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Sunday Funnies: Ultimate Spiderman by the numbers: An Update for Glenn Beck

The first appearance of Miles Morales as Spide...

The first appearance of Miles Morales as Spider-Man, from the fourth issue of the Ultimate Fallout series in August 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


If you will recall, from the wonderful world of GlennBeckistan [post linked], Beck offered us astute observations about how he really feels about black people…..in comic books. Last August, Miles Morales was introduced to the Marvel Universe. I myself admit to being cynical (maybe that was my DC Comics bias). But having had kept up with the numbers and popularity of Miles online, the series seems to be going strong.

For the month of August 2012, Ultimate Comics #13 Spiderman came in at #40, selling over 42,000 copies nationwide. This means UCS ended up only 2 spots behind BatGirl #12, and outpaced movie/television comics such as Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, Wolverine, The Fantastic Four, The Mighty Thor, Winter Soldier, Green Arrow, and Punisher.

I am trying to resist the temptation to start reading UCS myself.

For the latest comic book sales figures, go to Comic Chron.com! [linked]

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Glenn Beck And David Barton Talk to David Walker; Learn Thomas Jefferson Wasn't A Christian #FoundersBible

The following is a very short example of the genealogical method at work. To do a genealogy when it comes to the study of the history of anything, first, you take the texts that the majority/powerful talk about (the canon). Next, you take the texts of those of the minority/those with less power. Lastly, you read them together. An over-simplistic and brief overview of hard work that people do nowadays.

Cover of "David Walker's Appeal"

Cover of David Walker’s Appeal

David Walker’s APPEAL has been an overlooked document when it comes to doing history of the world. In fact, because of our racist gazes, it’s perpetually stuck in Black History Land, speaking to only the particular concerns of African Americans. Reading David Walker’s APPEAL as a theological text would suffice, and so would it even biblical interpretation. With the final and third edition printed in 1830, Walker left his mark on the world. Yes, it is a Christian anti-slavery document. More importantly, Walker offers us insight into what Jefferson’s own contemporaries believed about Jefferson, who David Barton and Glenn Beck,amateur historians and professional lying con con men claim to be a bible believing evangelical Christian. Walker’s analysis is brilliant and underrated, a work of Blerd Power to be sure. David Walker starts with the histories of ancient Greece, how the Helots were mistreated by the Spartans, and does a comparative study, showing that the pagans treated their slaves better than the Christians in colonial America.

Walker quotes Thomas Jefferson,

“Yet notwithstanding these and other discouraging circumstances among the Romans, their slaves were often their rarest artists. They excelled too, in science, insomuch as to be usually employed as tutors to their master’s children; Epicetus, Terence, and Phaedrus, were slave–but they were of the race OF WHITES. It is not their condition then, but their nature, which has produced the distinction.”

And there you have it; Thomas Jefferson promoting White Supremacy. In contrast, Jefferson says that blacks have been cursed with their black skin (how unfortunate!). It’s just not that Jefferson owned slaves, slept/raped his slave women and had kids by them, he was practicing what he believed, that black people were not human.

David Walker again and again cites Thomas Jefferson, and especially his Notes On The State of Virginia (linked here):

“I advance it therefore as a suspicion only, that the blacks, whether originally a distinct race, or made distinct by time and circumstances, are INFERIOR to the whites in the endowments both of body and mind.”

Blacks were animals, they were not human in Jefferson’s eyes. No where in Jefferson’s statements did he mention anything about God being creator of all of humanity, that we are all made in the image of God. Why? Because quite frankly, Jefferson was a non-Christian. David Walker groups Thomas Jefferson with the PAGAN philosophers of the past. In the second half of Walker’s APPEAL, Walker argues against “fellow Christians” like Bartholomew De La Casas and Henry Clay “The Great Compromiser” but Jefferson is not in their number.

To conclude his essay, Walker ends with a hymn by one of the Wesley brothers, and interestingly enough, excerpts from the Book of Common Prayer.

“Shall I for fear of feeble man, The Spirit’s course in me restrain? Or, undismay’d in deed and word, Be a true witness of my LORD.”

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Glenn Beck And David Barton: Both Promoting the Lies of the #FoundersBible

Tonight, a sudden flood of lurkers and trolls amassed onto the universe of Political Jesus. Some offered me career advice about stepping up to the plate and leading. Others had to let me know I was on the losing side, and that the majority of Americans are against. These were actually very comforting words, really. They just do not get that I do NOT in any way what so ever care about anyone else’s opinions about me. In fact, here’s my own list of people’s who’s opinions I care about: My very own list of peoples’ opinions I care about. There is that, and me slandering David Barton without any basis or facts.


Without any basis or facts? That sounds like David Barton’s own propaganda! I just don’t understand why anyone would pay $60 for toilet paper anyhow. Apparently, Barton, professional charlaton along with his fellow con con-man Beck, was on Beck’s The Blaze tonight, with Barton going on about fasting and the Founders and how Christian they were, even Thomas Jefferson ( who denied the Trinity, inspiration of the Gospels, and the divinity of Christ, but hey, NO BIGGY, right?). Whenever Glenn Beck endorses a book, the numbers on Amazon always go up, and no doubt, searches for Barton’s $60 hardback toiletry lead to Political Jesus. Thus, the trolls. Unlike other theology bloggers, I am glad to have lurkers and commenters who disagree. Professional historians who rely on the facts and who do not twist the Founders’ words or works like Warren Throckmorton [linked here] have issued rebuttal after rebuttal to Barton, and all Barton can do is scream, “liberal” at even conservative historians who are rejecting his “work.” Conservative evangelicals are rejecting Barton’s work right and right. 😉 It was conservative evangelicals who were going to boycott Thomas Nelson before Thomas Nelson, a conservative Christian publisher, also wisely decided to drop Barton’s lies about Thomas Jefferson.

Not only is the Founders’ Bible worse than the Patriots’ Bible, but also Barton, Beck and other propagandists continue to whitewash U.S. American history which is essentially endorsing oppression of fellow human beings as well as fellow sisters and brothers in Christ.