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Friday, December 15, 2006

SHOULDN’T THESE PEOPLE BE OFF FEEDING THE POOR?

Got another email from the American Family Association. Guess what they’re pissing, bitching and moaning about this time?


“CBS and actor Charlie Sheen have used the Christmas season to ridicule and mock Christ, Christmas and Christians. CBS approved actor Charlie Sheen’s vulgar adaptation of a favorite Christian Christmas carol. On the December 11 program, the network included in their Two and a Half Men an episode featuring Sheen singing about his sexual activity to the tune of the traditional Christmas hymn "Joy to the World."
CBS and Sheen knew that the lyrics would greatly offend Christians, but did not hesitate to air them. Click here to see the episode on CBS.



The episode opens with series star Charlie (Sheen) singing:
“Joy to the world, I’m getting laid; I’m getting laid tonight. We’ll light the yule log, deck the halls, and then we’ll play some jingle balls. It’s been a real long wait – this is our second date! It’s Christmas Eve and I’m getting laid.”
His housekeeper/cook comes in and asks:
“Hey, I’m mixing up the egg nog. You want this broad lit up or just slightly glowing?” “Well,” Charlie says, “let’s see, we’re celebrating peace on earth and good will towards all mankind, so let’s get ‘er plowed!” “Hallelujah!” says the cook.
Charlie returns to singing, “Glo-oh-oh-oh-oh-ria, tonight I’m boinking Gloria!” CBS punctuates every single line with a laugh track.

Take Action
Such actions send a signal from CBS and Hollywood: “It’s ok to bash Christians, their religion and their God.” If you are tired of this bigotry from CBS and Hollywood, please take action and then forward this to your friends and family.”

Oh, the horror! Oh, the humanity! Oh, the blasphemy! (/sarcasm off)

I live in sunny N. California, and I watched this episode already (yeah, yeah, it’s lowbrow, non-intellectual humor: I like it. Gotta problem with that? Complaint department’s down the street) – don’t these people have better things to do? Yikes, get a freakin’ hobby already!

I don’t recall any atheists getting up in arms over this little ditty:



Why? Because we don’t take ourselves that bloody seriously. Lest we forget, there’s that little thing called freedom of speech, which leaves all forums (religious or no) open to criticism.

Don’t like it?

Then move somewhere where you CAN regulate criticism. Otherwise, welcome to the U.S. of A.

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8 comments:

karen said...

Durn. I missed that episode...and I don't have speakers hooked up-and have infernal dial-up. Thanks for providing Charlie's lyrics. I got a chuckle out of it. Mainly cos I imagined how much it would piss a lot of folks off.

I thought I read in some magazine about Charlie saying you have to have a belief in God in your life to be a good parent. Was it in the AA magazine? Can't recall. I remember being surprised at it coming from him.

Have no idea what the second clip is about.
I'm getting tired of xians whining about the contents of what's on TV. There is an option for switching channels or turning it off. They can STFU and go pray about it.

Krystalline Apostate said...

karen:
I thought I read in some magazine about Charlie saying you have to have a belief in God in your life to be a good parent. Was it in the AA magazine? Can't recall. I remember being surprised at it coming from him.
I believe the original quote was, "How can you look into a child's eyes, & not believe there's a gawd?'

The 2nd clip is an hysterical send-up of an atheist church, replete w/minister.
Have no idea what the second clip is about.
I'm getting tired of xians whining about the contents of what's on TV. There is an option for switching channels or turning it off. They can STFU and go pray about it.

Ramen to that!
They can also get a V-chip for the tube.
I think Flanders has something like that, doesn't he?

karen said...

KA
How can you look into a child's eyes, & not believe there's a gawd?'
Yes! I do believe you're right! Ah, Charlie, so in love with his baby, he couldn't stop hitting his wife.

I'll try to check out the other clip soon; sounds tres funny.

I dunno what Flanders has; I've only paid minimal attention to SP. I catch it when I can, but it's on against something else I like.

Anonymous said...

Such actions send a signal from CBS and Hollywood: “It’s ok to bash Christians, their religion and their God.”

Yes! This is exactly what I believe. Not only is it okay, but it is mandatory among rational individuals concerned with social justice.

Krystalline Apostate said...

vjack:
Hey, long time no see (figuratively speaking).
Not only is it okay, but it is mandatory among rational individuals concerned with social justice.
Nobody should be exempt from criticism, or mockery. Not us, not them.
It's 1 thing if feelings get hurt, another entirely when physical pain is involved.

Anonymous said...

I think both of those clips are hilarious, whether Charlie Sheen mocks Christmas carols or a comedy troupe mocks atheists.

Both are good by me! I laughed out loud!

beepbeepitsme said...

Religion and religious people have always tried to claim special privileges when it comes to criticism.

So, freedom of speech is ok as long as nothing is ever said which is negative about my religion, is how they interpret it.

"Sacrelgious" - anyone or any action which suggests that my religion may be wrong. (not the dictionary definition but mine)

I think it is this premise that many religious people are coming from. The concept that everything else does not have exclusive privileges when it comes to critical analysis, or criticism - but my religion does, because it is MY belief - and people shouldn't question people's beliefs.

Let me interject with "rubbish" at this point.

People have a right to a belief - the belief itself is NOT exempt from criticism, humour, satire or debate.

Amazingly, the ones who want their religion to never be questioned, are some of the worst perpetrators when it comes to criticizing or mocking other people's religious beliefs. Go figure...

Krystalline Apostate said...

Watcher:
I think both of those clips are hilarious, whether Charlie Sheen mocks Christmas carols or a comedy troupe mocks atheists.
I think it's important not take ourselves too seriously, dontcha think?

BBIM:
Amazingly, the ones who want their religion to never be questioned, are some of the worst perpetrators when it comes to criticizing or mocking other people's religious beliefs.
Strangely, that never occurs to them. Good old selective perception.