26 December 2019

Video of the day -- generation gap

It's often observed that younger people in the US are now increasingly growing up without religion (or at least fundamentalist religion) and seem likely to stay that way.  Here's an example I ran across this week.  "Amanda the Jedi" is a YouTuber who mostly does movie reviews.  She apparently just learned of the existence of the "One Million Moms" fundie rabble-rousing group, and I found her reactions here quite entertaining.  In just a few decades, the Christian taboo system which utterly dominated the Western world for over a millennium and a half has collapsed so completely in mainstream culture that it now seems alien and bizarre to the new generation.


Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

One million Morons? More like two guys and a fax machine. Yeah, they’ve been clutching their xtianist pearls in outrage forever.
But as you point out, most kids are all right. There’s still the For the Bible Tells Me So crowd of young fundies.
This kid was a riot, though.


26 December, 2019 16:41  
Blogger Mike said...

I forgot about the Captain Obvious commercial. That's been a recent one. I liked that. The point the Captain made was... Obvious.

27 December, 2019 03:28  
Blogger RO said...

I've never heard of most of these groups which may or may not be a good thing (lol), but I believe that as parents we should teach our own kids to be kind and accepting of other people. Then when they grow up, they have the proper tools to be accepting and kind to others who are living their lives. I like this video a lot! Hugs, RO

27 December, 2019 03:42  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

I thank the Goddess every day that I escaped the Christian taboo system, as you put it, for most of my adult life. It really is oppressive.

27 December, 2019 10:30  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

I hadn't seen that commercial...Condoms!. That's so funny. I actually laughed at that. People get irate and outraged over the stupidest of things these days.

28 December, 2019 07:37  
Anonymous Ole Phat Stu said...

The best taste in religions is Zen.
Everything tastes better with Buddha ;-)

28 December, 2019 09:01  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Sixpence: Yeah, I hear they've got 999,999 fewer moms than they claim -- and that's assuming the nut with the fax machine has reproduced.

Mike: It was a pretty funny commercial, and audacious too.

RO: Unfortunately that kind of people teach their kids to be as prejudiced and judgmental as they themselves are. Luckily more and more of them are growing out of it.

Debra: Oppressive -- and totally irrational and arbitrary. Just a random set of rules from a compendium of ancient mythology.

Mary: They're going to spend more and more time being outraged, since the things that upset them so much are pretty much recognized as normal now.

Ole: It still can't compare with the taste of freedom.....

28 December, 2019 13:21  

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