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Monday, October 5, 2009

Onward, Christian Racists

Posted by on Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 6:12 PM

After my mention of a wiki-conservative Bible, Slog Tipper Boyd directed me to the Christopedia entry for Barack Obama. It is incredible in its awfulness. I am including the first paragraph here in a screencap, and the rest is after the jump, in case anyone over at "the Christian encyclopedia" tries to clean it up after the fact:


Much more, including this beauty of a paragraph...

christopediasample1.png after the jump. It gets much, much worse.












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An submission about race and Obama not submitted by Charles? Was Charles demoted because of his race?
Posted by AliceInChains on October 5, 2009 at 6:21 PM · Report this
Anthony Hecht 2
In their defense, this is a Wiki, and anybody can make edits. Here's the history of the page:…
Posted by Anthony Hecht on October 5, 2009 at 6:24 PM · Report this
As it's currently edited, the word "nigger" appears 62 times.

Sixty. Two. Times.
Posted by hmmph on October 5, 2009 at 6:32 PM · Report this
@ 2: According to Christopedia's main page, it's not like Wikipedia in this way. Only approved, registered members can make changes.
Posted by hcb on October 5, 2009 at 6:34 PM · Report this
Anthony...did you look at the history? It is not much better than the current.
Posted by ThomK on October 5, 2009 at 6:41 PM · Report this
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douchus 7
This is actually pretty funny. But yes, you do have to acknowledge that it was probably edited last by a troll; a troll who shows remarkable skillz by the manner in which he is able to point out, twist, and generally poison the 'gray' areas of Obama's life. (These 'gray' areas are just the boring parts present in everybody's lives.) I'm impressed; putting this much time into something so easily seen as a ridiculous and demented rant. I may have to repeat...
Posted by douchus on October 5, 2009 at 6:46 PM · Report this
fucking shitting jesus christ on a stick
Posted by olechka can't log in on October 5, 2009 at 6:46 PM · Report this
Paul Constant 9
@2: Thanks, Anthony, for mentioning that. I would like to point out, though, that it's been in its present incarnation for three days, and not just anyone can edit Christopedia articles, either.
Posted by Paul Constant http:// on October 5, 2009 at 6:49 PM · Report this
the best part? The article entitled "Miscegenation" has a flag at the top which says "this article may be biased in favor of a liberal perspective."
Posted by fletch on October 5, 2009 at 7:03 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 11
All that hate from people who would tell you their religion is about "love." Right. And Islam is a religion of peace too. Is it any wonder I don't take any of these ninnyhammers seriously?
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on October 5, 2009 at 7:10 PM · Report this
w7ngman 12
Check out the Michelle Obama page...

She once claimed during the campaign that she was "proud of America for the first time," though she later took it back; she claimed to be equally proud when George and Weezie moved on up to the East Side.
Posted by w7ngman on October 5, 2009 at 7:12 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 13
Sorry Paul - to edit this page, all you have to do is register and confirm your email. I just registered, and was able to change the hot dog cart he sold drugs from into a magic carpet. No special permission required.

This is the work of trolls.
Posted by Free Lunch on October 5, 2009 at 7:39 PM · Report this
I'm really not sure the site is for real. It doesn't look like it's really by any sort of Christians. Look at the Jesus page;

I think it's a parody of Christians, not the real deal.
Posted by Camels With Hammers on October 5, 2009 at 7:41 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 15
Oh My God, that Jesus entry is the shit!

Jesus of Nazareth(Born Emanuel Pablo Bin Laden Christ) was a songwriter and musician extraordinaire; the bass guitarist and lead singer of famed rock band Nazareth. Not to be confused with MC900 Ft Jesus who may have been somebody else, it's possible we may never know. Then again, it is possible that we may not never know, in which case this page will need to be updated. Yet a third possibility is that we already know, but simply haven't let anyone know that we know. At any rate...
Posted by Matt from Denver on October 5, 2009 at 7:49 PM · Report this
Westlake, son! 16
Well to be fair, if you look at the revision history he was only a "Negro" or "Negroid" until early this month.

Stay classy.
Posted by Westlake, son! on October 5, 2009 at 7:53 PM · Report this
douchus 17
@ 15

Nice find! That is indeed a rare gem... a Gold nugget of wonder... a light in such a dark world... I want to marry the whole thing.
Posted by douchus on October 5, 2009 at 8:16 PM · Report this
Check out "Racial differences between negroes and caucasians". This site can't be for real. Can it?
Posted by icanthandlethismuchlonger on October 5, 2009 at 8:54 PM · Report this
For what it is worth (and be warned, there is a screenshot of the infamous not-safe-for-anything "Goatse" on the sidebar):…
Posted by acblue on October 5, 2009 at 9:25 PM · Report this
elenchos 20
The real Christopedia would not leave "homosexual pedophile" redlinked.
Posted by elenchos on October 5, 2009 at 9:46 PM · Report this
Jason Josephes 21
Wait a second. You mean there's false information about people online?
Posted by Jason Josephes on October 5, 2009 at 10:27 PM · Report this
The author of the vast majority of edits is XenonII -- Xenon? Greek for Stranger? COINCIDENCE?

The article also claims to be "semi-protected indefinitely in response to an ongoing high risk of vandalism," so it ain't all that Wiki.
Posted by Erica Tarrant on October 5, 2009 at 11:08 PM · Report this
Roscoe 23
Check this one out:

Charming folks, them Christians.
Posted by Roscoe on October 6, 2009 at 7:10 AM · Report this
givesgoodemail 24
I had to laugh at the Christopedia home page:
"753 divinely inspired articles"

So we can blame the Christian's god for any errors.
Oh, and the word "nigger" no longer exists on the page.
Posted by givesgoodemail on October 6, 2009 at 7:32 AM · Report this
Well it's nice to see that Carter was wrong. I hated thinking that conservatives were racist. Nice to see them disprove that claim.
Posted by Root on October 6, 2009 at 7:58 AM · Report this
JF 26
Did nobody else find the "'Chicago Style' hot dog cart" portion funny? Because I did.
Posted by JF on October 6, 2009 at 8:08 AM · Report this
@19 acblue has it right with the Encyclopedia Dramatica link. Christopedia is definitely becoming a "lollercaust of retarded proportions."

For those of you unfamiliar with the work of /b/, here's what wikipedia has to say:
Posted by opticsdoug on October 6, 2009 at 8:11 AM · Report this
Dude. This is a joke site from the good folks from ChickenHead Productions. Same people who brought you Landover Baptist and
Posted by kdawg on October 6, 2009 at 8:37 AM · Report this
Haven't yall seen Lewis Black's rant on the DailyShow about Christopedia? It's worth the search to find it!
Posted by PDX_Paulie on October 6, 2009 at 8:38 AM · Report this
@28 - thanks. And now that I'm looking through the site more, ha! From the rules and guidelines:

1. Only True Christians™ may edit Christopedia.
If you have not been Saved©, don't even think about editing or creating an article...
Posted by Regina on October 6, 2009 at 8:44 AM · Report this
@30 - Oh no, I was on the wrong Christopedia - Never mind! Still, I find it healthier to laugh at such idiocy than to get mightily offended.
Posted by Regina on October 6, 2009 at 8:47 AM · Report this
If you have not been there, go to Funny as hell!
Posted by kdawg on October 6, 2009 at 9:19 AM · Report this
michael strangeways 33
why did you post this?

look AWAY from the train wreck...acknowledge that it EXISTS, work hard to prevent future train wrecks, but no need to linger around and stare at it...
Posted by michael strangeways on October 6, 2009 at 10:36 AM · Report this
hillpagan 34
They've fixed it. Now his mother was worldly and there is no n-word.
Posted by hillpagan on October 6, 2009 at 10:57 AM · Report this
Gus 35
Ok, this was clearly just vandalized, and will doubtless be restored to it's previous glory where the word "nigger" is spelled "muslim", and the word "uppity" is spelled "arrogant".

I don't know why people bother vandalizing Conservapedia -- the actual content is always far worse than anything the vandals do.

It's like the Colbert Report, but funny.
Posted by Gus on October 6, 2009 at 11:03 AM · Report this
Gus 36
Oh, my mistake, I kept reading Conservapedia for Christopedia... Reading comprehension is not my strong suit.
Posted by Gus on October 6, 2009 at 11:04 AM · Report this
Trouble 37


You lose! Good day, sir!

Posted by Trouble on October 6, 2009 at 1:53 PM · Report this
Geni 38
Christopedia has been pwned. Some of it's actually fairly clever, in a somewhat nausea-inducing manner.
Posted by Geni on October 6, 2009 at 3:46 PM · Report this
Uriel-238 39
Vince @20 , I always thought Jesus was a vampire, what with the drink my blood and become one of mine, with immortality everlasting and all.

The Adulteress story is one of the more reputed addenda, left in because it's a good story about compassion (something of which contemporary fundies seem to be scant.) Also a noted (and less favorable) addendum made official: that whole bit about requiring the silence of women in church. I'm to lazy to look it up, but the contradictory passage allowing women to speak and prophecy openly predates it.

Bible revisions a lot o' fun, but they're going to have a hard time convincing the rest of the world that they've been inspired by God to make the revision. Then again, Joseph Smith pulled it off magnificently(Dum dum dum dum dum...).

While we're showing and telling cool bible revisions...
Posted by Uriel-238 on October 6, 2009 at 3:53 PM · Report this
Uriel-238 40
What is scary to me is that I can no longer tell the radicals from the moderate conservatives. The conservative platform (as far as I've seen) is:
• Criminalize homosexuality or any non-reproductive sex.
• Criminalize transgenderism, require intergenders to default to the most similar binary.
• Criminalize abortion and contraception.
• Criminalize pornography, obscenity, or material that is at a judge's discretion too weird
• Criminalize media that is too disruptive or too disagreeable, as per a judge's discretion
• Criminalize any behavior that is, as per a judge's discretion, inappropriate, including open protests
• Criminalize all religions outside Judaism and Christianity (including Islam).
• Criminalize public use of languages other than English.
• Regulate fringe denominations (Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Unificationists, Unitarians, etc.)
• Criminalize open atheism (including agnosticism).
• De-criminalize private weapon ownership, including nukes and thermobarics.
• De-criminalize all invasions of privacy by the state
• Require prayer in schools, and Abstenence-only sex-ed, and creationism and young-Earth cosmology.
• De-regulate all industries.
• De-institutionalize all state-run services whenever possible. (Find a way, whenever not.)
• Re-instate an expansionist, imperialist foreign policy.
• Re-instate Less Eligibility policies
• Expand provisions for capital punishment. Capital punishment for illegal immigrants.

There aren't any conservative points (that aren't also Liberal points) that I know of and agree with, with the singular exception of gun control; I think civilians should have access to anything the military has, though they'd have little use for much of it.

Now my point is not to say all conservatives are whackos, but thanks to websites like this, FOX news and all other appearances of conservatism in the media, they all appear to be whackos. I'm sure there are more rational conservatives out there, just as I know that there are plenty of rational (sometimes quite liberal) Christians out there. But these gentle folk don't make an appearance much in media.

Did it miss or exaggerate any (seriously)? (note that I'm talking end objectives, not just the intermittent ones conservatives push today. They may be pushing against gay marriage or civil union rights now, but were they to eliminate them, we'd see them pushing against gay working rights and privacy rights, next.)
Posted by Uriel-238 on October 6, 2009 at 4:39 PM · Report this
balderdash 41
There's really nothing to say about this. Either it mocks itself, or you're one of the people who actually think this way and mocking it isn't going to penetrate your thick, schizophrenic hide.
Posted by balderdash on October 6, 2009 at 8:39 PM · Report this
Knat 42
@29: I saw that episode, and it was great. But he was referring to Conservapedia, not Christopedia. Though the two are not much different, frankly. (Though the people running Conservapedia apparently can't understand that...)

Also, how can you all still be debating whether this is real or not? Didn't posters 14 & 20 point that out well enough?
Posted by Knat on October 7, 2009 at 12:11 AM · Report this
in-frequent 43
clearly a joke here... either the entire site, or the site was sincere and then abandoned and trolled. look as the footnotes... that's pretty funny actually. all of them "1" including four 1s for one sentence? i think much of it is inappropriate humor, but there is no way this is not a joke.
Posted by in-frequent on October 7, 2009 at 8:30 AM · Report this
Uriel-238 44
Behold: Poe's law, manifest!
Posted by Uriel-238 on October 7, 2009 at 9:00 PM · Report this

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