Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Islamic Super Heroes

Of course they wouldn't fly:

... An animated cartoon based on "The 99" -- a popular Kuwaiti comic book series whose superheroes each represent one of Islam’s 99 attributes of God -- nearly made it in the U.S. when The Hub (a network owned by The Discovery Channel and Hasbro) bought the rights with plans to air the series last October. That ended after conservatives warned the series would indoctrinate children into Islam. ...

Muslim Caped Heroes are just a teensy bit too politically and culturally incorrect at the present time; no way will they get on the air Stateside. (Wrong Sky God. Wrong religion.)

Now, if the producers would just tweak the presentation a little, and turn them all into hymn-singing Methodists, like that nice boy from Smallville, U.S.A., then we're onto something ....

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, we mustn't indoctrinate children into Islam.

It would interfere with our job of indoctrinating children into Christianity.



Anyway, has there ever been anything good out of religious animation? Veggie Tales, all those crummy "life of Jesus" things. Davey and Goliath. Jot. Well, Jot was well-animated at least. Well animated little guilt-trips for kids.

There's just something about animation that causes religious people to think "hey, this is the perfect medium to brainwas....hmmmfff.... ENLIGHTEN kids to the timeless truths about how a loving sky spirit drowned a planet full of animals and people in order to destroy evil, but still failed to do so. Oops.

I'll stick to fairy tales.

Anonymous said...

A series with 99 main characters?

Anonymous said...

It's like Pokemon.

Anonymous said...

Oh, seriously, fuck off. This is moronic. Seriously: fuck off.

Anonymous said...

Yes, what's the harm in indoctrinating kids into a religion that hates jews and abuses women?

el diablo said...

Aaah, religion! My favourite theme. The best antidote for religious idiocy, for the lack of a better term, is the Bible itself.

As for that other stupid religion,
99 atributes for the muslim god? LOL!

I can't think of 99 for my grandma...

Sadly, it looks like is in our nature to be supersticious, and religion will not dissapear but perhaps will make way for other kind of religious practices. I see the way people turn to sports as a quasy religious ritual,for example.

d.

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

I think the only good country that made anything good religious-wise was Japan (SuperBook aside).

Anonymous said...

To Religion! The cause of...and solution to... all of life's problems.

Anonymous said...

The Price of Egypt was amazing. It broke new ground of storytelling in feature animation.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about the price of egypt but the PRINCE of egypt was pretty great.

el diablo said...

the prince of egypt was boring.

next!

d

Anonymous said...

"Yes, what's the harm in indoctrinating kids into a religion that hates jews and abuses women?"

yes. To many "christians" not enough lions.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh yes...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusades

Anonymous said...

prince of Egypt broke NO new ground...and flopped.

Anonymous said...

I'm an atheist and I really can't stand religion in general but you liberals with your eagerness to defend Islam really take the cake.
The crusades happened a million years ago and for the most part no one is scared to get on a plane with a methodist.
Christians are stupid but they're certainly not nearly as dangerous as islamists.
Admit it... you're just a bunch of hypocrite, spoiled, guilt-ridden, white, middle-class assholes.

Anonymous said...

Of course, you and your ignorance are wrong. The Crusades are still going on--and you, as an atheist, are one of their targets. As is--from every religion. Self thought, science, and math. This isn't a "liberal" thing...nor is it, as you favor, a fringe-right-wing-nuttery/teabagger thing.

It's a "power" thing, and so-called "religions" want it and power over you and all.

Screw them.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, fine. But my point is that let's stop treating islamists with kid gloves and call them what they are. A bunch of backwards, savages.
I would still argue that presbeterians don't blow up planes. They're still dumb, but the dogma of the institution of their faith doesn't encourage them to kill a bunch of innocent people.
For the most part, christians, while idiotic, are harmless. The number of 'dangerous' christians (KKK members, people who blow up abortion clinics, etc.) are mostly extinct. But islamists are out there in droves and no one is willing to call them out on their violence.
I just want everyone to shut up about their religion. Keep it to yourselves. I don't want to hear about it, I don't want it to effect me in any way. Just shut the fuck up about it and we'll be fine.

el diablo said...

^ yo, yo yo, calm the fuck down!

I very much dislike it when theists make generalizations about atheists, as if we agreed on every single item. Then, we atheists should'nt generalize about theists either.
Every religion has their bunch of crazies,but we forget about the rest. The problem is that we don't see the moderate protest the likes of the Westboro Bapstist Church, Pat Robertson,Ted Haggard, just to name a few nutjobs. I would also like to see us better represented in goverment.

el diablo

Anonymous said...

In terms of casualties and subjugation of societies, the crusades weren't even a blip on the radar of human history. The establishment of the Caliphate by Mohammed and his muslim armies killed 100 times as many people, burned incalculable volumes of knowledge through its razing of towns and libraries and wreaked havoc on a much vaster tract of land.

But then most of the people barking "crusades!" in here are consummately ignorant of world history. It would be funny if ignorance wasn't so sad..

see for yourself:
http://www.mapsofwar.com/ind/imperial-history.html

yahweh said...

Yeah, the Crusades were nothing at all...mostly because they only killed Moslems and Jews.
Now those that killed Christians? THAT was a big effing deal...

So because the Crusades weren't able to accomplish their goals we should ignore what they did....?

Anonymous said...

"Religion is for suckers."

--jesus h. christ

Anonymous said...

awww butthurt.

Try read the facts about the crusades again. You ignored the important point about them.

Anonymous said...

They didn't smite enough "christians."

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to live in a country that was established as a secular state. Good ole' USA!

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