Silly Christians in an Age of Pundits

If a child doesn’t like how the game is being played, it is common knowledge that said child will start a new game elsewhere with more suitable rules. That’s how things are done on the playground–and on the internet as well.

You’d think these people would know how ridiculous, how closed off from the world, and how silly they look. But no, somebody had a bright idea and had to, just had to see it through to its painful end no matter how many people laughed. A story of courage, fortitude, and conquest fighting for what’s right amidst seas of crashing criticism. Don’t stop for anything, press on to the goal, and fight the good fight!

This is not one of those instances.

The folks over at Wired News and bloggers all over the internet are laughing, snorting, and yea chortling at the latest stroke of brilliance to afflict our world from the right wing: CONSERVAPEDIA. Dang, that looks good. Maybe I’ll give that its own line and some bold font for kicks.


I’m afraid that I cannot summon the proper words to describe this little gem. I’ll let Conservapedia stammer for itself:

“A conservative encyclopedia you can trust.

Conservapedia has over 3,800 educational, clean and concise entries on historical, scientific, legal, and economic topics, as well as more than 350 lectures and term lists. There have been over 857,000 page views and over 16,300 page edits. Already Conservapedia has become one of the largest user-controlled free encyclopedias on the internet. This site is growing rapidly.

Conservapedia is a much-needed alternative to Wikipedia, which is increasingly anti-Christian and anti-American. 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. Read a list of many Examples of Bias in Wikipedia.

Conservapedia is an online resource and meeting place where we favor Christianity and America. Conservapedia has easy-to-use indexes to facilitate review of topics. You will much prefer using Conservapedia compared to Wikipedia if you want concise answers free of “political correctness”. “

Now that is priceless. It’s Christian AND American! Can I get an Amen on that brothahs and sistahs? It has everything you could want: it uses A.D. for dates and snubs that truth-demeaning liberal invention known as political correctness. Oh, and the entry rules are called “Commandments.” Unfortunately there are only six, a number that is clearly NOT biblical when speaking of commandments.

Ah, you can’t make this stuff up. The best part is that people are leaving entries with satire so subtle that the editors sometimes can’t figure out what’s sincere. I could go on, but it feels unsportsmanlike to shoot something already writhing on the ground.

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