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Google Celebrates Their Religion
American Catholic ^ | March 31, 2013 | Donald R. McClarey

Posted on 03/31/2013 1:56:16 PM PDT by NYer

Ed Driscol notes that Google has a predictable manner of observing Easter. Ironic, since whatever else you could say about Cesar Chavez he was a devout Catholic:

“While two billion Christians around the world celebrate Easter Sunday on this 31st day of March, Google is using its famous ‘Doodle’ search logo art to mark the birth of left-wing labor leader,” Twitchy.com notes, adding that “Google’s Easter insult sparks Twitter backlash, mockery,” as well it should.

 

The timing of latest in-your-face politically correct homepage is oddly appropriate. As Dennis Prager has written, “You cannot understand the Left if you do not understand that leftism is a religion,” and one with its own sources of mythology. Back in 2006 at Tech Central Station, Lee Harris described French Marxist Georges Sorel (1847-1922), and the concept of the Sorelian Myth:

Sorel, for whom religion was important, drew a comparison between the Christian and the socialist revolutionary. The Christian’s life is transformed because he accepts the myth that Christ will one day return and usher in the end of time; the revolutionary socialist’s life is transformed because he accepts the myth that one day socialism will triumph, and justice for all will prevail. What mattered for Sorel, in both cases, is not the scientific truth or falsity of the myth believed in, but what believing in the myth does to the lives of those who have accepted it, and who refuse to be daunted by the repeated failure of their apocalyptic expectations. How many times have Christians in the last two thousand years been convinced that the Second Coming was at hand, only to be bitterly disappointed — yet none of these disappointments was ever enough to keep them from holding on to their great myth. So, too, Sorel argued, the myth of socialism will continue to have power, despite the various failures of socialist experiments, so long as there are revolutionaries who are unwilling to relinquish their great myth. That is why he rejected scientific socialism — if it was merely science, it lacked the power of a religion to change individual’s lives. Thus for Sorel there was “an…analogy between religion and the revolutionary Socialism which aims at the apprenticeship, preparation, and even the reconstruction of the individual — a gigantic task.”

Go here to read the rest. Leftism truly is a religion, a very sad and pathetic one.



TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: chavez; communism; easter; google; socialism

1 posted on 03/31/2013 1:56:16 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
Bing's Easter screen ..


2 posted on 03/31/2013 1:57:24 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: NYer

Call me when he leaves the grave.


3 posted on 03/31/2013 1:57:37 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: NYer

Use the new outlook.com for mail

Bing for search

and non Android for phones.


4 posted on 03/31/2013 1:58:11 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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To: NYer

Are we going to spend the day complaining about some website logo or praising God for the sacrifice of his son to give us eternal life? Let’s try to keep things in perspective today.


5 posted on 03/31/2013 1:59:06 PM PDT by LonelyCon
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To: NYer

This will produce more FORMER Google users.. Bing, Startpage, Ixquick, etc, here we come.


6 posted on 03/31/2013 1:59:24 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: NYer

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=528362833882143&set=t.100001252938890&type=3&theater

Share this on facebook.


7 posted on 03/31/2013 1:59:46 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: NYer

I just uploaded a BING appt and relegated GOOGLE to the land of wind and ghosts (and Marxists)


8 posted on 03/31/2013 2:00:21 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: NYer

9 posted on 03/31/2013 2:00:21 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: LonelyCon

It’s our love in believing that has gotten us upset at Google.


10 posted on 03/31/2013 2:00:43 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: NYer

This one tipped me over the limit. Google is removed from my browser.


11 posted on 03/31/2013 2:00:44 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: NYer

There will come a time when you will not be able to find links to Free Republic on Google. And if it’s not on Google, it doesn’t exist.


12 posted on 03/31/2013 2:08:49 PM PDT by informavoracious (God help us.)
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To: NoLibZone

Thanks for the tip! Google cleverly sucked us into their all encompassing vortex and now that their belly is full, feel righteous and just in delivering their message. No thanks.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 2:10:16 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: LonelyCon

You didn’t capitalize “Son.”


14 posted on 03/31/2013 2:12:20 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: NYer; All

This event has helped me decide on a new phone choice, which I’ve been thinking of buying. I won’t be giving a CENT to Droid.


15 posted on 03/31/2013 2:16:21 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Vaquero
Ditto! Today is Easter. Google had a host of options - use a religious theme, use a seasonal theme, or maintain no theme. They chose to celebrate Cesar Chavez birthday ... and not even a milestone one, at that. The message is clearly an "in your face" attack on ALL christians!

Bing is now my default search engine.

16 posted on 03/31/2013 2:20:07 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: Lazamataz
This one tipped me over the limit. Google is removed from my browser.

Ditto. Clearly the message is one of "in your face" to billions of christians.

17 posted on 03/31/2013 2:22:07 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: LonelyCon
I forgot to post your comment to which i was replying. Lest anyone think I've morphed into the grammar police, let me try that again.

Are we going to spend the day complaining about some website logo or praising God for the sacrifice of his son to give us eternal life? Let’s try to keep things in perspective today.

You didn't capitalize "Son." :-)

18 posted on 03/31/2013 2:22:22 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: NoLibZone
Bing is better anyway. I was looking up information on my Ford 351 engine and the first three screens on Googly were all garbage about how horrible anything with a 351 in it is and how terrible all automobiles are for the environment.

That's when I switched to Bing where I got exactly what I was looking for on the first page and the next three pages without any of the propaganda that Googly had up front whether anyone was looking for that garbage or not.

I haven't used Googly since and showed a lot of other people the difference in results for various things that got them to switch to Bing as well.

19 posted on 03/31/2013 2:49:58 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: LonelyCon

When Google decides to celebrate a turd like Chavez who turned non unionized farm workers into immigration rather than celebrate Easter in even a secular manner, then yes I think we can take a moment from celebrating the resurrection of Christ to call them on it.There is time in every day to call attention to evil when we see it!


20 posted on 03/31/2013 2:50:10 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: informavoracious

Well use Bing or Dogpile.


21 posted on 03/31/2013 2:52:39 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NYer

22 posted on 03/31/2013 2:54:20 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: NYer

Catholic maybe, Christian not!


23 posted on 03/31/2013 3:32:39 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: JoeProBono

Shouldn’t there be some horns in front of the bunny ears?


24 posted on 03/31/2013 4:22:47 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: NYer

Not on Easter sunday;-{)


25 posted on 03/31/2013 5:26:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: NoLibZone

I’m not pimping for Google, but Microsoft is just as guilty.
Ballmer and Gates were big contributors to the Wash St. gay marriage iniative.

And Gates is just as bit a statist / crony capitalist as Brin, Page, and Schmidt.


26 posted on 03/31/2013 5:31:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

In a number of places Google is seen as a front for information gathering government ops. So is FB.

Dont let them in your computer. I use startpage and I clean my cache everytime I get near FB and Google. Before and after.


27 posted on 03/31/2013 5:38:50 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Chickensoup

Just the fact that I’m on FR is a 99.97% indicator that I’m on every Eric (with)Holder list of subversives.


28 posted on 03/31/2013 5:42:14 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: NYer

Leftism IS a religion. It is also known as SATANISM.


29 posted on 03/31/2013 7:33:09 PM PDT by Waywardson (I did not vote for that pro-abortionist candidate!)
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To: for-q-clinton
Share this on facebook.

That facebook image is incorrect. Google does not honor Muslim holidays (or Jewish or Christian or Buddhist or . . . ones). As a general rule, other than (I believe) Christmas, Google does not do "doodles" for any religious holidays, regardless of which religion.

30 posted on 03/31/2013 9:13:18 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Actually they did have an islam one they pulled on Veterans day.

Also they did do an easter one in 2000.


31 posted on 03/31/2013 9:38:12 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: nascarnation

In case you didn’t know Gates no longer runs Microsoft.


32 posted on 03/31/2013 9:39:36 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: for-q-clinton
Actually they did have an islam one they pulled on Veterans day.

Nonsense. This is the logo you're talking about:

This is Google's normal logo:

Clearly, the "islamic crescent" that some people thought they saw in the Veterans day "doodle" was nothing more than the bottom of the letter "e" in "Google," peeking out from under the flag.

33 posted on 04/01/2013 3:43:49 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: for-q-clinton

Gates is the non-executive Chairman
It’s not like he’s “uninvolved”

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/exec/bod.aspx


34 posted on 04/01/2013 6:45:20 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: NYer

http://www.duckduckgo.com


35 posted on 04/01/2013 7:10:10 AM PDT by GregB (Where are the Benghazi survivors?)
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To: GregB
It's time for the lefties to experience some pain. Turn off Google for their insult.
36 posted on 04/01/2013 9:17:34 AM PDT by old white guy
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To: Vaquero

I fully expect Bing stock to go up


37 posted on 04/01/2013 10:49:17 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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