Cartman Tries Desperately to Save the World’s Final Two “Jakovasaurs” in South Park Episode 305

This episode is a surprisingly appropriate look at humanity’s misguided attempts to interfere in natural selection and save every animal on the planet. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting that we should continue killing every species on the planet either, especially at the rate we happen to be doing so. I’m just saying that there are animals out there dying in a totally natural way and nature’s no fool – she’s got her reasons. Let them die.

And thus, South Park gives us the Jakovasaurs, creatures on their last leg who just need to die already. They don’t have a natural means of procreating anymore, are totally stupid and annoying (kind of a reminder of Jar-Jar Binks in the new Star Wars movies) and really just need to die.

Cartman, however, doesn’t want them to die because he finds their antics to be hilarious, despite the fact that they’re close enough to human that they’ve been allowed to put their litters of stupid children in classes and participate in all the usual things in town, destroying practically everything.

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What’d you think? What was your favorite part?

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“Go God Go XII” is South Park episode 1012 and Cartman’s Headed to the Future

This episode and the one after it, “Go God Go XII” (1013), are incredible.

When Mrs. Garrison refuses to teach evolution to her class, Richard Dawkins, renowned public atheist, is hired to explain evolution to the class. He and Mrs. Garrison, despite their differences, fall in love and decide to bully everyone into atheism.

In the meantime, Cartman, unable to wait for the Nintendo Wii, decides to freeze himself and reawaken in three weeks. However, an avalanche prevents his plan from working and he is awakened five-hundred years in the future – an atheist future! – that has been influenced by Dawkins and Garrison and is at war.

Will Cartman ever play the Wii? Will the future be atheist? Does God cause war or is it religious people who insist that they are right?

What did you think of this episode? Do you think that religion is inherently violent or do you think that people will always find something to fight about?

Don’t forget to come back here right after tonight’s new episode for my thoughts on episode 1209, “Breast Cancer Show Ever.”

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Religion in the News: Where God Comes into the Republican Presidential Ticket

It should be noted up front that this is not an endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama or his vice-presidential running mate, Joe Biden. It is merely a few thoughts I have about the religious elements of the Republican nominee, John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin, prompted by my recent viewing of the Republican National Convention.

First, I’d like to mention something that McCain said about a month ago when he was at a gathering of religious folk and required to talk about his religious beliefs. He said that he knew that no matter what he did in this life, he would be forgiven by God and accepted into Heaven.

Holy crap! I cried. That is not the kind of attitude I want my president to have. That attitude does not go well with leadership. No leader should have the luxury of believing that no matter what he does, simple repentance will result in forgiveness and a trip through the pearly gates. Such a belief leads to the possibility for cavalier missteps, especially by someone who self-promotes the whole maverick idea, wide open. I want a president who fears for his soul with every action he takes so that he calculates each and every move with unparalleled precision and forethought. Or one who isn’t concerned at all with the afterlife…

Then there’s Palin. Palin doesn’t believe in evolution. I happen to think what she’s done in Alaska is great and I like her governing style. But wait: she doesn’t believe in evolution. Seriously? You don’t believe in evolution, Mrs. Palin. Oh boy….

And those are some brief thoughts about the Republican ticket and religion.

What do you know about any of the candidates religious proclivities that you’d like to share? Anything worry you or set your mind at ease? Do you think faith should have a place in politics?

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