44 thoughts on “Pro-life video of the day: Sick birthday cake”

  1. Did anyone else react negatively to “Addams Family Values” when seeing scenes such as the baby about to be guillotined but saving himself at the last moment?  I found the scenes extremely nasty.

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  2. Pol Pot’s followers impaled newborns on sharp palm branches and then ripped them down. Of course they laughed about it.

    There is a whole body very sick people who are emotionally numb and soon will be quite capable of such behavior.

    God’s absence must be truly awful – so dark, a rational mind dare not venture there.

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  3. Carla,

    I confess that  even as the poster of this, I only watched about the first 30 seconds. I’ll steel myself to see the rest soon. I guess we could say  Jill  has  effectively seen the real thing in real life and death.  I have not and neither have these jokers, I suppose. But that does not dilute my anger at them.

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  4. Eh. It’s cake. I imagine if these people were paramedics, they might be a bit more squeamish about such a thing, but since they seem to be just dumb kids, shock value trumps real-world implications.

    I suppose I might just be a bit jaded though. Marilyn Manson was always a guilty pleasure of mine, and once you train yourself to ignore attention-seeker stunts, it only gets easier and easier.

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  5. Anyone read “Forbidden Grief” by Theresa Burke Ph.D.? She talks about how the kids played “baby hockey” or baby soccer or something and ripped baby dolls apart. She found out her friend who was bashing a baby doll had had an abortion. SHe wondered how many “baby in a blender” people have a baby in their pysche that just won’t die no matter how they re-enact their trauma. This video just reminded me of that chapter.

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  6. I agree with X.  It’s just cake.  However, I’m surprised by the age of the guy cutting the cake.  He doesn’t really look particularly young.
     
    From YouTube:
    “Okay this is for everyone who asked for red velvet. This cake celebrates babies and actually one audience member is pregnant and realizes it is just a cake. After making Baby Cake 2.0 I realized I needed people to eat it, so I brought it into the office to enjoy. Here is the result of cutting that cake.”
     
    The cake celebrates dead babies and the way he seems to enjoy the cutting of the cake, me thinks he might be an abortionist wannabe.

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  7. Guys…. Guys… It’s just a cake… a very well done cake at that. I dont see where abortion even comes into it???

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  8. Whenever someone tells me a baby in a blender joke, I answer back with a pedophile’s penis in a blender joke.  If they turn green and start getting sick, or worse yet, start whining about the cruelty of cutting and mutilating a monster person’s flesh, you can point out how babies don’t get the respect from them that human monsters do.  If there’s a pedophile within earshot, they get their feelings hurt, and can’t tell you about it.  This is an added bonus. 

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  9. Whenever I hear of a young child kidnapped, raped, and/or murdered, I enjoy cutting sausages, reeeeeaaaalll  sloooowwww. 

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  10. Biggz,

    Sorry it took a while for me to approve your comment. With great power comes great responsibility.  :)

    That’s the whole point. The cake is too well-done. Too life-like. If it was a cartoonish thing like a couple on a wedding cake, we could just laugh it off. Or more likely shrug our shoulders and move on.     

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  11. Yup, its cake. I don’t really see the big deal, I watched it rolling my eyes. And this is from a vegetarian who can’t even cook steak without gagging lol.

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  12. Sorry, x. I was elsewhere “watching one of my stories.” Maybe “Biggz” sets of alarm bells!  :)

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  13. I have to moderate my own comments! D’oh! Much funnier than that cake. Better be quiet now.

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  14. Whenever I hear of a young child kidnapped, raped, and/or murdered, I enjoy cutting sausages, reeeeeaaaalll  sloooowwww.
    SM, somebody should get you a grinder for your birthday. 




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  15. It’s just cake?  

    THAT is the overwhelming prolife respoinse?!!

    Wow.  

    Que the puppy cake video Hans. 

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  16. “Pol Pot’s followers impaled newborns on sharp palm branches and then ripped them down. Of course they laughed about it.”

    Some elite SS commanders in Nazi Germany directed trainees to bayonet babies in Slavic countries, telling the trainees that Slavs were really not fully human; so it was acceptable.  If the trainee didn’t have the stomach for it, he was disgracefully recategorized into the regular Wehrmacht. 

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  17. “I just up-voted a comment by Biggz. Queue the horsemen of the apocalypse now.”

    Now you know how I felt that one time I up-voted a CC comment.  

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  18. I agree with Carla…and the point is:

    Yes, it’s “just cake”, but it LOOKS LIKE A BABY. If you can cut into something that LOOKS like a baby and LAUGH about it…..

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  19. Pol Pot’s followers impaled newborns on sharp palm branches and then ripped them down. Of course they laughed about it.

    I once worked with a Filipina who hated the Japanese.  When I asked her why, she said that during World War II the Japanese soldiers would bayonet Filipino babies and laugh about it.  Its not right to hate people because of the actions of a few, of course, but that’s beyond sick.

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  20. It looks like a born baby wearing a diaper.  That’s a slightly positive element.  I used to know a lady that made awesome horror cakes, usually movie monsters or anatomical things like brains and intestines.  Too bad it was all before the interwebs and facebook.  Her creations were very good for her skill level, but all I have is an old slightly blurry polaroid*.   I currently know another lady who will do custom cakes and yep, she’d make this one if you paid her to.   I want to protect her privacy, but man, she’s got an amazing touch with an airbrush and some food coloring.   I’m also guilty of some creepy concoctions around Halloween.  Don’t judge me!

    *you young folks and your digital.  back in my day we had polaroids, uphill, in the snow…and we liked it!  

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  21. Er… maybe my sense of humour hasn’t been jaded as much as it might have been, but: I found the whole premise of the video to be rather dark and disturbing.  The mere fact that the video was filmed specifically for the purpose of portraying a realistic-looking baby cut into pieces… well… is this sort of thing really funny?  I mean, after any possible nervous laughter (from the sublimated emotional discomfort/shock/surprise) has worn off?

    Perhaps it’s a bit like ethnic jokes, or jokes at the expense of large families, which the culture has breathed and drunk and eaten so often that they laugh without thinking about it… and they reflexively snap at anyone who objects, on the basis that they’re “taking things too seriously”, “over-analysing”, etc., and that they should “lighten up”.

    Is the video/scenario as morally grave as an actual attack?  No, certainly not… but then again (and no offence intended to anyone here), I’ve never been one to dismiss the importance of small evils simply because larger and more eye-catching ones exist.  Anything which evokes laughter at the expense of portraying (even in one’s mind) the idea of harming anyone else makes me very uncomfortable.

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  22. I’ve never been one to dismiss the importance of small evils simply because larger and more eye-catching ones exist. Anything which evokes laughter at the expense of portraying (even in one’s mind) the idea of harming anyone else makes me very uncomfortable.


    I guess you never liked Looney Tunes or the Three Stooges then.  You have a long way to go before you’ve convinced me that what happened in that video was a “small evil”.  Creepy, yes.  Evil?  Just think of all those poor, unsuspecting parents that have the bakery put a photo of their child on the cake…I hope they don’t commit the “evil” of cutting that cake!



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  23. Interesting that you should mention that; according to my mother, I used (as a young tot of 3-4 years, or so) to cry rather hysterically whenever my parents sat me in front of a Three Stooges movie short, after watching “the men hurt each other”.

    As for Looney Tunes, I’ll confess, I rarely had that sort of reaction… though I don’t remember babies being cut to ribbons… nor do I remember many situations in which a group of people were chortling with glee over slowly cutting anyone–much less a baby–to ribbons; there’s just something unsettling about a gleeful cutting of any living thing.  I’d have the very same reaction to a cake of President Obama (whose presidency I abhor with a passion), in fact.

    Beyond that… with all due respect, some of the reactions I’ve seen (on this board) in defense of this (especially the ones which run in the direction of snark) seem a bit in the direct of “methinks he/she doth protest too much.”  The juxtaposition between the innocence of a sleeping baby and “having fun” by cutting her apart seems a bit like throwing darts at the photo of someone you don’t like: some find it funny and harmless, but I find it to be good training in vice (and bad training in virtue).

    Case in point: what, exactly, is “creepy” about it (as you say)?  Would you find cutting the cake-photo you mention (with a bit of sarcasm) to be “creepy”?  I’m guessing that you wouldn’t; if I’m right, then what makes the difference to you, exactly?  It may well be the very thing which disturbs me.

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  24. LOl Thanks Paladin!  I’m a HUGE Stooge fan.  I taught one of my nephews the Stooge trick: poke your fingers on your opponents eyebrows – the audience will think he’s getting poked in the eye.   You have to practice, though, because your opponent will duck backwards if you just run up to him.   My sister in law was not amused.  But I was teaching the lad about planning, cooperation, and rehearsal.  Honest.  

    Did you know that Moe was cousin to Houdini?   Yep, it’s true.   In fact, four of the five Three Stooges were Jewish.

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  25. Paladin, I am sorry. It’s just that I have seen so much terrible REAL stuff in my life, and sooooo much dark humor, that fake stuff doesn’t remotely phase me… It never really has. I am probably jaded to all forms of terrible humor. I mean, I started sneaking up at night to watch South Park when I was eleven, that show is pretty raunchy. I just can’t take stuff seriously anymore I guess. I think I was desensitized when I was pretty young, it honestly surprises me that stuff like this bothers people. Lol, I run any jokes I post on my Facebook through a “will this offend Carla/Paladin/Kel/whoever” filter before I post it, for the most part. I try to be respectful but yeah, I actually like a lot of dark humor and the stuff like this, that I don’t find amusing, really doesn’t phase me at all.

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  26. Jack, I *do* understand, believe it or not.  I was a fully-TV-saturated youngster while growing up (though South Park hadn’t hit the scene, Deo gratias!), and my reading habits of the time were far from pristine; some of my favourite authors (I blush to admit it) were Stephen King, Clive Barker [including the sex-saturated and God-dismantling “Imajica”, which was one of my favourite books for a while], Dean Koontz, Piers Anthony [never a book without naked women and sex in it], and dozens more of that type.  I also watched a great many of the horror/slasher films which were popular at the time, seemingly without being fazed.  (*sigh*)

    It wasn’t until many years later, when I became utterly fed up with entrenched patterns of sin in my life which were wreaking havoc with every aspect of my life, that I started getting desperate enough to look for root causes… and proceeded to throw out most of my book and movie collection, among other things.  It was a turning point in my life, and it was a necessary step for me, before I could make any real progress.  Later, through a sort of “coincidence”, I lost interest in TV (by living in an apartment with no cable and poor antenna reception), and then I married a (lovely) woman who’d grown up without TV (funny, how that worked out so neatly!  :)  ).  I’ve never missed it… but I’ve noticed myself to be far more sensitive to things which wouldn’t have caused me to bat an eye, in years past.

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  27. what, exactly, is “creepy” about it 
     
    To me, the method he uses to cut the cake is “creepy”.  The fact that he faux slits the back of the neck and removes just a tiny piece first.  Then slices off the top of the “head”.  Yuk.  He went to the trouble to make a red velvet cake to simulate blood, I guess?  The whole thing is uber creepy to me.  Would I use the word “evil” to describe it?  No.  There is so much real evil in the world, I just don’t think it fits here.  Although, as I said in my first post for this article, the method he uses to cut the cake makes him seem like an abortionist wannabe.  And abortion is definitely evil.  Is simulating abortion with cake evil?  I’m not convinced.

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  28. Lol, Paladin. I seriously never would have guessed that about you. You just seem so much… Better than me for the lack of a more descriptive term. But I guess you would be living proof that desensitizing doesn’t have to be permanent, yes?

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  29. I would like to say one thing though… Just because someone does something like this doesn’t mean that they necessarily approve of or would ever dream of doing something like this in real life. People like dark humor for different reasons, some like it as an outlet for the pain in their life, some because they are just immature and think shock value is hilarious. It doesn’t mean this dude would love to be an abortionist, no more than I would shrug off a live baby being cut up in real life like I shrugged off this video.

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  30. Lrning:  I suppose it might be a matter of semantics.  I would say that there are less grave (or venial) evils, and there are grave (serious) evils.  Pushing down and/or taunting a terrified and defenseless child on a playground is evil, but it is not as gravely evil as would be the child’s cold-blooded murder… and yet, I see them both as evil.  I do not even believe that one must *intend* to do evil, in order for evil to be done (intentional evil is a “sin”, whereas unintentional evil is not).  I’d agree that this sort of thing can be called silly, foolish, immature, bizarre, and other less weighty-sounding words; and I understand your desire not to water down the word “evil” by using it equivocally between major and minor evils… but as I’m a stickler for using words for their meaning, and since I’m rather a stickler for logic, I deduce the following:

    1) The activity is either good, or neutral, or evil.
    2) The activity is not good, by any stretch of my imagination.
    3) Simulating the harm of a baby doesn’t seem to fit any definition of “neutral” (though the agents of the activity might be so thoughtless that their culpability [blame-worthiness] is minimal), either.

    Therefore, I conclude that the activity is an evil one (though perhaps minor)… as it would be evil to fantasise about doing violence to an enemy (even if one had no intention of acting externally on those fantasies) or of lusting after someone (even if one had no intentions of acting externally on such).  Not pleasant to hear, especially by those of us who commit venial sins on a regular basis… but it seems to be the truth, and that is what matters to me.

    Sorry for the tedious reply; these things don’t often lend themselves to sound-bytes!

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  31. :)  I haven’t given you nearly all the reasons to be surprised, Jack…!  Add to that mess a fascination with the occult (I once did Tarot card readings, used OuiJa borads seriously, [once] held a make-shift seance in an allegedly haunted house, became quite accomplished at hypnotism, and became so devoted to the ideas of the paranormal that I was fully intending to major in parapsychology in college, for some time).  During college, I was a plague on some of the old discussion forums, and my behaviour was worse (and more bitter/harsh) than most of the trolls on this forum, stooping to insult and hurtful “twisting of the verbal knife” at the drop of a hat.  There are many other sins I committed in my misguided life, which I’ll pass over in silence; but rest assured that my only truly substantial differences from your past life are that  (a) I kept most of my sins anonymous (or between my ears, or in the privacy of my room), and (b) I almost never got caught.

    That, by the way, is one reason why I find it so easy (despite my jocular warnings against feeding the trolls) to keep my temper with foul-tempered people on these forums; I know I was worse than they, myself… and I am in no position to judge their hearts or souls (though I’ll readily judge their words and actions, as is my right and responsibility).  God is truly good… to have taken such wreckage as I, and redeem it for greater good!  :)

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  32. I think this cake and how it was cut up speaks volumes about our society and its views on children.  

    Imagine the horror if this was a video of a member of the KKK cutting up a cake that was made to look like a black person’s head.

     

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  33. I’m relieved the tide has turned in the comments, thanks especially to Paladin.

    I only thought a few words were needed to accompany this video. Words and images do have meaning. Now, no one was a bigger fan of the Warner Brothers cartoons or the Stooges than I was. There was a horror movie host named Zacherly who would “operate” on gelatin “brains”. There’s a whole range from cartoonish to realistic.

    It’s one thing to mock and dance around purportedly bad things. It’s quite another to appear to be a cheerleader at worst, or indifferent at best.

    It’s what is known as “the appearance of evil”.  Look it up. It’s from a very good Book. 
       

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  34. Or look at this way: though rabid pro-aborts are contorting themselves and language like a euphemism-obsessed pack of loons all over the media (development prevention?!),
    this video demonstrates that EVERYBODY KNOWS abortion is feticide, infanticide and bloody.   Everyone knows what “choice” means.

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  35. Okay. I saw the whole video, as  promised. Still not funny.

    Maybe in a country where 3,000 babies a day aren’t being cut up. Because then it would just be such a ridiculous idea. No one would really do that, would they?

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