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Neither of you have a problem with the title of the new movie? Lord of the Rings, Return of the King.

r8ermang, Rapture Ready 29 Comments [12/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Mog

THE ONLY POSSIBLE "KING" IS JESUS! THE WORD "KING" WAS USED TO DESCRIBE JESUS FIRST, AND LITERAL "KINGS" SECOND!

Sorry for the uppercase assertion, but my sarcasm wouldn't be complete without it - the idea is just *that* stupid.

2/23/2008 2:56:08 AM

Nny

No, because that's what it was about.

Also, it's not "new".

2/23/2008 3:09:45 AM

Fernando

No.

5/20/2008 11:36:43 PM

Rorschach

Dude...get over it; Lord of the Rings is terrible to begin with

5/20/2008 11:48:27 PM

Moondog

You mean Elvis has NOT left the building?

5/21/2008 1:01:32 AM



It was a fucking book first written decades ago.

5/21/2008 1:44:01 AM

shriekback

You mean you aren't offended by the blatent homosexual relationship between Sam and Frodo? *sarcasm*

5/21/2008 4:45:56 AM

Darkloid_Blues

And? It refers to a literal return, not a metaphorical...wait, what am I saying? You don't know what a metaphor is, you post on RR.

5/21/2008 7:29:20 AM

MarylandBear

So, when Queen Elizabeth dies, are you going to demand that Britain not use the title King Charles (or King William, if Liz outlives Jughead)?

Do you avoid trips to Burger King?

Do you avoid Stephen King novels? (Oh, wait, this is Rapture Ready. Of course you avoid Stephen King novels.)

Do you refuse to read The Family Circus because it's syndicated by King Features syndicate?

Etc etc etcetera ad infinitum ad nauseam.

9/22/2010 4:18:56 AM

Masker

First, the Lord of the Rings? Sauron,big bad guy, the devil stand-in. Who created a magic ring that allowed him to command the other magic rings.

Second, return of the king? There is this guy, descendant of the royal line that used to rule over the land. He was away, he came back.

So, the titles are just describing what happens in the books. Stop looking for blasphemy were it isn't. There are plenty other fantasy books that are offensive to christianity, don't dwell on one of those who is not.

9/22/2010 7:31:45 AM

Anon-e-moose

"Neither of you have a problem with the title of the new movie? Lord of the Rings, Return of the King."

PROTIP: JRR Tolkien, like CS Lewis, was a Christian.

But it seems you at Ruptured Retards have no problem with that bible you drool over so much, the King James Version? No? Well you should:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_relationships_of_James_I_of_England

'The personal relationships of James I of England included relationships with his male courtiers'

And now you know why his Bible is referred to as the Queen James Version. So you have a problem with works of classic fantasy literature that have the words 'Lord' or 'King', but you don't with a Bible that was edited & rewritten by a monarch who was, at best, bisexual?!

Just goes to prove what I always say: Hypocrisy, thy name is Fundie.

@MarylandBear

"So, when Queen Elizabeth dies, are you going to demand that Britain not use the title King Charles (or King William, if Liz outlives Jughead)?"

Oh, if only Chuck had been the one mangled in that car instead of Diana. Then at least we'd have as our next-in-line to the throne Prince William. At least he looks saner than the idiot we have who talks to plants (he may be a big fan of the Goon Shows, but when Eccles sings 'I talk to der trees... dat's why dey'll put me away', you're not supposed to take it literally!)

9/22/2010 7:44:22 AM

anti-nonsense

The movie was based on a book, which was written by a Christian.

Oh wait, Tolkien was Catholic, that makes him evil, amirite?

9/22/2010 9:35:46 AM

MarylandBear

@Anon-e-moose:

Oh, if only Chuck had been the one mangled in that car instead of Diana. Then at least we'd have as our next-in-line to the throne Prince William. At least he looks saner than the idiot we have who talks to plants (he may be a big fan of the Goon Shows, but when Eccles sings 'I talk to der trees... dat's why dey'll put me away', you're not supposed to take it literally!)

Look at it this way -- considering how long-lived the Windsor women are (didn't the Queen Mum make it to over 100?), and how old Charles is already, he might not last too long before Wills gets the throne.

9/22/2010 9:52:54 AM

Swede

Nope. As it's a title of a 60 year old book, it's kind of late to start complaining now. Mr Tolkien had been dead for thirty years by the time you wrote your comment.
Plus, it's fiction; the return of a fictitious king to a fictitious throne.

9/22/2010 10:15:40 AM

Justanotheratheist

A Spanish dude named Juan Carlos would like a word with you.

9/23/2010 1:06:58 AM

Rapax Pringer

*facepalm*

9/23/2010 1:43:15 AM

Agahnim

I'm not surprised by the source.

10/23/2011 11:07:57 PM

Iel

The title of the trilogy is The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King.

4/2/2012 7:49:33 PM

GigaGuess

We need to make a sister project for the Fundie Word Redefinition Project. A banned word list.

Likely be at least as long.

4/2/2012 8:59:01 PM

Blue the Thief

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry.

A facepalm seems a good compromise


4/2/2012 10:14:25 PM

Blue the Thief

Damn double post...

4/2/2012 10:15:51 PM



Erm, no, that is the title of the book, from which the story for the movie comes. It was published in 1955; what took you so long to complain?
Besides, it's merely the description of what happens in the book/movie.

4/2/2012 11:08:49 PM



Neither of you have a problem with the title of the new movie? Lord of the Rings, Return of the King.

I do; it actually should've been:
Lord of the Rings: Return of a REAL King, not some phony-baloney-son-of-some-invisible-fairy-wannabe-assclown-who's-only-super-power-is-getting-nailed-to-a-fucking-plank king, y'know. But nonetheless, I find the rather minimalist approach fairly tolerable.

4/3/2012 3:41:16 AM

Kuno

Man, are you late to the party…

6/13/2013 8:21:53 AM

Dr. Shrinker

@ Swede

So...by your own admission Mr. Tolkein wrote a book titled "Return of the King" and now he is dead.

Clearly it was the wrath of gawd! REPENT SINNERS!

(Let's take the smilies as read, shall we?)

6/13/2013 9:47:36 AM

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