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Russell Brand Interviews Two Westboro Baptist Church Members: VIDEO


Russell Brand brought two members of Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church to his show to explain their anti-gay hate.

BRAND: "Have you considered that the Bible, like all religious doctrine, may be allegorical and symbolic to direct us toward one holy entity of love, as opposed to a specific litiginous text to direct the behavior of human beings? The Bible wasn't literally written by a cosmic entity. It was written by people."

WBC: "It was written by the holy spirit."

BRAND: "The holy spirit ain't got a pen!"


(h/t jmg)

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  1. I love Russell. And I love Brand X. I hope it sticks around for a long time!

    Posted by: JAMES | Nov 21, 2012 6:06:44 PM

  2. Considering that the "BIBLE" is a collection of writings by many authors written over a period of several hundred years in several languages that were translated (With local language descriptive adjectives) over and over again into other languages; some of which are now "DEAD" (such as Latin) and older versions of current languages, and, then, FINALLY, into our English; a language THAT DID NOT EVEN EXIST until the 15th-16th centuries AD. Does Anyone think that translators did not modify stories to reflect their personal attitude about certain sections of the Bible they may have modified slightly to their own thinking? The Bible today IS NOT what Jesus lived by.

    Posted by: Jeerry6 | Nov 21, 2012 10:09:30 PM

  3. The concept that "The Bible" is a complilation and that at some point there were people making decisions as to what would be cannon and what would be apocrypha, in addition to going through anumber of translations and revisions, is completely lost on most to all fundamentalist christians. To them, at some point a large bird/flaming ball/holy spirit just shat out "The Bible"

    Seriously, ask them if they know who King James was of the King James bible and their eyes glaze over, and resort to lame non-arguments because "the spirit did it." The sad thing is that while these people claim that "The Bible" is what they base their faith on, it is actually more based on an interpretation from their leaders along with a conglomeration of bible stories that aren't actually in "The Bible" but get treated like cannon.

    There needs to be another massive schism- christians that are willing to exist in the 21st century and those that should probably withdraw from greater society and form a commune in the desert because the world just isn't holy enough and they can't pray in schools

    Posted by: MaddM@ | Nov 23, 2012 8:53:07 AM

  4. my classmate's mother-in-law earned $12603 the prior week. she works on the internet and got a $459000 home. All she did was get blessed and set to work the advice written on this website

    Posted by: gauja | Nov 23, 2012 2:48:12 PM

  5. my classmate's mother-in-law earned $12603 the prior week. she works on the internet and got a $459000 home. All she did was get blessed and set to work the advice written on this website

    Posted by: gauja | Nov 23, 2012 2:48:13 PM

  6. The thing is, it isn't about the Bible. It just isn't. These people are fixated on homosexuality, which is a very, very, very small part of the Bible. Anyone looking at it objectively would find it a beyond bonkers point of fixation.

    Posted by: jd | Nov 23, 2012 9:56:53 PM

  7. Their _interpretation_ of _their_ chosen _English_ _translation_ of the non-literal _Bible_ ... five strikes! They're out! ;-D

    I admire how Russell can be so diplomatic and "cheeky" at the same time!!! *chuckle*

    --Your friendly neighborhood Reconciling United Methodist (, who takes the Bible SERIOUSLY -- not LITERALLY

    Posted by: Matthew B. Winkel | Dec 1, 2012 11:38:54 PM

  8. They are fixated on hate. Ergo, they cannot be Christian. We have a lot of false Christians roaming the earth, even gaining access to a microphone or television camera. False prophets are nothing new! :) Jesus is about love, that's all! If they would follow the teachings of Jesus, they would see that. But they hate, so they cannot be followers of Jesus, thus, they cannot call themselves Christians. Next...

    Posted by: millerbeach | Dec 6, 2012 4:57:06 AM

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