Atheist dressed as devil brings out the worst in “Passion” viewers.

SEB Public Service Announcement of the Day: If you’re going to see The Passion of the Christ don’t dress up as the Devil to see how the Christians will react. They won’t react well despite all that ‘love and mercy’ crap they’re always claiming their religion is all about.

Hoosier Gazette

“I always like to push the limits,” Wendell said.  Many were upset that Wendell chose to wear a devil costume to a religious movie.  Many patrons jeered Wendell as he stood in line for concessions.

Once inside the movie, Christians began pelting Wendell with Gummy Bears, Ju-Ju Bees, and popcorn.  Management got involved after a 75-year-old woman, Hazel Meyer, poured a 64-ounce Coca-Cola on Wendell.

Tim Tolbert, General Manager of Kerasotes Stadium 16, asked Wendell to leave because he was such a disruptive presence.  “Our corporate policy is to eject anyone that interferes with the movie experience of fellow patrons,” Tolbert said.

Ingrid Holzappel, a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, was outraged.  “This is no place for this type of behavior,” Holzappel remarked, “This was already a sensitive subject, and then to mock it by dressing up as Satan is despicable.”

Wendell, an atheist, said, “If God really existed, He would have struck me down for dressing as the devil.”  He also wanted to prove “that Christians aren’t as forgiving as they portray”.  Wendell says his actions were also partially due to a genuine dislike of Mel Gibson.

Tolbert replied that Wendell was “a misguided and deranged person.” Tolbert also said measures are being taken to ensure this type of disruption does not occur again.  “From now on, people dressed offensively will not be allowed to enter the theatre.”  Kerasotes’ management is in the process of creating new guidelines for preventing people dressed as “evil beings” from gaining entrance to the theatre.

Well, I suppose geeks will no longer be able to show up to viewings of Star Wars dressed as Darth Vader or a Storm Trooper then, eh? On the plus side, at least no one offered to pray for him.

There’s a part of me that finds this highly amusing and a part of me that thinks he should just leave these poor people alone to their delusions. It doesn’t take such a silly stunt to show how intolerant a lot of Christians can be. Just pick a newspaper.

Update: Thanks to alert reader Aaron it now appears this is a work of satire by a couple of guys who are probably having a pretty good laugh over it right now.  It’s a well done piece and certainly did a good job of stirring things up, especially around here. grin

145 thoughts on “Atheist dressed as devil brings out the worst in “Passion” viewers.

  1. This story is amusing and very sad. The part that bothers me though is not so much the intolerance of the christian patrons but that the movie theater will now decide who is dressed offensively.
    How will they determine what is offensive and what is not? Will it simply be costumes they don’t allow or will be it shirts with writing on it? Buttons attached to shirts? I mean, how will they set a criteria as to what is offensive and what is not? Maybe it’s just devil costumes.
    Maybe we could get away with those shirts that say we survived the passion and all we got was a lousy t shirt.

  2. les,,,thanks for the story…i will be on the look-out for atheist dressed up in devils on wednesday, that is when our church is going to the movie as a group.  i will take my big bible, cross necklace, wwjd braclet, and anointing oil just in case…

    most of the christians in our church are fairly new. so if we did run into a devil there are probably a couple from our group that might “lay hands on him.”

  3. I say, let he who is without sin cast the first JuJuBee.

    (thanks to Steve for that one!)

    This is the funniest thing I’ve read in ages—I love that the kid was “partially motivated by a genuine dislike of Mel Gibson.”  Man, I feel the EXACT same way about Ben Affleck!!  The folks at the ‘Pearl Harbor’ screening were nice enough, but the lady behind me made me take my goat horns off.

    The no-theater-patrons-dressed-as-evil-being policy is just so… dada!  I keep getting this ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show” image in my head, crowds milling around dressed as thier favorite pharisees, roman soldiers, apostles, repeating thier favorite lines (in aramaic, of course…)  Okay, I just have to stop now….

    Thanks Les!

  4. I’m getting so sick and tired of turning on my TV and seeing Jesus this, and Passion that. This movie is like a rash. With that said, that fucking story makes my day. This Wendel knows what’s funny, and certainly knows how to get a reaction out of the Christian community.
    I can’t wait for the spoofs and variety show skits to start hitting the air, and start punishing this movie. Fucking Jesus…get off my TV!

  5. Doesn’t seem fair that the devil was the one kicked out if the other movie goers were the ones throwing things at him… but I’m sure he expected as much.  Funny story.

  6. Run simultaneous screenings of “Rocky Horror” and “The Passion” on screens next to each other.  Talk about a train wreck about to happen.

    Sorry, couldn’t help it… 
    :devil:

  7. This reminds me of that guy who wanted “under God” removed from the pledge.  I’ve always thought the same thing about the hipocritical actions of people claiming to be Christians.  But as you know, it’s not limited to religion.  That’s just society in general.  They say one thing and do another.  Life is so much more righteous when it’s handled with personal convenience.

  8. I’m just waiting for The Passion… Life Of Brian double bill….
    THAT’LL set off the firecrackers! :devil:

  9. Ragman, the last time I took your suggestion, I wrote a long ass piece about Bush reluctantly agreeing to appoint a panel to look into the Janet Jackson career extender main show of the Super Bowl.

    If I do watch Rocky Horror and The Passion together, I’ll likely implode or consequently want to be a cross dressing Messiah. Either way, nothing good can come of it.

    Nobody does violence like Christians, Tish. Even The Exorcist was a Disney romp compared to “The Passion of the Christ”

  10. Too funny!!! It highlights the Right’s seeming preference of form over function. Bush is free to attack any country, void any treaty, ignore any scientific evidence, behave in any manner he wants simply because he says, “Suh-Weet Gee-Zus!” on sunday mornings….. I could make a killing on these people. But I’m too busy exploiting New-Agers…….

  11. whew,,,,(right hand going across fore-head, left hand on hip)

    i was beginning to think that christians were the only ones judgmental, arrogant, etc…

    Thank you guys for the posts above that have set me at ease….

  12. On second thought… :devil: …should have “Rocky Horror” and “Passion” timed to END simultaneously.  That way everybody’s worked up when they walk out of the theatre together.

    Sorry Brock…

  13. Randall, you keep implying that someone here has said something that amounts to “Christians are the only people who are arrogant and judgemental” and I’ve been searching to see just who it was that said it and what thread that was in. Care to enlighten me?

    I don’t think anyone here is making that claim nor do I think anyone here seriously expects Christians to not be arrogant, judemental and etc. from time to time. They are, after all, humans like the rest of us. However, Christians do spend a lot of time decrying these traits in others all the while claiming their religion promotes the opposite behavior in its followers. A lot of noise is made about unconditional love and tolerance and compassion as though this is common among Christians in general, but it seems this behavior among Christians is often the exception rather than the rule resulting in some rather blantant hypocrisy at times. If you’re going (as a group) to lay claim to having a morally superior viewpoint it would help if most of you actually tried to live up to it.

    Your reply here takes on an almost smug tone as though you’re somehow holding a mirror up to the rest of us, the problem is you could do with a good look into that mirror as much as anyone else could.

  14. I thought for sure it was going to be Normal Bob Smith!

    I’m SOOOOO tempted to talk one of my special effects artist friends into dressing up as Jesus, bloodied, flayed skin and all, and going to a showing of “The Passion.”  Probably wouldn’t cause much of a ruckus here in Hollywood though…

  15. the reply my myself above was not meant to be smug, i was actually just trying to be funny.  i guess i failed at that.  i am not trying to make a point that atheist believe only christians have the bad attributs noted above.  i am actually trying to state what you said.  that it is a human trait.  but it still seems to surprise atheists that Christians come across that way, just as it surprises christians that atheists do not live according to biblical morals.

    if we all are judgemental, arrogant, smug etc. then why is that always the arguement??

    the judgemental, intolerant thing seems always to get linked to my christianity…

    the avg. christian answers a statement or opinion by an atheist by slinging an occasional,,, “your an abomination and going to hell.”

    while the avg. atheist answers a christian statement by,,,“your judgemental, delusional and arrogant.”

    if you are right les, then it does not matter.  people in this world atheist, muslim, christian are all destined to a life of non-existance.  meanwhile we all have our faults.  faults that are defined by others….

    homosexual male…its ok for two men to have sex, oh but whatever you do dont throw a jujubee at someone in the theater.

    atheist…i can think you are a poor delusional, intolerant, judgemental person,,,but whatever you do dont think i actually have an ounce of faith in my heart toward God,  because thats just going to far in speaking to me like that.

    politicians…hey i will say whatever i need to to get votes.

    christians…i can totally break every commandment, say i believe in Jesus but not know or do what he says, not know my bible, not reach out to my neighbor, spread rumors about those in my church and still get to heaven because i go to church on sunday and i went to see the Passion of The Christ, but everyone else,,,Your doomed for hell!!!!!

    Jesus…Forgive them father for they know not what they do….I am the Way, the Truth and the Life….Who do you say that I the Son of Man am?…Many will say unto me in that day, Lord Lord we did many wonderful works in your name, I will say depart, I never knew you.

  16. ob,,,,

    2 Corinthians 4:4
    whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

     

    Romans 1:18 But God’s angry displeasure erupts as acts of human mistrust and wrongdoing and lying accumulate, as people try to put a shroud over truth. 19But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! 20By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. So nobody has a good excuse. 21What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn’t treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. 22They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life. 23They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand.
    24So God said, in effect, “If that’s what you want, that’s what you get.” It wasn’t long before they were living in a pigpen, smeared with filth, filthy inside and out. 25And all this because they traded the true God for a fake god, and worshiped the god they made instead of the God who made them—the God we bless, the God who blesses us. Oh, yes!
    26Worse followed. Refusing to know God, they soon didn’t know how to be human either—women didn’t know how to be women, men didn’t know how to be men. 27Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men—all lust, no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it—emptied of God and love, godless and loveless wretches.
    28Since they didn’t bother to acknowledge God, God quit bothering them and let them run loose. 29And then all hell broke loose: rampant evil, grabbing and grasping, vicious backstabbing. They made life hell on earth with their envy, wanton killing, bickering, and cheating. Look at them: mean-spirited, venomous, 30fork-tongued God-bashers. Bullies, swaggerers, insufferable windbags! They keep inventing new ways of wrecking lives. They ditch their parents when they get in the way. 31Stupid, slimy, cruel, cold-blooded. 32And it’s not as if they don’t know better. They know perfectly well they’re spitting in God’s face. And they don’t care—worse, they hand out prizes to those who do the worst things best!

  17. ob,,,

    your disdain for love itself (Jesus The Christ) is not surprising.  It is obvious that you are living proof of the accuracy of scripture…

    John 15:18
    “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.

    John 15:20 “A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

  18. Ah hell, I cannot resist.

    Way to push the Bible quotes on someone sick of hearing “about Jesus that and Passion this” RANDALL.

    Good gawd, you whine all over this website about how Christians are viewed and then do everything you can to perpetuate every last stereotype they are dawged for!!

    On behalf of the GOOD Christians I do know, :finger: randall!

  19. randall, what Bible version are your quotes from. It’s usually expected that one will include that information so others can check the quotes.

    This is what I mean about spreading hate. Just because you use scripture to hide behind, it doesn’t mean you aren’t a coward or a hypocrite.

    I don’t think you’ve fooled a single person here into believing you’re a well intentioned guy. Ok, maybe David or brian believe this, but they’ll believe anything.

  20. covie,,,,,

    covie i am sure the good christians you know are cheering you even now.

    i post a couple of scriptures to a dude that dogs Jesus and you jump on me like a bear on honey. 

    covie you too are proof of the power of scripture and are evidence of the anti-christ spirit in the earth today…

    my intentions are good, and my intent to be on this site was to learn from unbelievers, atheist etc, and i am learning a lot.

    brock,,,
    if posting a scripture or two is spreading hate, then so be it.  “ob” decided to ridicule The Christ, my Saviour.

    coward or hypocrite??  your opinion…there are many here that would agree with you….many that know me personally that would disagree.

    as for “ob” or anyone else for that matter that wishes Jesus would go away, sorry, its only going to grow..

  21. brock,,,

    the specific quotes are from

    the message and the new king james versions.

  22. to make sure therre is not a mis-understanding…

    in my reference to the Jesus/Christ thing only going to grow, i was not implying on this site.  i meant society in general…big screen, media, etc….

  23. I thought as much. Can you say “fundamentalist hate-mongers”? Thank you, I knew that you could.

    Every time the Bible gets updated; more puritanical propaganda and less love and tolerance gets inserted.

    You’re reading the devil’s books boy! Go you!

  24. brock,,,calm down,, the scripture in Romans is the same.  the message, or kjv, or kjv, or niv, or nlt…

    so do you believe any version/translation of the bible to be true??

  25. ” covie you too are proof of the power of scripture and are evidence of the anti-christ spirit in the earth today

  26. so do you believe any version/translation of the bible to be true??

    True to what? Man’s penchant to create hierarchies of human and animal worth? Sure! I think the Bible does a good job of advancing   religious/philosophical caste systems, though it has a few nuggets of wisdom hidden in it’s overwhelmingly anti-humanistic credo.

    Mostly it allows bigots and fools to justify their beliefs and self-serving actions. If one commits anything from a faux pas to a crime against humanity all one has to do is relax in the certain knowledge that Jesus has his/her back. Christianity doesn’t teach us to be accountable; it teaches us to be dismissive of personal culpability.

    If the Bible was really the “voice of God”, we wouldn’t need a rewrite every few centuries or years. Correcting and amending messages is a uniquely human method of communication.   

  27. covie,,,

    it is just an experiment…

    I saw what happened when i told a few folks on here that i loved them,

    i just wanted to see what happened when i slung out the classic “condemnation” style..

    like i used in the examples several posts prior on this same entry…

    you see i am arrogant, intolerant, smug, no matter what, it makes no difference.

    if i say i love you (which i do and you would know if this were a face to face exchange) you and others despise that.

    if i say hey ok then according to the bible you are this_______ you despise that too.

    you invoke carl sagan and i hear oohhh and aaahhs in the partisan atheist crowd

    i mention bible, Jesus, and all i hear is 4-letter words and condescending (sp?) names.

    you seem to be against (anti) christians,  (except for the good ones you know)
    but that is just my delusional, smug, intolerant opinion….

    i’ve got to go now,  there is a guy in a devil suit standing in my yard…no wait that is just a guy bring over more bile-bulls to my house.

  28. Lets look at an example of changes in Biblical passages with english as only one of the numerous languages used to disseminate it.

    You’ll notice that there is much variation as the language developed. This is a fairly innocuous and straightforward passage, so imagine how perverted the passages could get when the translator had a more personal stake in the interpretation.

    “The first period runs from about A.D. 600 to 1150, in which the language had the form known as Anglo-Saxon or Old English. The second period runs from 1150 to 1450, in which we may speak of Middle English. The third period is from about 1450 to 1750, called Early Modern English; and after 1750 we have simply Modern English, the language that we speak today.”

    http://www.bible-researcher.com/engchange.html
     
    Luke 2:1-2:6

    Old English Wessex Gospels:
    “So

  29. randall your “experiment” is nothing more than a big wooden spoon with which to stir. . . you are putting words into my posts, and not only mine I have noticed, to suit your “delusional, smug, intolerant opinion

  30. As I’ve been reading through many of the threads on this site, I have noticed mainly one thing that everyone seems to be trying to abide by: a rule of fairness.  If A insults B, B then has to come back with some type of comment that is aimed at accusing A of breaking some type of fairness rule.  And back and forth it goes until they reach some type of balance - they each have tried to attack each other the same amount of times. 

    Every time I have heard these arguments (in every day life and on this site) the two people seem to be in agreement of some type of fairness rule.

    What is going on here?

  31. Being an Irish-Catholic from New York and going to school in the bible belt I was a virtual mating call for all the campus preachers. One night a preacher stuck his head in my door, looked at my empty beer can collection from the previous weekend, looked at me and said, “Mike, I don’t see eternal life in your future.” So there I was, homesick, taking 18 hours of engineering, and I just found out I was going to hell. (If I ever see that prick again I’ll tear his head off and confirm his prediction.)

    A few years ago a new series of books appeared concerning a tribulation and rapture. The authors attempt to warn people about the catastrophes that will occur as christians disappear around the globe (the authors are also laughing to the bank). God have mercy on we merry dumbasses who are not saved (in a fit of mercy they tell us we still have a chance).

    Pat Robertson…. (enough said).

    And now the Passion. A movie about a man of peace that provokes intolerance (preacher in Denver who posted a sign blaming the Jews for the death of Christ), violence (a gummy bear can put an eye out), and backhanded elitism (may God have even more mercy on we merry dumbasses).

    Why should I not consider religion of any flavor to be anything other than mass psychosis?

  32. brock,,,i am not trying to provoke you here, just asking.  are you atheist? or do you believe in any type of God, Supreme being? 

    As for me if i believe in the bible.  I understand the arguments of contradictions, changes in wording and meaning.  I understand the view of twisting a scripture to make it mean what you (we) want and all that stuff.

    But I believe in Christ,  I believe the Word of God.  i am probably not a good christian in covies eyes, and may even be a poor delusional person according to les.  those name actually mean nothing to me or bother me in the least.  attacks on scripture dont bother me, but make me do more reasearch to obtain facts which i have done since being on this site.  i am a guy that does his best to live out the tenants of my faith. when found guilty of not following those, i repent (turn from doing it my way) and get it right. 

    unfortunately there are things that i believe that put me in confrontation with those that dont believe.  that is not always easy.  and honestly it does not get my pants to dancin’ when i say (or post) something that offends someone.

    i know that i have posted things on this site that have offended people.  i have not been offended by anyone here.  but i was moved to tears by a post that indicated Jesus asked someone to get a ladder and some pliars, and i was provoked a bit by ob’s comments.  notice calvin or whoever posted the same thing, but i really felt he was honestly tired of hearing about the movie and Jesus stuff.  i felt (right or wrong) that ob was expressing a different spirit about it if you will.

    a lot of stuff i have posted here lately has been a little in jest, that is just my bad attempt at humor or to lighten things up.

    i see that i have failed in that, and since i am offending people i will probably go on down the road.

    but what i have learned:

    1.  some atheists have good reasons and facts to back up their beliefs

    2.  atheists have done a lot of reasearch

    3.  we all have issues (rom. 3:23)

    4.  i need work in the area of apologetics

    5.  there are a lot of atheist, despite their non-belief in a god, or particularly My God, still have very compelling views about politics, religion and society as a whole.

    6.  in our society there are not only those that express no belief in a god, but there are those that despise Christ and His church

    7.  that some atheists dont mind me worshipping God (even though they think most that do are delusional, he said with a smile) they just want to make sure that the religious freedoms in our nation are not imposed on them.

    8.  that there is more of a misunderstanding of human beings than there are of any ancient manuscript

    9.  devil suits at christian movies cause atheists to…giggle

    10.  and i learned the key to sharing the gospel with the atheist in my neighborhood.

  33. I can’t stand it anymore,

    I CAN’T STAND IT. . .

    “tenants” are people who rent their domicile.

    “tenets” are principles or rules.

    (This has been a public service announcement brought to you by the English Nazi)

  34. Seems like you’ve learned a lot and I would love to hear you justify your values without the help/validation of an intermediary. I’m not against positive acts or love. I long for them and consider myself a better human animal when I impart and experience them.

    I guess I would call myself an exceptionless pantheist, meaning I believe we are each creators of all; the gods of all that is physical and all which is beyond it.

    I hate “new age” labels, so I’ll stop here, adding only that I believe in personal accountability. I feel I am limited only by what I’m willing to imagine others deserving. If you limit others you limit yourself. If you harm others you harm yourself. I’m personally aware but personal and indirect are different views of the same event and only the ego makes a distinction between the two.

  35. Covie, Sad but true

    Somehow I doubt Jesus approves.  Then again, he’s not party to the licensing agreements, so I guess it doesn’t matter.

    I’m not even a Christian and I find it distasteful, to put it mildly.

  36. This movie is set to show record profits, with merchandising being only one source for enrichment. Gibson is the sole backer so he’s set for life at least, if not for afterlife. He knew what he was doing keeping most of the profit potential for himself.

    The film says Jesus’ message was love. Gibson’s message: show me the money! Otherwise he should have disallowed profiteering. He should have shown it for free.

  37. OK, I’m going to respond to a whole messa replies all at once so this will be lengthy.

    OB, that Normal Bob website is pretty damned amusing! I’ve never seen that one before. And people tell me I mock Christianity too much!

    Now on to Randall who has been a very busy beaver tonight I see…

    the reply my myself above was not meant to be smug, i was actually just trying to be funny. i guess i failed at that.

    Perhaps you should try putting a smilie in when you’re trying to be funny. It came across as rather whiny and put-upon to me and, given some of your past replies, probably to a few other people as well.

    i am not trying to make a point that atheist believe only christians have the bad attributs noted above.  i am actually trying to state what you said.  that it is a human trait.  but it still seems to surprise atheists that Christians come across that way, just as it surprises christians that atheists do not live according to biblical morals.

    It doesn’t surprise atheists, it just confirms what we already know: That despite the claims to the contrary most Christians aren’t any better behaved than anyone else. The problem is that in general Christians like to claim they are better behaved and yet are often the first to engage in the sins they will chastise others for committing.

    if we all are judgemental, arrogant, smug etc. then why is that always the arguement??

    the judgemental, intolerant thing seems always to get linked to my christianity…

    the avg. christian answers a statement or opinion by an atheist by slinging an occasional,,, “your an abomination and going to hell.”

    while the avg. atheist answers a christian statement by,,,“your judgemental, delusional and arrogant.”

    Are you suggesting that there isn’t something judgemental and arrogant about a Christian telling someone else they are an abomination and are going to Hell? And if the atheist doesn’t believe in Hell then adding in delusional is not unreasonable. I’m not sure I see how the response from the atheist you quote here is in any way not an accurate summary of the Christian’s statement.

    if you are right les, then it does not matter.  people in this world atheist, muslim, christian are all destined to a life of non-existance.  meanwhile we all have our faults.  faults that are defined by others….

    And here’s where we differ. I don’t wait for other’s to define my faults. I know myself well enough to know what my faults are and I accept them and try to improve them.

    Also, what the fuck is a “life of non-existence?” Stop talking nonsense.

    homosexual male…its ok for two men to have sex, oh but whatever you do dont throw a jujubee at someone in the theater.

    Are you seriously telling me that you don’t see the difference between these two events? One is an expression of love between two people who happen to be of the same gender while the other is an act of hatred toward someone expressing an opposing viewpoint.

    Once again I have to ask if you honestly believe it’s OK for people to attack an individual simply because they’re offended by his costume? You mentioned carrying a “What Would Jesus Do” bracelet with you when you go to see the movie, do you think Jesus would’ve thrown snack foods and poured a Coke over this guy’s head as well? 

    atheist…i can think you are a poor delusional, intolerant, judgemental person,,,but whatever you do dont think i actually have an ounce of faith in my heart toward God,  because thats just going to far in speaking to me like that.

    Dude, I only think you’re judgmental, intolerant and delusional based on your responses so far which have all been judgmental, intolerant and delusional. Don’t want to be thought of that way? Then don’t act that way.

    And I’m not offended that you might think I have an ounce of faith in my heart toward your idea of God, but rather at your presumption to try and insist that I am knowingly lying to myself about it. Again, however, you completely miss the fucking point.

    >>>Much Biblical quoting skippedob,,,

    your disdain for love itself (Jesus The Christ) is not surprising.  It is obvious that you are living proof of the accuracy of scripture…

    Not everyone equates Jesus Christ with “love itself” so your conclusion that OB’s disdain of one is tantamount to disdain of the other is silly at best.

    >>>Bunch of other stuff not worth commenting on skippedif i say i love you (which i do and you would know if this were a face to face exchange) you and others despise that.

    We despise it? I can’t speak for anyone else, but it doesn’t bother me in the least. I even accept the idea that you may be sincere when saying it, but that isn’t anything for me to be all that happy about. There are a lot of bad things done by people with entirely good intentions and out of love for another, but that doesn’t mean what they were trying to do wasn’t still bad.

    Hell, I don’t blame you for loving me as I’m such a lovable guy and it’s only natural, but I’m a big boy and I can take care of myself.

    >>>More stuff not really worth commenting on skipped>>>Something about arguing and fairness deleted

    I don’t know. You tell me.

    Now there’s Speck…

    Why should I not consider religion of any flavor to be anything other than mass psychosis?

    Damn good question. I ask it quite often myself. No one ever bothers to answer it and I suspect no one ever will.

    Now nowiser…

    “tenants” are people who rent their domicile.

    “tenets” are principles or rules.

    (This has been a public service announcement brought to you by the English Nazi)

    Dude, if that’s the worst thing you can find wrong with some of the responses here then you need serious professional help.

    Onto OB…

    Christians should be pelting the people selling the official “Passion” jewelry… NAILS for fuck’s sake?

    How ironic that so many Christians feel justified in harassing certain people because they “insist on flaunting their specialness,” but when the shoe’s on the other foot they get their undies in a bunch and cry foul.  As ye sow…

    Here, here! Well said.

    Then to Covie…

    OB - nails? Are you serious?

    Serious as a heart attack. Oops, OB has already responded with a relevant link so I won’t bother repeating it. Can you say “tacky” kids? I knew you could!

    Back to OB once more…

    I’m not even a Christian and I find it distasteful, to put it mildly.

    My thoughts exactly. I’m surprised they didn’t ink a deal for an official Lego Crucifixion playset at this point.

    Whew! That took awhile.

  38. Thanks for taking the time though, Les; your posts are always worth reading!

    It probably says alot about me and my attitude toward this Jesus character that he’d be amused by Normal Bob’s Jesus Dress-Up and appalled by the official “Passion” jewelry. :chuckle:

  39. Ummm, you might want to check out the about page of this particular “Gazette”.

    The Hoosier Gazette was created by a couple of guys in their late 20s who thought it would be fun to create a website that uses fictional news stories to poke fun at the state of Indiana.  We here at THG do not hate Indiana (we must like it or we would have left by now), we are just trying to make people laugh by satirizing news, culture, and events that happen in our state.

    So is this a “fictionalized” story then?  It does seem pretty outrageous if it was true.

  40. Well by golly there Aaron, I do believe you’re right! It appears we’ve been had by a bit of satire! It’s very well done in terms of sounding authentic enough, just this side of being too-outrageous to buy into. I’ll update the entry to reflect this new bit of info.

    Still, either way it was still pretty damned amusing.

  41. Dammit!  I knew “Hoosier Gazette” sounded familiar.  :dohtwo:

    I really, really hope someone actually DOES it - and has a hidden camera going at the time!  That’d be entertainment!

  42. Bill Hicks has a couple of Jesus jokes…they are very funny and they don’t even put jesus down…they put down the believers !!!!
    Too bad he died !
    I know most Christians are probably
    thinking “good for him”.

    These people are violent.

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