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June 20, 2005

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Comments

A Chair

I'm suprised this isn't some sort of joke. Or is it?

Station Manager Ken

No, it aint no joke. I'm just surprised that they haven't been called on it yet.

-ken

Murcury Vapor

Fundie fun at its finest.

Lee Hartsfeld

No, but your essay sure sounds familiar. Has it occurred to you that, when you write about a bigoted minority of Christians as if they were the main group ("Christian" is used throughout the essay by itself and without qualification) that you are immeasurably empowering that group? That you are promoting them precisely as they intend for you to promote them? All it would take is a single qualifier: "fundamentalist." "Fundamentalist Christians," rather than "Christians."

"Right-wing nuts" would do it, too.

On the other hand, thanks much for bringing attention to this truly unbelievable video series. It's amazing how much the details of Bibleman read like bad satire. Instead, this is all bad reality. To quote a 1958 horror movie ad: "Terrifyingly real!"

veronica hendrix

what a load of garbage. bibleman is no more a jew hating franchise than mickey mouse is a nazi.

Kati

This article is interesting and important, but I'd like to see some reasons as to why you described each villian the way you did, for I doubt the videos explicitly say that the villians are Jewish, gay, etc. Also, "fundamentalist" would indeed be a good qualifier to use.

Timmy

I only watched one show, Id like to watch some more and see if I can see if the "gay" villian really acts all femie. Will be interesting.

Paul

so after watching this show, i am convinced to stop loving people and to pick up my sword of wrath and smite all non-believers in the way of the glory of God...thank the lord i'm not an impressionable child...

i understand that God is not without his spouts of wrath. however, would He use a children's television show to call CHILDREN (the obvious audience) to do his smiting? also, whatever happened to christians using love as a motivation? i'm not sure if this show is used as a witnessing tool to sway the minds of children to understand the glory of God, or if it is a guideline in how children should live their lives...either way i think kids have enough to be confused about in today's world.

Jen

Although I know this "article" is over a year old, I couldn't help but to respond to your absolute lies and misrepresentations of what Bibleman is and what it's missions are. My son is now 7 and has been a fan of Bibleman for several years now--and I have watched every video right along with him. There is not one instance where any of the villians are advertised or represented as Jewish or gay for that matter. However all of the villians do represent hate, deceit, selfishness, and self-serving anger/vengence. Children, especially boys migrate to swords and superhero's --and if you don't allow swords in your home, they will find a branch to use instead, so my son carries a big yellow sword in the name of God. He also happens to know the full armor of God--which is more than I can say for most adults. I challenge anyone of the complainers to actually watch a couple of the video's and still tell me that Bibleman is spreading hate. Furthermore, if they actually watched them, the one with El Fureoso in particular and Bibleman promotes not acting in anger and not resorting to violence. Above all, my son has learned forgivness, love, honesty and patients from the video's, which is more than I can say for Power Rangers--in which they call on evil spirit's for power.

Andy

Bibleman really sucks. A lot. And power rangers dont summon evil spirits >.> <.<

shane

wacky protestor is not a knock off of jerry springer. if you actually watched the show you would notice he is a spoof of jerry lewis.

hk

No, Wacky Protestor's not a Jerry Springer parody, although his actor did play a Jerry Springer parody in one movie. I have to say, I don't see any of the anti-semetic stuff that people are tossing back and forth about this show lately, but Bibleman is definitive proof that not everything with the words "Bible" or "Jesus" in it is good. Bibleman kills his enemies all the time; commandment number six says he's not allowed to. One time he made his unarmed, inexperienced sidekick go into the bad guy's hideout first. Four or five shows have the lesson that teamwork and Christian fellowship are things we all need to practice, yet Bibleman goes to fight the most powerful villain he ever fought all by himself and prepared to kick his sidekicks out of the crusade forever if he alone lost. And isn't there something inherently hypocritical about a video franchise that tries to direct attention to God, when it gets most of that attention in the first place by centering around a flashy superhero with a light saber? That's a role model? That's somebody who we should support to expand our faith?

Miles

Ok listen up! Why are you saying bad things about Bibleman? And why are you so Bad-things-focus?

I happen to like Bibleman, and if you actually WATCH the show, you'll see that most of the villians were not killed, they melted, there's a different between killing and melting away by your own evil which is what these villians did

When that "Fury" guy El Furiouso attacked Bibleman, it was like God was protecting him 1 Peter 1:5 said "Through faith you are shielded by God's power" So really El Furiouso was ruined by his own evil as so did many other villians
Master of Mistery was WARNED to leave the but he didn't so he got blasted by a computer

So THINK before you post something! you may be saying things that are not true and if you don't care what people say or don't care about hurting feelings just so you can express yourself, then you are the followings:

SELFISH
SELF-CENTERED
JERKS
FOOLISH
IDIOTS
MORONS

Some of you may be grown-ups but you seriously need to grow up!

Jimmy

Wow, man. Maybe people some people focusing on the bad things because they're actually worried about what this is teaching their kids like responsible adults? I also notice you ignore anything other than Bibleman killing the bad guys. And you're saying I'm immature for pointing out what's wrong with this show?

Tarah

wow, i feel sorry for whatever kid is forced to watch this. power rangers is wayy better. oh and ricky martin is good family fun. you people are ridiculous. i would only blame yourself if your kid kills themselves. i know i would if my parents made me watch this. this has got to be a joke... i hope?

HM

There's a difference between killing people and having them "melt by their own evil?" That's the cover fantasy for KILLING 'EM, kid. He hits them with a suspiciously electric "volt" of God and then they "melt" from their own evil? If he hit them with "god" wouldn't they, oh, I don't know...BE CONVERTED?

And yes, Wacky Protester showed up in 2003. It's pro-war nonsense. Next you'll be telling me that Iraqis are "melting from their own evil."

You need to detoxify, bro.

mr. mike

In that photo "The Fibber" looks like Dr. Forrester of MST3K going through some sort of psychedelic-clown-college-freakout.

BTW, the Fundamentalist Xtians love the Jews...or more precisely Israel. They "need" Israel to exist so that Revelations can be fulfilled according to their own reading of the last book in the Protestant Bible. So they support Israel in hopes that Jesus will return, kill an Antichrist that hasn't yet appeared, and end a horrible war that will take place in Israel. Once Christ returns, the Xtians walk away from Zionism and the Jews "gnash their teeth" realizing that they should've converted. Does any of this make sense? Hell no, but millions of American Protestants believe something like this (there are variations) will happen, and SOON.

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