Stuff Christians Like

Alex previously linked to the amusing blog Stuff White People Like, a blog about white American culture.  Here's a spinoff: Stuff Christians Like, a satirical poke at American evangelical culture.  One of my favorites:  
#68.  Saying "I don't even own a TV." 

When someone tells me at a party, "I don't even own a TV," I immediately stop, drop and roll my way into another room. It's not the most graceful escape but it works. I am completely cool with people that don't have televisions. I think I watch too much. I wish I didn't know who got a really horrible angel tattoo on the show, "Biggest Loser." I wish my Tivo didn't know me better than some friends do. I don't think watching a lot of television is a good thing, but I can't stand how condescending people get when they've "conquered" television and want to tell you about it. Even worse is when they say, "I don't even own a TV, I like to spend time with my kids instead." Oh, low blow. What that sounds like is, "For me, my kids are more important than the show Lost, but then I'm not a horrible dad." If you don't own a TV, that is cool, seriously, but let's talk about something else if you see me at a party. Please.

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March 28th, 2008 at 4:04 pm
Too funny, that’s the same reaction I have when someone say’s, “I’m a republican.”

That probably says more about you than it does the republican...
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*in response to blog post #61*


Now, will you please stop telling me about "the rapture" and how an omnipotent, omniscient god -- who, by definition, knows everything I have done and will do -- is going to condemn me to hell because I don't believe in a 2,000-year-old book?

Please, for the luvva...shut the eff up. All of you.
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boooorinnnnng. I'm not religious at all, but I wanted to take a bible and smack that blogger upside the head.
Then at least I'd be offending two annoying things at once.
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I've told people in social situations that I don't own a TV -I'm not christian at all.

I think it's a valid response, if someone else brings up a "by television knowledge only" subject, that seems like a good time to remind them that the omnipotence of television in modern life has the connotations of a pretty embarrassing association.
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