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Randy
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Posted - 11/30/2005 :  16:47:10  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message
http://www.break.com/articles/tradingspouses2.html

Warning....weirdness abounds!
I don't know much about this TV program other than this supposed ending snippet shows a fundy woman returning home from, possibly, a wiccan family. She flips out. The woman is not normal (and she says the other family is the sick one???) Course, there's most definetely some camera acting going on. Weird, non the less.
Watch with the lights on.

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
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H. Humbert
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Posted - 11/30/2005 :  17:06:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Randy
The woman is not normal.
There are far, far more people like her in America than I care to admit. Whole mega-churches of families just like her screaming "we're god warriors!" It makes me sick to think about.

Even in my home town a convenience store clerk suggested I buy some penny candy after he rang me up. Why? The total was $6.66. He couldn't understand why I would willingly make a purchase that was the devil's number and invite evil into my life.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
Edited by - H. Humbert on 11/30/2005 17:09:00
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Randy
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Posted - 11/30/2005 :  17:33:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by H. Humbert
There are far, far more people like her in America than I care to admit. Whole mega-churches of families just like her screaming "we're god warriors!" It makes me sick to think about.


Crowd fanaticism/mass hysteria; and you're right H., it's all over the place.
I was going to say the woman needs a exorcist , but a Moonie-type deprogrammer would be more effective. See her terrified kids? Ton 'o emotional abuse in that family, I'd reckon.

quote:
Even in my home town a convenience store clerk suggested I buy some penny candy after he rang me up. Why? The total was $6.66. He couldn't understand why I would willingly make a purchase that was the devil's number and invite evil into my life.


Next time when the above happens, tell the clerk 666 is your lucky number. Then walk off foaming and speaking in tongue.



"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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R.Wreck
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Posted - 11/30/2005 :  18:45:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message
Holy Shit! That was scary. What would have to happen to a person to make them wind up like that? The abject fear of anything outside of her twisted view of the world is hard for me to understand. And subjecting her kids to that was just abusive. The woman needs serious help.

Three cheers for the Dark Side!

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H. Humbert
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Posted - 11/30/2005 :  19:51:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by R.Wreck
What would have to happen to a person to make them wind up like that?
Ignorance, indoctrination, and a support network of like-minded individuals propping it all up.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
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trogdor
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Posted - 11/30/2005 :  20:51:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send trogdor a Private Message
"dark sided?" at first I was confused but then she started talking about the moon. clearly the other family just has parts of it that are never turned towards earth.:-)

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Chippewa
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Posted - 11/30/2005 :  22:19:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by trogdor

"dark sided?" at first I was confused but then she started talking about the moon. clearly the other family just has parts of it that are never turned towards earth.:-)



If that's true (about the other family and their relationship to the moon,) then the crazy woman should be informed that the side of the moon that we Earth people never see gets sunlight too. (When we are seeing the shadowy "New Moon".) That oughta calm 'er down!

And here's just the person to explain it to her:
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ronnywhite
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Posted - 12/01/2005 :  01:05:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send ronnywhite a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by H. Humbert
... Why? The total was $6.66. He couldn't understand ...


I was in a lab years ago when a counter returned a result of 666. Girl with me leerily stated "The Bible says he's alive in the Middle East right now, you know?" I said "How could that be? You've been telling me for months that you're working for him."

Ron White
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beskeptigal
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Posted - 12/01/2005 :  01:55:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Randy

http://www.break.com/articles/tradingspouses2.html

Warning....weirdness abounds!
I don't know much about this TV program other than this supposed ending snippet shows a fundy woman returning home from, possibly, a wiccan family. She flips out. The woman is not normal (and she says the other family is the sick one???) Course, there's most definetely some camera acting going on. Weird, non the less.
Watch with the lights on.


I couldn't believe that either. I saw this thing whilst channel surfing and had to watch for quite a while just to figure out what the woman was on about. All the while the kids and spouse were trying to ignore her as in, "shut up Mom, they're paying us $50,000".

I have to say, though, that while channel surfing, you have to stop when some crazy woman is screaming about the horrible people who don't believe in Jesus that she had to run away from.
Edited by - beskeptigal on 12/01/2005 02:04:47
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beskeptigal
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Posted - 12/01/2005 :  02:00:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by H. Humbert

quote:
Originally posted by Randy
The woman is not normal.
There are far, far more people like her in America than I care to admit. Whole mega-churches of families just like her screaming "we're god warriors!" It makes me sick to think about.

Even in my home town a convenience store clerk suggested I buy some penny candy after he rang me up. Why? The total was $6.66. He couldn't understand why I would willingly make a purchase that was the devil's number and invite evil into my life.



I was in the lunch line a few years back at the hospital. It was during Iraq 1 now that I think about it. The cafeteria folks had drawn a big peace symbol on the daily special chalk board. This what I thought was a normal doctor in front of me in line turned and said he believed that particular sign to be one of the devil. Unbelievable!
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H. Humbert
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Posted - 12/01/2005 :  02:03:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by ronnywhite
Girl with me leerily stated "The Bible says he's alive in the Middle East right now, you know?"
Don't you just love it when people can't ever remember what they read in the bible and what they read in their Left Behind books? Since when is some half-cocked interpretation as good as being "in the bible?"


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
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beskeptigal
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Posted - 12/01/2005 :  02:04:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
I saw a few minutes of the crazy woman at the other house. She was upset because the guy there wanted to talk about astrology.
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Siberia
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Posted - 12/01/2005 :  04:47:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by beskeptigal

I saw a few minutes of the crazy woman at the other house. She was upset because the guy there wanted to talk about astrology.


Sounds like a fun match to watch

I had a friend whose card and registration number at a LAN house (ya know, violent multiplayer computer games) was exactly 666. He was also always dressed in black and loved to play vampire and werewolf rpgs. It was also one of the coolest guys I ever met.

Makes you think, heh?

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Gorgo
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Posted - 12/01/2005 :  04:50:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message
Jesus brought the kind of peace to her heart that you dark-sided atheists just will never find.

Geesh.

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The dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears
But it's alright-
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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 12/01/2005 :  06:13:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message
Hey you should go spend 6.66 every day for a week. Then get two sets of things that add up to 6.66 and have him ring them up seperatly.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 12/01/2005 :  07:38:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message
Kil shared this in Wednesday chat.

The people she went to were Wiccans.

Sadly, the woman is indicative of the fundamentalist evangelical Christian mysticism. Adherents are given all sorts of unBiblical dogma concerning spirits, who/what followers of "other" religions actually worship, mystical warfare against the Devil, and duties to church and family. How if people pray for you, you are protected from the dark side. (Thus the dark sided comments, indicating demonic worship or witchcraft) Since she felt threatened/freaked out by the family trying to combat her obvious distress by teaching her about the real motivations of the religion and tenets, she thought no one prayed for her. (As evidenced by the rant against her kids until one of the kids admitted to something she didn't do to calm her mother down)

Welcome to the fundie mysticism.

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