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(Yahoo)   Jesus Chainsaw Massacre clears $250 million. Christ, that's a lot of money   (us.rd.yahoo.com) divider line 567
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2004-03-15 12:24:21 AM  
2004-03-15 12:20:41 AM DaveOh
I want to see Jesus get beat down, but I won't make Gibson any richer for it. I'll buy a ticket to Starsky and Hutch or something and then sneak into the Chainsaw Massacre.


Yeah, that's great.....encourage Ben Stiller to make more movies.
 
2004-03-15 12:26:16 AM  
Actually VAPOR if you research some history you will find that the film was not gory enough.

the romans most of the time when crucifying actually ripped the skin off your back to expose all the muscles, they literally "flayed "you

Actually christianity is peacful in nature NOT peaceful in origins.

para-pornography? is that supernatural maybe we should call the ghostbusters
 
2004-03-15 12:26:24 AM  
2004-03-15 12:23:27 AM Confabulat
Actually, most of the violence is off-screen. But it may make her cry. It's mean, and it has fun making the audience part of the meanness.


Well...House of 1000 Corpses made her cry a little....and Last House on the Left made her squirm....and for some reason, I get some enjoyment out of that....and I think she does too....and, for the record, any chick that considers Fight Club one of her favorite movies, is DEFINATELY marriage material.
 
2004-03-15 12:29:07 AM  
What's with all the agnostics here? You're just wishy-washy atheists. If you're smart enough to be an agnostic, you're smart enough to be an atheist. Come on, don't be a wimp. Be an atheist. Agnostic indeed...*eye rolling*
 
2004-03-15 12:29:14 AM  
i think my "fundies" are too tight, they probably shrunk in the dryer
 
2004-03-15 12:30:58 AM  
2004-03-15 12:22:59 AM A Rabid Gnu


i feel like watching monthy pythons holy grail right about now


A quick reason I hate Christians:

Back in the late 1970s, I was in elementary school, in a little redneck town in the Florida panhandle, and I loved my Monty Python. (We had titties on TV back then and no one said anything, as long as they were British titties, and on PBS).

So we all cried laughing to death on Monty Python's Holy Grail. When Life of Brian opened, I couldn't wait to sneak in.

But the Christians had wind of it. Our local theater (we only had two in town) was picketed around-the-clock by angry Christians. The theater owners pulled the movie within the week, thereby ensuring no one in a 50-mile-radius would be subjected to such blaspemy.

I think that's when I decided I wanted nothing to do with those farkheads.

They played the same trick again in 1987, with "Last Temptation of Christ", but I was old enough to skip town by then.
 
2004-03-15 12:31:22 AM  
2004-03-15 12:29:07 AM datdamonfoo
What's with all the agnostics here? You're just wishy-washy atheists. If you're smart enough to be an agnostic, you're smart enough to be an atheist. Come on, don't be a wimp. Be an atheist. Agnostic indeed...*eye rolling*


HEY! You can't steal the JW's tactics!
 
2004-03-15 12:31:28 AM  
everyone join hands and lets sing "come tell it on the mountain"
 
2004-03-15 12:34:23 AM  
Kumbiya my lord
Kumbiya....
 
2004-03-15 12:35:28 AM  
Born2Die

Well...House of 1000 Corpses made her cry a little....and Last House on the Left made her squirm....

Hell yeah she's marriage material. I didn't even TRY to get my girlfriend to watch House of 1000 Corpses, even while I explained to her that it was farking brilliant. If it doesn't have Nicole Kidman talking to ghosts, she's not up for it.

FishBoy. Man, I love that bit.
 
2004-03-15 12:35:54 AM  
Confabulat

Interesting arguments, but also some of the most common arguments.

1) There are a lot of bizarre provisions written in the Bible, especially in the Old Testament. There's quite a lot of scholarly debate about that too - from what I last read, forbidding people to eat things like shellfish, scavanging animals (like rats), and pork was to protect the people since they often carried diseases - shellfish to this day can still be dangerous if not eaten in season and cleaned properly. There are a few other rationalizations of it, but ultimately if you read later on in Acts 10:19-16, you'll see that God said it was okay to eat.

2) Your argument here is basically, "If God wants us to be perfect, why doens't he just make us that way?" We'd just be a bunch of robots enslaved to a master if we didn't have the free will to conciously make the choice to sin. The Bible says he knew about man's rebellion in the future; so all of these things, he knew about beforehand, but you can't quite call it love unless the persons in questions have a choice not to honor him and love him in return for the things he's provided.

I'm not quite trained in these sort of arguments, but that's the rationale behind it - if you're interested at all, I can get some material and mail it out to you. Just let me know.
 
2004-03-15 12:36:41 AM  
soon i discovered that this rock thing was true
jerry lee lewis was the devil
jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet
all of a sudden, i found myself in love with the world
so there was only one thing that i could do
was ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long

/hymn
 
2004-03-15 12:37:00 AM  
A thread when I can bash Christians and talk about horror movies at the same time??

Damn, wasted on a Sunday night.
 
2004-03-15 12:37:09 AM  
BUT YET, you will defend a minorities right(gay, lesbian, black, hispanic, illegal...whatever) to protest something similar in same form SOMETHING they do not like with the same fervor the christians protests BRIAN.
And you will defend this at the top of your lungs and with as much zeal as someone across from you protesting your protesting.

The question then is asked "why is that" or why the double standard.

I believe because this nation has come to the point where the only good fight is the fight to impose the MINORITIES demands upon the MAJORITY.

Christians are NOT the minority, they are the SUPER MAJORITY...they just do not realize it.

whaddya think
 
2004-03-15 12:38:03 AM  
But the Christians had wind of it. Our local theater (we only had two in town) was picketed around-the-clock by angry Christians. The theater owners pulled the movie within the week, thereby ensuring no one in a 50-mile-radius would be subjected to such blaspemy.

I'm glad I live in a town that is to lazy to get off their asses to protest
 
2004-03-15 12:39:06 AM  
err, I mean, Acts 10:9-16.

Sorry. But in anycase, God doesn't hate shrimp. Eat, and be merry =)
 
2004-03-15 12:39:12 AM  
its hards to protest with a 3 foot sign shoved up your ass, seriously.
 
2004-03-15 12:39:19 AM  
2004-03-15 12:35:28 AM Confabulat
Hell yeah she's marriage material. I didn't even TRY to get my girlfriend to watch House of 1000 Corpses, even while I explained to her that it was farking brilliant. If it doesn't have Nicole Kidman talking to ghosts, she's not up for it.


Rules for marrying a chick.....She's gotta think it's funny when you fart, but know it's COMPLETELY inappropriate for her to do....she's got to sit through Evil Dead, Boondock Saints, and other such movies....and she's got to unsolicitedly say those three magic words that warm a man's heart...."You're really big"....Only then have you found true love.
 
2004-03-15 12:40:52 AM  
2004-03-15 12:37:00 AM Confabulat
A thread when I can bash Christians and talk about horror movies at the same time??
Damn, wasted on a Sunday night.


It's funny that we're on opposite sides of the Christian thing, but we have a common denominator.....*Humming ebony and ivory*
 
2004-03-15 12:40:58 AM  
i think god just does not like LONG JOHNS SILVERS shrimp.....6oz of breading and 1oz of scrimp.

THATS where the confusion is, you see PETER actually opened the first long john silvers...thats where the whole "shrimp" thing came from
 
2004-03-15 12:40:59 AM  
But the Christians had wind of it. Our local theater (we only had two in town) was picketed around-the-clock by angry Christians. The theater owners pulled the movie within the week, thereby ensuring no one in a 50-mile-radius would be subjected to such blaspemy.

I think that's when I decided I wanted nothing to do with those farkheads.


I'm not a Christian, as I like philosophy and science much more than any religion that's ever existed. That said, I think it's pretty absurd to reject a religion that claims to be offering eternal bliss because it inconvenienced you at one point in time. It's a response out of proportion to the offense.

It sounds very typically American in the 'Americans all want instant gratification' sense.
 
2004-03-15 12:41:11 AM  
Spince
if you're interested at all, I can get some material and mail it out to you. Just let me know.

No thanks, I'm already on the Scientology mailing list, and it sounds really exciting!

A Rabid Gnu

whaddya think

I really wanted to respond, but I didn't understand a word of your bizarre missive.
 
2004-03-15 12:41:14 AM  
I personally prefer "My Big Fat Jesus"
 
2004-03-15 12:41:54 AM  
Jesus, my lord. Jesus, son of God. JEESSSUUUUS, he is my saviooor. We praaaay to yoooou.. lalala.. something something... JEEEESSSUUUUUSS, you are our saaaavioooor. We praaaaay to yooou. We will eeeeat your flesh. And driiiiink your bloooood. JEEEESUSSSS.

That is my rendition of "Jesus, we hardly knew thee"
 
2004-03-15 12:42:04 AM  
datdamonfoo

perhaps some people are smart enough to realize that ALL the religions out there aren't literally true but prefer to be agnostic over athiest because they don't want to miss out on the spirituality and the sensation of being in a world bigger than their immediate percecptions that are a major piece of the human experience.

Just because jumping out of an airplane is idiotic doesn't mean skydiving can't be fun. And while athiests may insist on staying grounded, at least the agnostics are bright enough to bring a parachute with them.
 
2004-03-15 12:42:31 AM  
I sure hope so, i made it convaluted enough that only an insane person could follow it.
 
2004-03-15 12:42:52 AM  
2004-03-15 12:41:54 AM The Quickstart
Jesus, my lord. Jesus, son of God. JEESSSUUUUS, he is my saviooor. We praaaay to yoooou.. lalala.. something something... JEEEESSSUUUUUSS, you are our saaaavioooor. We praaaaay to yooou. We will eeeeat your flesh. And driiiiink your bloooood. JEEEESUSSSS.
That is my rendition of "Jesus, we hardly knew thee"


jesus built my car
it's a love affair
mainly jesus and my hot rod

That is my rendition of "Jesus Built My Hot Rod"
 
2004-03-15 12:44:50 AM  
2004-03-15 12:42:04 AM
cskrat


datdamonfoo

perhaps some people are smart enough to realize that ALL the religions out there aren't literally true but prefer to be agnostic over athiest because they don't want to miss out on the spirituality and the sensation of being in a world bigger than their immediate percecptions that are a major piece of the human experience.

Just because jumping out of an airplane is idiotic doesn't mean skydiving can't be fun. And while athiests may insist on staying grounded, at least the agnostics are bright enough to bring a parachute with them.


Nonsense. Athiests simply take the position that there has never been any proof of the existance of a god. Nothing more, nothing less.
 
2004-03-15 12:45:21 AM  
Jesus Reloaded?
Jesus Revolutions?

/got nuthin
 
2004-03-15 12:45:39 AM  
That said, I think it's pretty absurd to reject a religion that claims to be offering eternal bliss because it inconvenienced you at one point in time. It's a response out of proportion to the offense

Not absurd at all. It didn't "inconvenience" me. It censored something I wanted to see, because it didn't agree with its version of the "truth."

If you don't see the evil in that, well, sorry, man, I can't help you. I saw it in 5th grade, however.
 
2004-03-15 12:45:45 AM  
IHATE

you are right on the money, that whole AMERICA thing they thought up really sucks capitalist ass
 
2004-03-15 12:46:09 AM  
i like the chainsaw massacre cliche. i think it's hysterical. jesus, what the hell is wrong with you goddamn people?
 
2004-03-15 12:46:34 AM  
rabid gnu

I believe because this nation has come to the point where the only good fight is the fight to impose the MINORITIES demands upon the MAJORITY.

Christians are NOT the minority, they are the SUPER MAJORITY...they just do not realize it.

whaddya think


What if, in anticipation of the point in time when the current minority becomes the future majority, I fight to impose the current majority's demands on the current minority, in order to prevent the current minority from ever becoming the future majority, at which point I would have fought against them anyway? I'd just be getting ahead of the game.

In general, I think it pays more to figure out what it is you can defend on principle, regardless of what others think. Generally, you'll be a better advocate of your cause and won't have to worry about changing fashions of thought.
 
2004-03-15 12:47:20 AM  
Confabulat, Dude, you're in Tampa? Did you see The Big Bang? (Not a horror film, but a relatively local indy)?
 
2004-03-15 12:47:31 AM  
And we're talking about Monty Python here!

Classic comedy!

Driven from the Florida Panhandle on its release, with no Internet yet invented to download it from!

It was a CRISIS!
 
2004-03-15 12:47:41 AM  
I am a devote athiest, but I do find great offense to "jesus Chainsaw Massacre"...I think we need something more offensive becuase all these people aren't fired up enough. Please put more effort into upsetting uptight christians.

/I refuse to capitalize a letter to a person who never exsisted
 
2004-03-15 12:48:16 AM  
Its like stock futures, but different....cool
 
2004-03-15 12:48:34 AM  
Confabulat
No thanks, I'm already on the Scientology mailing list, and it sounds really exciting!

That's fine. Just let me know if you ever want to know more about something before you make judgements and spout insults about it.

SockMonkeyHolocaust

I can get a copy subsidized by my church and mail it to you free of charge if you like. I hate mailing lists and garbage too, so you can be sure I won't be doing stuff like that. Email's in my profile, let me know if you're interested.

Suetekh

I'm glad I was able to point you to something that you found relevant =) I'll contemplate your point some more.

All right kids, tons of work to do, I'm off for the night. Please email me if you guys might have questions at all.
 
2004-03-15 12:49:36 AM  
2004-03-15 12:47:20 AM Born2Die


Confabulat, Dude, you're in Tampa? Did you see The Big Bang?


I have no idea what you're talking about. But I'm interested. I like the rare local flicks.

And on the soon to be mega-flop side, "The Punisher" looks hysterical.
 
2004-03-15 12:52:58 AM  
2004-03-15 12:49:36 AM Confabulat
I have no idea what you're talking about. But I'm interested. I like the rare local flicks.
And on the soon to be mega-flop side, "The Punisher" looks hysterical.


DON'T....I was going to tell you in the original posting that it sucked, but then realized you might have been one of the directors....it won the Florida Spirit Award, but it is absolutely dreadful, with abysmal dialogue. I couldn't even look the director in the face after he previewed it for some of us, and I was praying to God he didn't ask my opinion....because I think I would have clutched my stomach a la Kevin Arnold in The Wonder Years to get out of Square Dancing.

Anyways....I gotta get.....5 AM comes really early, and even moreso when you don't get to be until 1....night all. It's been real, and it's been fun....but it ain't been real fun.
 
2004-03-15 12:56:16 AM  
[i]You're a little late to the hating and flamebaiting, as I'm gonna head off and do some homework, but I'd recommend that you read more about Christanity as well as the Bible itself before you make sweeping judgments about Christianity based off of one or two 'christians' you know.

Again, if you want to intelligently debate something, it's important to try and understand the other side of the argument before hurling your insults and making arguments based off of what little you know, because you're simply showing your ignorance rather than convincing me why I'm an idiot.[/i]

What little I know? One or two xtians? Been living here for over 40 years and most of my life has been putting up with idjit xtians. Trust me, with a tested IQ over the genius level I view most people as total farking retards, but evangelistic xtians are by far the worst and dumbest. You can't grow up in this country without becoming, willingly or not, extremely familiar with the bible and xtianity.

Idiots - every single one.
 
2004-03-15 12:56:31 AM  
2004-03-15 12:48:34 AM Spince

That's fine. Just let me know if you ever want to know more about something before you make judgements and spout insults about it.


This is another thing that annoys me about Christians. You always act like the rest of us haven't heard of Jesus yet, or something.

For the record, I was raised Catholic. I can do the rosary, Hail Mary, full of grace, all the way. I had Communion and the foot-washing thing. I have read the Bible over and over. (Some parts more often that others; quite a bit of it is a snooze--not such a good book at all!) I have read "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis. I took a Bible class in undergrad, and my professor asked for a copy of my final paper, for his files.

YOU AREN'T GOING TO TELL ME SOMETHING NEW.

Geez. It's always "I have such GREAT NEWS!" with you people. We know. Ok. It's a bridge, he died for our sins, roger, check.

In my first Sunday School class, in 3rd grade, I remember just trying not to laugh, as the teacher told us ridiculous fairy tales about Jesus. I wasn't laughing after class, when I quickly discovered my classmates ACTUALLY BELIEVED THAT NONSENSE.

I asked it then, I ask it now: What the hell is wrong with your brains?
 
2004-03-15 12:57:31 AM  
Actually there are very few REAL atheists out there...

Most Atheists you meet openly declare they dont believe in god, and most people take that at face value, however, if one delves deeper into this phenomenonnemmemm and ASKS exactly why they usually here this:

"well if there was a god he wouldnt..blah blah blah"
"a loving god wouldnt blah blah blah"
"why is there famine and war, blah blah blah"
....and so on

applying a collquial syllogism.....

most atheists do not believe in the PERCIEVED god of the world but rather a god CREATED in the atheists mind from a list of injusteseseeseseeses and wrongs in the world, they have carefully created thier own god, a god they WOULD worship if he would only show his face, but doesnt. and they wear it like a badge of honor stating "my personal god" is better than your god, that in fact is a key element of secularism of the person god withing yourself, but a god none the less.

What most of these people refuse to see, however is the action of gods people in implementing his grand design..it may be through these people he works his mysteries, but for some, it is too slow and not enough.
 
2004-03-15 12:59:03 AM  
Not absurd at all. It didn't "inconvenience" me. It censored something I wanted to see, because it didn't agree with its version of the "truth." If you don't see the evil in that, well, sorry, man, I can't help you. I saw it in 5th grade, however.

Oh, they "censored" you.

I wouldn't call that evil, though. Even the Supreme Court has said that there is latitude in community standards for defining decent entertainment and I'd hardly think they'd consider that principle an evil one.
 
2004-03-15 12:59:27 AM  
Laugh at the shellfish stuff if you must, but you forget that 2500 years ago... they had no concept of health risks. Thus, that message is basically like "Eat shellfish and your intestines will pay for it."

Now, we have ultraviolet sanitizing and simple sanitary guidelines.
 
2004-03-15 01:01:55 AM  
LordZorch

html works by lowering your right middle and ring fingers, not raising your right pinky.

Just a helpful reminder from another person with an above genius IQ.
 
vid
2004-03-15 01:04:00 AM  
Okay, this thread is deep enough that nobody will ever read this, but I just gotta say that Roger Ebert is full of shiat when he calls this "the most violent movie" he's ever seen.

He farkin' co-wrote the script for Russ Meyer's "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," a movie that ends with a killing spree (that includes a nifty on-camera beheading during a sex act), and he also reviewed "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" just a few months ago.

Both of those movies are far, far more violent than the sight of one man being beaten to death. Either Ebert is suffering from amnesia, or else his lapsed-Catholic guilt is causing the movie's violence to have a much stronger impact on him than it otherwise would.
 
2004-03-15 01:05:03 AM  
you are prob right VID
 
2004-03-15 01:05:36 AM  
[image from img19.photobucket.com too old to be available]
go back to your lives, people.
-JD
 
2004-03-15 01:07:11 AM  
fark_tard

We're talking about a Monty Python movie here, not a snuff film.

Rabid Gnu

Tricky to understand you, but put it this way:

I've read the Bible, and the God in that book is a jealous, vengeful, and spiteful creature. I was rooting against It most of the time. Forbidding the fruit of the tree of knowledge to Its creation? Not a God I'm willing to follow.

If this God is the best this universe has to offer, than I gladly will not bow before Its idiotic and child-like behavior, even if It created me. I happily spit in Its face.

You can have it. I've read your Good Book, and there's nothing there to inspire me.
 
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