The I’m not smart enough to understand Satire Fluff

Something funny I ran across today, page on fb called Burning Witches at the Stake

Small sample of what is posted on the information page,

Founded: App. 1480 A.D.

Company Overview: Witches are a pain, so, to remove this pain, we must burn these heathens at the stake! We shall be as a city upon a hill…that burns the whores of Satan!!!

Mission: Destroy all witches, which endanger the lives of we Puritans, and our kin. Here are some ways to determine if one is indeed a witch.

She insists on driving the wagon,or in these times, car

She does not enjoy cleaning, making meals, and bearing children

She is promiscuous

The list goes on and on. What I find particularly funny, is that by the time you reach the end of the list, it includes just about every woman on earth. Here’s the thing, it’s satire, it’s a freaking joke.

What I don’t understand is, the sheer number of people freaking out, and threatening to report the page as some kind of hate speech. It’s ridiculous, in a world where half the fluff actually think that there was a Burning Times epidemic, and that millions upon millions of poor, unsuspecting Pagans and witches, were burned at the stake.

Quite simply, this leads me to want to support a ‘Burning Times’ reenactment, complete with actual flufftards to throw into the pit of fire. Please, for the sake of all of us, and my sanity, pull your heads out of your asses, stop whining, and get over your persecution complex.

3 Responses to The I’m not smart enough to understand Satire Fluff

  1. Jebus Camp offers a Burning Times Re-enactment. Just sayin.

  2. HA I love it, it’s like pharmaceutical companies listing off ever symptom of life until they get one right, and so obvious about it too.

  3. BTW says:

    Poe’s law and all. There are fundies who are so out there that you can never be quite sure unless it’s explicitly stated whether something is satire or not. I can also assure you that there are people in the US today who would agree with large portions of that list. In places such as the quiverfull movement, women who defy what the men decide is proper womanly behavior may be accused of being in rebellion, and the Bible verse that says that “rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft” may be trotted out.