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This Theme Sucks!

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:15 pm
by Captain Goddammit
I can't believe they could have sunk to this new low level. "Evolution"... that's so offensive to Creationists! And what if you happen to be De-Evolutionary?
Clearly, no attempt was made to accommodating every possible school of thought.
I'm not going next year in protest of this theme. The hell if I'm contributing my ticket money to support this intolerable new direction the event has headed. I say we ALL boycott Burning Man because of next year's theme!

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:02 pm
by BitterDan
You're going to hell.

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:08 pm
by **burn**
I heard burning man is cancelled next year.

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:31 am
by unjonharley
BitterDan wrote:You're going to hell.
You're going to "hell"?

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:54 am
by somekind
Did anyone of you visit my midnight classroom?
Image
Unfortunately, my student took the picture before I finished my treatise on the irrationality of evolution, atheism, and agnosticism.

I think it's a great theme (as good as any).

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:16 am
by CapSmashy
Its the damnedest thing....

The green light on my snark-o-matic keeps going off when I read that first post...

I'll have to get that looked at.

Re: This Theme Sucks!

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:18 pm
by cunfuzelled
[quote="Captain Goddammit"]I can't believe they could have sunk to this new low level. "Evolution"... that's so offensive to Creationists! And what if you happen to be De-Evolutionary?
Clearly, no attempt was made to accommodating every possible school of thought.
I'm not going next year in protest of this theme. The hell if I'm contributing my ticket money to support this intolerable new direction the event has headed. I say we ALL boycott Burning Man because of next year's theme![/quote]

personaly i beleave in evolution and dont beleave in creation or god or any of that hog wash.

but...

you are 100 percent correct. burning man is suposed to represent acceptance of all. most people would think people who beleave in creation dont beleave in acceptance. i was raised as a hardcore lutheran christian and we accepted people who didnt beleave because some things could have been lost in translation. i may now try to incoperate some non evolutionary theme in our theme camp next year

thanks for the insight

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:53 am
by pinemom
hahahaaaa

Makes me wish I had a picture of my first time through the greeters station as a Birgin!!!!

Look at me now...

first yr joined newbie theme camp '06, next yr made own theme camp'07, nxt yr made Village'08....

Yes Im evolving.....are YOU?

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:58 am
by unjonharley
pinemom wrote:hahahaaaa

Makes me wish I had a picture of my first time through the greeters station as a Birgin!!!!

Look at me now...

first yr joined newbie theme camp '06, next yr made own theme camp'07, nxt yr made Village'08....

Yes Im evolving.....are YOU?
No pa, still drag'en me knukkels.

knee is killing me.. Dr app next FRi.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:02 am
by Steven bradford
I love the captain GD.

I also love how for some folks, words or phrases like evolution or american dream only have one meaning.

hee

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:03 am
by pinemom
unjonharley wrote:
pinemom wrote:hahahaaaa

Makes me wish I had a picture of my first time through the greeters station as a Birgin!!!!

Look at me now...

first yr joined newbie theme camp '06, next yr made own theme camp'07, nxt yr made Village'08....

Yes Im evolving.....are YOU?
No pa, still drag'en me knukkels.

knee is killing me.. Dr app next FRi.

and what the hell did you do to your KNEE?

was it a contagious disease on playa this yr.....
the american dream....to have fun till you break something?

Much improved theme

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:12 pm
by Marscrumbs
2009 is an vast improvement on the American Dream and streets named for cars. Consider this a personal or collective evolution of Burning Man if you will and not a Darwin Lamarck historical show.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:13 pm
by AntiM
Viva la evolucion!

Take a step back

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:55 pm
by PandaKiss
In my opinion "Evolution" does not necessarily apply to the theory of evolution, Look the word up in a dictionary; one definition is as follows:
"a process of gradual, peaceful, progressive change or development, as in social or economic structure or institutions. "
I feel like this is truly what direction the BM is headed for and is very much in keeping with what the community stands for.

Step back, take a deep breath... it seems like alot of people are just looking for ways to be critical. I admit that 08 was my first year so my perspective may be different, but if all of the old school burners give up on us then who will be there to help us 'evolve' into the kind of community that you can be proud to be a part of?

sending this message :D with love

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:20 pm
by theCryptofishist
pinemom wrote:
unjonharley wrote:
pinemom wrote:hahahaaaa

Makes me wish I had a picture of my first time through the greeters station as a Birgin!!!!

Look at me now...

first yr joined newbie theme camp '06, next yr made own theme camp'07, nxt yr made Village'08....

Yes Im evolving.....are YOU?
No pa, still drag'en me knukkels.

knee is killing me.. Dr app next FRi.

and what the hell did you do to your KNEE?
I have a solution. It may sound a little "crazy" at first, but if you just bear...

Re: Take a step back

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:21 pm
by theCryptofishist
PandaKiss wrote: Step back, take a deep breath... it seems like alot of people are just looking for ways to be critical.
Some people just don't know snark when they see it.

The irony epidemic of the 80s was never cured.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:13 pm
by Badger
Some people just don't know snark when they see it.
Why do you insist on continually pointing it out?

Stop pointing it.

Let the clueless remain clueless.

It insures maximum laughability at the indignant, PC hordes.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:20 pm
by Simon of the Playa
Actually, as a Queer Fundamentalist Christian Meth-Head, I too am terribly terribly jacked about this recent slander of the word of our God Almighty, and his one begotten son, Jesus H. Christ.

Next thing you know, PRAYER will be banned at Burning Man, and THEN WHAT?

NO TEMPLE?


god forbid.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:22 pm
by MerkinMan
Whenever I step back and take a deep breath, I cough up playa dust.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:23 pm
by Simon of the Playa
I'm sorry, i was channeling the former head of the Evangelicals in Colorado.

i meant to say that as a Straight, Satanist, Drunkard and Krack-Head, i think i'm evolving as we speak....

fuck you god, and fuck your little seraphim too.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:24 pm
by theCryptofishist
Don't forget the cheribim and thrones.

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:09 am
by notation
hahahahahaha no wayyy this theme is awesome!

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:15 am
by Arantele
I think this years theme will be awesome. And from the looks of it, it wasn't meant to "knock down" any creationists, but in the reality of things, how many creationists are their to evolutionists?

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:32 am
by Simon of the Playa
MY GOD, i wish you people would learn to spell....


i know, i know, it's a TEXT thing.....NGLSH Z DUMD.....



sigh.

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:53 am
by wedeliver
theCryptofishist wrote:
pinemom wrote:
unjonharley wrote: No pa, still drag'en me knukkels.

knee is killing me.. Dr app next FRi.

and what the hell did you do to your KNEE?
I have a solution. It may sound a little "crazy" at first, but if you just bear...

OH MY GOD FISHY! I think I know where you are going on this one.

Unjon doesn't get it. He is evolving backwards. Next is diapers. (and sucking since all the teeth are going to the tooth fairy, can't eat no more)

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:58 am
by Simon of the Playa
ARE WE NOT MEN?

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:15 am
by Captain Goddammit
WE ARE DE-EVOLUTIONARY!

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:29 am
by MerkinMan
[quote="Simon of the Playa"]MY GOD, i wish you people would learn to spell....


i know, i know, it's a TEXT thing.....NGLSH Z DUMD.....



sigh.[/quote]

ur offal uptite, simon. u shud relacks.

my deepest apology

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:32 am
by PandaKiss
so sorry for interrupting your joke :oops:

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:16 am
by KitsuneCaligari
I vote for the replacement of the Temple with a Biotech Research Facility - everyone can place a sample of biological material in the BRF, the fuse is lit, and we all watch the fun.