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filthy
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Posted - 10/10/2008 :  07:43:38  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh please. Can't these people find something real to cry, cuss & moan about?

Evidently not.
Parents are outraged about the messages they're hearing from a doll. It's Fisher-Price's "Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Cuddle and Coo" doll.

Some people claim they can hear it mumble "Satan is king" in one track; then clearly speak "Islam is the light" in another.






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Kil
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USA
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Posted - 10/10/2008 :  08:12:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What's funny is, even though the doll is certainly saying something else but the sound quality is poor, if the doll sounded like it was saying "Jesus is the light" those same people wouldn't be complaining. The culture war is in full swing...

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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Ricky
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Posted - 10/10/2008 :  08:57:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think it's even funnier Kil, that these people believe there is someone who is a supporter of Islam and Satanism, as if they aren't contradictory beliefs.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
Edited by - Ricky on 10/10/2008 08:57:56
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leoofno
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USA
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Posted - 10/10/2008 :  09:03:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send leoofno a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Ricky

I think it's even funnier Kil, that these people believe there is someone who is a supporter of Islam and Satanism, as if they aren't contradictory beliefs.

Islam is a Satanic deception. Sheeesh, don't you know ANYTHING?

"If you're not terrified, you're not paying attention." Eric Alterman
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Simon
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USA
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Posted - 10/10/2008 :  09:12:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Simon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not to mention that the dolls are most certainly manufactured in China or Taiwan or another non English speaking country...

Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
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Hawks
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Canada
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Posted - 10/10/2008 :  09:30:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm fairly certain that the Yoda my son got in his Happy Meal said (also in VERY bad quality) "May the wee be with you". It definitely does NOT say "May the force be with you". We should all boycott McDonalds as they encourage bed-wetting.

METHINKS IT IS LIKE A WEASEL
It's a small, off-duty czechoslovakian traffic warden!
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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 10/10/2008 :  15:14:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What annoys me the most is this:
"There's no markings on the box to indicate there's anything Islamic about this doll," Rofkahr said.

WARNING! This doll may be hazardous to your child's mental health... (as well as yours)
Jesus Christ on-a-stick!

You know, I would have put this thread in the Humour section if the situation hadn't been so sad...
Edited to add: I also left a comment.



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Edited by - Dr. Mabuse on 10/10/2008 15:15:24
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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 10/11/2008 :  02:26:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Instead of taking away the dolls from those kids, they could be helped much more by taking away their parents, especially if that were done by husky young people in white clothing.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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chaloobi
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Posted - 10/23/2008 :  06:34:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send chaloobi a Yahoo! Message Send chaloobi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The doll's not saying anything. At least not to people who arn't freakin' paranoid nut-jobs. They should use this as a litmus test for unstable people - anyone that hears evil words in the toy's soundtrack gets banned from owning fire-arms, can't be alone with children, and get a tatoo on their forehead.

-Chaloobi

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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 10/23/2008 :  06:57:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
From Wikipedia

According to the Qur'an, Iblees disobeyed an order from God to prostrate to Adam and as a result was forced out of heaven and given respite until the day of judgment from further punishment.

When God commanded all of the angels and jinn to bow down before Adam (the first Prophet), Iblees (chief jinn), full of hubris and jealousy, refused to obey God's command, seeing Adam as being inferior in creation due to his being created from clay.[3]

It is We Who created you and gave you shape; then We bade the angels prostrate to Adam, and they prostrate; not so Iblees; He refused to be of those who prostrate.
(Allah) said: "What prevented thee from prostrating when I commanded thee?" He said: "I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay."
Qur'an 7:11-12
It was after this that he was given the title of "Shaytaan" which can be roughly translated as "Evil" or "Devil". He then claims that if the punishment for his act of disobedience is to be delayed until the Day of Judgment, he will divert many of Adam's own descendants from the straight path during his period of respite.[4] God accepts the claims of Iblees and guarantees recompense to Iblees and his followers in the form of Hellfire. In order to test mankind and jinn alike, God allowed Iblees to roam the earth to attempt to convert others away from his path.[5] He was sent to earth along with Adam and Eve, after eventually luring them into eating the fruit from the forbidden tree.[6]



"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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