America has a real prison problem and I have the perfect solution. You might even say that it was divinely inspired… because I got the idea from the Bible. I think we should let everyone in the prisons go and I’ll take their place. I will serve a trillion year sentence so that everyone else can go free. I will sacrifice my freedom so that all who believe in me should be set free.
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Comment by DangerousTalk on July 22, 2009 at 9:11am
I think you missed the whole fucking point of the blog! It has absolutely nothing to do with America's prison system. It isn't "belittling" the very real problem of prisons, it is belittling the Christian concept of divine Justice which is ridiculous! Oh, and the people in prison because of drugs was covered in my blog under "etc."
Comment by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on July 22, 2009 at 10:08am
I don't want child molesters, rapist, & sociopaths runnin' free. Thank you.
Comment by DangerousTalk on July 22, 2009 at 10:33am
If I wrote a blog about the prison system than you would be justified in claiming that it wasn't thorough enough or that I was making light of the prison problem in some way. But again this blog had nothing to do with prison. It is like if I said, "The early bird gets the worm," and you criticized me for making light of the predatory nature in the animal kingdom and that some birds don't eat worms. While those may be valid points, they have nothing to do with the analogy nor does the analogy belittle those things. Don't be a jerk, accept the blog for what it is trying to say and not blame it for issues that it has nothing to do with. Then you continue to talk about religious conversions in prison which of course would be like talking about the hunters killing birds to the early bird analogy. It has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TOPIC!!!!! Again this blog is not about prison. You claim to know that, but then you speak as if you don't.
Comment by Dave G on July 22, 2009 at 11:30am
I think that you both have a valid point. The 'punish one person for all crimes' analogy DT makes is only partially valid, I feel it would have been better if he'd made an analogy about shouldn't the church donate a priest to be punished in the place of criminals. But I also think that while our prison system certainly has its problems (we imprison the highest percentage of our population of any nation), he wasn't belittling the problems, any more than my making a satirical remark about how maybe we ought to 'teach the controversy' by teaching both alchemy and chemistry belittles the very real problem of poor science education.
Comment by DangerousTalk on July 22, 2009 at 11:31am
You didn't object to the analogy, you objected to the subject that the analog drew upon. Like I the analogy of the early bird that I provided. If you don't think that the prison analogy fits the Jesus story, than please point out your objections. But that doesn't seem to be the issue. You issue is about the prison system which was just the source material for the analogy. I have explain that. But you just seem to like pontificating on topics that have nothing to do with the blog. You have that freedom, but you are being a dick by doing so. As for swearing, I am an adult, so I use adult language. If you don't like it, go back to kindergarten. That is a pet peeve of mine.
Comment by DangerousTalk on July 22, 2009 at 11:33am
Thanx Dave, but I think the Jesus story requires a sinless person to take the place of all the criminals and good luck trying to find a priest who hasn't diddled little boys, lol.
Comment by Dave G on July 22, 2009 at 11:55am
No, DT, it requires someone who *claims* to be sinless. A significant difference there. :)


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