Oct 31 2009

Hooray for Halloween

Have fun and be safe tonight, peeps, whatever hijinks you’re getting up to. And for your Halloweeny pleasure, I offer this delightful exercise in fundamentalist delusion, in case you haven’t already caught wind of it from Ed Brayton’s blog. It’s the kind of thing you simply cannot enhance with further comment, so I won’t. (Though the eruption of comments following the article itself are the kind of thing that make the internets so much fun!)


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    Shaun Wilson

    I really want to call a Poe on this one… I really do but I'm not sure, I think I'm leaning towards it being legit… I guess that's the point of Poe's law in the first place, but that doesn't make it any better.I guess Martin is right – there really isn't anything more to say.

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    "I do not buy candy during the Halloween season. Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference."I can just imagine demons hanging out at the kit kat production factor cursing the vats.It looks real based on the site, which makes it more hilarious and sad

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    This is all over the news. You can find people pundit-ing about it on YouTube. This woman is part of Pat Robertson's operation; she's very legit. And that's pretty terrifying.Though I expect a spike in sales of Halloween candy to follow. "That kid you hate giving you crap? Infest him with demons!"

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    So there are supernatural demons with untold powers…who can't figure out a purchase tracking system?

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    I love the little disclaimer at the top of the article. It's kind of encouraging when a Christian organization has to step back from the nuts. Although they still posted it.

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    Not surprisingly she doesn't know that the whole point of dressing up as ghosts and ghouls is, according to the mythology, to confuse and belittle the "real" thing. It's not celebrating evil, it's celebrating the human ability to triumph over and confidently mock evil. And I think that's the real problem, of course. If you aren't living huddled in fear, you have no need for God's "protection" racket, and that would really screw with her income stream.

  7. 7

    Dang, the audio was shit again this week (11/1)! Two weeks ago, when you guys let Frank kill himself after the audio drop-out, did you even consider that you might need him to help you with audio problems in the future?

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    Seriously, I can't get over how apparently the absolute powerful god will let people go to hell over freakin candy corn

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    M J Shepherd

    He works in mysterious ways, obviously, that include us tripping over our own feet and him laughing at us.

  10. 10

    I'll repeat the conclusion I often come to, "that's not god…that's Ren Hjork"

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    I get a 404 error so I presume that they have removed the post, but you can still view it on google's cache.To view the cached page, go to google.com and search for: "cache:http://www.charismamag.com/index.php/prophetic-insight/23723-the-danger-of-celebrating-halloween?showall=1"

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    I can't get the link, sadly. From what I could read, no wonder it has been removed from the magazine. I love Halloween and therefore take special offence at fundies's attempts to discredit the holiday. It is a great day celebrating harvest and also teaching children to tame their irrational fears. Maybe that's why fundamentalists can't take it.

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    I managed to read the first half of it. What a load of crap. I never read something that stupid since Jack T. Chick's Dark Dungeon.

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    "I managed to read the first half of it. What a load of crap. I never read something that stupid since Jack T. Chick's Dark Dungeon."You forget yourself, sir! Dark Dungeons has done more for the atheist cause than any thing since the bible

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