Bram Stoker Books Google Dracula Logo Upsets A Christian

Nov 8, 2012 • 8:15 am | comments (36) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos

Google Dracula Logo

Today on the Google home page is a special logo to pay respect to the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker.

Bram Stoker was born today on November 8, 1847 165 years ago and died at the age of 64 in London on April 20, 1912. He is most well known for his novel, Dracula. It was famous for the character of the vampire Count Dracula. It is a story about the vampire trying to relocate from Transylvania to England.

The logo is pretty neat and it does a good job honoring one of the most famous novels of all time. But for some, they find it offensive.

A Google Web Search Help thread has one searcher saying:

I know I will thought of as narrow minded and this comment will not be popular, but I felt I needed to speak my mind. I am a Christian and I am offended by the logo on Google's home page today, 11/8. It portrays a very dark and oppressive view towards good.

In any event, the search result leads you to the Google Carousel feature, give it a try by either clicking on the logo or searching for [Bram Stoker books].

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Andrea Doimo

11/08/2012 01:23 pm

Don't mind arguing about sick fundamentalists, but the carousel is quite neat!


11/08/2012 02:12 pm

Wait what? Is she offended that the logo is promoting literacy of a book OTHER than the bible? It's not like Dracula was the hero of the novel.


11/08/2012 02:21 pm

Taking one comment from a random thread isn't a story. There was no reason to point out that comment to highlight the story of the Bram Stoker image. It seems to me the story here is that the author of this blurb wants to point out how "stupid Christians are". Let's take a stand against all bias from the right and left, media and public.

Barry Schwartz

11/08/2012 02:22 pm

Who said Christians are stupid. I said upsets a single christian.


11/08/2012 02:30 pm

Does anyone know how to go about designing the google logos?

Todd McDonald

11/08/2012 02:40 pm

OH, then of course that's worth interrupting our day. Please keep us posted when you find a single Christian upset. I'm sure an upset Christian is so rare as to be worth pointing out. Congratulations on that find. I'd award you with "stupidest thing said on the internet today" but alas the day is still young.

11/08/2012 03:06 pm

just ignore the christians. they're slowly but surely loosing their stranglehold on society and they are unable to cope with it.


11/08/2012 03:40 pm

Interrupting your day??? So now when someone posts something on the internet that you don't agree with, your day is interrupted?


11/08/2012 04:19 pm

Will anyone please explain how this offends him?

darryl richards

11/08/2012 04:51 pm

i'm a christian and i am not offended by the logo. (for the people who think we're all nut jobs.)


11/08/2012 04:57 pm

This is my new favorite thing on the internet. He 'interrupted' your day by pointing out something you don't like? I don't like cake and that Android cake was a devestating interruption. Shame on your Barry, shame!

Dave Mora

11/08/2012 05:30 pm

No just another so called SEO Guro doing the traditional link bating to get page views. But, you are right. No news here just quick way to get views. #justsaying

Kara Stewart

11/08/2012 06:04 pm

I'm a ridiculously devout Christian. And I LOVE Dracula! Great novel.


11/08/2012 06:25 pm

I reside in the heart of what many folks label the "Bible Belt" of the USA. The astounding ignorance (as I define ignorance) of the many indoctrinated-from-birth self-proclaimed "Christians" infesting the area and the too-many politicians catering to them in order to obtain votes causes me concern. You have to personally witness that of which I write to comprehend the danger I truly feel many of the well-indoctrinated "Bible Thumpers" pose towards a modern, civil, educated society.


11/08/2012 06:42 pm

haha i find it so funny that people are so simple minded they cannot even respect such a great novelist as Bram Stroker.


11/08/2012 06:50 pm

Your comment makes too much sense for them to see the error in their logic.

Robert Paulson

11/08/2012 07:05 pm

Don't mistake mainstream christians with people like that - they don't speak for normal Christians that don't care

Robert Meinke

11/08/2012 07:10 pm

Yeah, that comment says a lot about the poster, and little about Christianity in general. How about we all agree not to judge groups by their worst members? /atheist married to a Christian

Secular Antitheist Liberal

11/08/2012 07:29 pm

bias? Christianity when it was in power backed the rule of Kings over the rest of us, burnt Witches at the stake, tortured unbelievers, scientists and critical thinkers. So you're whining about having the spotlight on your worldview? Pitifully lame

Secular Antitheist Liberal

11/08/2012 07:30 pm

If you see one rat there are usually hundreds that you don't see.

Secular Antitheist Liberal

11/08/2012 07:32 pm

Still you not only read this wasteful article you took time to comment on it. Must've had some worth or do you go around Internet commenting to waste your time?


11/08/2012 08:14 pm

You're not?! ;)


11/08/2012 10:34 pm

I think his point is that the guy found, out of teh MANY stupid comments on the internet, a single comment by a guy who for some reason felt that the image was offensive (I am Eastern Orthodox Catholic, and I LOVE Dracula, and I think a LOT of the English-speaking Monks and Bishops would agree with me there). His oint is, WHY? Why this one stupid comment? Dumber things are certainly said online every single day. And yet when he saw this one comment, he had to actually post a story to alert everyone else about it. The Bias is strong with this one.


11/09/2012 01:38 am

Easy fix. Use Bing. :)


11/09/2012 04:06 pm

Any person has the free speech right to say whatever they want to say. If they are offended then they are offended and they have a right to say so. If you want to poke fun at them you have a right do so. My question is more about why poke fun of someone who's offended? I then wonder if Google had promoted an author who wrote about traditional marriage and a gay person was offended would you be poking fun at that person's offense? I wonder if Google promoted a Christian author would you poke fun at the muslim who is offended? At the end of the day this post was done for google rankings nothing more, nothing less.


11/11/2012 05:13 pm

How about some disclosure, Barry - are you a Christian?

Barry Schwartz

11/11/2012 05:17 pm

No. Everyone knows my religion. What does that have to do with anything?


11/11/2012 05:34 pm

The fact that you would pick out a single Christian comment and choose to highlight it on your TECHNOLOGY website says to me that you are attempting to bring shame to Christians. If you can show me your past blog posts where you point out how ridiculous Jewish or Muslim people are, and I'll retract my opinion. As far as why it maters - It's one thing if are a member of a group and you criticize their actions/words, it's another if you come from another group. That's basically the definition of racism, is it not? Attacking others unlike yourself? It appears you are just starting a Christian-bashing thread, which is apparent from the comments thus far, whether that was your intent or not.

Barry Schwartz

11/11/2012 05:36 pm

I said it was one comment. I quote crazy and ridiculous threads. Relax.


11/11/2012 05:41 pm

Socialists & Atheists (Stalin, Hitler, Pol-Pot - look it up) have killed hundreds of millions of people in just the past 80 years. How many people have Christians killed in the 20th century? None. And the kings of yesterday used Christianity as a cover for their power grabs, I seriously doubt they were actual Christians.


11/11/2012 05:57 pm

I have several Christian neighbors, They are good people. I see the good things that they do, but they do not advertise it because they are humble people. The family across the street adopted 3 black children from Swaziland after their mother died from AIDS. They are a young white couple with 2 children of their own. The reason I point out their race is because people in their church love and accept the children, while people in public (we live in a liberal-leaning area) give disapproving looks and ask unfriendly questions. Next door to them, a retired couple (again, Christians) spend 3 days a week working at a homeless shelter, cooking food and washing clothes for drug and sex-addicts. They also give $500/month to support an orphanage in India, where the main problem is not food/water, but keeping local government officials from raping the children. I see Christians doing many charitable things, they don't just go around commenting on Google logos.

Barry Schwartz

11/11/2012 06:02 pm

People are weird. Not religions.


11/12/2012 12:57 pm

Why this one stupid comment? Because he felt like posting about it. Since when does somebody need a better reason on the internet? I see a lot of people post photographs of their new pet cat which is completely unimportant to world affairs and I couldn't care less about said new pet cat. But I don't take time out of my day to complain to the person that their pet cat post is somehow not important enough to mention on the internet, or that there's some hidden agenda to posting pictures of pet cats.


11/12/2012 01:01 pm

Hitler was a Catholic (look it up). As for the others, they didn't kill in the NAME of atheism. They forbid religion because it interfered with their own ideologies. It wasn't "Christianity vs Atheism" but more "Christianity vs Stalinism" or "Christianity vs Pol-Potism" if you will. And you are misinformed if you think nobody's killed in the name of Christianity in the 20th century. It just doesn't happen to be as many as it used to be.


11/12/2012 01:05 pm

Hey Tom, why so defensive about a single silly Christian comment that was picked out to ridicule? Why not post your own article about a silly atheist comment somebody makes? I'm sure there's plenty to choose from. I won't even complain that you're being biased against atheism.

Gabriel Belmont

08/03/2013 08:06 am

Oh please i am a born again Christian and those Christians who actually have read the bible know that good versus evil is not a Disney movie. It is very dark and very evil because evil will do all it can to prevail. Bram Stoker himself was catholic and he wanted to right a fictional yet slightly realistic (slightly Dracula is a vampire i know) view on good versus evil. This one Christian actually puts a bad aura on Christians in general because as a Christian (wow i'm saying Christian a lot) I am in no way shape or form this tightly strung. Truth is don't think god minds if you read Dracula.

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