Posts Tagged ‘Blasphemy’


Bible Tales for Ages 18 and Up, by G. Richard Bozarth, front cover

In 1947, Dr. Sebaceous Piafraus discovered the Terminally Ill Sea Scrolls in the same month the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. The Dead Sea Scrolls became internationally famous, but the Terminally Ill Sea Scrolls were consigned to obscurity, along with their discoverer. Dr. Piafraus, who endured decades of ego-bruising neglect, provides translations of well known Old Testament stories, which he insists are the most authentic versions of the stories because the Jewish end-times cult that created the Scrolls claimed that they were. These stories are more fully developed than in the Old Testament and are humorous, though some parts are appalling, because Bible stories often are appalling.

For a large pdf sample, click here.


BlasphemyFor those of you wondering whatever happened to the 14-year-old kid charged with blasphemy in Everett, Pennsylvania for posting a photoon Facebook showing him simulating oral sex with a statue of J.C., wonder no more. The poor kid was sentenced in October to 350 hours of community service, random drug testing, and being banned from social networking sites for six months.

To appreciate the state of justice in the U.S., contrast that with the treatment of the bank executives who pulled off the largest financial fraud in world history and threw the economy into “The Great Recession” in 2008, causing millions of people to lose their jobs and millions more to lose their homes. Not a single one of the executives responsible has been charged with a crime. In the words of that national disgrace, former corporate lawyer and current U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the banks–which he conveniently conflates with their executives–are “too big to jail.”

There are end of the year lists, and then there are “end” of the year lists. One of our favorites is Deadspin’s annual “What did we get stuck up our rectums this year?” As you might surmise, it’s a list compiled from the nation’s emergency rooms. As a bonus, they have links to the lists from the last few years.

Glenn Greenwald, former Guardian reporter and the writer who broke the Edward Snowden NSA story, hasn’t been in the news much lately. The reason is his new web site, The Intercept. It’s the place to go for news about the surveillance state.

Finally, our friends at AK Press are having a 50% off (on everything) sale through this weekend, which we presume means through Sunday ultil midnight PST.


Well, it looks some asshole (presumably) Christian prosecutor in Everett, Pennsylvania (in the part of Pennsylvania that could just as well be Alabama) is wasting taxpayer money persecuting some poor kid for a prank photo, for “Desecration of a Venerated Object”–in other words, blasphemy. The kid did no physical damage to “the venerated object”–a kitschy statue of a kneeling J.C.–but the asshole prosecutor (hmmm…that is a bit redundant) is bringing charges anyway. The asshole will undoubtedly waste still more taxpayer money in the appeals process, as any conviction is sure to be overturned on First Amendment grounds.

Anyway, here’s an article–with more details and the NSFW prank photo. Enjoy!