Sunday, December 10, 2006

From the "I Am Not Making This Up" Department..

Christian action figures!

Guess which one this is. Samson? King David? Pontius Pilate? No, it's Moses! Yes that's right, Moses, looking 25 years old and armed with a sword. I don't know why they just didn't go all the way and give him a machine gun and camouflage.

On a more serious note, it's kind of telling the way in which the male and female figures are portrayed differently. All of the male figures, including Moses and Noah, are muscle-bound hunks armed with weapons. The female figures on the other hand are cute little delicate things dressed up like a Barbie doll, and of course they're unarmed. Even Deborah the Warrior is unarmed. I think that says a lot about the right-wing Christian view of gender equality.