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Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollMar 4, 2009 5:39 PM


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Quick! What do the following kinds of people have in common?

  • Rebel

  • Hypocrite

  • Masturbator

  • Atheist

  • Slave

  • Diva

  • Fornicator

  • Porn Addict

  • Homosexual

Answer below the fold. The answer is: they are all bad. If you fit into any of these categories, you should recognize your shortcomings and change. At least, that's what I learned from, website of the Passion for Christ Movement. (Via, and also.) And once you successfully have overcome your shortcomings, let the world know with these snazzy T-shirts!

Stylin'. I'm sure the kids at your high school will respect the strength of will you have demonstrated in announcing your lifestyle change through bold fashion choices. And the mental imagery will be completely welcome! Still, there are some mixed messages here. Given the nature of the organization, we shouldn't be surprised that "Atheist" and "Homosexual" and "Masturbator" are condemned as bad. And "Slave" isn't something anyone wants to be, that's for sure. But apparently you don't want to be a "Rebel," either. "Obey -- but not too slavishly." All of this while avoiding being a "Diva" or a "Hypocrite"! Man, religion is hard.

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