Not My Religion!

Isaac Hayes is leaving South Park because he was offended that a recent show made fun of Scientology.

Paris Hilton being stuck up a gay man’s ass, however, was totally fine. A fight between Jesus and Satan? Fine, again. Mess with Scientology, however, and the Chef takes his salty balls and leaves the show.

Issues, dude. Issues.

In other religious news, Ford is being threatened again by the AFA. I have to admit, I’m starting to feel sorry for them. If you care, write them a letter letting them know how you feel.

This makes me think of a great song. Beth Orton: Heart of Soul. 5.13 Mgs. So good.

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  1. I’m really disappointed by Isaac Hayes discussion of leaving. Also note he leaving is taking place several months after the show was aired…kinda like the church got on him about it. I never pictured him as one to be so serious about crap like that – but his church sure is.

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  2. I know, right? Another reason to ignore the Scientologists. Yeesh.

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  3. “Paris Hilton being stuck up a gay man’s ass, however, was totally fine. A fight between Jesus and Satan? Fine, again.”

    Not to mention his own characters’s exploits with the womens. Put me in a bed with 30 women and he’s all smiles. But make fun of Scientology in an episode he’s not even part of – baaad.

    I love ‘religeous’ people.

    for some reason has thoughts of Jack Abramoff walking out court wearing his mob boss, I mean orthodox Jew hat

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  4. Doesn’t he realize how totally stupid he looks by doing this? When did believing in any given religion turn regular humans into miniature Gods? This is why I really dislike many organized religious groups. It seems to be used in order to get out of abiding by any social contract at all. People become self-righteous and start spewing hate for no reason whatsoever other than it’s “against their religion”. The hell?

    Why does this make no sense to me? What is it don’t have? When did our lives on Earth become so meaningless and secondary to some promised, yet unproven afterlife.

    I got into a fight with a North Carolina cop once at the county fair. He told me it was impossible for even a good person to get into heaven if he or she doesn’t worship Christ. Now, this was f’ed up for several reasons. One, it was being told to me by a law officer. Wow. Two, how can any God punish someone for being a good, decent person for the small fact that he or she didn’t go to church regularly?

    I refuse to believe that any God could be that arrogant and cruel.

    I’m getting worked up again.

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  5. I wish the whole religion thing would go away – it’s all too often contrary to its own premise: Love one another.

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  6. My brother really wants to start a religion based on Atheism. He’s dead serious about it. I interviewed a woman named Katrina who was a devout atheist. She made me promise I’d use that in the interview (which I need to put together for the Hurricane project and started to only this past weekend. Yeah me!)

    Let’s start a religion about how we aren’t in one. Is that possible?

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  7. This is totally absurd. How fucking hypocritical can a person get?!
    Did he just join the Scientologists? I didn’t think so, so why all of a sudden he’s offended?
    Stupidity.

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  8. Something makes me think diedre is dead-on. He got pressure from the powers that be.

    IT SENDS A BAD MESSAGE, SARAH!

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  9. hey people need to take something serious ya know, whether it’s their religion, shopping, global warming, politics, whatever. when we believe we essencially draw a line in the sand for our selves but also for the world around us. issac just drew a new line and good for him if it’s something he believes in, no matter what it means to us….hell, global warming is just as much of a “your line/my line” argument as scientology and it’s ability for self criticism.

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  10. “a religion based on Atheism” Isn’t that just a society then? Like the American Atheists. I don’t understand…

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  11. Nico: Yeah. He thought it’d be funny for that reason.

    I should let him speak, however, otherwise, I might misquote him. I have been known to do that.

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  12. Greg, I totally understand lines and having them crossed, but in this instance, I’m pretty sure Isaac’s looks like this.

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  13. traditionally, religion and atheism are mutually exclusive of one another

    there was a movement in the 1800-1900s (i think) called Deism that was pretty interesting. it was all of these brilliant scientists and writers who were essentially agnostic, but you couldnt really be agnostic or atheist at the time , so they all essentially said “god created the universe, yes. but then he left.”

    just about every brilliant scholar at the time was a deist.

    the whole movement kind of died as darwin gave them reason to deny/question god publicy, and most everyone split off to either agnotisticism or unitarianism.

    in any event, thats kind of close to what you’re talking about – right? a bunch of smart people calling bullshit on religion, getting together, and coercing their disbeliefs into a recognized belief ?

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  14. That’s what Ryan meant, yes. ALthough, most religious people would call them satanists. heh

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  15. I know I’m not adding anything new to the comments here but I thought I’d share my $0.02 for what its worth, anyway.

    I stopped watching South Park a long time ago. Basically, I stopped watching tv altogether a long time ago because really, who has time for that, anymore?

    However, a South Park with no chef is like…its like peanut butter with no jelly. Ham with no burger. The Captain with no Tenille. I think you get the point.

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  16. I watch way too much TV. Now that we have a DVR, I watch it even more. Although, I’m becoming TV-logged. I don’t have the time to watch what I’ve recorded.

    I never really watched South Park. I mean, I’ve seen an episode here and there but nothing constant. I did always like the Chef. Perhaps they’ll get another guy to do it? Impossible, right?

    I do, however, love PB&J. A lot. Please don’t take my PB&J away.

    I think my new goal is to push EVERY site TJ and I own live before 2007. Which means I must design them and get him to code them all. This should be interesting and surely it will cut into my TV time. Just and aside…

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  17. there is the whole ‘toby building stuff’ bit that you don’t seem to be factoring in.

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  18. I’ve never been able to sit through an entire episode of South Park. The voices make we want to rip my ears off.

    Apparently I’m missing something.

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  19. I kid, TobyJoe. I kid.

    Nico, I think it’s a guy thing. I really do. I genuinely thing boys like it better than gals. That’s just me. It’s a bit annoying, if you ask me. :]

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  20. south park season1 is on at 1:30 & 2:30 am on channel 11. i watch it as a break from work.

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  21. thing boys? thing boys? What the hell is wrong with me today? I can’t write to save my life.

    I’m with nico, if I broke from work to watch that, I’d need a break from that before going back to work. Hell, I’d rather work.

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  22. the southpark season 1 stuff is kind of visionary in a way.

    1/2 of the ones that i’ve seen are steeped in political commentary and foretelling.

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  23. I have three comments:
    I agree you can’t make a ‘religion’ of atheism (even if I might consider joining for 10 seconds.) Religion entails constructs, dogma, and dos/dont’s – which equals insiders/outsiders and all the other horrible things about organized religion. It would end up being just as bad as the rest of them (ala the theme of Animal Farm.)

    I’m not an avid South Park follower, but my first exposure to it (renting the movie) resulted in laughing so hard I cried. But those of you who know me will not be surprised by this.

    Scientologists should stick to making clay tables and stop making asses of themselves in the media.

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  24. Oh dear. I totally forgot about the South park movie. I, too, laughed very hard at that film. Such fine movie-making.

    (P.S. Nora, try and reset your password on Spread. If that doesn’t work, send me an email at michele at this domain dot com. I’ll hook ya up.)

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  25. Woah! I don’t want to start a religion based on atheism! I only wanted to start the Militant Atheists of America. (motto: In the name of Noone, I shall smite you! Noone willing). Not sure why, but being militant sounds cool. Do chicks dig militants?

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  26. I don’t know! But perhaps if you become militant enough, our nieces and nephews might get a shot at reality television.

    I say, go for it. I’ll design your logo.

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  27. i’m gonna miss those salty balls. sniff.

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  28. sobbing – missing chocolate salty balls already.

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