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2014-04-21 08:39:12 AM
OK.   Now I want to boycott them, too.
 
2014-04-21 08:49:18 AM
Add catering by Chick fil A. and you've got a Derpers paradise.
 
2014-04-21 08:55:25 AM
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2014-04-21 08:59:23 AM
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2014-04-21 09:02:24 AM
The whole affair is sad and cheesy. Kind of like a lot of the modern religion stuff like superchurches and big screens with "worship bands" and other ridiculous trappings.

This, though really did make me laugh: "So on this Easter Sunday, in an amusement park stadium celebrating a Christian holiday with the parents of a celebrity athlete, the holy trinity of American culture came together: religion, sports and entertainment.

"Jesus, Tebow and Shamu."

I'm just not sure if I'm laughing because, as an American, this is embarrassingly true or if it is just a funny turn of phrase.
 
2014-04-21 09:03:07 AM
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Q&D
 
2014-04-21 09:08:38 AM

dr_blasto: The whole affair is sad and cheesy. Kind of like a lot of the modern religion stuff like superchurches and big screens with "worship bands" and other ridiculous trappings.

This, though really did make me laugh: "So on this Easter Sunday, in an amusement park stadium celebrating a Christian holiday with the parents of a celebrity athlete, the holy trinity of American culture came together: religion, sports and entertainment.

"Jesus, Tebow and Shamu."

I'm just not sure if I'm laughing because, as an American, this is embarrassingly true or if it is just a funny turn of phrase.


And that whole "swallowed by a whale" thing really is more Old Testament.
 
2014-04-21 09:12:14 AM
Tebow should pray for the ability to throw a spiral
 
2014-04-21 09:12:28 AM

dr_blasto: The whole affair is sad and cheesy. Kind of like a lot of the modern religion stuff like superchurches and big screens with "worship bands" and other ridiculous trappings.

This, though really did make me laugh: "So on this Easter Sunday, in an amusement park stadium celebrating a Christian holiday with the parents of a celebrity athlete, the holy trinity of American culture came together: religion, sports and entertainment.

"Jesus, Tebow and Shamu."

I'm just not sure if I'm laughing because, as an American, this is embarrassingly true or if it is just a funny turn of phrase.


And, I can almost give them a pass (probably better than Tebow) for families who are here on vacation during Easter and spent an ass-ton of money to go to the parks.  The parks are smart to put on a little show or service or whatever.

But this family is from Altamonte Springs.  That's just north of downtown Orlando.  They skipped real church to go indulge in this cheesy affair.
 
2014-04-21 09:20:04 AM
Alas, there came a day when humans stop believing in fairy tales and looked to Science for answers. Gone were the myths and...and...sorry I cannot stop laughing.
 
2014-04-21 09:20:06 AM
More power to Sea World for having this.  You gotta give the people what they want.

I'm just wondering if the people who have an issue with Gay Days at Disney have the same issue with Easter Service at Sea World;  I'm guessing they don't.

Next up, the end of Ramadan Special Festival at Universal.
 
2014-04-21 09:20:38 AM

SubBass49: [i.imgur.com image 850x1079]

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Haha
 
2014-04-21 09:23:16 AM

susler: More power to Sea World for having this.  You gotta give the people what they want.

I'm just wondering if the people who have an issue with Gay Days at Disney have the same issue with Easter Service at Sea World;  I'm guessing they don't.

Next up, the end of Ramadan Special Festival at Universal.

And vice versa.  Anyone offended by this has too much time on their hands.
 
2014-04-21 09:26:00 AM

dr_blasto: The whole affair is sad and cheesy. Kind of like a lot of the modern religion stuff like superchurches and big screens with "worship bands" and other ridiculous trappings.

This, though really did make me laugh: "So on this Easter Sunday, in an amusement park stadium celebrating a Christian holiday with the parents of a celebrity athlete, the holy trinity of American culture came together: religion, sports and entertainment.

"Jesus, Tebow and Shamu."

I'm just not sure if I'm laughing because, as an American, this is embarrassingly true or if it is just a funny turn of phrase.


It is sad. It's also am affront to the teachings of Christianity.

Matthew 6:5

"Be not like the hypocrites who pray on the streetcorners and in the synagogues so that everyone can see them. I tell you truly, they have already received their reward in full."
 
2014-04-21 09:30:23 AM
That entire event sounds like my worst nightmare, but I think that I might go if given the opportunity just to say that I went.  Of course, I also feel that way about Gathering of the Juggalos.
 
2014-04-21 09:38:55 AM

susler: More power to Sea World for having this.  You gotta give the people what they want.

I'm just wondering if the people who have an issue with Gay Days at Disney have the same issue with Easter Service at Sea World;  I'm guessing they don't.

Next up, the end of Ramadan Special Festival at Universal.


"Tacky and commercial" is one of the chief reasons I don't do Gay Days.  If I were Christian I think I'd forego Seaworld's "service" also.
 
2014-04-21 09:40:14 AM
I had to stop watching the video 30 seconds into it from feeling embarrassed for humanity.
 
2014-04-21 09:42:24 AM

mongbiohazard: dr_blasto: The whole affair is sad and cheesy. Kind of like a lot of the modern religion stuff like superchurches and big screens with "worship bands" and other ridiculous trappings.

This, though really did make me laugh: "So on this Easter Sunday, in an amusement park stadium celebrating a Christian holiday with the parents of a celebrity athlete, the holy trinity of American culture came together: religion, sports and entertainment.

"Jesus, Tebow and Shamu."

I'm just not sure if I'm laughing because, as an American, this is embarrassingly true or if it is just a funny turn of phrase.

It is sad. It's also am affront to the teachings of Christianity.

Matthew 6:5

"Be not like the hypocrites who pray on the streetcorners and in the synagogues so that everyone can see them. I tell you truly, they have already received their reward in full."


You're kind of misinterpreting that, jebus had no problem preaching to large crowds.  Loaves n fishes, etc.
 
2014-04-21 09:46:09 AM
AND everyone cried, even Teabow
 
2014-04-21 09:51:00 AM
Hmm.  No mention of how many kids drowned during the Easter egg hunt.
 
2014-04-21 09:54:19 AM
Subby said Jesus twice.
 
2014-04-21 09:56:20 AM
My religion is better than yours...

media.portable.tv
 
2014-04-21 09:58:15 AM

CruJones: mongbiohazard: dr_blasto: The whole affair is sad and cheesy. Kind of like a lot of the modern religion stuff like superchurches and big screens with "worship bands" and other ridiculous trappings.

This, though really did make me laugh: "So on this Easter Sunday, in an amusement park stadium celebrating a Christian holiday with the parents of a celebrity athlete, the holy trinity of American culture came together: religion, sports and entertainment.

"Jesus, Tebow and Shamu."

I'm just not sure if I'm laughing because, as an American, this is embarrassingly true or if it is just a funny turn of phrase.

It is sad. It's also am affront to the teachings of Christianity.

Matthew 6:5

"Be not like the hypocrites who pray on the streetcorners and in the synagogues so that everyone can see them. I tell you truly, they have already received their reward in full."

You're kind of misinterpreting that, jebus had no problem preaching to large crowds.  Loaves n fishes, etc.


1. He was Jesus.

2. The point was that the purpose of prayer is communion with god, not showing off your religious devotional skills to others. I think a seaworld christian day counts as the latter.
 
2014-04-21 10:03:38 AM
So Blackfish cuts into SeaWorlds attendance by left leaning hippy types who have Netflix, and of course you fix that by courting the christian coalition with Tebow. I see what you're doing there SeaWorld. Next up, the new "Trapped inside a biblical whale" exhibit.
 
2014-04-21 10:07:44 AM

SubBass49: [i.imgur.com image 850x1079]

Q&D


So THAT'S how he walked on water.
 
2014-04-21 10:10:55 AM

FnkyTwn: So Blackfish cuts into SeaWorlds attendance by left leaning hippy types who have Netflix,


Seaworld's profits have the been the highest they've ever been.
 
2014-04-21 10:11:35 AM
Nice shot at 'Noles fans, Dad
Stay classy
No. 1
This
 
2014-04-21 10:11:45 AM

SubBass49: [i.imgur.com image 850x1079]

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Can someone PLEASE put Tebow sitting on the bench behind Jesus and Shamu there? My PS skills are absolute trash.
 
2014-04-21 10:38:17 AM
FTFA:   it was a little disappointing that Tim Tebow never materialized.

I can't help but laugh that a group that has been waiting 2,000 years for some guy to show up was left waiting for their new messiah to show up, and he didn't.
 
2014-04-21 10:45:31 AM

Diogenes: dr_blasto: The whole affair is sad and cheesy. Kind of like a lot of the modern religion stuff like superchurches and big screens with "worship bands" and other ridiculous trappings.

This, though really did make me laugh: "So on this Easter Sunday, in an amusement park stadium celebrating a Christian holiday with the parents of a celebrity athlete, the holy trinity of American culture came together: religion, sports and entertainment.

"Jesus, Tebow and Shamu."

I'm just not sure if I'm laughing because, as an American, this is embarrassingly true or if it is just a funny turn of phrase.

And, I can almost give them a pass (probably better than Tebow) for families who are here on vacation during Easter and spent an ass-ton of money to go to the parks.  The parks are smart to put on a little show or service or whatever.

But this family is from Altamonte Springs.  That's just north of downtown Orlando.  They skipped real church to go indulge in this cheesy affair.


"Real church", huh?
 
2014-04-21 10:46:55 AM
Easter services at SeaWorld feature scripture about Jesus Christ, Shamu, and Tim Tebow

Do you know what scripture is, subby?
 
2014-04-21 10:53:01 AM

susler: More power to Sea World for having this.  You gotta give the people what they want.

I'm just wondering if the people who have an issue with Gay Days at Disney have the same issue with Easter Service at Sea World;  I'm guessing they don't.

Next up, the end of Ramadan Special Festival at Universal.


You're comparing a non-Disney superstition-free event celebrated by an institutionally oppressed group and a phony church service for a zombie who rose from the dead to fix your "sins" (which by the way, has never worked.. There's not a sin-free asshole on this entire planet.)

And you're surprised there are people who support one and not the other?
 
2014-04-21 10:57:23 AM

Diogenes: FnkyTwn: So Blackfish cuts into SeaWorlds attendance by left leaning hippy types who have Netflix,

Seaworld's profits have the been the highest they've ever been.


Well.. yes and no. SeaWorld also owns Busch Gardens, and they have put out a statement saying that they've had their "highest attendance on record for the quarter", but they don't list numbers or financial details about specific parks, so it's hard to know if they're being truthful. And it's doubtful that most people associate SeaWorld with Busch Gardens. It's also their 50th anniversary, so they're heavily advertising, and If I owned a company who's attendance was slipping due to documentary, I'd probably put the best shine on it as possible as well.

SeaWorld had it's IPO last April and it jumped up 40%, and then Blackfish came out in July, and their stock slumped back down to IPO prices... but you know.. "attendance is up!!!".
 
2014-04-21 10:58:02 AM

Cerebral Ballsy: susler: More power to Sea World for having this.  You gotta give the people what they want.

I'm just wondering if the people who have an issue with Gay Days at Disney have the same issue with Easter Service at Sea World;  I'm guessing they don't.

Next up, the end of Ramadan Special Festival at Universal.

You're comparing a non-Disney superstition-free event celebrated by an institutionally oppressed group and a phony church service for a zombie who rose from the dead to fix your "sins" (which by the way, has never worked.. There's not a sin-free asshole on this entire planet.)

And you're surprised there are people who support one and not the other?


I don't understand why anyone cares.  People get offended for the dumbest reasons these days.

/not religious but I don't give a fark if a bunch of people have a worship service somewhere
 
2014-04-21 10:58:04 AM

trappedspirit: Easter services at SeaWorld feature scripture about Jesus Christ, Shamu, and Tim Tebow

Do you know what scripture is, subby?


Do you know what clauses and coordinating conjunctions are?
 
2014-04-21 11:13:05 AM
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Do sharks like Hasenpfeffer?
 
2014-04-21 11:14:48 AM

FnkyTwn: Diogenes: FnkyTwn: So Blackfish cuts into SeaWorlds attendance by left leaning hippy types who have Netflix,

Seaworld's profits have the been the highest they've ever been.

Well.. yes and no. SeaWorld also owns Busch Gardens, and they have put out a statement saying that they've had their "highest attendance on record for the quarter", but they don't list numbers or financial details about specific parks, so it's hard to know if they're being truthful. And it's doubtful that most people associate SeaWorld with Busch Gardens. It's also their 50th anniversary, so they're heavily advertising, and If I owned a company who's attendance was slipping due to documentary, I'd probably put the best shine on it as possible as well.

SeaWorld had it's IPO last April and it jumped up 40%, and then Blackfish came out in July, and their stock slumped back down to IPO prices... but you know.. "attendance is up!!!".


Fair enough.  I wasn't differentiating the numbers.
 
2014-04-21 11:27:00 AM
Cerebral Ballsy:

You're comparing a non-Disney superstition-free event celebrated by an institutionally oppressed group and a phony church service for a zombie who rose from the dead to fix your "sins" (which by the way, has never worked.. There's not a sin-free asshole on this entire planet.)

And you're surprised there are people who support one and not the other?


I'm pretty sure I didn't say I was surprised.

I'm completely with CruJones; it's like we're sharing a brain.  (no offense CruJones)
 
2014-04-21 11:28:46 AM

Diogenes: FnkyTwn: Diogenes: FnkyTwn: So Blackfish cuts into SeaWorlds attendance by left leaning hippy types who have Netflix,

Seaworld's profits have the been the highest they've ever been.

Well.. yes and no. SeaWorld also owns Busch Gardens, and they have put out a statement saying that they've had their "highest attendance on record for the quarter", but they don't list numbers or financial details about specific parks, so it's hard to know if they're being truthful. And it's doubtful that most people associate SeaWorld with Busch Gardens. It's also their 50th anniversary, so they're heavily advertising, and If I owned a company who's attendance was slipping due to documentary, I'd probably put the best shine on it as possible as well.

SeaWorld had it's IPO last April and it jumped up 40%, and then Blackfish came out in July, and their stock slumped back down to IPO prices... but you know.. "attendance is up!!!".

Fair enough.  I wasn't differentiating the numbers.


I found a current (April 2014) LATimes article regarding it:
"Amid ongoing controversy over its killer whale shows, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. reported a 13% drop in attendance for the first three months of the year [2014]. The attendance numbers were included in a notice to the Securities and Exchange Commission that SeaWorld was buying 1.75 million of its own shares from Blackstone Group."

It still doesn't go into detail about individual park attendance though. So who knows.
 
2014-04-21 12:03:05 PM
"We should be nice to each other, especially today," said Ken Niebrugge

Any other day of the week, it's a crap shoot. Be forewarned.
 
2014-04-21 12:07:46 PM

Diogenes: trappedspirit: Easter services at SeaWorld feature scripture about Jesus Christ, Shamu, and Tim Tebow

Do you know what scripture is, subby?

Do you know what clauses and coordinating conjunctions are?


Do you have a moment to talk about the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?
 
2014-04-21 12:08:20 PM
The Holy Trinity of American culture?  Hardly Tebow, Shamu and Jesus.  I'm thinking more like Walmart, McDonalds and cell phones but, feel free to come up with your own.
 
2014-04-21 12:12:42 PM

susler: Cerebral Ballsy:

You're comparing a non-Disney superstition-free event celebrated by an institutionally oppressed group and a phony church service for a zombie who rose from the dead to fix your "sins" (which by the way, has never worked.. There's not a sin-free asshole on this entire planet.)

And you're surprised there are people who support one and not the other?

I'm pretty sure I didn't say I was surprised.

I'm completely with CruJones; it's like we're sharing a brain.  (no offense CruJones)


I just hope it's working better for you than it is for me today
 
2014-04-21 12:42:28 PM
Note to fellow farkers : Easter Egg Beer Pong is not all that its cracked up to be.
 
2014-04-21 01:00:46 PM

Diogenes: They skipped real church to go indulge in this cheesy affair.


real church is indoors, you miss the sunrise part.

IMO the symbolism of sunrise services is what makes easter services special. not that i go to any.
 
2014-04-21 01:08:09 PM

Curious: Diogenes: They skipped real church to go indulge in this cheesy affair.

real church is indoors, you miss the sunrise part.

IMO the symbolism of sunrise services is what makes easter services special. not that i go to any.


Well - and I'm saying this as someone who lives across the street from Seaworld and has an annual pass - I would think you could find something outdoors that's not quite as tacky.
 
2014-04-21 01:27:00 PM

Smackledorfer: CruJones: mongbiohazard: dr_blasto: The whole affair is sad and cheesy. Kind of like a lot of the modern religion stuff like superchurches and big screens with "worship bands" and other ridiculous trappings.

This, though really did make me laugh: "So on this Easter Sunday, in an amusement park stadium celebrating a Christian holiday with the parents of a celebrity athlete, the holy trinity of American culture came together: religion, sports and entertainment.

"Jesus, Tebow and Shamu."

I'm just not sure if I'm laughing because, as an American, this is embarrassingly true or if it is just a funny turn of phrase.

It is sad. It's also am affront to the teachings of Christianity.

Matthew 6:5

"Be not like the hypocrites who pray on the streetcorners and in the synagogues so that everyone can see them. I tell you truly, they have already received their reward in full."

You're kind of misinterpreting that, jebus had no problem preaching to large crowds.  Loaves n fishes, etc.

1. He was Jesus.

2. The point was that the purpose of prayer is communion with god, not showing off your religious devotional skills to others. I think a seaworld christian day counts as the latter.


This and also that. Thank you for covering it for me.

I was wondering if maybe I had missed a memo where Tim Tebow was declared to be the second coming of Jesus. I have that scripture interpreted just fine. According to the teachings of biblical Jesus - not football Jesus - all of those people aren't getting in to heaven. He was pretty clear about that. All these people making these big shows of praying in public? Not getting in to heaven. You have a problem with that? Tell it to Jesus, not me.
 
2014-04-21 01:29:24 PM

CruJones: And vice versa. Anyone offended by this has too much time on their hands.


Well, we can still snark about the complete silliness of combining Jesus, Tebow and Shamu into any kind of celebration.
 
2014-04-21 01:29:42 PM

Diogenes: Curious: Diogenes: They skipped real church to go indulge in this cheesy affair.

real church is indoors, you miss the sunrise part.

IMO the symbolism of sunrise services is what makes easter services special. not that i go to any.

Well - and I'm saying this as someone who lives across the street from Seaworld and has an annual pass - I would think you could find something outdoors that's not quite as tacky.


yeah i'd agree with you on that.
 
2014-04-21 02:43:03 PM
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