@christian leftists

Where are all the jokes about “godful communists”?  I expected a Google search to turn up more results than this.

Advertisements

4 responses to “@christian leftists

  • Arrela

    I feel targeted by this title, but I have no idea about the joke at all? None? Would you mind explaining? I would appreciate it a lot!

    • Coyote

      Oh! Okay. Didn’t occur to me that this was a very American thing. In American politics — in the 1950s especially — it was kind of a… thing… to refer to communists as, specifically, “godless communists” — as a way of pitting them in diametric opposition to good ol’ God-fearing Americans (I think this is what Siggy’s tumblog header, “godless asexual,” is referencing, although that may be a coincidence) (if you google “godless communists” you may get the flavor of the idea) (apparently it came from a Christian children’s propaganda comic? I learned something new today).

      • Arrela

        Aha! Thank you! I don’t think “gudløse kommunister” is a thing, but I might just be ignorant. Anyway, thanks a ton for explaining!

  • Calum P Cameron

    Huh. I’ve been occasionally using “godless X” sarcastically for ages, and it never even occurred to me to look up whether that meme originated anywhere in particular.

WP account not required to comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: