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04-22-2002, 12:19 PM
Some of you have probably already seen this, but I just got it passed on to me, apparently appleturns.com is going to have an article on it later today...
You'll have to scroll halfway down the page, past the tirade about PBS,
to reach this article, complete with some photos and drawings (such as
the one of the "hypnotically encased iMacs")
04-22-2002, 12:41 PM
That site is really slowed down, I'll post the relevant text.
Hypnotically encased iMacs trick unsuspecting computer users into accepting Darwinism
However, these propagandists aren't just targeting the young. Take for example Apple Computers, makers of the popular Macintosh line of computers. The real operating system hiding under the newest version of the Macintosh operating system (MacOS X) is called... Darwin! That's right, new Macs are based on Darwinism! While they currently don't advertise this fact to consumers, it is well known among the computer elite, who are mostly Atheists and Pagans. Furthermore, the Darwin OS is released under an "Open Source" license, which is just another name for Communism. They try to hide all of this under a facade of shiny, "lickable" buttons, but the truth has finally come out: Apple Computers promote Godless Darwinism and Communism.
But is this really such a shock? Lets look for a moment at Apple Computers. Founded by long haired hippies, this company has consistently supported 60's counter-cultural "values". But there are even darker undertones to this company than most are aware of. Consider the name of the company and its logo: an apple with a bite taken out of it. This is clearly a reference to the Fall, when Adam and Eve were tempted with an apple2 by the serpent. It is now Apple Computers offering us temptation, thereby aligning themselves with the forces of darkness3.
This company is well known for its cult-like following. It isn't much of a stretch to say that it is a cult. Consider co-founder and leader Steve Jobs' constant exhortation through advertising (i.e. mind control) that its followers should "think different". We have to ask ourselves: "think different than whom or what?" The disturbing answer is that they want us to think different than our Christian upbringing, to reject all the values that we have been taught and to heed not the message of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Given the now obvious anti-Christian and cultish nature of Apple Computers, is it any wonder that they have decided to base their newest operating system on Darwinism? This just reaffirms the position that Darwinism is an inherently anti-Christian philosophy spread through propaganda and subliminal trickery, not a science as its brainwashed followers would have us believe.
A Satanic, unevolvable chimera compells you to submit to Darwinism!
ADDENDUM: It has been brought to my attention that the Darwin OS mentioned above now has a cartoon mascot (no doubt to influence children) named Hexley (pictured above) -- a platypus dressed as a devil who performs occult magic, i.e. hexes. They're not doing a very good job keeping their ties to the forces of darkness a secret, are they?
ADDENDUM II (4/20/2002): A reader has also brought to my attention that the aforementioned Atheist and anti-Christian Evolutionist Richard Dawkins -- who likes to compare religion to a virus -- has used Apple's Macintosh computers since they were introduced. In fact, his infamous anti-Creation polemic The Blind Watchmaker relied heavily on an argument based on software that he wrote using a Mac. He purported to have proved Evolutionism by making his Macintosh draw little squiggles -- or "biomorphs" as he called them -- that changed over "generations". (This of course begs the question: if it took a created machine running created software to make these squiggles, how then does that refute Creation?)
Richard Dawkin's 'biomorphs'
Illustration of Macintosh generated "biomorphs" from The Blind Watchmaker. Here Dawkins shows us how to turn a cross into a swastika using Evolutionism.
While I initially suspected that the Apple connection here was mere coincidence, I dug deeper into the issue -- luckily, we at Fellowship Baptist have an extensive research library that also includes a representative collection of anti-Christian hate literature which we use for just this sort of investigation -- and was shocked at what I found. In the 1996 edition of his book, Dawkins includes two appendices detailing his little program. The first (included in the original 1986 edition) is entitled "Blind Watchmaker: An Application for the Apple Macintosh Computer". The first illustration on the same page as the title shows a Mac window (similar to the Explorer windows seen in Microsoft's OS) and the rest of the appendix includes many screen shots from a Mac, a number of them even featuring the bitten apple logo. It gets even more perverse in the second appendix (added material from 1991) entitled "Computer Programs and 'the Evolution of Evolvability'" (infinite recursion like this is a sure sign of a flaw in a theory). Here he shows how he "evolved" the "inspired artefact with which all this work was done"... the word "Macintosh"!
'Richard Dawkins' & 'Machintosh' from 'The Blind Watchmaker'
Illustration from the 1996 edition of The Blind Watchmaker.
At the end of the appendix he even encourages the reader to switch from IBM compatible computers to Macintoshes, saying that "you can exult in something of the feeling of liberation that may have attended evolution's great watershed events." What a ringing endorsement for Apple computers that is!
As you can see, The problem is much worse than we had originally thought as Apple has been aiding and abetting ardent Evolutionists like Dawkins since at least the mid 1980's.
ADDENDUM III (4/20/2002): Another reader (it has been busy today!) has informed me of another link between Apple and the forces of darkness that my initial research missed. Apparently the Darwin OS is not the original creation of Apple Computers but is instead based off of an older, obsolete OS called "BSD Unix". The child-indoctrinatingly-cute cartoon mascot of this OS is a devil holding a pitchfork (pictured above). This OS -- and its Darwin offspring -- extensively use what are called "daemons" (which is how Pagans write "demon" -- they are notoriously poor spellers: magick, vampyre, etc.) which is a program that hides in the background, doing things without the user's notice. If you are using a new Macintosh running OS X then you probably have these "daemons" on your computer, hardly something a good Christian would want! This clearly illustrates that not only is Macintosh based on Darwinism, but Darwinism is based on Satanism.
ADDENDUM IV (4/21/2002): Apparently anti-Christian zealots -- as well as shocked Christians who have unwittingly become Mac owners -- are linking to this article, which explains the large number of emails we have received on this topic. More clues have come in showing the dark nature of Apple Computers. According to one of our readers, the new MacOS X contains another Satanic holdover from the "BSD Unix" OS mentioned above; to open up certain locked files one has to run a program much like the DOS prompt in Microsoft Windows and type in a secret code: "chmod 666". What other horrors lurk in this thing?
1. The Selfish Gene. He called this method of subliminal propaganda "memetics".
2. Actually, most Bible scholars think that it was more likely a fig that the serpent tempted Eve with, but popular culture holds that it was an apple and it is this popular culture that the forces of Satan are trying to sway.
3. The first personal computer sold by Apple was priced by Steve Jobs and his hippy friend Steve Wozniak at $666. Need we say more? [ADDENDUM (4/21/2002): Some readers have been asking for evidence of this. Here is an image of an ad showing the price from the October 1976 issue of Interface Age magazine.] In recent years they have tried to distant themselves from their more militantly anti-Christian past, however it is clear that this is a public relations move, not a change of heart.
04-22-2002, 01:43 PM
This was posted at NN a few days ago, me and a few friends had a good laugh. If you wander around, it's got instructions on how to "Mission" in malls, and suggests things like getting hired in shops, and encouraging customers NOT to buy things from the store, because they contribute to consumerism and consumerism has become a false religion. Sometimes i wonder about people who claim to just want the right to worship as they see fit, and in the next breath give tips and instructions on how to pressure other people into converting, because their way isn't good enough. Live and let live, people, there is no "One True Way." ::cheerios steps off of soapbox, and back into reality:: ;)
04-22-2002, 01:46 PM
I've seen this make the rounds on mac sites...unfortunately it usually means another round of unwarranted anti-religious mudslinging, as if this person accurately represents all christians/religious people.
Not sure why it seems the majority of the internet is so strongly anti-religion, but it appears true often enough across a wide cross-section of different forums I frequent.
My favorite one is to accuse of religious people of being "intolerant prejudicial judgemental neanderthals". Of course, the irony zings over their heads on that one. ;)
then they start bringing up the crusades, and yadda yadda yadda....instead of just realizing this guy is either:
1. mentally unbalanced, irregardless of his religion
2. So tongue-in-cheek that we aren't seeing it as humor.
Phil St. Romain
04-22-2002, 02:17 PM
Definitely a spoof, lerk. Cleverly done, however, and with some keen insight into the concerns of a few fundamentalistic Christian groups.
04-22-2002, 04:33 PM
I liked the juxtaposition of "objective" and "propaganda" in the URL.
Craig R. Arko
04-22-2002, 05:12 PM
Some of the bios there are quite hilarious. The 5th grade math approach to Game Theory is a little weak, though, IMHO.
I think Millennium, over at MacNN, put the finger on these guys.
04-22-2002, 05:44 PM
Lerkfish, I may be wrong about this on a macro level, but most of the anti-religious folks I've run across are college-age or younger. There's no point in arguing with them because when you're 20 you think you're going to live forever. It's funny how age and children change one's perspective...
04-22-2002, 06:55 PM
Like many other issues, trouble arises out of using generalities that insult the sensitivities of groups that may be similar to, but are distinctly different from the groups that give rise to the generalities. Or when the actions of an individual are taken to represent the whole group.
For instance: loony guy thinks Apple is anti-Christian so certain people say "See? Religion makes you think crazy thoughts." The generality wrongly paints all people of religion with the same brush.
I've been called anti-Christian because I've complained about nonstop proselytizing from a co-worker. But that did not make me anti-Christian, just anti-proselytizing.
Thing is, a lot of people find it hard to reconcile living in a pluralistic society with their religious views. It's often hard to resist saying to others, "you have to believe what I believe or you'll rot in hell."
I know this may not have been intended (...good parody has layers the author may not have intended...) but I found it funny that the article slammed programmers as athiests and pagans.
but the name of the organization starts with : OBJECTIVE C......
Anyway, it was very funny. It used all the well worn tricks, and obviously was someone who knew the people he was making fun of.
I have to agree with lerk that is disheartening to see so much anti-religion sentiment on the internet. But then again, you see as just as much anti-government stuff too. I think it's just a matter of anti-authority. And lets face it, religion works because it claims authority over it's followers (for better or for worse).
As a refugee from MacNN, I also must point out how funny I think it is that this is now a "story" on the main news listing. Apparently they are not convinced it is a hoax.
04-24-2002, 12:08 PM
I like adequacy.org too, it has the same kind of things, only it usually attacks linux rather than the Mac.
This one got posted on slashdot not too long ago, some of the comments they got made you think they went to people's houses and killed their parents.
Also, if you search for satire on the site, they have a great article on how to write satire for geeks.
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