Does the Carnival of the Godless Excite You?

Does this excite you?

The 118th Carnival of the Godless has arrived at Right to Think. It’s an especially big one this time. It’s even bigger than New York! So if you don’t have time to read all the articles, you must—I repeat MUST—at least check out “Does This Excite You?” at The White Sepulchre. It’s the sort of crazy stuff that originally inspired this blog, but it’s even crazier than that.

You have been warned.

16 Responses to “Does the Carnival of the Godless Excite You?”

  1. Parrotlover77 Says:

    That is the most frightening depiction of heaven I have ever seen in my entire life. It’s a wonder how Christianity exists at all today with a video like that released so long ago.

  2. Brian Says:

    If ever there was a short film that deserved the MST3K treatment, this is it. If that little old woman in the wheelchair doesn’t creep you right the fuck out nothing will.

    Even though its dated, I suspect the claims of this theological snuff film are still widely accepted by most Christians who think they’re bound for Heaven. As I’ve expressed before, if that’s what eternity is like, I’ll take Hell, thank you very much. They never seem to grasp how frightening their idea of paradise really is, do they?

  3. Jeff Eyges Says:

    I’ve seen part of this before. To be fair, I think it was produced in the sixties or seventies. Christian films are somewhat more sophisticated now.

    Of course, it doesn’t detract from the fact that fundies have no sense of taste or propriety – or the fact that they are all batshit insane. Many of them probably do still envision heaven in these terms.

    They have unsubtle minds – which, of course, they view as a strength, not a weakness.

  4. ericsan Says:

    I love the look of pure horror in the kid’s eyes when the deranged woman sings… The adults have that brainwashed expression, but the poor lad’s face just screams “get me the fuck out of here”

  5. OtherRob Says:

    I love the look of pure horror in the kid’s eyes when the deranged woman sings… The adults have that brainwashed expression, but the poor lad’s face just screams “get me the fuck out of here”

    I noticed that too. 🙂

  6. Barbara Says:

    This is brilliant. I had to find out more about the Reverend Estus Washington Pirkle. You can order his film ( in English or Spanish ) on DVD.
    ( It’s a Fundie 500 website )

  7. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Of course, the “glorified body” takes the cake. That poor, poor woman.

  8. Parrotlover77 Says:

    The Burning Hell: 20,000 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT and not a drop of water

    Let’s see, water boils at 220 degrees… Hell is 20,000 degrees (and, I’ll assume, the same atmospheric pressure as Earth), gosh imagine that! No drops of water!

  9. Ron Britton Says:

    212 actually, but you can be forgiven, because Fahrenheit sucks. Who can remember an oddball number like that? When I tell people that water actually boils at 100 degrees, their brain shuts down. Americans cling to inferior things like Imperial measurements and fundamentalism.

  10. Ron Britton Says:


    The White Sepulchre sent me an email. Apparently I flooded him with traffic! (Probably not, but he got a few clicks.) He wants me to let you guys know about Pirkle Sunday (my name for it), a weekly feature on his website where he looks at Pirkle’s films.

    Here’s the start of Burning Hell.

  11. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Oops, I feel like an idiot now. I wonder where the hell I got 220 from? I knew that. Ah well.

    I do agree Fahrenheit is silliness. However, as much as I embrace the metric system (compared to the average amerikun anyway), I still have trouble feeling comfortable when I hear it’s 20 out. 😉

  12. Brian Says:

    I have a hard enough time with the entire concept of Hell without some Mississippi rednecks dressing up in tablecloths and fake beards and demonstrating a cinematic style that makes Sid & Marty Kroft look like visionaries. “Burning Hell”? Its more like “Viewing Hell”, if you ask me.

  13. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Damn you, Brian! Sid & Marty Kroft WERE visionaries! Okay, so their special effects look silly by today’s standards. Yes. Even when they were contemporary, they made Dr. Who look high budget. But Land of the Lost was incredibly imaginitive. Well scripted (but, alas, poorly acted) science fiction for children with a continuous story arc on a shoestring budget? Unheard of!

    Burning Hell, by contrast, is complete utter crap. It’s too awful even for MST3K, I fear.

    Maybe not…

  14. Brian Says:

    If you want to know what put the “vision” into those 70s visionaries, watch “H.R. Pufnstuf” and you’ll have your answer. That entire show was an LSD-fueled cornucopia of acid-induced hallucinations.

    I don’t think anything is beyond the abilities of Mike and the ‘bots to give it what it deserves. I wish they still did the show….

  15. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Hey – I never said they weren’t on acid when they wrote those children’s shows!

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