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pstokely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:54 PM
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Ever been a fundie haunted house?
Like a "Judgement House"

www.judgementhouse.org
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:59 PM
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1. Yup. "Nightmare" in Marshfield, WI.
I was forced to go with a church youth group. I told the lead pastor that I wasn't happy about it, but he insisted (he went, too). At the end, some kids freaked out, and their mind-control asshats were all over them. I gathered up as many as I could, and said "let's get out of here. We can talk somewhere else."

Then one of the fundies confronted ME! I told them to back off, and they kept pushing: "what was it you didn't like?" So I told them "I have a major problem with people who use fear in the name of Jesus. It's the complete opposite of what he stands for." Then the lead pastor came and told me it was time to leave.

Pity. I was just getting warmed up.
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:08 PM
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5. Hmmm.
They used to advertise that particular Haunted House quite heavily here at UWSP. They didn't hit us up this year, quite possibly because our student union building is currently undergoing major renovations.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 02:51 AM
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7. I absolutely adore you
:loveya:

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 06:36 AM
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9. You're either drunk - -
or the Vicodin has kicked in once again. :P

:loveya:
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 12:42 PM
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12. Rev, you rock.
Holy cow, woman. I have so much respect for the way that you stand up and confront hypocrisy, especially that related to religion. :yourock:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:00 PM
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2. 50% off! Everything must go! Last chance to stock up on tracts!
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:01 PM
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3. No, but going to fundie church services was freaky enough.
:scared:
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momophile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:02 PM
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4. no, but I think my neighbor was involved with the re-inventor
in Colorado. I googled him once and his name (with the right address) came up as one of the pastors at the Arvada, Colorado group.

ick.

needless to say, we don't talk much.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 02:44 AM
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6. No, but I've heard of them
It's tempting to go to one and laugh my head off at their stupidity.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 02:58 AM
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8. I used to design and build haunted houses
with the Jaycees. Ours had quite a reputation, and I didn't consider it a successful house if at least one person per night didn't have to be taken out because they were freaking. :evilgrin:

One year, a bunch of fundies did an "anti-haunted" house and came to ours to try to lure people to theirs to be "saved." We managed to keep them off the property (it was in a 30,000-square-foot warehouse) but had no legal right to keep them off the sidewalk. (They, or some other fundie group, also picketed ours.)

As it turned out, theirs closed after three or four nights because word got around that it was lame. :rofl:

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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 09:48 AM
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10. Doesn't that pretty much describe the natural state of a fundie church?
It's almost like fundamentalists get a waffle iron if they recruit fifteen non-fundamentalists to their way of life.
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bumblebee1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:20 PM
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13. A waffle iron???
You'd think they'd get a steak knife for recruiting? Maybe that was for successfully recruiting 5.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:26 AM
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15. It's got to be waffle irons
Toaster ovens are for recruiting gays

Sets of steak knives are for plea-bargaining defendants.

Besides, there's so much waffling going on over there, I figure they've got to pass out the implements with which they are made.

Example of waffling: "Today, my friends, we are going to study John 2, Jesus' first recorded miracle. (John 2 describes the Wedding Feast at Cana, where He turned 120 gallons of water into high-quality wine. Or, as one of our less devout members described it, His first miracle was the rescue of a party that was dying of alcohol starvation.) But before we do, let me assure you that the Baby Jesus hates drink and will damn you to hell for partaking of it."

Or...the Baby Jesus wants you to vote Republican, even though Republicans and the Baby Jesus are 180 degrees apart on basically every plank in the Republican platform. You are NOT going to tell me the Baby Jesus, who told his followers to render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, would have supported the annual tax cuts for the rich that Grover Norquist has arm-twisted the Republican Party into.
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bumblebee1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:43 PM
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16. OK!!! n/t
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thefool_wa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:32 AM
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11. Fundie Hauted House?
You mean like the White House? Now there's a house full of fundies that scares the CRAP out of me!

:rofl:
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:40 AM
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14. After some clicking, I found a church site that said it takes
a little less than one hour to tour.

Holy Crap (literally)! An hour to go through. I'd go nuts.
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