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anonymous.shyster's Avatar Comment 1 by anonymous.shyster

Awesome! Thanks for sharing this.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:03:43 UTC | #922603

Sample's Avatar Comment 2 by Sample

That was disturbingly brilliant. Two light hearted questions: what's the intended symbolism with the KKK watering can image (half full?) and in the beginning, kneeling at the bedside, I can't tell if his beard is trimmed to resemble the image or not.

Thanks.

Mike

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:06:53 UTC | #922604

Quine's Avatar Comment 3 by Quine

Religion of the future on the other side of peak water.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:53:49 UTC | #922613

RichardofYork's Avatar Comment 4 by RichardofYork

I dont get it?

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 01:16:33 UTC | #922619

Daryl 's Avatar Comment 5 by Daryl

Brilliant. And to prove vania heymann speaks the truth, my wife has a sacred watering can symbol in front of our house. Which she uses to sprinkle clearly sacred water on the plants. Which then grows, a miracle if I've ever seen one. HOW DID HE KNOW???!!!!

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 02:29:37 UTC | #922632

GeoffreyFalk's Avatar Comment 6 by GeoffreyFalk

Russell's Watering Can?

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 02:55:02 UTC | #922639

isisdron's Avatar Comment 7 by isisdron

excellent point is being made. Chris Hedges has suggested this many times, along with others, that religion isnt the problem. The problem is people, who are more emotional actors than rational actors, and definitely have the propensity to tribalism and use violence against other groups. It just takes the right environmental pressures and time, and we have violence, and we would rather have a cause to rationalize it with, instead of acknowledging how utterly we are apes with a social hierarchy. Winners take all, and get laid to boot. Whatever god gets you there, well, thats the god to stick with. Water was an excellent choice for our very near future.

Thanks for posting.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 02:57:17 UTC | #922642

The Truth, the light's Avatar Comment 8 by The Truth, the light

I want one of those tats! Very cool.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:05:30 UTC | #922646

QuestioningKat's Avatar Comment 9 by QuestioningKat

lol! actually a watering can makes more sense than most religious symbols. All hail the sacred watering can!

or maybe we should be worshiping IKEA.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:13:13 UTC | #922652

brighterstill's Avatar Comment 10 by brighterstill

The messiah was water-boarded for our sins?

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:14:45 UTC | #922654

Metamag's Avatar Comment 11 by Metamag

If this was on youtube it would be banned due to the new "no atheism" policy.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:41:12 UTC | #922694

Sigbert's Avatar Comment 12 by Sigbert

Comment 11 by Metamag :

If this was on youtube it would be banned due to the new "no atheism" policy.

This has been on youtube for a year. Still brilliant.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:47:42 UTC | #922697

Rawhard Dickins's Avatar Comment 13 by Rawhard Dickins

Didn't the fight over Jerusalem originally begin because it had the only fresh water spring in the area?

Wasn't this the real reason why it became a sacred place?

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:11:48 UTC | #922704

phil rimmer's Avatar Comment 14 by phil rimmer

Its nice seeing Cee Lo Green being made to do a little community service for his sins against music...

After peak water there will be a new god and priesthood. The Sun and those who guard its temples;

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:41:07 UTC | #922709

hemidemisemigod's Avatar Comment 15 by hemidemisemigod

The Holy Trinity of the Watering Can: The Holy Handle, The Holy Vessel and The Sacred Spout. Three distinct items, yet they are one.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:04:27 UTC | #922713

Metamag's Avatar Comment 16 by Metamag

Comment 12 by Sigbert :

Comment 11 by Metamag :

If this was on youtube it would be banned due to the new "no atheism" policy.

This has been on youtube for a year. Still brilliant.

I said it was a new policy, many videos are being banned for simply criticizing religion, especially from popular atheists like Thunderf00t and TheAmazingAtheist.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:11:41 UTC | #922716

danconquer's Avatar Comment 17 by danconquer

Comment 11 by Metamag :

If this was on youtube it would be banned due to the new "no atheism" policy.

??! Eh?

YouTube now has a 'no atheism' policy? They forbid atheist videos?! Doesn't this warrant a news story on here? How come we haven't heard about this before? What exactly does this new policy say? How did you find out about it?

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:22:48 UTC | #922720

mjwemdee's Avatar Comment 18 by mjwemdee

Exactly - if youtube has now decided atheism is to be censored, this would be a disturbing development indeed. But I cannot believe this - I am a regular fan of the Atheist Community of Austin and often access their excellent shows via youtube.

This video is brilliant, by the way. Demonstrates the sheer inanity of it all.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:49:26 UTC | #922727

markstolz's Avatar Comment 19 by markstolz

LOL ... music matches the video extremely well

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:51:56 UTC | #922729

Greyman's Avatar Comment 20 by Greyman

From Thunderf00t's "Youtube starts banning 'religiously offensive' videos":

I just can't believe youtube's really changing its policy this badly. Sure the terms of service have long essentially defined everything as hate speech while encouraging people to voice controversial opinions (yes very mixed messages!). In practice this means the policy is defined by how its enforced. Up till recently I thought youtube did an excellent job of allowing vibrant discussion of controversial topics:- a mature and responsible policy that would make anyone who espoused the virtues of the Enlightenment happy!

Then I got four videos taken down in half an hour, and a 'privacy notifications' against a further two. Believe it or not, the privacy notifications were against videos where I documented a muslim guy hunting for and dropping my docs. WTF, seriously W-T-F.

He drops my docs, YT scarcely bats an eyelid, now he says the video calling him on it is violating his privacy?

The following videos were taken down, according to YT after review by their dedicated members who determined these videos violated terms of use. This can only make sense if its 'Youtube-Malaysia: Theocratic Chapter'. Malaysia is the place that recently sent a guy back to Saudi where he may face death for merely making three vanilla tweets about Islam. For me it doesnt seem impossible that there is an element of disconnect between what 'Youtube Malaysia' and the rest of the world regard as religiously offensive.

I can only hope that it really is this simple, that it's just an error by an overzealous censor. If its a change in policy, its an ill wind that doesn't blow anyone any good.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:57:23 UTC | #922732

nancynancy's Avatar Comment 21 by nancynancy

Wonderful video -- I loved the toast!

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:29:55 UTC | #922743

Tiende Landeplage's Avatar Comment 22 by Tiende Landeplage

Comment 20 by Greyman

I just watched Thunderf00t's video that you linked to, and the good news is that the removed videos now have been reinstated after the moderators reviewed the case.

Rules about protecting and honoring religious sensitivity are, needless to say, never a good idea. We must hope this was just a slip-up, but we should keep a watchful eye for future developments. Censorship in the big social networks is already haywire, e.g. facebook's idiotic "no nudity" policy, preventing open discussion about breast cancer!

The Crazy Watering Can video is excellent. Shades of Life of Brian and "Follow the gourd!"

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:06:48 UTC | #922753

Metamag's Avatar Comment 23 by Metamag

Also this.

What ever you might think of TAA, "Christianity, seriously" was a good video and he is one of the most viewed atheists on youtube.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:30:07 UTC | #922758

Tony d's Avatar Comment 24 by Tony d

One of the things a like about this is that it shows a world with religion is totally unchanged if you swap one religion for another.

I like to think however that a world without any religion would change and in a positive way.Atheists take personal responsibility.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:40:41 UTC | #922764

drumdaddy's Avatar Comment 25 by drumdaddy

Archeologists have found watering cans in distant antiquity, predating the flood of false idols.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:41:33 UTC | #922765

Geoff 21's Avatar Comment 26 by Geoff 21

If this is Vania Heymann's first year work I want to see her Dip show! The watering can's a brilliantly absurd mockery.

It's no surprise that the religiose recognise the power conferred by YouTube moderation. Creationists rely upon it.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:50:29 UTC | #922768

EnsilZah's Avatar Comment 27 by EnsilZah

Heh, funny seeing something here from a fellow Bezalel student.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:02:33 UTC | #922791

sycorax's Avatar Comment 28 by sycorax

And there is me thinking it was a teapot not a f*****g watering can. I blame B. Russel

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:06:28 UTC | #922793

Mr DArcy's Avatar Comment 29 by Mr DArcy

Blessed be the cactuses, for they shall inherit the Earth!

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:08:38 UTC | #922794

Jonathan Dore's Avatar Comment 30 by Jonathan Dore

Comment 7, Isisdron:

...It just takes the right environmental pressures and time, and we have violence, and we would rather have a cause to rationalize it with, instead of acknowledging how utterly we are apes with a social hierarchy.

This is why religion is a unique sort of problem: there are many other causes that could be used as a marker to identify tribal allegiance, but if you had to do it by skin colour, or height, or lifestyle, or language, these would all be real things in the real world that could be objectively observed and discussed. There would be a chance that rational, evidence-based discussion about them would lead to agreement or rapprochement, because everyone would have agreed points of reference as to what was being discussed. Religion doesn't offer that, because it's not grounded in any objective reality that observers can agree on. So conflicts that get defined by religion can never be solved in the way that others can be, unless -- as gradually happened in Europe since the Enlightenment -- people simply cease to regard religion as important, and thus no longer care about religious differences.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:12:22 UTC | #922797