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This just made me laugh...

Devil Companies, Devil Products, Devil Logos?

And to think I've been considering a tattoo of a moon with stars around it. It's Proctor & Gamble Satanism!

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Ours is just stupid, but we were accused of encouraging satanism for holding a children's program here at the library about Harry Potter.

We had a kid write a paper about the Proctor and Gamble thing a couple of years ago.

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Uh, the CU mascot has horns on it. That's kinda demonic, right?

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I have to say... that made me sick. These people make these generalised assumptions on true coincidences and try to blame companies on being Satanist. I'd say that anyone in their right mind would not notice those things if they weren't /looking for them/. I'm a Christian, actually, I'm going to be going to college to be a preacher, in all honesty, besides P&G I believe the rest of those are just assumptions are just greedy manipulations.

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I like how they describe Steve Jobs as a "Weird, New-Age Guru type." [Big Grin]
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Wow! It really does look like there are 3 6's in the Walt Disney logo!

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They lost all credibility with the Microsoft working with Apple thing. [crazy]

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http://www.churchofsatan.com/Pages/Apple.html
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This would be funny if he wasn't so serious...

sorta like the Christian Science Fair website -- I still can't tell if this is a put-on or not. I really, really hope it is.

Though the "Thermodynamics of Hellfire" paper might be rather interesting to read...

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For some reason I found this amusing. Maybe just because of the pretentiousness...Rodentia mass? Gimme a break!

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2nd Place: "Maximal Packing Of Rodentia Kinds: A Feasibility Study"


Jason Spinter's (grade 12) project was to show the feasibility of Noah's Ark using a Rodentia research model (made of a mixture of hamsters and gerbils) as a representative of diluvian life forms. The Rodentia were placed in a cage with dimensions proportional to a section of the Ark. The number of Rodentia used (58) was calculated using available Creation Science research and was based on the median animal size and their volumetric distribution in the Ark. The cage was also fitted with wooden dowels inserted at regular intervals through the cage walls, forming platforms which provided support for the Rodentia. Although there was little room left in the cage, all Rodentia were able to move just enough to ward off muscle atrophy. Food pellets and water were delivered to sub-surface Rodentia via plastic drinking straws inserted into the Rodentia-mass, which also served to allow internal air flow. Once a day, the cage was sprayed with water to cleanse any built-up waste. Additionally, the cage was suspended on bungee cords to simulate the rocking motion of a ship. The study lasted 30 days and 30 nights, with all Rodentia surviving at least long enough afterwards to allow for reproduction. These findings strongly suggest that Noah's Ark could hold and support representatives of all antediluvian animal kinds for the duration of the Flood and subsequent repopulation of the Earth.

I'd like to note that I feel very very sorry for those hamsters and gerbils. That's no way to keep an animal.

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hehe I think they should've thrown in a few cats or a snake or something to simulate a mix of carnivores and herbivores

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I can see why people would carry these experiments out; although there's almost no validity to the experiments mentioned here, some things in the Bible really happened and are worth investigating. I particularly liked the pine cone one--I doubt that a fourth grader would know about the Fibonacci sequence, but some things in nature are too strange and too similar to ignore.

However, the "Women Were Designed for Homemaking" one made my blood boil. [Mad]

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quote:
Originally posted by supergoo:
However, the "Women Were Designed for Homemaking" one made my blood boil. [Mad]

Yes, a totally ridiculo0us claim to make.
Everyone knows women were designed for ... ahem ... another purpose. [evil]

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by supergoo:
However, the "Women Were Designed for Homemaking" one made my blood boil. [Mad]

Yes, a totally ridiculo0us claim to make.
Everyone knows women were designed for ... ahem ... another purpose. [evil]

/me hopes Mrs Druid isn't reading GC, otherwise TFD might be the subject of the next Tarantino film (but "Kill The Famous Druid" doesn't have quite the same ring to it)

Edit: back on topic, back in my younger days I was obsessed with dangers of the New Age movement, and bought some Christian books warning against those New Agers hiding under every corner. I'm pretty sure they were written by the same guy. Anyone up for a book burning? [blush]

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by supergoo:
However, the "Women Were Designed for Homemaking" one made my blood boil. [Mad]

Yes, a totally ridiculo0us claim to make.
Everyone knows women were designed for ... ahem ... another purpose. [evil]

/me hopes Mrs Druid isn't reading GC, otherwise TFD might be the subject of the next Tarantino film (but "Kill The Famous Druid" doesn't have quite the same ring to it)
Perhaps, Tar and Feather The Famous Druid?

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Or "Indignantly Lecture the Famous Druid?"

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
back in my younger days I was obsessed with dangers of the New Age movement, and bought some Christian books warning against those New Agers hiding under every corner.

"Is that a Healing Crystal in your pocket, or are you just pleased to worship The Godess?


/me points out that I never said what the 'other purpose' was ... perhaps it was bringing about World Peace?

btw csk, your suspicions about New Agers was not entirely misplaced. Have I told you the story of the Magic People I knew at university, and the trial for kidnapping, torture, and child sexual abuse?

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by supergoo:
However, the "Women Were Designed for Homemaking" one made my blood boil. [Mad]

Yes, a totally ridiculo0us claim to make.
Everyone knows women were designed for ... ahem ... another purpose. [evil]

Ok, this is what really steamed me:

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"...social sciences show that the wages for women workers are lower than for normal workers, meaning that they are unable to work as well and thus earn equal pay..."
Women earn less than "normal workers." So women aren't normal????

I will save you guys some of my rant. Put it this way, before I was a techie, I was one of those social science researchers. Although I didn't specialize in gender issues, one of my profs did, writing a very well received book on women's unequal status in the workplace that reviewed the pertinent literature. "Gender and the workplace" was one of my favorite classes. This kid didn't do research - the lack of true science is SO evident. Ok, so he's a 7th grader. So what? I resent the insuation that I am unable to work as well as a "normal worker." If that's the case, how come I am well employed, approaching tenure and my SlugBoy of an ex-husband has just lost his second job in 6 months?

This is also a concealed rant against some Christian-based homeschooling. Some of it is very good, and applaud anyone who does it well - I have several friends who homeschool. But when I see stuff like this, I have to wonder about the curriculum. It just reminds me of the stuff my Christian Fundamentalist brother used to homeschool his kids. Thank goodness when my nephew got study materials that claimed the UN was a socialist organization aimed at fascist, anti-religious world domination he thought to question it. Needless to say, he asked me, not his father.

[shake head]

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quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:
Ok, this is what really steamed me:

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"...social sciences show that the wages for women workers are lower than for normal workers, meaning that they are unable to work as well and thus earn equal pay..."
Women earn less than "normal workers." So women aren't normal????

You do know that site is a piss-take, don't you?

I'll admit, it's a very good piss-take, their style is so close to some of the actual Bible-nazi sites that it took me a while to be sure, but the Maximal Packing Of Rodentia Kinds study Xanthine quotes above is a dead give-away, even the Bible-nazis aren't that fscked in the head.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
You do know that site is a piss-take, don't you?

I'll admit, it's a very good piss-take, their style is so close to some of the actual Bible-nazi sites that it took me a while to be sure, but the Maximal Packing Of Rodentia Kinds study Xanthine quotes above is a dead give-away, even the Bible-nazis aren't that fscked in the head.

Actually, I did get sucked into it. Not that fscked in the head? You haven't met my brother. It looks something he would get his kids involved in. I've attended some of their local homeschooling events, and they are frighteningly like that. I love him, but my brother is one scary individual. Heck, he sent his two youngest to Liberty University (the Fundamentalist college run by Jerry Falwell) acting as if he were sending them to MIT or Harvard.
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I beg to differ, TFD.

Texe Marrs has an awful lot of books selling in Christian bookstores for a troll. Koorong (biggest Christian bookstore in Australia) has 8 of his titles in their online catalogue.

For example, my new age book is this one. And "Circle of Intrigue" here looks somewhat similar to the stuff on the site.

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction [shake head]

I must admit, though, I hope to God that godhatesfags.com is a troll.

Edit: yes, the science fair one is a piss-take, if that's what you meant. texemarrs is frighteningly real, though...

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Ok, I've got a few minutes, so I'll tell my 'New Age kidnapping and torture' story.

When I was at university, I was living on-campus, and one of my neighbors was a New-Age Magic Person. I got to know him and some of his magic friends fairly well. Every Winter they'd go out into the forest and do a ceremony to Summon The Spring, and every year, when Spring arrived, they'd congratulate themselves on a job well done. It was all quite pathetic really, but it seemed harmless enough, besides, they threw good parties and told interesting stories, and it was a good distraction from study.

Anyway, time passes, the guy moves off-campus, and I pretty much lost touch with that crowd, until the local papers started covering the trial.

As far as I can tell, the story goes like this....

One of the coven members was (depending on which story you believe) either
a) A government spy
b) A spy from a rival coven trying to steal their magical secrets
or (and this is the one I believe)
c) Paying a bit too much attention to the 'fertility' aspect of certain ceremonies with the coven leaders wife.

Anyway, the coven leader got some of the boys together, kidnapped the guy, and indulged in some activities that read remarkably like the current headlines coming out of Iraqi prisons. After several days of this, the guy was dumped naked in the forest, and not surprisingly went straight to the police.

It came out in the trial that the coven leaders 13 year old daughter had also featured in some of these 'fertility ceremonies', last I heard she was being shuffled from one coven members home to another in an attempt to stay one step ahead of the child protection authorities.

So, it's not all 'Crystals and Incense' in the New Age.

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I've always said that hippy is an abbreviation of hippocrite. I've always found it that way. Just cynical, I guess.
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quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
I've always said that hippy is an abbreviation of hippocrite. I've always found it that way. Just cynical, I guess.

I think you're being a bit hard on hippies there.
Personally I view the story as a validation of my bigotry against religious extremists of all kinds.

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Very true, in every barrel there will be good and bad apples. Every religion, even humanism has it's kooks and extremists who take their religion just one step to far.

The problem is figuring out where the line is in the sand, just what is 'too far'?

Personally, I believe that a religion has been taken too far when the acts of those practicing the religion are condemned by the religion itself.

As to specifics, I thought the founding axiom of the New Age movement was 'if it harm none, do what ye will'.

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