Putting the “fun” in fundamentalism

11 12 2008

Special thanks to our friend Tony who discovered this gem in a book he checked out on interlibrary loan at the College of Charleston:

bob-jones-library

It seems that in order to be recognized by anyone other than Ann Coulter, the Reverend Fallwell and the Taliban, our friends at Bob Jones “University” have to suffer the indignity and moral outrage of stocking books on such incendiary topics as… urban planning?

In retrospect, we probably should have let these wingnuts secede when we had the chance.

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20 responses

11 12 2008
J. Peter Freire

Not to be snide, but I wonder if you’ve ever met anyone from Bob Jones University? There’s a great (and not uncritical) book called “God’s Harvard” which talks about the incredibly bright kids that come out of these schools.

11 12 2008
V572625694

I understand in Cambridge they call Harvard “The Devil’s Bob Jones University.”

11 12 2008
shorts

URBAN PLANNING?

THE TERRORISTS ARE WINNING.

11 12 2008
ManchuCandidate

To be snide, I’ve never heard the words bright, Hahvahd and Bob Jones used in a single sentence before except perhaps:

“Folks who think that use Gog’s (sic) Hahvahd (sic) to describe Bob Jones U are not the brightest bulbs in the universe.

11 12 2008
Lascauxcaveman

BIG SALE ON TRUCKNUTZ!

11 12 2008
the problewmithcaring

Where did they find the Civil Rights-era carbon paper, border design and font?

It’s as if they wanted to give the grad students dissecting this 40 years hence a sense of bigot-continuity.

11 12 2008
robanybody

Ideology always trumps common sense, and intellectual constriction always supersedes free thought. Verily the Lord commanded that it be so, and His earthly messengers sayeth it is good.

But the BJ disclaimer still doesn’t mean they’ll allow dinosaur books. There are limits, after all.

11 12 2008
ber

If God wants his own Harvard, why not just take the real one? Isn’t He, uh, omnipotent? I guess His ways are both mysterious and surprisingly open to ridicule.

11 12 2008
cemmcs

ber; That actually made me laugh out load. Thanks.

11 12 2008
Yrmom

Just curious…at “God’s Harvard”, do they wear the tinfoil hat for graduation alone or tuck it under a mortarboard? Don’t know any BJ grads, myself, or I’d ask them.

11 12 2008
qwerty42

At times like this, I (and the folks at BJU) like to reflect upon the scriptures:
“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the LORD when I lay my vengeance upon thee. “

11 12 2008
TruckNutzie

At time like this, I (and the righteous citizens at BlowJob University) like to masturbate to the following unmade-up Bible passage:
“No man who has had his testicles crushed or his penis removed may enter the Kingdom of Heaven. (Deuteronomy 23:1)”

12 12 2008
Mike

At times like this I also like to ponder scripture:

19:31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
19:32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
19:33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
19:34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
19:35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
19:36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

Jusr quotin’ bible scripture

12 12 2008
the Lord

The person who wrote God’s Harvard is a blasphemer and will burn in hellfire eternally- so say I. And book titles are underlined- not set out with quotes.

13 12 2008
dijetlo

19:36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

HOLY BABY Jeebus!!! Lot was from West Virginia !!!
Wait a minute, I saw those sluts on Jerry Springer a couple years ago….

14 12 2008
Z

That is a great find and reminds us that some people just can’t deal with reality. As if there is a devil running things and good people must deal with the awfulness of say fixing and plannings things while they wait for the rapture. The disciples thought the rapture was going to happen in their lifetime. It’s kind of been awhile. Maybe we should focus on the fact that all knowledge is worth having.

15 12 2008
NotAllThere

The fact that my wife and I wouldn’t have been permitted to date had we had the misfortune to be gulliible enough to attend that university, is likely to cause more than snideness.

16 12 2008
J. Peter Freire

Far be it for me to endorse the censorship of urban planning, I was only suggesting the book because Hanna Rosen, an Atlantic Monthly contributor, had written about it. It’s a pretty interesting read because it’s not like Rosen herself is on board with the lifestyle.

I posted a book suggestion in the comments thread of a post in which a writer was laughing about a university distancing itself from a book. Then all the comments laughed at the idea of the book I suggested. Have you people no sense of irony?

18 04 2009
Maybe they were just cranky because there were not enough “Nobama sliders” to go around « Teablogging

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10 08 2009
Rick

Just to put Bob Jones into perspective for the non-religious out there: Most Christians in the United States with a shred of common sense (Which IS in fact the majority of us) consider BJU the radical, irrational, and just plain crazy school that dictates the thoughts of a cult-like minority of the “Christian” population.
Please don’t judge us ALL as harshly like the BJU group DESERVES to be judged.

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