Tuesday, June 20, 2006

"Proselytizing" is Wrong?

"Proselytizing" sure is forbidden in Islamic countries but it seems to be banned in parts of the good old USA as well. A second-grader was banned from singing the song "Awesome God" in an after-school talent show in Frenchtown, N.J. because the song "proselytized" -- i.e. it said that a particular religion is right and tried to persuade others of that.

But what religious freedom is there if you are not allowed to argue that your religion is right? That's what Judaic religions do! Even Episcopalians say that they are right, even though it is more likely to be global warming than redemption by the blood of Christ that they are preaching.

Details here. The matter will go to court soon.

Piglet Keeps Pooh Off Air

We read:

"Turkey's public television TRT, controlled by the Islamist-rooted government, has barred the popular Walt Disney cartoon Winnie the Pooh from air because it has a piglet as one of its main heroes, the Turkish press reported today."


Oink, Oink!

Is "Goomba" a Naughty Word?

Search me. And nobody else seems to be sure either. But they seem to want to ban it in NY because it SOUNDS bad or MIGHT be bad:

"Whether the Planning Board has control over the content of signs was a hot topic at last week's meeting after plans were presented to name a pizzeria Goomba's

While member Paul Puccio seemed to think the term simply means "my friend," member Joseph Visalli wasn't so sure, thinking the word could be a ethnic slur."


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