Monday, August 20, 2007

Not Asking the Right Questions

Apparently, Christine Amanpour is going to do a show about world religions and the impact they have on the world.

"'At the very violent extreme – global security is at stake. In the United States, understanding the impact of religion upon electoral politics is very timely. The political parties and presidential candidates are actively courting faith leaders and their constituencies for their votes,' explained Amanpour."

Of course, none of these politicians have come to the First Church of the DC Comictician and Latter Day Citizens of the United Federation of Planets for spiritual guidance. But we all know why that is; they're on Lex Luthor's payroll. It's hard to stop the Legion of Doom when you're one of their agents.

"Amanpour concludes by drawing commonality between Christian, Jewish, and Muslim fundamentalists:

"'The ‘warrior’ within each religion view modern society as too permissive, oversexualized and corrupt. Their solution is to restore morality and values to our culture by returning religion to the center of public life,' she said, according to U.S News & World Report. 'While there is no equivalence being drawn between them, they do have in common the determined belief that only they have a direct line to God and the unique ability to interpret His truth.'"

There they go again, talking about that God who doesn't even own his own Batplane and has a son who can't walk tightropes or run faster than the speed of light. But I do agree with these fundamentalists' solution: "restore morality and values to our culture". Indeed. That would be a good start.

We need to get back to morals laid out for us in the Federation charter. We need to embrace the values that the Justice League fight to preserve everyday. If we don't, The Legion of Doom will most certainly bring about destruction and chaos and pave the way for the Borg who are on their way from the Delta Quadrant as we speak. They hate us because we elect our representatives and they won't stop until they have destroyed our way of life.

Only Superman can save us from Solomon Grundy. There are no other answers. The sooner our knee-jerk, Marvel media understands that, the better off we'll all be.

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9 comments:

muzeuterpe1 said...

'While there is no equivalence being drawn between them, they do have in common the determined belief that only they have a direct line to God and the unique ability to interpret His truth.'"

Of the three, only one has failed to realize that wholesale slaughter of non-believers is an acceptable practice.

muzeuterpe1 said...

Crap! Left out two very necessary letters. Redo --

'While there is no equivalence being drawn between them, they do have in common the determined belief that only they have a direct line to God and the unique ability to interpret His truth.'"

Of the three, only one has failed to realize that wholesale slaughter of non-believers is an UNacceptalbe practice.

The Film Geek said...

And you may have left out a very important phrase as well, Muze: "At this point in time."

At various points in history, well...that realization has failed to be recognized by more than simply one of the Major 3.

Elvis Drinkmo said...

I agree with both of you.

That's why we can only find salvation by accepting the Justice League and Starfleet Command.

The Batman never kills anybody unless he absolutely has to. He takes them to Arkham. Captain Kirk and Jean Luc Picard constantly remind us to set our phasers to stun.

The choice is simple. Embrace the teachings of Captain Kathryn Janeway or become one with the Borg.

Anne Johnson said...

You ever notice how these superheroes never take out any civilians while they're pursuing justice? PROPAGANDA! Just ask Mothers Against Bad Batman (MABB) how many corpses lie strewn in his wake when he goes on one of his "good-deed" sprees.

That's why I worship Slave Labor Graphics and their Mighty Gods, Milk and Cheese. M&C tell it like it is, baby, and if you can't take it, run.

Elvis Drinkmo said...

Every knows that MABB was founded by Aunt Mae, who wasn't even Spiderman's mother in the first place. It is common knowledge that her trumped up charges of civilian casaulties are nothing more than an attempt to discredit our heros for a bunch of frauds like the Fantastic Four.

muzeuterpe1 said...

Hey Geek -- that's why I said "failed to realize."

I would like to hope that some of us understand that it is not acceptable.

Just sayin. ;)

Anonymous said...

The series points out that you cannot win a gentelmans war when one side has no rules. Let us start fighting like we did in WWII when we bombed Dresden. When you fight a war you cannot do it in a nice way, you can only lose in a nice way.

Elvis Drinkmo said...

But as Batman points out, it's better to see criminals in jail than dead- no matter how dastardly their crimes may be. Even after Jason Todd, the second Robin, died for our sinisters at the hands of the Joker- Superman stopped Batman from killing reminding him of his oath to justice (that and the fact that the Ayatollah Khomeini had just appointed the Joker as Iranian ambassador to the United States).

But you are right, anonymous, when playing against the Legion of Doom- we cannot play nice. We must solve the Riddler's riddles and take the battle to their swamp.