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#41 TikiSoo

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 05:25 AM

 

Are you replying the correct post? :huh:

 

 

....my "speak for yourself" comment was to your "everything....is in the dot" comment.

 

Then I went off into the tangent of those religious pamphlets & religious story attractions. 

Just jumping into the conversation. Sorry if my posts are confusing. 



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:27 PM

UPS Lite?  :blink: :lol:

 

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:03 AM

Speak for yourself, ham!

 

I LURVE those little Christian comic books-and collect them whenever I see them. They are scarce here, NYers don't go for that sort of thing. The artwork is usually pretty good and the situations/stories make a fun read.

 

But boy, a walk through Bible themed attraction with actors? THAT'S Entertainment!

 

As a kid I grew up quite near Hill Cumorah, the holy ground for Mormons. Each year they'd have a huge rally and "pagent" with actors in costume telling the story of Jesus and Latter Day Saints. I loved it. To me it was no different than Hansel & Gretel stories.

 

It's scary when that fairy tale mentality seeps into our government & schools though. 

 

Cassini...

Are you replying the correct post? :huh:

 

 

About the little pamphlets, was answering Lawrence's question about what they were.  Always notice them laying around on the counter at my local post office. They been around for over 40 years.



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 05:26 AM

Cassini snaps a photo of Earth before it's plunge into Saturn.  Everything what we are, have been is within that little dot.

 

 

 

 

 

Speak for yourself, ham!

 

I LURVE those little Christian comic books-and collect them whenever I see them. They are scarce here, NYers don't go for that sort of thing. The artwork is usually pretty good and the situations/stories make a fun read.

 

But boy, a walk through Bible themed attraction with actors? THAT'S Entertainment!

 

As a kid I grew up quite near Hill Cumorah, the holy ground for Mormons. Each year they'd have a huge rally and "pagent" with actors in costume telling the story of Jesus and Latter Day Saints. I loved it. To me it was no different than Hansel & Gretel stories.

 

It's scary when that fairy tale mentality seeps into our government & schools though. 



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:39 PM

Cassini snaps a photo of Earth before it's plunge into Saturn.  Everything what we are, have been is within that little dot.

 

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:16 PM

Several of those CHICK religious track comic booklets I'd see all over the plant showed people disappearing during the rapture and being instantly transported to Heaven.  CLOTHES and ALL!

 

Sepiatone

 

In the Movie "Left Behind" (2014) it's the opposite, sort of spooky.

 

As the expression goes - You can't take it with you. :D

 

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:21 PM

I'm not sure what booklets you guys are referring to, but End Times Christianity has always been a big hit in these parts. I mean, we didn't attract the End Times cult for nothing! Most of our local Church of Christ and Baptists are big believers in the end times gospels, and it's drummed in to the congregations from an early age. Apocalyptic psychology aside, it has also provided a lot of laughs in the annual "Tribulation House" events that the churches put on to deter kids from celebrating Halloween. After successfully shutting down the various Haunted Houses and Spookshows put on each year through a campaign of intimidation and threats of damnation of the souls of children who attended them, these local church groups started doing their own version. It's now just one church that does it, but it's a doozy.

 

It's like a Haunted House attraction in its format, with a series of rooms that a group is escorted through. But instead of Frankenstein's lair or a cemetery full of zombies, there's a room where a family of four are shot by the Army for not submitting to the "mark of the beast". All of the aspects of Revelation are dramatized with all of the skill and nuance of the world's worst community theater. However, they really outdo themselves with the Hell room, which is always the biggest section, where the escorted group walks across a rickety bridge spanning a "fiery inferno" of damned souls screaming in agony, presided over by a horned Satan. Then we're led to a cotton-cloud Heaven, with old-white-bearded God on a throne and halo-sporting angels chanting in holy rapture. Then they take you to another room, have you sit down, and, after asking everyone to bow their heads, they ask if anyone is ready to be saved. Those who say yes are taken away to receive the Lord, I guess, while the rest of the group heads home.

 

I've attended a few times over the years, and it's usually humorous, but sometimes the church members who put on the show frown on my laughter and give me dirty looks. One pious fellow even offered to give me a beating in the parking lot, but after signaling my agreement, he declined to attend.

 

There's a documentary about this phenomenon that people should watch, called Hell House (2001).

 

 

I think it's these little pamphlets.  Sometimes you're find them at the post office. (well mine anyway)

 

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:14 PM

Please explain what Obama and the tree huggers have to do with West Virginia's education challenges at the high school level and below and why it's their fault.

 

Ha, shutting down the coal industry, thus NO JOBS - can't afford a higher education!  Saw an article in the paper today, their is a small upswing.  Not much but better than nothing.



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 04:01 PM

Yeah that's the amount some of our poor folks make due to the LACK of jobs. Think anyone can AFFORD college?  Thank you Obama and all the tree huggers!

 

Please explain what Obama and the tree huggers have to do with West Virginia's education challenges at the high school level and below and why it's their fault.



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 03:53 PM

I'm not sure what booklets you guys are referring to, but End Times Christianity has always been a big hit in these parts. I mean, we didn't attract the End Times cult for nothing! Most of our local Church of Christ and Baptists are big believers in the end times gospels, and it's drummed in to the congregations from an early age. Apocalyptic psychology aside, it has also provided a lot of laughs in the annual "Tribulation House" events that the churches put on to deter kids from celebrating Halloween. After successfully shutting down the various Haunted Houses and Spookshows put on each year through a campaign of intimidation and threats of damnation of the souls of children who attended them, these local church groups started doing their own version. It's now just one church that does it, but it's a doozy.

 

It's like a Haunted House attraction in its format, with a series of rooms that a group is escorted through. But instead of Frankenstein's lair or a cemetery full of zombies, there's a room where a family of four are shot by the Army for not submitting to the "mark of the beast". All of the aspects of Revelation are dramatized with all of the skill and nuance of the world's worst community theater. However, they really outdo themselves with the Hell room, which is always the biggest section, where the escorted group walks across a rickety bridge spanning a "fiery inferno" of damned souls screaming in agony, presided over by a horned Satan. Then we're led to a cotton-cloud Heaven, with old-white-bearded God on a throne and halo-sporting angels chanting in holy rapture. Then they take you to another room, have you sit down, and, after asking everyone to bow their heads, they ask if anyone is ready to be saved. Those who say yes are taken away to receive the Lord, I guess, while the rest of the group heads home.

 

I've attended a few times over the years, and it's usually humorous, but sometimes the church members who put on the show frown on my laughter and give me dirty looks. One pious fellow even offered to give me a beating in the parking lot, but after signaling my agreement, he declined to attend.

 

There's a documentary about this phenomenon that people should watch, called Hell House (2001).

 


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 03:10 PM

I was going to do my laundry over the weekend, but in light of

this news, I may hold off until Monday. I remember those little

religious booklets from many years ago. They were a hoot.

I wish I had saved them, instead of throwing them out.


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Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:59 PM

The Rapture starts on Saturday as ‘Planet Nibiru’ collides with Earth — according to Christian numerologist.......

 

https://www.rawstory...n-numerologist/

 

:o :lol:

 

 

 
 
 
 

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Okay, so who wants to do the Sinatra/Mike part here? 'Cause I've got dibs on the Bing/Dexter part here.

 

DEXTER: 
Have you heard? It's in the stars 
Next July we collide with Mars. 

MIKE: 
Well, did you evah? 

BOTH: 
What a swell party this is!


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:14 PM

The Rapture starts on Saturday as ‘Planet Nibiru’ collides with Earth — according to Christian numerologist.......

 

https://www.rawstory...n-numerologist/

 

:o :lol:

 

 

 
 
 
 

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Several of those CHICK religious track comic booklets I'd see all over the plant showed people disappearing during the rapture and being instantly transported to Heaven.  CLOTHES and ALL!

 

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:29 AM

I will say however, the entire Tiki family was surprised to see SO MANY Trump posters on lawns in WV last fall.

 

Lawn posters were notably missing in our area, as if people were afraid to let their opinions be known, whatever they were. We visited WV last Oct and no one was afraid to show their support of Trump, presumably because it was widely accepted.

 

The strong support shown for Trump as President, along with continuing with fossil fuel technology doesn't make West Virginians look too intelligent to the rest of the world.

 

Not to mention the apparent rampant gullibility of the denizens of WV, Tiki.

 

All those who bought into Donny's BS about if only they'd vote for him, he was going to bring back all their old coal mining jobs.

 

(...aaah, but what say we don't turn THIS thread into yet another one about THAT egomaniac...we already have enough of 'em goin' on around here already, wouldn't ya say?!)


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:23 AM

On the scientific side, because of the VASTNESS of the universe, the odds of a rogue planet or neutron star coming anywhere near to Earth is virtually nil.  Makes great sci-fi though.

 

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:02 AM

The Rapture starts on Saturday as ‘Planet Nibiru’ collides with Earth — according to Christian numerologist.......

 

https://www.rawstory...n-numerologist/

 

:o :lol:

 

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These type of people makes a mockery of Christianity, these rapture predictors are a dime a dozen. Even Christ don't know the day of his returning.

 

Jesus said:  But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, not even the SON, but My Father only” (Matthew 24:36)



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 05:16 AM

There are good and bad people, smart and dumb, educated and ignorant, in every state, and each state has its own charm and beauty. 

 

I will say however, the entire Tiki family was surprised to see SO MANY Trump posters on lawns in WV last fall.

 

Lawn posters were notably missing in our area, as if people were afraid to let their opinions be known, whatever they were. We visited WV last Oct and no one was afraid to show their support of Trump, presumably because it was widely accepted.

 

The strong support shown for Trump as President, along with continuing with fossil fuel technology doesn't make West Virginians look too intelligent to the rest of the world.


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:43 AM

The Rapture starts on Saturday as ‘Planet Nibiru’ collides with Earth — according to Christian numerologist.......

 

https://www.rawstory...n-numerologist/

 

:o :lol:

 

 

 
 
 
 

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"A small elephant is not a rabbit."


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 11:22 AM

There are a lot of uneducated people in WV, but then again there are some rather enlightened people there too. I like WV it's full of good musicians & artisans and friendly folk for the most part. The food was surprisingly bland, though. 

Morgantown was a standout, whattya know-a collegetown. Complete with a beautiful Don Knotts memorial statue.

 

With Syracuse's extremely low high school graduation rate, it feels like we're the dumbest. Apparently NYC & oh so cosmopolitan Rochester elevate the stats.

 

I like to tease Ham about West Virginia. Half of my family comes from West Virginia (ironically the other half comes from Rochester, NY that you also mentioned), so I know a lot of West Virginia people and stories. There are good and bad people, smart and dumb, educated and ignorant, in every state, and each state has its own charm and beauty. 



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:35 AM

Not only is Kid Dabb missing, but where is DownGoesFrasier? All I know is he was a "spinner" and lived in Philly. Big holes left on this forum....

 

And that creepy alien face reminds me of an interesting "art": Stretch wet leather over a form and when it dries it becomes a wearable mask. I've seen glass eyes fitted on a styrofoam head for the mask's storage/display and it looks just like that.

 

There are a lot of uneducated people in WV, but then again there are some rather enlightened people there too. I like WV it's full of good musicians & artisans and friendly folk for the most part. The food was surprisingly bland, though. 

Morgantown was a standout, whattya know-a collegetown. Complete with a beautiful Don Knotts memorial statue.

 

With Syracuse's extremely low high school graduation rate, it feels like we're the dumbest. Apparently NYC & oh so cosmopolitan Rochester elevate the stats.

 

It reminds me more of the movie "Altered States" (1980) I think it also starred the Geico caveman.

 

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