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2013-03-18 09:46:20 AM  
10 votes:

vpb: [in2eastafrica.net image 634x380]


that wasn't an accident. they know EXACTLY who their audience is.
2013-03-18 10:04:39 AM  
9 votes:
Why is there an actor who plays Satan in a History Channel miniseries?
2013-03-18 10:14:10 AM  
5 votes:

Nabb1: WorldCitizen: Sock Ruh Tease: Why is there an actor who plays Satan in a History Channel miniseries?

This is why I dropped cable.

Because one channel ran a show you don't like? That'll show 'em.


No, because the Science Channel, History Channel, Discovery Channel, History International, NatGeo, and similar channels all started showing reality TV crap and other unintellectual things unrelated to their names/original purpose. And it apparently works for their ratings, and that is fine. It just left me without any real incentive to pay $100 a month for cable.
2013-03-18 09:52:42 AM  
5 votes:
godlygentleman.com
Oddly, he resembles more of an ethnically probable Yeshua Ben Yosef.
2013-03-18 09:06:19 AM  
5 votes:
farm7.staticflickr.com
2013-03-18 11:45:37 AM  
4 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com

Best Satan ever

/If you disagree he'll lay you out and fill your mouth with your mother's feces
2013-03-18 11:09:36 AM  
4 votes:

Speaker2Animals: Care to answer the other question posed to you, professor? Any "real" evidence of his existence as religions portray him? Difficulty: bible =/= real.


Ahhhh, the common Christopher Hitchens fan.

Look--betting on or challenging someone to 'prove' the existence of God is a sucker's bet.  They can't do it.  You know they can't.  I know they can't.  If they're being honest, they know they can't.  But scornful disdain for a person's faith, such as that you're exhibiting, makes you a shiatty person, not them.  I'll never understand why anyone thinks Hitchens was smart.  Arguing about evidence where there is none is the most simple-minded schtick there is.  At least he made money off of it, his followers are just dolts.

Here's the thing--faith doesn't require proof.  Hell, not even scientific theory has been proven.  Once it is, we call it a law.  The law of gravity is a law because it has been proven.  The theory of relativity is still not proven, so it's still a theory.   Leave proof of God to theologians, and proof of relativity to physicists.  But don't be surprised when someone believes in something that can't be proven.

Get over yourself.
2013-03-18 10:55:40 AM  
4 votes:
Isn't the Devil supposed to appear with a pleasing countenance? I'm thinking more like Elizabeth Hurley in "Bedazzled".
2013-03-18 10:21:00 AM  
4 votes:

s2s2s2: What real evidence is there that Jesus was brown?


what evidence is there that he was white?
2013-03-18 10:20:51 AM  
4 votes:

s2s2s2: What real evidence is there that Jesus was brown?


What real evidence is there that any one such person even existed?
2013-03-18 10:13:45 AM  
4 votes:
Wouldn't it be more of an insult if they made him play God? He committed more atrocities than Satan.
2013-03-18 10:09:14 AM  
4 votes:

WorldCitizen: Sock Ruh Tease: Why is there an actor who plays Satan in a History Channel miniseries?

This is why I dropped cable.


Because one channel ran a show you don't like? That'll show 'em.
2013-03-18 10:07:38 AM  
4 votes:

Sock Ruh Tease: Why is there an actor who plays Satan in a History Channel miniseries?


This is why I dropped cable.
2013-03-18 11:15:01 AM  
3 votes:
Can we just dispense with the pleasantries. Lets get right down to it and point out that the entire Lucifer/Devil almost mirrors the more ancient mythology of the Canaanites of the god Attar who attempt to unseat the god Baal, was unsuccessful and thus descended to the underworld to rule it instead?

In fact there is almost no part of modern Christianity that doesn't in some way mirror large portions of the Canaanite mythos. Which is pretty damn funny when you think about it, since it was the Jewish people who over took and slaughter the people of Canaan after their exodus from Egypt.
2013-03-18 10:43:59 AM  
3 votes:
Countdown until fox news or another news channel uses the actors picture in place of Obama in a broadcast.

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2013-03-18 10:00:03 AM  
3 votes:

cman: The biggest problem of linking this guy to Obama is that the only thing that does resemble Obama is the nose.

Besides that everything else is different.


the eyes. the nose. the mouth. the ears.

seriously - it looks like one of those cheesy "what would obama look like in 20 years?" computer aging renderings.
2013-03-18 09:40:34 AM  
3 votes:
I don't really see the resemblance. Maybe the submitter is trying to tell us all black people look the same to him. And MSN, apparently.
2013-03-18 11:09:23 PM  
2 votes:
"If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon. If I had a father, he'd look like Satan."
2013-03-18 06:49:26 PM  
2 votes:

andychrist420: arethereanybeernamesleft: Speaker2Animals: Care to answer the other question posed to you, professor? Any "real" evidence of his existence as religions portray him? Difficulty: bible =/= real.

Ahhhh, the common Christopher Hitchens fan.

Look--betting on or challenging someone to 'prove' the existence of God is a sucker's bet.  They can't do it.  You know they can't.  I know they can't.  If they're being honest, they know they can't.  But scornful disdain for a person's faith, such as that you're exhibiting, makes you a shiatty person, not them.  I'll never understand why anyone thinks Hitchens was smart.  Arguing about evidence where there is none is the most simple-minded schtick there is.  At least he made money off of it, his followers are just dolts.

Here's the thing--faith doesn't require proof.  Hell, not even scientific theory has been proven.  Once it is, we call it a law.  The law of gravity is a law because it has been proven.  The theory of relativity is still not proven, so it's still a theory.   Leave proof of God to theologians, and proof of relativity to physicists.  But don't be surprised when someone believes in something that can't be proven.

Get over yourself.

This.  I'm not religious, but I do find that those with faith in a higher power to be much better people than those who don't.  Maybe a little annoying, but generally good people.  Atheists tend to be insufferable, self important asshats.


Yeah, which is why atheists make Chick Tracts, tell everyone that they're responsible for natural disasters because they make God angry, proclaim that we must all swear fealty to God or we will be sent to eternal unspeakable torture by the supposedly all-loving and all-compassionate God who created existence out of love, are told by their faith to convert everyone and slaughter those who refuse to convert, make draconian laws punishing people for loving others who have the same genitals or fark out of wedlock, and demand that the United States declare one religion to be above all others and force everyone to follow it. And how about those Crusades and Inquisition? Let's not forget the annihilation of the native populations of the Americas.

People who need to cower in terror of offending a deity all of their lives in order to not rape and murder and steal for the chance to live in a mansion in an ideal perfection and constantly demonize and criticize others for not imitating them are not the people I want to associate with, have in power, or decide what I can and can't do with my personal life.
2013-03-18 02:30:29 PM  
2 votes:

give me doughnuts: Latinwolf: FlashHarry:  s2s2s2: What real evidence is there that Jesus was brown?
what evidence is there that he was white?

Especially since he was supposed to have been born in an area where most people had brown complexions, not white. And can anyone shown me where in the bible does it actually claim he has a white complexion since the people making this claim often use that book as their point of reference?

Revelations, chapter 1, but that whole thing reads like a reeeeeeally bad acid trip so I wouldn't count on any descriptions.


Seriously. It says the Beast has seven heads and ten crowns. Where does it wear the three extra crowns? And why seven heads? One for each day of the week?

And why does a book about an all-loving, all-compassionate god have a book that describes how horribly this god will destroy the world and humanity? Christians really seem to have a hardon for the end of the world and the destruction of everything, especially all of those who they hate and despise.
2013-03-18 01:37:58 PM  
2 votes:
Another under-appreciated Satan:

4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-03-18 01:09:34 PM  
2 votes:
I can't believe this has gone on all morning and no one has mentioned:

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Plus he sold used cars . . .
2013-03-18 12:56:02 PM  
2 votes:

NuttierThanEver: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]

Best Satan ever

/If you disagree he'll lay you out and fill your mouth with your mother's feces


He was really good.

Also,
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
2013-03-18 12:46:47 PM  
2 votes:

ficklefkrfark: Ned Stark: FlashHarry: unexplained bacon: There's a whole nutter narrative in fundie RW circles about Obama being pure evil at his core. Not just liberal or even "unAmerican", but spiritually, mystically evil...or as my Mother once put it to me, "he's evil, evil, evil"...*sigh*

what, exactly, has he done that's "evil?"

Had thousands, including children, killed for commiting unspeakable crimes like attending funerals for other people he's had killed?

So Bush is evil too? Thousands of Iraqi and afghan citizens were killed in the course of his presidency...some by drone strikes even!
It's funny when you guys all of a sudden care about Muslims dying in our war zones when it's not your guy calling the shots.
(I'm sure innocents were killed in the Kosovo offensive so Clinton is surely evil too...gulf war one, Bush number one is surely a monster...Reagan killed some of khaddafi's kids in an air strike....murderer)


Yes. When Obama continues the same policies that made Bush evil, it means he is also evil. This isn't rocket surgery.
2013-03-18 12:20:14 PM  
2 votes:
i306.photobucket.com
2013-03-18 11:31:59 AM  
2 votes:

The Muthaship: unexplained bacon: pnome: Snort: [i.imgur.com image 600x400]

Best Satan EVAR

Not technically Satan.  That is "Darkness"

I thought that was Charlie and Eddie Murphy...

That was before Wesley Snipes.


application.denofgeek.com
This is best Satan evar!
2013-03-18 11:14:12 AM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com

Best Satan EVAR
2013-03-18 10:44:40 AM  
2 votes:
www.replikultes.net

"Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks."
2013-03-18 10:44:18 AM  
2 votes:

unexplained bacon: FlashHarry: unexplained bacon: There's a whole nutter narrative in fundie RW circles about Obama being pure evil at his core. Not just liberal or even "unAmerican", but spiritually, mystically evil...or as my Mother once put it to me, "he's evil, evil, evil"...*sigh*

what, exactly, has he done that's "evil?"

I tried to ask once, I got incoherent references to some anti-Obama propaganda film she saw with her super-fundie southern baptist church in Louisiana. Clearly this popular sentiment is not rooted in anything one might call reality.


Well, Bush spent 8 years as "Hitler". It's been a long time since presidential discourse was rooted in reality.
2013-03-18 10:34:52 AM  
2 votes:
blu.stb.s-msn.com

 middleeastatemporal.files.wordpress.com

patdollard.com

it's true this guy playing the devil doesn't really look that much like Obama, but he does look a bit like the 'evil Obama' pics that circulate among the fundie "Obama is a demon" crowds.
2013-03-18 10:29:24 AM  
2 votes:

FlashHarry: unexplained bacon: There's a whole nutter narrative in fundie RW circles about Obama being pure evil at his core. Not just liberal or even "unAmerican", but spiritually, mystically evil...or as my Mother once put it to me, "he's evil, evil, evil"...*sigh*

what, exactly, has he done that's "evil?"


Had thousands, including children, killed for commiting unspeakable crimes like attending funerals for other people he's had killed?
2013-03-18 10:21:22 AM  
2 votes:

Nabb1: WorldCitizen: Sock Ruh Tease: Why is there an actor who plays Satan in a History Channel miniseries?

This is why I dropped cable.

Because one channel ran a show you don't like? That'll show 'em.


I think he meant because all of these channels that used to show some great documentaries and educational TV are now devoted almost exclusively to crap reality shows. And he is right.

In fact, this miniseries is actually about as good as you can get nowadays.

Not too long ago, you could easily find marathons where you could lose yourself all weekend -- History Channel, Discovery, TLC (which used to be the Learning Channel, as hard as that is to believe) and Discovery Science (which I was all psyched for, does it even still exist?) would always have stuff about dinosaurs, Roman dynasties, WW2, theories on interstellar travel and physics, the origins of man, you name it.

Its a wasteland now. I can't bear to watch those channels anymore, let alone pay for them.
2013-03-18 10:20:20 AM  
2 votes:

s2s2s2: What real evidence is there that Jesus was brown?


the fact that, if he existed at all, he was born in the middle east 2000 years ago. and if you were born in the middle east 2000 years ago, it was almost certain that you were brown.
2013-03-18 10:14:56 AM  
2 votes:

Nabb1: WorldCitizen: Sock Ruh Tease: Why is there an actor who plays Satan in a History Channel miniseries?

This is why I dropped cable.

Because one channel ran a show you don't like? That'll show 'em.


Well, if you don't appreciate The Bible on the HISTORY CHANNEL, you can always avail yourself to their many other fine, historical offerings, like Big Shrimpin', Cajun Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Hairy Bikers (I am NOT making this up!), UFO hunters, Shark Wranglers, Swamp People or Full Metal Jousting. If this is the best they can do, I'd rather ditch cable completely and read a book.
2013-03-18 10:13:10 AM  
2 votes:
One of my friends started screaming about this on the book of face last night...my eyes almost rolled out of my head...
2013-03-18 10:05:18 AM  
2 votes:
and he's wearing a hoody
2013-03-18 09:46:55 AM  
2 votes:

FlashHarry: have they shown jesus yet? is he blonde?


No, but he is of course a handsome European.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-18 09:42:08 AM  
2 votes:
Looks like an older version of Obama.
2013-03-18 06:29:36 PM  
1 votes:

arethereanybeernamesleft: Speaker2Animals: Care to answer the other question posed to you, professor? Any "real" evidence of his existence as religions portray him? Difficulty: bible =/= real.

Ahhhh, the common Christopher Hitchens fan.

Look--betting on or challenging someone to 'prove' the existence of God is a sucker's bet.  They can't do it.  You know they can't.  I know they can't.  If they're being honest, they know they can't.  But scornful disdain for a person's faith, such as that you're exhibiting, makes you a shiatty person, not them.  I'll never understand why anyone thinks Hitchens was smart.  Arguing about evidence where there is none is the most simple-minded schtick there is.  At least he made money off of it, his followers are just dolts.

Here's the thing--faith doesn't require proof.  Hell, not even scientific theory has been proven.  Once it is, we call it a law.  The law of gravity is a law because it has been proven.  The theory of relativity is still not proven, so it's still a theory.   Leave proof of God to theologians, and proof of relativity to physicists.  But don't be surprised when someone believes in something that can't be proven.

Get over yourself.


This.  I'm not religious, but I do find that those with faith in a higher power to be much better people than those who don't.  Maybe a little annoying, but generally good people.  Atheists tend to be insufferable, self important asshats.
2013-03-18 04:23:26 PM  
1 votes:
In this thread a bunch of leftist racists claim all black people look alike. News at 11.
2013-03-18 04:16:37 PM  
1 votes:

vpb: [in2eastafrica.net image 634x380]


Kinda reminds me of Diablo in human form in the cutscenes of Diablo II

/One of the few things Blizzard has done really well came from that game - Tyrial's wings. They were awesome.
2013-03-18 02:47:20 PM  
1 votes:
Should have cast John Waters.
2013-03-18 02:44:28 PM  
1 votes:
Don't you know there ain't no Devil that's just God when He's drunk. . .
2013-03-18 02:35:42 PM  
1 votes:

s2s2s2: Keizer_Ghidorah: So you still believe that a white Nordic European man would be born in the Middle East 2,000 years ago because a book says he was the son of God, and because he's the son of God of course he's going to look like a clean white superior European?

If I am believing in any of it, why not all of it?


And if the Bible said Jesus was a one-eyed one-horned flying purple people eater who came to Earth to save mankind from the threat of Darth Vader from the planet Vulcan, would you unquestioningly accept it as the absolute truth?

It's both cute and sad how desperately Christians will try to justify everything in order to keep their faith in a being who demands complete servitude or else he'll send you to eternal unspeakable torture.
2013-03-18 02:23:57 PM  
1 votes:

dready zim: A famous song (I believe by NWA) once had the words,


Public Enemy. Fear of a Black President Planet
2013-03-18 01:54:19 PM  
1 votes:

NutWrench: Nabb1: WorldCitizen: Sock Ruh Tease: Why is there an actor who plays Satan in a History Channel miniseries?

This is why I dropped cable.

Because one channel ran a show you don't like? That'll show 'em.

Well, if you don't appreciate The Bible on the HISTORY CHANNEL, you can always avail yourself to their many other fine, historical offerings, like Big Shrimpin', Cajun Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Hairy Bikers (I am NOT making this up!), UFO hunters, Shark Wranglers, Swamp People or Full Metal Jousting. If this is the best they can do, I'd rather ditch cable completely and read a book.


blog.zap2it.com

upload.wikimedia.org
upload.wikimedia.org

We have finally arrived at the Age of Mediocrity.
2013-03-18 01:52:31 PM  
1 votes:
The Bible is absolute shiat. It's trite and overwrought at the same time. And everyone seems to think they need to chew the scenery to be -=DRAMATIC=-!

It's the exact opposite from Vikings.
2013-03-18 01:14:43 PM  
1 votes:
Typical Fark. Ridicule of religion ok but a passing resemblence of an evil character to a lbieral black politician is and outrage:

24.media.tumblr.com

www.libertarianprepper.com
2013-03-18 12:36:18 PM  
1 votes:
Go big or go home
2013-03-18 12:30:53 PM  
1 votes:
The only thing bible-related that the "History" Channel should be showing is a documentary on how the Council of Trent cherry-picked the documents that best served them politically and bundled them together as an anthology.
2013-03-18 12:30:15 PM  
1 votes:
It's too bad that the content in the Bible is unsuitable for must fundies, and this will just be another watered-down propaganda piece with only the favorite bedtime stories.  What they really need to do is hand off their cult money to a real production team and do the whole thing Game of Thrones style, with all the murder and rape and incest and backstabbing buggery included, the way our religious ancestors intended.  Who learns a lesson from just being unhappily inconvenienced?  People really take it to heart if the consequences are shown in violent, wrath-of-god and cruelty-of-man style.
2013-03-18 12:27:46 PM  
1 votes:
We won't have true equality until a black man can play Satan without starting controversy.
2013-03-18 12:27:09 PM  
1 votes:
I was actually looking forward to watching this series.  Had the DVR all programmed and everything.  Then Mr Cochlear and I watched the first half of the opening episode, and between laughing like idiots and screaming at the TV in frustration, and wondering WHY Moses looked and acted like The Dude...we quit.  Far as I can figure, the ratings are from the GOP base moving from overly-wrought ancient aliens on to overly-wrought biblical  folklore.
2013-03-18 12:04:05 PM  
1 votes:

aspAddict: Hmm, two non-pale males...that's about the only resemblance.

Obama has a pointy chin, this actor has a square chin.
The actor's nose is turned up significantly more than Obama's.
Obama has smoother, younger looking features - no deep lines in his face.
Kind of hard to tell, but it looks like the actor's ears are significantly droopier than Obama's.
It also appears that he actor has a thicker neck than Obama.

So yeah, enough discrepancies for me to say that the actor doesn't resemble Obama as much as some people would like.

Manufactured outrage is manufactured.


Fact: Human beings have a built in need to feel and express outrage.
Difficulty: We live in the safest, most affluent, softest world than humans have ever inhabited, and literally have nothing of any substance to complain about.

Dude, if it wasn't for manufactured outrage, we wouldn't have no outrage at all. WE should not disparage the critical service that all the hard-working men and women in the outrage industry provide for us.
For if there is any one thing that unites us all - men, women, black, white, liberal, conservative, religious, atheist - it is the all consuming need to be outraged.
2013-03-18 12:03:54 PM  
1 votes:
kfmbam.images.worldnow.com

It sorta looks like Obama, I guess.

i169.photobucket.com

Best Louis Cypher ever.
2013-03-18 11:32:26 AM  
1 votes:

arethereanybeernamesleft: Speaker2Animals: Care to answer the other question posed to you, professor? Any "real" evidence of his existence as religions portray him? Difficulty: bible =/= real.

Ahhhh, the common Christopher Hitchens fan.

Look--betting on or challenging someone to 'prove' the existence of God is a sucker's bet.  They can't do it.  You know they can't.  I know they can't.  If they're being honest, they know they can't.  But scornful disdain for a person's faith, such as that you're exhibiting, makes you a shiatty person, not them.  I'll never understand why anyone thinks Hitchens was smart.  Arguing about evidence where there is none is the most simple-minded schtick there is.  At least he made money off of it, his followers are just dolts.

Here's the thing--faith doesn't require proof.  Hell, not even scientific theory has been proven.  Once it is, we call it a law.  The law of gravity is a law because it has been proven.  The theory of relativity is still not proven, so it's still a theory.   Leave proof of God to theologians, and proof of relativity to physicists.  But don't be surprised when someone believes in something that can't be proven.

Get over yourself.



He said "Jesus", not God. Gravity is still "just a theory."

And I probably just got trolled. I could almost feel it when the hook got set.
2013-03-18 11:27:29 AM  
1 votes:
Wow....a lot of people 'projecting' in this thread. I think it goes to show who the real racists are on FARK.
2013-03-18 11:25:41 AM  
1 votes:
That "Satan" does not even as much as resemble Obama in any way other than being black.  Seriously folks, unless better evidence than this then it is probably more evidence about the people making the accusation.

Now if only the only blacks in the series are bad guys and background characters then I could see accusation based on that.  Looking up the cast, I see the narrator is black which does not bode well for the idea.

Is Ham in this thing?  Ham being black is a traditional nonsense justification of racism commonly used by fundies.
2013-03-18 11:24:40 AM  
1 votes:

Snort: [i.imgur.com image 600x400]

Best Satan EVAR


Not technically Satan.  That is "Darkness"
2013-03-18 11:13:26 AM  
1 votes:
....and Mark Burnett totally skipped out on the description of Satan in the Bible..I seriously doubt Satan would've appeared as a wrinkly old 100 yr old African in a black robe when he was trying to temp Jesus.

in the bible... His name originally was Lucifer and he was described like a bright morning star.  Satan was the greatest of all of God's creation.  The greatest of all the angels and the most being that God has ever created, including any human being ever made.  When he was created by God, there was nothing like him in the entire universe and in all of God's creation.

In Ezekiel 28:12-18 you will find God describing him:  "Thus says the Lord GOD, You had the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The ruby, the topaz, and the diamond; The beryl, the onyx, and the jasper; The lapis lazuli, the turquoise, and the emerald; And the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets, was in you. On the day that you were created they were prepared. You were the anointed cherub who covers, and I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created. Until unrighteousness was found in you."

Satan was of the highest rank of all angels created; greater in power and rank than even Michael and Gabriel.
2013-03-18 11:12:26 AM  
1 votes:
Hmm, two non-pale males...that's about the only resemblance.

Obama has a pointy chin, this actor has a square chin.
The actor's nose is turned up significantly more than Obama's.
Obama has smoother, younger looking features - no deep lines in his face.
Kind of hard to tell, but it looks like the actor's ears are significantly droopier than Obama's.
It also appears that he actor has a thicker neck than Obama.

So yeah, enough discrepancies for me to say that the actor doesn't resemble Obama as much as some people would like.

Manufactured outrage is manufactured.
2013-03-18 11:08:05 AM  
1 votes:
Silly theists.
2013-03-18 11:06:30 AM  
1 votes:
Whilst we are on the subject, an antichrist is simply someone who does not believe the jesus myth so I guess there are a LOT (including all jews)
2013-03-18 11:04:15 AM  
1 votes:
But... but.... lucifer morningstar was the most beautiful of the host and does not age.

Why have they shown him to be a wrinkly dude who isn`t that good looking?

Don`t they remember that satan started out as an angel?
2013-03-18 11:00:54 AM  
1 votes:

s2s2s2: FlashHarry: s2s2s2: What real evidence is there that Jesus was brown?

the fact that, if he existed at all, he was born in the middle east 2000 years ago. and if you were born in the middle east 2000 years ago, it was almost certain that you were brown.

That isn't evidence. That's chance.


Care to answer the other question posed to you, professor? Any "real" evidence of his existence as religions portray him? Difficulty: bible =/= real.
2013-03-18 10:58:49 AM  
1 votes:

QueenOfHearts: Wrencher: QueenOfHearts: NutWrench: Nabb1: WorldCitizen: Sock Ruh Tease: Why is there an actor who plays Satan in a History Channel miniseries?

This is why I dropped cable.

Because one channel ran a show you don't like? That'll show 'em.

Well, if you don't appreciate The Bible on the HISTORY CHANNEL, you can always avail yourself to their many other fine, historical offerings, like Big Shrimpin', Cajun Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Hairy Bikers (I am NOT making this up!), UFO hunters, Shark Wranglers, Swamp People or Full Metal Jousting. If this is the best they can do, I'd rather ditch cable completely and read a book.

Don't forget all the crap on The Learning Channel, too...19 Kids and Counting, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, Long Island Medium, Four Weddings, Here Comes Honey BooBoo, etc, etc...what exactly are we learning, here?

I killed my cable almost a year ago...the only thing I miss is football...the rabbit ears don't pick up shiat in my apartment...I just stream everything now.

They have one decent show: Vikings
But I don't watch it expecting historical accuracy, I watch it for the Vikings hacking up monks...and babes with swords.

I tried to watch that via The History Channel's app on my iPad...I couldn't get into it.  I guess I was expecting a documentary, not a movie-type miniseries.  I can definitely see the appeal though.  I ended up watching Larry the Cable Guy be Amish for a day instead...at least he actually talks about the history of the country...and embarrasses people along the way.


Don't forget Punkin' Humpin' (surprisingly SFW)
2013-03-18 10:56:47 AM  
1 votes:

ElusiveWookiee: When I was watching it last night, Satan looked black.  I mean, charred by the fires of Hell BLACK.  Not "black person" black, which is brown, but black.  And never once did it cross my mind that he resembled Obama--either in skin tone or in facial structure.

I guess I need to try harder to be outraged.


I'm guessing most people who can say the first half of your first sentence don't have any trouble being outraged over just about anything.  Just probably not this.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-18 10:50:45 AM  
1 votes:
RickN99:

Well, Bush spent 8 years as "Hitler". It's been a long time since presidential discourse was rooted in reality.

Yeah, it's not like he started wars or had people tortured or imprisoned without due process or anything.  Totally not rooted in reality.
2013-03-18 10:49:11 AM  
1 votes:

way south: unexplained bacon: [blu.stb.s-msn.com image 308x231]

 [middleeastatemporal.files.wordpress.com image 500x315]

[patdollard.com image 600x350]

it's true this guy playing the devil doesn't really look that much like Obama, but he does look a bit like the 'evil Obama' pics that circulate among the fundie "Obama is a demon" crowds.

So a picture photoshopped to make Obama look like the devil happens to look like an actor dressed up to play the devil on a tv show.

How the hell does that happen...


both were intended to portray Obama as the devil?
 
makes no difference to me. This show and that actor doesn't amount to anything outrage worthy.
I'm not even outraged by the fact that there are so many fundie nutjobs who think Obama is actually a minion of satan. I didn't expect much from fundie nutjobs in the first place. Same goes for the channel that brought us this guy

  encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
2013-03-18 10:42:36 AM  
1 votes:
When I was watching it last night, Satan looked black.  I mean, charred by the fires of Hell BLACK.  Not "black person" black, which is brown, but black.  And never once did it cross my mind that he resembled Obama--either in skin tone or in facial structure.

I guess I need to try harder to be outraged.
2013-03-18 10:29:30 AM  
1 votes:
If you see Obama in that guy, you really do think that all brown people look alike.
2013-03-18 10:29:26 AM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: s2s2s2: What real evidence is there that Jesus was brown?

the fact that, if he existed at all, he was born in the middle east 2000 years ago. and if you were born in the middle east 2000 years ago, it was almost certain that you were brown.


Plus he was a Jew in the middle east 2000 years ago... It's not like they were mixing it up with the Romans or any other outsider in those days...
2013-03-18 10:28:45 AM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: unexplained bacon: There's a whole nutter narrative in fundie RW circles about Obama being pure evil at his core. Not just liberal or even "unAmerican", but spiritually, mystically evil...or as my Mother once put it to me, "he's evil, evil, evil"...*sigh*

what, exactly, has he done that's "evil?"


I had to go through the same thing with my sister in law. Explaining the difference between malice and earth shaking incompetence gets old.
2013-03-18 10:27:30 AM  
1 votes:
Well, if the producers goal was attention for his/her show, that did it.

/can't imagine this production would've made the pages of Fark otherwise
2013-03-18 10:26:42 AM  
1 votes:
gilgigamesh: Not too long ago, you could easily find marathons where you could lose yourself all weekend -- History Channel, Discovery, TLC (which used to be the Learning Channel, as hard as that is to believe) and Discovery Science (which I was all psyched for, does it even still exist?) would always have stuff about dinosaurs, Roman dynasties, WW2, theories on interstellar travel and physics, the origins of man, you name it.

Its a wasteland now. I can't bear to watch those channels anymore, let alone pay for them.


All valid points. At least the Bible, whether you believe or not, has historical significance as a book, and the stories it tells have significance beyond whether they are true or not by the sheer influence the had on shaping western civilization.
2013-03-18 10:22:42 AM  
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NutWrench: Nabb1: WorldCitizen: Sock Ruh Tease: Why is there an actor who plays Satan in a History Channel miniseries?

This is why I dropped cable.

Because one channel ran a show you don't like? That'll show 'em.

Well, if you don't appreciate The Bible on the HISTORY CHANNEL, you can always avail yourself to their many other fine, historical offerings, like Big Shrimpin', Cajun Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Hairy Bikers (I am NOT making this up!), UFO hunters, Shark Wranglers, Swamp People or Full Metal Jousting. If this is the best they can do, I'd rather ditch cable completely and read a book.


Don't forget all the crap on The Learning Channel, too...19 Kids and Counting, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, Long Island Medium, Four Weddings, Here Comes Honey BooBoo, etc, etc...what exactly are we learning, here?

I killed my cable almost a year ago...the only thing I miss is football...the rabbit ears don't pick up shiat in my apartment...I just stream everything now.
2013-03-18 10:21:44 AM  
1 votes:

LowbrowDeluxe: He doesn't look like Obama much at all.  He does however look a lot like the shopped pictures of Obama Facebook users use in their inevitable 'Obama is a secret muslin who wants to steal our guns' posts.


So you're friends with my sister?

/been in more than one argument with her about how posting photoshopped pictures of Fartbongo giving the finger or holding his left hand over his heart isn't helping her cause at all.
2013-03-18 10:21:27 AM  
1 votes:

unexplained bacon: riight...thanks for your input fella.


Read up on Chicago politics. Or stay ignorant. It's entirely your choice.
2013-03-18 10:20:48 AM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: unexplained bacon: There's a whole nutter narrative in fundie RW circles about Obama being pure evil at his core. Not just liberal or even "unAmerican", but spiritually, mystically evil...or as my Mother once put it to me, "he's evil, evil, evil"...*sigh*

what, exactly, has he done that's "evil?"


I tried to ask once, I got incoherent references to some anti-Obama propaganda film she saw with her super-fundie southern baptist church in Louisiana. Clearly this popular sentiment is not rooted in anything one might call reality.
2013-03-18 10:14:11 AM  
1 votes:
Whoever is in charge of this should spontaneously explode on live TV, maybe after being struck by lightning.  The fact that has not and will not happen is about the biggest proof that god does not exist in all of recorded history.  It should honestly be a basis for a new atheist based religion, the fact that the people associated with this crap arent just farking exploding publicly.  I mean really this level of farkery justifies a galactic sized foot and leg coming from the sky and squishing these farkers flat with a booming voice yelling "OH JUST fark YOU, SERRIOUSLY!"
2013-03-18 10:14:09 AM  
1 votes:
Oh, they just all look the same to you, don't they? Racists...
2013-03-18 10:13:44 AM  
1 votes:
This is actually hilarious...it's as if they are mocking their viewers.
2013-03-18 10:12:20 AM  
1 votes:

ArkAngel: Looks more like a Romulan to me


www.ridgenet.net
2013-03-18 10:12:11 AM  
1 votes:
He doesn't look like Obama much at all.  He does however look a lot like the shopped pictures of Obama Facebook users use in their inevitable 'Obama is a secret muslin who wants to steal our guns' posts.
2013-03-18 10:11:59 AM  
1 votes:

spankymacfarland2001: and he's wearing a hoody


"Put away your sword. Those who use the sword will die by the sword. "Stand your ground!"
2013-03-18 10:11:48 AM  
1 votes:
It's called playing to your audience. The Jesus freaks already think Obama is the devil, so the acting choice was made to be a crowd pleaser.
2013-03-18 10:11:42 AM  
1 votes:
Already been done:

a.dolimg.com
2013-03-18 10:10:23 AM  
1 votes:

Sock Ruh Tease: Why is there an actor who plays Satan in a History Channel miniseries?


Because they ran out of alien ghost yeti's.
2013-03-18 10:08:28 AM  
1 votes:
I don't know. Satan looks more like Stinkmeaner from "The Boondocks".
2013-03-18 10:07:20 AM  
1 votes:
img16.imageshack.us
2013-03-18 10:05:01 AM  
1 votes:

RobertBruce: this is a weekly world news story.   http://weeklyworldnews.com/headlines/55325/president-obama-plays-sata n -in-the-bible-mini-series/


The Weekly World News and the History Channel deal with facts. "Pregnant man gives birth." "Jesus was white and Satan was black." Those are facts.
2013-03-18 09:57:46 AM  
1 votes:

cman: But...but...but he's brown! Conservatives love to kill brown people, remember?


img543.imageshack.us

"brown?"
2013-03-18 09:53:16 AM  
1 votes:

BunkoSquad: FlashHarry: have they shown jesus yet? is he blonde?

No, but he is of course a handsome European.


But...but...but he's brown! Conservatives love to kill brown people, remember?
2013-03-18 09:48:44 AM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: vpb: [in2eastafrica.net image 634x380]

that wasn't an accident. they know EXACTLY who their audience is.


i23.photobucket.com
2013-03-18 09:45:10 AM  
1 votes:
a twofer. he looks like obama, AND he's played by a muslim!

have they shown jesus yet? is he blonde?
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-18 09:44:37 AM  
1 votes:
in2eastafrica.net
2013-03-18 09:15:52 AM  
1 votes:
Looks more like a Romulan to me
 
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