brni (brni) wrote,
brni
brni

the weirdest fuckin' thing

was watching the news. ABC to be specific.

they had this whole big thing about spanking kids, about how even tho psychologists recommend against corporal punishment, some conservative groups are advocating spanking kids, based on the bible. "He that spareth the rod, hateth his son." Of course, some people feel that this means that you should beat your children, and one guy has even started making paddles that he is advertising on the internet and giving them away to christian families that want a more godly way to punish their children.

then they said: "if you want to read more about this, go to the web site of our affiliate, www.beliefnet.com"

huh?

later in the broadcast, they had a segment on how the power of prayer gave a braindamaged firefighter the ability to speak again after 10 years. the physicians said such a recovery was highly unlikely. probably a miracle, they concluded.

later on NBC, they gave a teaser for the news. something about faith healing.

when the news, the guardians of freedom themselves, are feeding us religion and the press releases from the white house verbatim, what hope is there?
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