Aug 03 2010

We get email, and the world is a bright and sunny place

John Iacoletti picks up our mail from the PO Box, on those occasions when we remember there’s still such a thing as snail mail. Occasionally this means he has the most fun job of any of us.


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  1. 1

    Hehe, which tracts did they include?

  2. 2

    Sorry, but I can't make fun of this guy. It's too easy, just too damn easy.

  3. 3
    Darren Cubitt

    At least they didn't write it in ALL CAPS.

  4. 4
    George From NY

    Hell will be no party?Now they tell me. What am I going to do with all this dip?

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    Blast Radius

    I'm so glad you labeled this "humor," Martin. Really, that made my day. If only these fundies could take half the amount of creativity they implement into their punctuation and apply it to skepticism.

  6. 6

    "Hell will be no party whatsoever"?This guy hasn't seen the guest list.

  7. 7
    Cafeeine Addicted

    Adequate penmanship, better than mine."Hell will be no party whatsoever". Good, because I hate parties. Damn kids.Are you gonna give us a pic of the pamblets (sic)? Don't leave us hangin', our sole is on the line! Our trout even!

  8. 8

    This is both scary and hilarious at the same time. can somebody help me? he says "please read this #####" I can't make out what he's trying to say.

  9. 9

    Well, that's me convinced.

  10. 10

    I think he is trying to wriet Pamphlet there

  11. 11

    So what are Pamblets? Do they go good with garlic butter? The least they could have done is provided a recipe.

  12. 12

    That must have been awfully funny to open up. Email is so easy to use, it's understandable that you might get notes that aren't very well conceived or executed. But to know someone went to the trouble of using snail mail, and opening up…this? Friggin' hilarious.

  13. 13

    Hell will be no party? We will have all the rockstars(Maybe Jim Morrison won't come), almost all of the great scientists, prostitutes, drug dealers…

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    Matto the Hun

    Hell may be no party, but from what I've heard, heaven is no party either.If it's a party he is looking for, he should convert to Islam. Seventy-two virgins? Now, that's a party!

  15. 15

    I couldn't really laugh at this… It seems to be another indoctrinated child. I agree with Dawkins that this is absolutely not a good thing.I can usually watch any movie eating, no matter how disgusting the director wanted to make it, but "Jesus Camp" made me disgusted in just a couple of minutes.But at least Matto cheered me up: "If it's a party he is looking for, he should convert to Islam. Seventy-two virgins? Now, that's a party!" And we're wondering why Muslims are so religious…

  16. 16

    @Matto the Hun:Virgins? Don't waste my afterlife. Those are people who made it through life without getting laid — kids and old maids, mostly. Give me some freaky sinners, three at once on Sundays please!

  17. 17

    I wonder what kind of "pamblets" he sent them. Maybe some "Chick's Tracks". I miss reading those.

  18. 18
    Tom Foss

    Seventy-two virgins? Now, that's a party!Yeah, a LAN party.

  19. 19

    There were 4 "pamblets". Two from Fellowship Tract League ("Where Are You Going to Spend Eternity?", and "One Heartbeat Away"), and two from Evangelical Tract Distributors ("A Camel And His Master", and "A Hebrews Search for the Blood of Atonement").

  20. 20

    Holy cow. Too cute.

  21. 21

    What's scary is that I can imagine my former (Christian) self writing something very similar. It's been a year today since I came out as an atheist, and now I can't help but pity people like this. Hand-written threats of hell… What a considerate person…

  22. 22

    I read the note and this is what my brain picked up:"SIN! FIRE! BRIMSTONE! HELL! JESUS! HELL!Please recycle this threatening note. Thank you."

  23. 23

    Tom, that's just mean…. and so very very true.

  24. 24

    Okay, I read those tracts online. They should have sent Chick tracts instead. :)

  25. 25
    Adam Jones

    Reminds me of an article on http://www.AtheistAdam.com where Richard Dawkins talked about dangerous memes

  26. 26

    This should actually be categorized as an obituary, because clearly we are witnessing the death of a mind.

  27. 27

    We know we are going to hell if the Christian god exists. There is only the choice of which one. The choice is spending eternity worshiping the worst sociopath in literature or heading for the place with really good central heating.It amazes me that these people who threaten non-believers with hell have not read their rule book very carefully. A trip over to the "god is imaginary" makes it clear that nobody can qualify for a trip to paradise. I spite of this most christians think they have a gold plated invitation.

  28. 28

    "If only these fundies could take half the amount of creativity they implement into their punctuation and apply it to skepticism."Half of zero is still zeroSeriously, regurgitating shit (a physiological miracle in of itself) is not creative.

  29. 29

    No party in Hell? Forget it then, I don't want to go.

  30. 30

    Makes me wonder what would happen if a letter like this was directed at an Islamic group. I'm thinking… major lack of tolerance.

  31. 31
    Rational Jen

    My wife says you shouldn't make fun of people's intellectual challenges!

  32. 32

    @ Rational Jen:That's your first mistake. Never, ever listen to yuor wife. That's like…..the law.;)

  33. 33

    "My wife says you shouldn't make fun of people's intellectual challenges! "It's like when my dog used to try to hope through the screen door. You know you shouldn't laugh, but its so damn funny.

  34. 34

    Clintsc9 is right. Bill Maher, House, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, Ricky Gervais, Ron Reagan, Jr., and so many more. George From NY, your dip will not have been acquired in vain.

  35. 35

    @Matto The Hun: No one guaranteed that the virgins will be of the sex that you're attracted to, or attractive even if they are. Silly Muslims.

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