March 16, 2007

Conservative Wiki?

Just in case you find Wikipedia too biased, heathen or anti-American, you can now consult Conservapedia, a conservative on-line encyclopedia.

From the main page: "
Conservapedia is an online resource and meeting place where we give full credit to Christianity and America. Conservapedia is student-friendly. You will much prefer using Conservapedia compared to Wikipedia if you want concise, clean answers free of "political correctness".

Conservapedia notes Wikipedia's anti-American "bias" in its spelling:

Wikipedia often uses foreign spelling of words, even though most English-speaking users are American. Look up "Most Favored Nation" on Wikipedia and it automatically converts the spelling to the British spelling "Most Favoured Nation." Look up "Division of labor" on Wikipedia and it automatically converts to the British spelling "Division of labour," then insists on the British spelling for "specialization" also."

Conservapedia entries include:

Feminism: "
Feminism is the philosophy that women deserve to have rights equal to those of men. This directly contradicts the bible. Most feminist writing today concerns issues like abortion, domestic violence, rape, maternity leave, lesbian rights, child custody and comparable worth."

(And just in case you aren't convinced of the innate evilness of feminism, good old Pat Robinson's quote is included: "The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.")

Homosexuality: "Homosexuality is a sexual attraction between members of the same sex. It is condemned by the Bible."

The entry then goes on to say "
Many people have reported leaving homosexuality and becoming heterosexual through their Christian faith" and that "homosexuals" are promiscuous and that "homosexuality does not exist among animals" with the funniest faulty logic I have ever read.

Theory of Evolution: Human beings didn't evolve from earlier primates because "Evolutionists have had over 140 years to find a transitional fossil and nothing approaching a conclusive transitional form has ever been found - only a handful of highly doubtful examples of transitional fossils exist."

"creationists can cite material showing that there is no solid fossil evidence for the macroevolutionary position and that the fossil record supports creationism."

But remember, Conservapedia is all about removing the liberal bias of wikipedia. (The following is particularly unbiased, don't ya think?):

"The macroevolutionary position asserts that the earth and universe are billions of years old. However,
young earth creationist scientists assert that there is an abundance of scientific arguments showing the earth and universe are both approximately 6,000 years in age. In addition, young earth creationist scientists have a number of arguments against the position of an extremely old age for the earth and the universe."

Well, if is put that way, I can definitely see that the earth and universe is only 6,000 years old. Hey, wait a minute. Wasn't the neolithic revolution 10,000 years ago? You know, when people transitioned from hunting/gathering to farming communities? Well, if there is an "abundance" of information that says the earth and universe are 6,000 years old, then they must be right!

War on Terror: "The War on Terror (or War on Terrorism) refers to the campaign waged by the United States of America and a coalition of willing allies with the stated goal of ending international terrorism, which is typically understood to refer particularly to radical Islamist terrorism... The Iraq War, also known as the Second Persian Gulf War, began in March 2003 when the United States and the coalition of the willing invaded Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein's Baathist regime of terror. The close links between Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein have been documented by CNN and many other authorities, despite liberal lies to the contrary. Research using robust surveying techniques has estimated that over 650,000 Iraqis have died since the fall of the Ba'athist regime. Most of these deaths are due to illegal terrorist combatants."

Iraq War: "The search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq is not over, and it has yielded results so far. Persons associated with the programs have been detained and documents related to various programs have yet to be translated. Only about one-third of 36 million captured pages have been examined by a linguist and a summary gist of the document prepared. Some believe the physical WMDs that had been produced prior to the invasion were smuggled out of the country, possibly to Syria, before the onset of the war. Critics of the Administration insist Saddam Hussein had the country's stockpiles destroyed after the First Gulf War, and that Iraq was at least a decade away from producing more. These critics are not backed by the facts."

Um, I thought the George W. administration already conceded there were no WMDs?

Israel: "Today Israel is the location of intense territorial disputes between Israelis and Palestinian Arabs. Although Israel has made repeated concessions to the Muslim Palestinian Arabs, the Palestinians continue to employ terrorist tactics, especially suicide bombing, against Israel."

Hate Crimes Bill: "
This bill is seen by some conservatives a blatant attempt to normalize the homosexual lifestyle."

The abortion entry includes only an extensive listing of health risks to women who have abortions, and that "it is a million dollar industry." (No bias there.)

Homosexual Agenda: (yes, this is an entry!) "
Focus on the Family quotes below from a leading book in the homosexual movement in outline the points of the agendas:
1. "Talk about gays and gayness as loudly and as often as possible."
2. "Portray gays as victims, not as aggressive challengers."
3. "Give homosexual protectors a just cause."
4. "Make gays look good."
5. "Make the victimizers look bad."
6. "Get funds from corporate America."

The goals of the homosexual movement include censoring biblical condemnations of homosexuality, establishing affirmative action for homosexuals, expand hate crimes legislation to include sexual orientation,... promote science that legitimized homosexuality, such as claims of a never-identified gay gene.

Now, apparently "homosexuals" sat down and wrote this agenda (I am not kidding - Focus on the Family is actually saying this - visit here.)

As for the page on the entry sex?
It doesn't exist... (Go figure)

And if you are interested in discussion, you can debate "were the Crusades good or bad?" "should people genetically engineer a cure for homosexuality?" "which is a more powerful ideology - Islam or Communism?" "is the pope the anti-christ?" or if it is "even possible to install democracy in a Muslim country?"...

I don't know about you, but I will be sure to use Conservapedia for all of my citation needs. I find its truthiness most compelling.


ollyollyoxenfree said...

Exceedingly reactionary. I don't suppose that wiki views political correctness as a way of establishing communication? No one likes to be insulted. Political correctness (among other things) ensures that you can talk about the 'real' issue with someone without offending them from the start with archaic designations. It's just good diplomacy.


Denise said...

My jaw hangs open... incredible!