The Power of Mac

What Is It About Macs?

Eric Schwarz - 2002.04.23

After some time off, I've decided to take a look at a real interesting piece that I found on the Web (it was a link on this site on Monday). The page itself is titled Objective: Creation Education, but the interesting section is the part that talks about Apple.

A Pet Peeve of Mine

Something that just bugs me is when they refer to Apple (the company) as Apple Computers. I've seen this in a lot of places. What is meant is Apple Computer, Inc., but people don't understand that it would be like saying "the Apple Computer Company," not "the Apple Computers Company." If they were talking about the machines themselves, they wouldn't capitalize the C in computers, since computers is an improper noun. But enough of the English lesson.

Things That Amuse Me

I did notice that they say that Apple is "the makers of the popular Macintosh line of computers." Surprising, really. I mean, when was the last time a Mac-bashing article said our machines are popular?

Next, we have:

The real operating system hiding under the newest version of the Macintosh operating system (Mac OS X) is called . . . Darwin! That's right, new Macs are based on Darwinism! While they currently don't advertise this fact to consumers, it is well known among the computer elite, who are mostly Atheists and Pagans. Furthermore, the Darwin OS is released under an "Open Source" license, which is just another name for Communism. They try to hide all of this under a facade of shiny, "lickable" buttons, but the truth has finally come out: Apple Computers promote Godless Darwinism and Communism.

The whole section on Macs being based on Darwinism is really interesting - aren't most computers based on Darwinism? Software and hardware are always evolving from previous generation. As for the statement about the "computer elite" being "mostly Atheists and Pagans," not all "computer elite" are Atheists and Pagans - just like not all Atheists and Pagans are "computer elite." Choosing a computer is a matter of personal preference, and there's nothing wrong with what you choose.

The communism point really fascinates me: How is Open Source software communism? If anything it's the opposite, since everyone can contribute to it.

But is this really such a shock? Lets look for a moment at Apple Computers. Founded by long haired hippies, this company has consistently supported 60's countercultural "values". But there are even darker undertones to this company than most are aware of. Consider the name of the company and its logo: an apple with a bite taken out of it. This is clearly a reference to the Fall, when Adam and Eve were tempted with an apple by the serpent. It is now Apple Computers offering us temptation, thereby aligning themselves with the forces of darkness.

Actually, it is, and if it was, this is the first time I've heard this version. We all know how the Steves had a logo that looked something like a beer logo, and they decided to simplify it. Any questions? And the only "temptation" is to Windoze drones to get them off of their beige boxes.

This company is well known for its cult-like following. It isn't much of a stretch to say that it is a cult. Consider co-founder and leader Steve Jobs' constant exhortation through advertising (i.e. mind control) that its followers should "think different". We have to ask ourselves: "think different than whom or what?" The disturbing answer is that they want us to think different than our Christian upbringing, to reject all the values that we have been taught and to heed not the message of the Lord Jesus Christ!

I love this. Sure, we like to talk about Apple as a company, Apple's products, and anything Mac-related. MacintoshOS.com has a section called "the Cult" with all kinds of amusing Mac junk, but we're not all going to kill ourselves or something like what most of the publicized cults do. As for mind control, this is just laughable - don't they understand that "Think Different" is referring to the Wintel world?

And anyway, Apple has gotten rid of it as a slogan now.

Given the now obvious anti-Christian and cultish nature of Apple Computers, is it any wonder that they have decided to base their newest operating system on Darwinism? This just reaffirms the position that Darwinism is an inherently anti-Christian philosophy spread through propaganda and subliminal trickery, not a science as its brainwashed followers would have us believe.

Darwinism? Maybe. Unix? Definitely. The only "Darwinism" here is the fact that a 30-year old mainframe strength operating system has evolved into a great operating system for consumer Macs.

Finally, to keep this short, I noticed the last section at the bottom stating:

The first personal computer sold by Apple was priced by Steve Jobs and his hippy friend Steve Wozniak at $666. Need we say more?

Well, maybe he should. Lots of things have 666 used for numbers, so it's not too weird. I've seen 666 MHz PCs, and nobody's complained. Why Apple priced their computers at that was probably for marketing - it was an easy-to-remember price that wasn't too high or too low.

So....

I've read Wintel-lovers write articles totally bashing the Mac in every way, shape, and form, but this is beyond that. I find it somewhat embarrassing that someone actually took the time to write this article and update it, but I did take the time to devote a complete article about it.

As for my final thought, I just like to point out that the computing world doesn't care if you're Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Shinto, Buddhist, Pagan, Atheist, or any of the other religions or non-religions - nor if you're white, black, Asian, Indian, Hispanic, or whatever.

And, I don't think that Apple is trying to send us subliminal messages with their products. That sounds more like a Microsoft thing. LEM

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