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Baby Bible Bashers

This show was aired in the UK last night and is part of a series called Cutting Edge by Channel 4.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uBthAP6phk]

Since that’s incredibly depressing, here’s a bonus video of slug mating set to opera via Wired.


[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLuH9hAH1yA]

Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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19 Comments

  1. I actually used to know someone whose parents made him evangelize as a kid. To be fair, this video doesn't actually say this kid's parents make him, but that seems to be a reasonable implication. In any case, I hope this poor kid doesn't become royally screwed up like the guy I knew. When I was talking about using my chemistry degree in a career where I could help people, he suggested joining the military to work on chemical warfare. Seriously. He wasn't joking.

    Anyway, I wonder if those slugs are having superorgasms? ;)

  2. The video doesn't say that they're making him evangelize, but I think it's pretty obvious that they're at the very least encouraging him.

    Seriously. How many 7-year olds do you know who even know what an adulterer or a blasphemer is, let alone being able to spell it correctly?

  3. That is very disturbing. If the child is that serious about these beliefs at 7 imagine what he's going to be like at 20 (if he keeps going down that path) can you say "Fundamentalist in the making?"

    As kid i was forced to sit in church for 4 hours every sunday and it was in South America so it was all in spanish. I wished I could have reported my grandparents for child abuse back then.

  4. they're absolutely supporting it, if not forcing it on him. although he seemed pretty determined himself, so maybe they just brainwashed him super-early so he would be like this on his own.

    the snail porn is amazing. it's from the movie microcosms. my husband has the movie which we watched one night and were hysterical at the music they set with it. the whole movie is actually really interesting, although i'm afraid of most of the other bugs. :(

  5. I´m no fluent english speaker, but what I understood from the child in the video was a couple of phrases like "Obey the bible! Stay with the bible!" … Guess he´s heard his parents say that like a million times, so no wonder it stuck… and he did´nt even have to spell "blasphemer" (did I get that right?) – from what I could see, he merely used a stamp!

    I seriously doubt this child understands the slightest bit of the stuff he keeps repeating.

    But why do TV companies broadcast crap like that?

  6. If this kid does understand half of what he is saying thats pretty impressive. My guess is that he is just doing what his parents want him to. No doubt he believes in it, but no kid that young can accurately comprehend those concepts, hell I sill have trouble with the differences between Heathen, Blasphemer and Heretic.

  7. The whole show was sad. The young African American boy who's family looked at him like a meal ticket was also sad. This young blond boy however was made to suffer in New York City; the poor kid had never set foot outside of hicksville (or wherever) and to see him watch his father be abused by your typical New Yorker was too sad for words. The kid will be scarred for life no doubt. Child abuse is not enough to describe this horrible situation.

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