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I can’t tell whether the Conservapedia is more Christian or conservative, but I think the former, cause there’s no entry for George Allen, Rick Santorum or Rush Limbaugh. But either way, they might as well call it the Ourshitdoesn’tstinkopedia. Or maybe the LaLaLaLaIcan’thearyoupedia. They seem to be Wikipedia rejectionists:
On Wikipedia, many of the dates are provided in the anti-Christian “C.E.” instead of “A.D.”, which Conservapedia uses. Christianity receives no credit for the great advances and discoveries it inspired, such as those of the Renaissance.
Along the same lines:
Wikipedia often uses foreign spelling of words, even though most English speaking users are American.[sic]
The postings are of two sorts, generally: the whacko right stuff eg
Did you know that faith is a uniquely Christian concept?
Patriotism, or love of country, is the highest American virtue. Patriotism means unquestioning obedience and loyalty to the Leader of the country. The opposite of patriotism, treason, is the act of questioning, criticizing or voting against the Leader.
Patriotism comes from the Latin. An ancient Latino poet wrote “Dulce et decorum est pro Patria mori”, which means “It is sweet and decorative for patriots to die”.
and then there is an increasing amount of sabotage stuff tossed in by mainstream people, like the entry on homosexuality (see below), or this one:
In Christian discourse, the name Jesus almost always refers specifically to Jesus of Nazareth, believed by Christian followers to be God’s dad, who came to earth as a human c 2 AD. However, God has recently revealed on His blog that Jesus is actually His nephew, not His son.
I look forward to appearing as an entry, myself….my 15 minutes of fame. I would have done it myself but it doesn’t seem to work with Macs. or maybe it’s just broken…. so somebody please join up and put me in. Just call me seesdifferent. Make up some shit about how I was a missionary or a martyr or a rescued frozen embryo, I don’t care; truth doesn’t matter much, I don’t imagine, as long as you have faith that I am what you say I am.
If you have time (Conservapedia is a slow loader) look around and see if they have some explanation of why it is that these whackos pay so little attention to the life and teachings of Christ, and so much attention to the Fox Channel. And why they love to bomb people…
It’s probably none of my business but if I really thought somebody upstairs was keeping score, I wouldn’t be supporting somebody like George. W. Bush, that’s for sure…cause if there is a hell, he’s goin there, and he might just suck a whole lot of his blasphemous followers down with him.
But back to the Conservapedia. I don’t think they’re really paying very close attention any more cause some wiseacre wrote this.
Homosexuality is a naturally-occurring sexual orientation found in human beings as well as many other vertebrate species. In general, homosexuality is described as a sexual attraction towards a member of one’s own sex/gender.
Biblical Views on Homosexuality
In the book of Leviticus (18:22) of the King James Version of the Bible is found the following verse:
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
This has been interpreted by many to be a condemnation of homosexual activity, but due to mistranslations and other errors may instead refer to the use of sexual intercourse to gain dominion over others and not to consenting and loving relationships between couples of the same sex. However the Book of Romans also states that homosexual acts are shameful and indecent between men. The Bible does not mention anything against lesbian sex.
Modern Views on Homosexuality
The American Psychiatric Association de-listed homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973. Since that time, homosexuals have advocated for recognition of their civil rights and for equal protection under the law.
Legal marriage between same-sex couples is now recognized in several socialist European nations as well as in the liberal-oriented State of Massachusetts. In other states a more limited recognition of same-sex relationships is available and is called a “civil union”. Many other states have passed constitutional amendments banning recognition of same-sex marriages performed anywhere and some groups on the far right advocate for a Federal amendment to deny equal marriage rights to same-sex couples.
UPDATE: Crazy Christian chain emails. Bandwidth for Christ.
UPDATE: According to the NY Times, Wikipedia is under scrutiny as a source for college-level research.