The God Delusion on Family Guy
Posted: 08 December 2008 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Brian (the anthropomorphized dog) is portrayed as the most intelligent character on the animated series. He shows his copy of Dawkins’ book to a girl he is interested in.

Granted, this is comedy. Nevertheless, anything that draws attention to books like “The God Delusion” is a good thing (imo.) Seth MacFarlane’s satire of family values is wonderfully heretical.

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Posted: 08 December 2008 08:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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LOL. Thats a good one! I like the smoke in his hand too. Very authentic. grin

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Posted: 08 December 2008 08:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Jefe - 08 December 2008 01:38 PM

Family guys is full of fun little gems.

I use that particular graph as well. However, I have added Dubya underneath the creationist category.

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Posted: 08 December 2008 09:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Hey, thats the silver hardcopy version just like I have! I wonder if mine is missing?

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Posted: 08 December 2008 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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http://www.yoism.org/?q=node/229

Creationism illustrated.

Note: I agree with some but not all of the goals of yoism.org. I just happened to find the Family Guy creationism clip at that site.

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Posted: 08 December 2008 10:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Beam - 08 December 2008 01:36 PM

Brian (the anthropomorphized dog) is portrayed as the most intelligent character on the animated series.

In the episode where Brian goes back to finish college at Brown, there is a scene where he walks by the sports stadium. Ever notice who their opponent is?

Yup, “Board of Education”.

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Posted: 08 December 2008 11:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Ha! And you know who teaches cell biology at Brown U right? None other than our very own Kenneth R Miller, who testified in the 2005 Dover Pennsylvania trial on behalf of evolutionary science. Very clever.

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Posted: 08 December 2008 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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All i know i learned from Family Guy (this is from a t-shirt)

A Quahog is a clam.
Dogs and babies can talk, listen to them.
Death is no good with the ladies.
When you’re beautiful doors magically open for you.
The dinosaurs died out because you touch yourself.
Don’t take coupons from giant chickens.
Greased up guys are impossible to catch.
Don’t accept popsicles from weird old men.
Evil monkeys aren’t as evil as they seem.
Pimples, however are very evil.
Everything works out if you do whatever you want.
Don’t trust people in checkered suits.
Don’t buy volcano insurance.
You can’t eat a stapler.
Don’t do ‘Toad.’
TV is freakin’ sweet.
Petitions actually work.

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Posted: 08 December 2008 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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From The Simpsons:
The float should have read, “Non-pedophile Priests.”

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