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baleen - 2013-08-13

This is more important than the Hagia Sophia.

Lef - 2013-08-13

Everything is perfect about this, including the youtube comments.

I hope Christians never learn that lesson from Islam about graven images, the comedic loss would be apocalyptic.

Bort - 2013-08-13

I have good news: Christians DID learn a lesson about graven images, from Islam no less. When Islam showed up and some Very Motivated Converts started conquering territories away from the Byzantine Empire, it caused a great deal of soul-searching among the Byzantines about what they were doing to piss off God. Many decided that the problem was graven images, and it turned into a decades-long battle between the iconoclasts (image-breakers) and iconoblasts (image-builders). Finally, the iconoblasts won out, with this theological justification: Christ was fully human, and one of the properties of a human is that he can be rendered artistically. Same goes for the Virgin Mary, saints, and so forth.

poorwill - 2013-08-13

I was hoping 'iconoblast' would be something else.

Lef - 2013-08-13

***** for Bort teaching me iconoblast

memedumpster - 2013-08-14

The more you Bort!

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-08-14

Islam didn't really give too much modern-day credence to graven (or other) images until it started going fundamentalist after being colonized. You can still buy pictures/paintings of the Prophet in marketplaces all over the Middle East.

I think it's yet one more thing the "morality squads" trot out when they want to bust some heads or make an example of someone.

Bort - 2014-07-24

I possibly have to retract something: I could swear they taught us the word "iconoblast" when we studied this in 8th grade, but Googling for the term now in reference to the Byzantine Empire, I'm not finding it. In fact I'm having trouble finding any term used at the time for the pro-icon team. "Iconoblast" would make sense, I just am seeing no evidence that the term was used thusly.

Osteoblasts and osteoclasts are real, though. That pairing is legit.

Vaidency - 2013-08-13

Why does a biblical MMORPG even give players the ability to wildly throw punches?

Killer Joe - 2013-08-13

I thought for SURE there would be a powerbomb at 1:30

Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2013-08-13

Exhibit #1394586573294843 of how xitians are incapable of making anything good when it comes to any form of media.

Bort - 2013-08-13

The Dream of the Rood:

http://www.english.ox.ac.uk/oecoursepack/rood/translations/ham er.html

In this Anglo-Saxon poem, the Rood (crucifix) narrates the tale of the crucifixion -- but Jesus is cast as a warrior battling sin, rather than an innocent victim to be sacrificed.

Then the young hero (who was God almighty)
Got ready, resolute and strong in heart.
He climbed onto the lofty gallows-tree,
Bold in the sight of many watching men,
When He intended to redeem mankind.
I trembled as the warrior embraced me.
But still I dared not bend down to the earth,
Fall to the ground. Upright I had to stand.
A rood I was raised up; and I held high
The noble King, the Lord of heaven above.

So the Anglo-Saxons were the first people (that we know of) to turn the crucifixion into a fight game.

Old_Zircon - 2013-08-13

Wow that takes me right back to 10th grade!

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-08-14

Wow, that takes me right back to the 10th century!

Jet Bin Fever - 2013-08-13

Judging from those eyes, Jesus isn't just strung up, he's strung out.

Uulanbaatorbaby - 2013-08-13

This is not a MMORPG, this is The You Testament, the masterpiece of game developer extraordinaire, MDickie. It is downloadable, and I recommend everyone to play it at least once.

It is a hilarious trainwreck of a game, were jesus hands out superpowers like cotton candy, is apparently a hindu, and can, thanks to the random character generator, sometimes be a woman. He is also frequently the center of the huge brawls that break out all the time, since the game engine is based on a wrestling game.

Bootymarch - 2013-08-13

I was just gonna say, haven't several you testament videos been posted here too?

Innocent Bystander - 2013-08-14


Bootymarch - 2013-08-14

one star

Louis Armstrong - 2013-08-13

Todd Flanders: Hooray I get to clothe the leper!!!

Rodd Flanders: "Lucky!"

Innocent Bystander - 2013-08-14

They crucified Jesus, but they couldn't do anything about his gigantic mentally challenged twin brother!

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