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.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
We get email, and the world is a bright and sunny place
Posted by: Martin
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Hehe, which tracts did they include?ReplyDelete
Sorry, but I can't make fun of this guy. It's too easy, just too damn easy.ReplyDelete
At least they didn't write it in ALL CAPS.ReplyDelete
Hell will be no party?ReplyDelete
Now they tell me. What am I going to do with all this dip?
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.ReplyDelete
"Hell will be no party whatsoever"?ReplyDelete
This guy hasn't seen the guest list.
Adequate penmanship, better than mine.ReplyDelete
"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!
This is both scary and hilarious at the same time.ReplyDelete
can somebody help me? he says "please read this #####" I can't make out what he's trying to say.
Well, that's me convinced.ReplyDelete
I think he is trying to wriet Pamphlet thereReplyDelete
So what are Pamblets? Do they go good with garlic butter? The least they could have done is provided a recipe.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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...ReplyDelete
Hell may be no party, but from what I've heard, heaven is no party either.ReplyDelete
If it's a party he is looking for, he should convert to Islam. Seventy-two virgins? Now, that's a party!
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.ReplyDelete
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...
@Matto the Hun:ReplyDelete
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!
I wonder what kind of "pamblets" he sent them. Maybe some "Chick's Tracks". I miss reading those.ReplyDelete
Seventy-two virgins? Now, that's a party!ReplyDelete
Yeah, a LAN party.
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").ReplyDelete
Holy cow. Too cute.ReplyDelete
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...ReplyDelete
I read the note and this is what my brain picked up:ReplyDelete
"SIN! FIRE! BRIMSTONE! HELL! JESUS! HELL!
Please recycle this threatening note. Thank you."
Tom, that's just mean.... and so very very true.ReplyDelete
Okay, I read those tracts online. They should have sent Chick tracts instead. :)ReplyDelete
Reminds me of an article on http://www.AtheistAdam.com where Richard Dawkins talked about dangerous memesReplyDelete
This should actually be categorized as an obituary, because clearly we are witnessing the death of a mind.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.
"If only these fundies could take half the amount of creativity they implement into their punctuation and apply it to skepticism."ReplyDelete
Half of zero is still zero
Seriously, regurgitating shit (a physiological miracle in of itself) is not creative.
No party in Hell? Forget it then, I don't want to go.ReplyDelete
Makes me wonder what would happen if a letter like this was directed at an Islamic group. I'm thinking... major lack of tolerance.ReplyDelete
My wife says you shouldn't make fun of people's intellectual challenges!ReplyDelete
@ Rational Jen:ReplyDelete
That's your first mistake. Never, ever listen to yuor wife. That's like.....the law.
"My wife says you shouldn't make fun of people's intellectual challenges! "ReplyDelete
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.
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.ReplyDelete
@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.ReplyDelete