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Nutters on t'internet

I think I've started to be too conservative in my internetting these days - I don't come across the absolute nutters as often as I used to. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. Yesterday and today, however, I've come across a couple of... "interesting" sites.

The first one I found because someone quoted bits of it in an argument about Germaine Greer on a forum, and someone else found out where they were quoting from. At first I thought the site was a joke, but I'm beginning to think it's real and that some people do think this way. You'll love the site name, too - nothing like setting out your manifesto in the title:

http://www.menarebetterthanwomen.com

Lovely, huh? The forums are particularly illuminating.

Then today, I've been given the intriguing task of subtitling Porno, Preachers and Peddlers, a show about small cable TV channels. Predictably, I guess, the Preachers have outraged me far more than the Pornos so far. I've discovered the existence of Revelation TV, Britain's answer to the hideous American cable access evangelical shows.

Their own website there isn't too bad - doesn't have much content, but is a bit pink and has annoying muzak, I should warn you. And you can see clips of patronising TV preachers and nutters phoning in. But while looking for the name of one of the presenters, I found 4 Hurting Christians. It's a fundamentalist Christian site, I've no idea what the title's about. Apart from functional illiteracy, anyway.

The handy full index takes you to a whole bunch of offensive or ignorant essays, and of course "testimonies". The best bit I've found so far is that homosexuality "is a demonic influence, I'm fairly sure of that." But don't worry - "Can I just stress this is not a bashing homophobic whatever, love the person hate the sin, I've chatted before now to homosexual males on the internet, how can they overcome if we ignore and run from them."

Edit: Oooh! Why are Harry Potter films bad and evil?. Hee.

And! Breaking news! Evidence of why Charles Darwin is wrong about evolution! Of course, it's a different sort of "evidence" than scientists use, but not to worry.

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momentsmusicaux
Sep. 20th, 2006 07:55 am (UTC)
'If things had to evolve then what would we have done, bumped into things while waiting for our eyes to appear so we could see.'

I'm laughing.
But in a moment, the level of sheer ignorance will depress me...
dibsy
Sep. 20th, 2006 09:10 am (UTC)
Well if that's the best that UK fundamentalism can come up with I'll be sleeping easily at night. Clearly raving loonies. It's comforting to know that British eccentricity is alive and well, and apparently worried about the 'oocult'.
sloopjonb
Sep. 20th, 2006 10:41 am (UTC)
'Oocult' - is that the one that worships orang-utans?
sovietkiki
Sep. 20th, 2006 10:03 am (UTC)
Your icon is LMAO.

In other news, that "Men Better Than Women" website just makes me feel so glad that I have breasts.
ruudboy
Sep. 20th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
It makes me wish I did. I don't get it, is it supposed to be funny? Witty? It can't be serious, surely? For a start, "Why women hate sex"? Well, because in your experience they're having it with you, presumably. And I learnt on there that ...the word for a female sheep is ewe, but what about the male word? There isn’t one..."

Surely if you were going to spend that much time on a website, you'd get someone to look it over, just one who could say "Hang on, this makes you llok like a total dick"?
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