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Comment count is 19
Xenocide - 2013-01-10
I'm glad they each told us what gender their imagined child molestation victim was.
Doomstein - 2013-01-10
Their listeners can't get off otherwise.

Bort - 2013-01-10
Back in the 80s and 90s, the Roving Rape Gang was a staple of superhero comics. Any time you'd want to demonstrate how badass a new hero was, you'd have an attractive woman cornered by a gang of thugs in a back alley, and while they were making their G-rated threats ("hey baby, you wanna party? we wanna party too"), the hero would descend upon them and beat the ever-loving shit out of them. They even had this in the "V for Vendetta" movie, if you aren't reading enough comics. But the utility of these scenes is that it would let us get a good measure of the hero's methods and style (does he banter? what are his powers? does he use lethal force? is he about weapons, martial arts, or high-tech gadgets? etc).

But the one variation we never saw in comics was the hero who waited for the rape to complete before beating up the Roving Rape Gang. So kudos to YHWH The God Man for retroactively putting a new spin on an oft-used superhero device.
deadpan - 2013-01-10
I think the "saving a woman whose virtue is in peril" plot device predates 80s comics, Bort.

Bort - 2013-01-10
Its use as a device really picked up in the 80s and 90s, though, as new heroes were all trying to out-gritty each other. And what's grittier than roving rape gangs? Who is more deserving of gritty justice than roving rape gangs?

Or rather, THE Roving Rape Gang. I suspect it was a single gang that kept making the worst choices on where to set up shop. Like they go to Seattle, and wouldn't you know it, they pick the week that Mike Grell's Green Arrow has put away the trick arrows in favor of broadheads.

Xenocide - 2013-01-10
That's because in the 80's and 90's, comics stopped being as heavily censored and thus were finally allowed to talk about rape. And they approached it with all the sensitivity of a horny 8th grader.

Roving Rape Gangs have existed all over popular fiction since forever. Comics were just catching up to the party. And really, even before then every comic had a scene where the hero saves a helpless woman in a dark alley. All that really changed is the dialog, from "GIMMIE YOUR PURSE!" TO "GIMMIE YOUR HYMEN!"

Gmork - 2013-01-10
Art imitates life.

poorwill - 2013-01-10
I liked your comic rape gang post, Bort, and can find no fault in it.

MacGyver Style Bomb - 2013-01-10
There's also the fact that if Darkespikechained murders an attempted rapist, it doesn't come off as excessively brutal if he were to do the same to a mugger.

EvilHomer - 2013-01-11
What I want to know is when we're going to hire these Roving Rape Gangs to work in our prisons.

Old_Zircon - 2013-01-11
At least we haven't let them unionise like the Heathen Chinee


dairyqueenlatifah - 2013-01-10
So why did they cut him off before he could explain? I really wanted to hear his reasoning.
The God of Biscuits - 2013-01-10
"Reasoning". Right.

PegLegPete - 2013-01-10
They'd been talking with the caller for over a half-hour and I think they were fed up with him after he said what he did. Watch the entire show, it puts things into perspective.

StanleyPain - 2013-01-10
This call took up nearly the entire show. And they were super, SUPER patient with the guy, despite the fact it was pretty obvious from the first few minutes the guy was just going to try and defend the Divine Command Theory without really calling it that. They should have just beaten him to the ultimate conclusion of his argument and hung up, which is what they usually do when it becomes apparent someone is re-wording/rehashing yet another William Lane Craig argument as something new.

This clip has gotten really big and is probably going to draw a HUGE audience to Atheist Experience because it was reported on Raw Story (though their article failed to explain the entire call or the context of the call, just that OMG MEAN ATHEIST SAID SHIT AND THEN HUNG UP ON SOMEONE!)

A much better clip from this show, though, is where Tracie attempts to get the caller to explain how, if his moral reasoning basically doesn't exist and he needs God to make his moral decisions for him, how does he know God is the correct moral authority?

Koda Maja - 2013-01-10
When someone starts a sentence by saying that a child rape victim is just as evil as their rapist, I don't think you're missing out on much by cutting them off.
Koda Maja - 2013-01-10
this was a reply to dairyqueenlatifah

EvilHomer - 2013-01-11
Well maybe if the child rape victims didn't dress and act the way they do - like sweet, innocent little girls, with their frilly little socks and their delicious pigtails that you just want to bury your face in mrrrrph - then the pedophiles wouldn't want to rape them. You lead a guy on, whaddaya expect is going to happen?

themilkshark - 2013-01-11
One of the flaws of Christianity is the disassociation of the evil deed and the person who commits it through the "sin" concept. We're all born with original sin, because we're not Jesus. Therefore, sin resides in every person, even victims.

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