downstairs already being punched in advance, all that repentance goes for nought.
Now, I am prepared to believe that there are people of sincere good will who genuinely want Mr Savage to join them upstairs, but they would not be classed among the hatemongers.
As for what people on the other side should do, it seems disingenuous to think both sides of this coin analagous. It's a bit like the US Civil War in that one side was the nearly universal aggressor and wreaked havoc on much territory of the other.
In the case of someone like Mr Brown, who has done demonstrable harm to innocent people, my ideal solution would be for him to realize he was wrong, stop doing harm, maybe make some token gesture of reparation (but I could easily omit that) and then just GO AWAY, live in total obscurity and do no more harm. The last thing I'd want would be for him to start hitting the Pride Circuit in an attempt to compensate. The best way to explain it seems to be that the amount of harm one does becomes inversely proportionate to the capacity for good one has after recanting.
Poor font choice. Poor BG color choices. White on black, then black on brown then white on blue (Super Password?) then back to a white on black. Stick with white on black and remove scroll (waste of on-screen real estate). Overuse of exclamation points (I counted 8 across 4 sentences). Lazy music choice (SPCA abused animal music is too pat). Poor music editing. 45 sec library clips are abundant. Find one.
General note: GOD is underwhelmed. Please re-do.