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Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 19, 2012 at 4:21pm

I just adore blasphemy.  LOL

sk8eycat, you're right.  Ask any "good" mass-attending catholic what Transubstantiation means, and I'd be willing to bet my next paycheck that 9 out of 10 have no idea what that means. 

Comment by sk8eycat on October 19, 2012 at 4:15pm

LMAO!  Dominic, I love that!

What I've wanted to do for years, not for Halloween, but for any sunday, is have a large, colorful placard, with a bloody crucifix superimposed over a communion wafer, and captioned, "ARE YOU REALLY GOING TO EAT THAT?"  And picket the local Crap-lick churches until they pitch a fit and fall in it.

I don't think very many, if any, people really understand that they are engaging in ritual cannibalism when they take communion.  It even says so in their buybull, and the priest says so during the rite.

Ick.

Comment by Dominic Florio on October 19, 2012 at 4:03pm

I once called the 700 club, when they were typically preaching against Halloween and claimed that I didn't realize that we born again Christians were not supposed to celebrate.  I told the "councilor" that I had baked hundreds of cookies for the neighborhood kids.  She advised me that it might be ok to hand them out since I claimed that I had decorated each one with a little Jesus on a cross, and red icing representing his blood bleeding down the cookie.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 19, 2012 at 3:49pm

OMNERRRRRVES!  Halloween again.  I am physically unable to answer the door and hand out the treats anymore, and that makes me sad.

PLUS, my sister, who lives with me, is a Jehovah's Witless, and she "has to" spend Trick-or-Treat hours in the backyard, as far from the street as possible, so she won't be "contaminated" by toddlers in animal and/or Princess costumes.  (At least she isn't trying to hand out tracts...)

I can't understand how adults can still believe all this buybull fantasy sh*t.  I like fantasy fiction a LOT, but it has to be well-written, and I know I'm reading fiction.  I'm reading it for fun. 

Sometimes I even feel a little sorry for these people...what dreary lives they must have if playing "Let's Pretend" is considered sinful.  Whatever that is.

Comment by Daniel W on October 19, 2012 at 1:35pm

Damn!  I had it wrong.  I thought Halloween was when we lured children to our homes with candy - especially the soft mushy tender candy-fattened ones - captured them - and marinaded them until the solstice, when we barbecue them in a tasty sauce.  No wonder I had so few people at my solstice parties.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 19, 2012 at 12:31pm

Right Wing Watch:  Halloween's 'Demonic' Underpinnings Explain Why it's a 'Huge Celebration in the LGBT World'

 

Mission America’s Linda Harvey is warning listeners against participating in Halloween festivities.....   Audio can be heard here

From the lunatic fringe:

"Christians don’t need to cower in fear of the demonic realm and all its mischief, nor be overly pre-occupied, but neither are we to mock and scoff and cavalierly enter Satan’s territory dismissing the danger. We are especially not to enable our children to do so. Another reason for skipping Halloween is its growing influence. It’s now the second most popular American celebration right behind Christmas, what’s driving its magnetism? Spiritual deception on a grand scale may be at work and such trends call for heightened Christian discernment. We all can see it’s a huge celebration in the LGBT world, especially for the gender-confused folks. This illustrates some of the problem. The core of Halloween is glittering artificiality, you can pretend to be someone you aren’t’ for a night, you can flirt with danger, you can divine a different destiny, but it is all void of the presence of or will of God. It’s a seduction that says, ‘don’t be afraid, do whatever you want, there’s nothing to fear,’ it’s one of Satan’s oldest tricks.

Costume parties are fun but these costumes may even disguise our very souls. Most Christians with a sincere faith acknowledge that there is a demonic realm and that Satan and his minions are at work in the world to deceive humans, so why wouldn’t Halloween provide an extremely useful too. Mixed in with the fun and games are frightening and disturbing experiences that may leave some children with nightmares. Then there is the flirtation with occult practices that are forbidden in Deuteronomy 18:10-12 and elsewhere, Christians aren’t supposed to be consulting fortune tellers, Ouija boards or palm readers about our future but all are frequently a part of Halloween festivities. ‘But it’s just for fun,’ parents will say, ‘God understands my children are not serious.’ Really? Do your kids know how risky these practices are and that real contact with real demons is quite possible. Satan doesn’t care about our intentions; he will take any willing participant."

Comment by sk8eycat on October 18, 2012 at 11:46pm

I wonder how many people could have been helped by the amount of money the Catlick and Moron Crutches spent promoting Prop 8 in California four years ago.  (That ballot initiative was written in such a confusing way that a lot of people who voted "Yes" thought they were voting in favor of gay marriage.  That kind of thing happens a lot here. You have to have a law degree to understand what you're voting for...or against.)

Comment by Daniel W on October 18, 2012 at 9:05pm

Bad mood today.

Comment by Daniel W on October 18, 2012 at 9:01pm

Even though the vote for marriage equality in WA state looks certain, when you break it down with likely voters who lie to pollsters,it's not a sure thing.

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What is it - 3 weeks away?  I think I'll go to bed early that night.  Or go on a hike.  Can't take the suspense.  Also I'm a pessimist.  The one thing I can always count on from the American voter is anti-LGBT bias.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 18, 2012 at 11:53am

I received the following e-mail from a friend after I sent him the cartoon in the post below this one:
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I saw an article a couple of days ago and have kicked myself for not copying the link.
 
It was a science article with some major implications for the gay community that will drive the wingnuts totally crazy.  Some researchers in Asia, Japan if my memory is not completely gone, have been able to take adult stem cells from blood and skin samples of mice and coax them into developing into eggs.  The eggs were then fertilized and implanted in female mice who then produced viable baby mice. 
 
If it turns out that these mice do live normal life spans and are capable of normal reproduction, it will mean that two same sex people will be able to produce children that are the product of both parties.  Stem cells from women could be coaxed to produce sperm cells and stem cells from men could be coaxed into becoming eggs.  
 
I am having an enormously good time imagining Pat Robertson setting his hair on fire.
 

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