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I’ve been working long hours the last two weeks (and will through August), which limits my blogging. Then, out of the blue, my email stops working. I’ve spent the last two days trying to find out what’s wrong, and I’ll be doing that again tonight.

A slight benefit of this is I noticed that I had flagged an email for your entertainment and then forgot about it. I found it again, and I present it to you now. This is from somebody named “Kelley D.”

This creation stuff really bothers you,doesn’t it? You are spending all this time fighting the truth.You are running and think you can poke enough fun at Mr.Hovind so you can pretend you aren’t going to the eternal hot place. You can change over to the other side and I would love to be the one to help you pray through and help to set you on the right path.

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10 Responses to “Email Hell”

  1. Angela Says:

    My silly brain first read that as “the eternal hot-plate”.

  2. Scorpious Says:

    We’re going to hell and we’re dragging them along with us.

  3. Jeff Eyges Says:

    You are running and think you can poke enough fun at Mr.Hovind so you can pretend you aren’t going to the eternal hot place.

    It always comes back to this with them, doesn’t it? We really know they’re right; we just lie to ourselves because we want to be able to sin and get away with it – which is what they secretly want, but are in denial about it. They imagine we’re doing all of the “immoral” things they wish they were allowed to do, and they can’t stand to see us “getting away” with it. They imagine their heavenly reward will consist of sitting on Jesus’ lap, watching us being tortured forever. Oh, they they’ll be vindicated then, won’t they? And we’re the ones who are morally deficient.

    They really ought to just change the name of the religion from “Christianity” to “Projection”; it would be much more descriptively accurate (or “Cognitive Dissonance”; I’d accept either).

    And, since I haven’t said it in a while – let’s implement minimum standards of intelligence and sanity as a prerequisite for being allowed to vote. Treating is as a universal right has gotten us into the mess we’re in. The Europeans have enough self-control, and do a good enough job at implementing universal education, that they seem to be able to handle democracy. We need to run this place like a republic for a while. Ron, PL, I know you’ll disagree with me – but do you really think Kelley is capable of making grown-up decisions about how this country is run? And there are millions just like her.

  4. Lindsay Says:

    I love the delusions of fundies! We’re all sitting around trying to talk ourselves out of believing in the BSD. Hello….you’re the ones getting drunk off the lord and speaking in tongues. Pot, meet kettle.

  5. Ron Britton Says:

    Jeff:

    Ron, PL, I know you’ll disagree with me – but do you really think Kelley is capable of making grown-up decisions about how this country is run? And there are millions just like her.

    That’s why I think we’re doomed. That’s why I run this blog. I need to be able to scream as I’m being tortured.

  6. Jeff Eyges Says:

    Yeah, that’s why I think we’re doomed as well.

  7. ericsan Says:

    These past few months I’ve seen more and more fundies demonstrating downtown San Jose, holding their ridiculous signs (some just say “repent” or “fear god”, some feature long winded incomprehensible bible quotes).

    Yesterday there were about a dozen of them standing quietly on the sidewalk near the stage of the free concert, one of them in full jeebus outfit (including crown of thorns) and in the cross position.

    The funny thing is they don’t seem to be protesting anything specific, so I just wonder what their goal is, other than to irritate me mildly.

  8. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Jeff – My attitude (as an optimist) is that Kelley’s vote will be outweighed by much more rational peers. Call me naive, but I think the Bush Years was less a failure of the collective intelligence of the United States and more a failure of the media presenting the information that everybody needed to make a well-informed decision.

    But we’ve gone down this path before! A litmus test to voting scares me a lot more than ignorant boobs like Kelley being allowed to vote.

  9. Jeff Eyges Says:

    I know. That’s why I said I knew you’d disagree with me.

    It isn’t just the Bush years, although that’s what’s finished us. America has never really worked. It’s a set of good ideas that were never really implemented. Every change for the better – abolition, womens’ suffrage – has been won at the cost of an unbelievable amount of suffering on the part of dedicated, idealistic people. Two hundred years, and look where we ended up – on the freaking cutting room floor. And we’ll be taking everyone else with us.

    Leaving that aside, I still see it as a failure of our educational system, coupled with what is probably a low level of native intelligence (sanity figures in there as well). I just have no problem taking the vote away from them for a few decades. Time out, you know? As I said, run it like a republic (in the historical sense) for a while.

    But, then, I’m a vindictive prick.

  10. Parrotlover77 Says:

    I still see it as a failure of our educational system…

    That, Jeff, I will agree with. But who needs poor science standards in public school when fundie home schooling is doing so much more damage? lol