Thursday, September 07, 2017

In which the bromancer saves the pond from their ABC ...



As expected, all sorts of fruit loops and loons have been out and about in the marriage debate, thanks be unto Malware ...

The pond happened to be on the road when it caught a genuinely weird contribution from one Caroline Norma, of RMIT - sssh, no questions about the damage that noble institution has done to architecture - speaking with Andrew West on their ABC's Religion Report, available online here ...

It was essence of distilled sultana-ish nuttiness of a kind handy when wanting to make an Xmas cake, and naturally the pond rushed off to check on Norma at the Melbourne city campus (sssh, such a lovely sense of decorative street front wall flourishes), only to discover that Norma was an old favourite of the ABC's religion department, and had, back in 2015, contributed Transgenderism: The Latest Anti-Feminist Wedge of the Left. 

It seems that TG is a vast conspiracy by the left to attack and exclude feminists, but the pond suspects it's actually an attempt by their ABC to make the pond's abiding love of the reptiles in its herpetarium seem passing normal and not really barking mad at all ...

It turned out that Norma had been churning out all sorts of nonsense for their ABC in relation to SSM, here in September, here in August ...

Frankly as soon as the pond cops anyone urging "right-minded citizens" to do what the writer requests, as a way of saving the world from the libertarian left, it reaches for its Glock ... 

They were always talking about being "right-minded" in Tamworth, and the pond decided long ago it might be better to have no mind at all than one blinkered, hide-bound and inclined to fatuous stupidities ...

Throw in Norma on sundry other matters, including prostitution, and a column by Melinda Tankard Reist, and the pond knew it had to get out of there ...

And that's a good enough segue for the pond to throw back to that right-minded Xian, the bromancer ...with the ABC's Religious department having triumphed, by making the bromancer seem relatively sane ...

Could it really be true? Or could the bromancer shimmy up Aquinas like a theological rat up a drainpipe?


Right from the get go, the bromancer was in top-notch form ...

"Assuming we get to vote on same-sex marriage ..."

Actually, what's being offered isn't the chance to vote, it's a chance to express an opinion in a voluntary postal survey ... in the hope that MPs, if and when they vote, might pay attention to that opinion, or might not ...

If the bromancer is assuming we'll be voting, has he considered an alternative career writing for the ABC's Religion department, where the genuinely weird gather to exchange views?

As for the rest, the pond just loves the way that the bromancer had to do a quickstep about equating same-sex marriage with prostitution, thanks to too much Aquinas in the kool aid ...

Silly bromancer, if he'd been listening to their ABC, he would have understood how SSM and male prostitution are inextricably linked ...but enough of that Xmas cake with extra rum, it's on with the next bromancer gobbet and even more Aquinas, with a sprinkling of Augustine, because there's nothing like medievalism for a reptile state of mind ...


There we go again - "oddly enough, I think even that argues for voting Yes ..."

No doubt that's handy note for MPs, who can in fact vote 'Yes', should the matter ever reach the floor of the house, but the pond is only being asked for an opinion, in an expensive and voluntary way ...

And what to make of the notion that the only nastiness has come from the wilder shores of the 'Yes' case?

Well the whole point of reptiles sitting on their hot rocks in their Surry Hills bunker is that they don't get out much, but the only way to make them notice would be for the pond to run a whole swag of vicious hatred for gays, SSM and TG folk, and dammit, that's what their ABC's for ...

Why not a cartoon instead?


And so to the final bromancer gobbet ... and what a poignant plea it is for the right to keep on being bigoted and consign all and sundry to hell ...

Remarkably where Xians and Islamics are usually at some sort of arm-wrestling distance, on this there's a real harmony ...


Jawohl, das ist verboten! Fundies unite. Mein F├╝hrer I can valk ...

Sheesh, cue silly walk and not mentioning the war, and it's getting as silly as listening to the ABC's Religion report ...

But all that said, is it remotely possible for the pond to be made to like and discover some regard for members of the crypto-totalitarian lawyer activist class?

Well the bromancer, a paid up member of the crypto-totalitarian Catholic Murdochian class gives it his very best shot ...


And of course at that point, the pond must remember that saying TG folk are wicked, filthy vile perverts who will spend an eternity in hellfire isn't hate speech, it's a refined form of theological debating worthy of an Augustine or an Aquinas ...

Yes, we must battle on for the right to talk about poofters and complimentary women - so many other joyous forms of hate speech have bitten the dust - and once again the pond would like to pay tribute to the man who made all this possible, by doing a DACA Donald or a Pilate, and calling for his very own bowl of water ... with newer Wilcox to be found here ...


And for those tired of reptile spotting, remember Rowe's field guide for birds, with more Rowe here ...





6 comments:

  1. The Bromancer sayeth:
    "Christians should compromise in same sex marriage but fiercely defend religious freedoms to the very death."
    and
    "The real challenge to religious freedom is, however, very grave ..."

    Just can't get past that Christian obsession with imposing death on people can he. And if you're interested, here's an expostion on Christian biblical obsession with killing:
    https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Death-Penalty

    Enjoy.

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    1. Perhaps it's one o' them tricky metaphors the prophets love to sprinkle about, the ones you can either take literally, figuratively or just cough uncomfortably and say "look over there!" When all else fails, the universal fall-back position is as reliable as gravity: it's ok when we do it.

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    2. Yep, "dead" right, Anony. There isn't a religious belief system anywhere that isn't totally based on "it's ok when we do it" (including the reptile's belief system, of course).

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  2. Hmm, tend to agree about "right-minded" peeps, DP, but it seems to me to be more a question of availability and guarantee of supply. The law resorts to 'reasonable' every so often. I'm all for quaint notions of reason and rationality but where to go for a secure supply of the stuff? The first storm comes along and the lights go off. Nah, give me right-minded any day: there's a mighty reservoir of that, not to mention decency. Right-minded Aussies have it coming out their arseholes.

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  3. Talking about "it's ok when we do it" syndrome, DP, I thought maybe you'd be as 'entertained' by this as I was:

    https://granta.com/hallelujah-brief-history-bombing-people/

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    1. :)³ The pond's a fan of Granta in general and this is a good link in particular ...

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