Quote# 84499

[In response to "Ben & Jerry's supporting Wall Street mob. Seems like the wannabe socialists on Wall Street are gaining support..."]

You have to understand it's hard to come up with catchy flavor names. "Decadent Capitalist" and "Workers of the World Unite" were just too hard for customers to articulate.

You can just about list their subsequent complaints after reading the first one: "We find the inequality between classes immoral". I guess somebody's been reading Das Capital by Karl Marx. Or Coconuts by Groucho Marx.

Actually there is some truth to their complaint, but in a different way. I find the entirety of the planet "immoral" and needing a Saviour. I only see two "classes": the saved and the lost. On this site we are just as disturbed by that "inequality" as B&J, but I have yet to read a post suggesting that we take our issue to the streets and act like a bunch of hooligans.

Raphael, Rapture Ready 65 Comments [10/26/2011 3:24:13 AM]
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Shouldn't you be off Ninja Turtling somewhere?

10/26/2011 3:50:53 AM


Funny, I see two classes, the rational and the batshit insane.

10/26/2011 4:08:41 AM

Raised by Horses

Oh, this is just pathetic. I know that fundies are incapable of grasping the basics of humor, but this is a new low. Just when you think they've hit rock bottom, they somehow manage to tunnel even further down.

10/26/2011 4:13:52 AM

@ Raised by Horses
Even to Hell?

10/26/2011 4:24:45 AM


Gee...and here I thought the Bible had a few things to say about charity and the uber-rich. But I guess that got left out of the new translation.

Oh well.

10/26/2011 4:25:47 AM


Ben&Jerry's has always been respected for its social implication, nobody should act upset that they keep doing what's right.

10/26/2011 4:34:12 AM

Raised by Horses


I'd say they're well past Hell at this point. Probably half-way to Double Hell by now.

10/26/2011 4:34:20 AM

Mister Spak

I see only 2 classes: muslims and infidels.

10/26/2011 4:38:23 AM


Primarily because you lot already are a bunch of hooligans, Raphael. Or did you honestly hope we'd conveniently forget how you lot behave in public?

10/26/2011 4:42:37 AM

Dr. Razark

KJV, Acts 4:32-35

32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

Right there, in the bible, it states that the early christians were practicing communists. They were Marxist 1800 years before Marx got around to it.

10/26/2011 4:48:31 AM


You mean, like kicking merchants out of buildings? Yeah, what christian would do that?

10/26/2011 4:55:59 AM


Yeah, because religious extremists never take to the streets, acting like hooligans while displaying their lunacy for everyone to see.

Why am I not surprised that this is from Rapture Ready?

10/26/2011 5:02:13 AM


You know, funny thing about the "saved", they sin with the best of them. They tend to be arrogant, presumptuous, judgmental, bigoted, selfish, and can even be cruel at times (especially to gays). They ride around on their high horse all the time forgetting that the one they claim to follow rode around on modest donkeys. They are the opposite of Jesus and the same as the hypocrites Jesus so hated.

I only see two "classes": the saved and the lost.

Us vs. Them. This is the kind of thinking that leads to atrocities.

10/26/2011 5:17:05 AM


Hooligans? From what I've seen the only hooligans have been selected police officers. The protesters have been a pretty well behaved lot and have even, in NYC, taken it upon themselves to clean the parks they are occupying. In various cities the protestors have also set up their own first aid stations, which haven't really been needed with such well behaved crowds, legal aids, and lost and founds.

The closest that I have seen to hooliganism is the chants of "FOX news lies!" when they show up. I understand that this would bother your average Raptard but it's not hooliganism. It's just speaking the truth.

10/26/2011 5:20:49 AM


Two classes, saved (who believe in sky fairies) and the lost (who can think and try to solve the problem). I'm with the lost.

10/26/2011 5:24:34 AM


Oh RR, you so crazy.

10/26/2011 5:43:48 AM


Economic grievances affect us all, regardless of status and location. The way this economic inequality affects everyone is beyond your comprehension, considering what your previous statements have been.

10/26/2011 5:44:21 AM

D Laurier

I think there should be three classes.
Lower (working class)
Middle (merchant/manager class)
Upper (owner class)
And they should each blend into the next.

The current neocon system has created a massive, and empty, gap between the workers and the owners.

OWS is about saving the middle class, and restoring class mobility so that lower class can become middle class, and middle class can become upper class.
It also seeks to protect the ability to make upper class folks accountable,

10/26/2011 6:06:17 AM

Brendan Rizzo

@ D Laurier:

Which is, of course, why the Right is against it. They hate the very idea of being accountable for their actions. It's why they chose to interpret Christianity as meaning that, once you're saved you can never be unsaved, so you have carte blanche to be as obnoxious (or worse) as you want.

Face it, this explains everything.

10/26/2011 6:16:34 AM


Yeah, I can see how wanting to hold those in charge responsible for mistakes they make is socialism/communism

Funny how you never have a problem when it's your group of people picketing a billboard that says "Is there a God? Maybe not" or picketing a hospital to keep some shell of a human on a feeding tube, or when bills are introduced to actually help you like health care.

10/26/2011 6:37:05 AM

Doubting Thomas

I find the entirety of the planet "immoral" and needing a Saviour. ... but I have yet to read a post suggesting that we take our issue to the streets and act like a bunch of hooligans.

Your people already did that in 2009. Or don't you remember the Tea Party protests?

10/26/2011 6:58:29 AM

Besides being posted on RR, what part of this is fundie? Is everyone that doesn't mindlessly cheer for the socialist mobs a fundie, no dissent allowed?

10/26/2011 6:59:07 AM

Cid Highwind

"but I have yet to read a post suggesting that we take our issue to the streets and act like a bunch of hooligans"

Oh yes please do it! There'd be so much to make fun of. :D

10/26/2011 7:00:34 AM



I find the entirety of the planet "immoral" and needing a Saviour. I only see two "classes": the saved and the lost.

How about that? Finding the entire planet immoral and separating everyone into "us and them" categories and calling them different "classes".

10/26/2011 7:11:53 AM


Well, the inequality between classes IS immoral. Look around, dinkwad, the successful, often peaceful, democratic countries are the ones with huge middle-classes. A few very rich with a majority of very poor people is a recipe for revolution.

P.S. I recommend the next new flavor be "No Need For a Savior."

10/26/2011 7:22:02 AM

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