Mount Fundie

Fundie cartoon. They don't get any funnier than this!

Hysterical fundie cartoon by Reverend Fun
(Copyright Gospel Communications International, Inc – www.reverendfun.com)

One of Northern California’s more prominent peaks is Mount Diablo. The mountain has been called that since the early 1800s. “Diablo” is the Spanish word for “devil”. You can probably anticipate where this story is going.

Yup! That’s right! A fundie wants to rename it! According to the Contra Costa Times, a God-botherer who is scared of his own shadow has been trying to rename the mountain since 2005. He has just recently filed another request:

[Arthur] Mijares, a devout Christian, says he believes the word “Diablo” — Spanish for “devil” — is “derogatory and profane”

But wait! There’s more! Not only is he offended, but he claims that the current name violates government policy on naming geological features:

Mijares argued that the devil, or “diablo,” was a “living person” so that name should also be prohibited.

So what name does this über-conservative want applied to the peak?

Mount Reagan.

22 Responses to “Mount Fundie”

  1. mu Says:

    Will this uptight fool go after Molly’s Nipple in Utah or the Grand Tetons in Wyoming next? Or how about Hell (Arizona, California, or Michigan)?

    All he has to do is produce his devil’s birth certificate (long form please) and his problem will be solved.

  2. Ron Britton Says:

    I went after Molly’s nipple once, but I was unsuccessful.

  3. Robert Madewell Says:

    I kind of like Mt. Reagan. I’d have no problem with that.

    He should think about renaming Toad Suck, Arkansas.

  4. Thomas Says:

    Is he going to complain about all of the things in North America that are named in some variation of the word “God,” lord’s Valley and such?

  5. YogaforCynics Says:

    From diablo to Reagan actually seems kinda appropriate…making things more specific, as it were…

  6. Matt Says:

    what about Big Bone Lick, KY?

  7. KennyCelican Says:

    Don’t worry, I’d never, ever forget Beaver Lick. Or Climax.

    I’ma go hide behind a rock now, since someone’s gonna throw stuff, I’m certain.

  8. Syldoran Says:

    With cities named Intercourse and Hell scattered among the U.S. I’m surprised this guy isn’t more busy.

  9. TheRealistMom Says:

    Don’t forget places like “Beaver Lick” and “Climax”… and anything with the word Squaw in it. (Granted, I would support changing names using the latter.)

  10. godlizard Says:

    ROFL – so this guy wants to change the name to honor a dude that regularly consulted an astrologer before making major decisions?

  11. Troy Says:

    I don’t know why doesn’t he just start calling it Mt. Reagan and hope it catches on?

  12. Pete Moulton Says:

    I don’t know why doesn’t he just start calling it Mt. Reagan and hope it catches on?

    Well, Troy, it’s like this: it takes the fun out of fundie if you can’t impose your ludicrous beliefs on as many people as possible.

  13. The Watcher Says:

    I’m sorry, I thought “you don’t have the right not to be offended.” Isn’t that what the fundies tell us (erroneously) every time someone tries to violate the Establishment Clause?

  14. justsaygeorgia Says:

    Ahhhh! Great blog you’ve got here. Always nice to know there’s someone else on guard! Keep up the good work.

  15. Raj Bhosley Says:

    It’s a good thing that Lakes Titicaca and Poopo are not in this country.

  16. Karen Says:

    Idjit. I’ve lived in the Bay Area all my life and it’s Mt. Diablo, dammit. It has history — it gave its name to the main survey meridian by which the entire region was surveyed — as well as intriguing geology — it’s out of place with the surrounding geologic features — and it belongs to the people of the bay area. We can’t let one iggerant fundie rename it.

  17. Stacy M Says:

    I read somewhere that many of the diabolical place names in north america were native american religious sites which were given mephistophelean monikers by christian settlers.

  18. MK Ultra Says:

    Hey, it could be worse. The dude could be trying to rename it Mt. Bush. Now, that would suck!

  19. damnedyankee Says:

    I guess the comic wouldn’t be nearly as hysterical without the proper Bible citation. A-hyuk.

    Not too far from here, in Amish country, no less, we have the towns of Intercourse, Bird-In-Hand, and Blue Ball.

  20. Kevin Says:

    I hate to admit it, but that Reverend Fun site actually had a few I chuckled at…

    Now I feel dirty…

  21. Christina Says:

    I agree with yoga for cynics changing it from diablo to reagan really isn’t much of a change.

  22. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Why do right wingers always want to name everything after Reagan? Shit, they even want Reagan on Mt. Rushmore. D00DZ! If Reagan implemented his policies right now, you’d be calling him a socialist! Stop raping the poor man’s corpse! I was no Reagan fan, but shit I’m starting to really feel bad for him and his “legacy” (as shitty as it was).