Envy the Dead

I don't have cable.  I have 12 free channels that come automatically with the cable modem.  Out of the 12 I have 2 Spanish channels,  2 religious channels, 2 PBS Stations, CSPAN, and the Sci-Fi station.  Basically, I have CSPAN, PBS,and Sci-Fi and that is all I need in times of desperate TV Craving.   At least once on the weekends I will stop on the Evangelicals.  I stare with my mouth open and watch the horror unravel.  I usually get up before the hubby and I turn the sound super high so that he can listen while he pretends to sleep.  It drives him crazy and he tries to get me to turn the crazy **** off.  I just find it sooooo bizarre.  It is a train wreck you truly can't pull away from.  It is a barrage of "Buy This to save souls" and "The others are going to hell and damnation's".  The most common theme is that people are miserable because they aren't "truly" holding Christ in their hearts the way that the little man on the TV is telling them they should.  If you just open your heart correctly then you will begin to understand how this life is just a piece of crap and that the only thing good in life is death.  Why is death the only thing good about living, because you get to meet your maker of course.  It all reminds me of Fahrenheit 451.  Everyone is on the happy drugs so that they can get through the day "happy".  Who cares about thought, truth, and experience.  God is the current happy drug, soon to be replaced by anxiety medications. :P

I was talking to my sister-in-law and she started complaining that my brother does this to her, so I confessed.  I guess we both find humor in the absurd and what better way to start your day than with a bit of humor.  When I see those huge crowds of people sitting in the crowd and waving their arms I begin to feel that I am not as open minded as I believe and that even I surround myself in a bubble of like-minded people.

Krypton Krypton
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15 Responses Mar 12, 2009

haha.. just want to say that I really enjoyed this story and the conversations that followed.. a 40-foot lit-up cross in the yard?! :P

Tulick - If all those things are true then so be it. I have never seen that proof. This is just my perspective. <br />
Insanity - extreme folly or unreasonableness <br />
They seem to fit that for me.

what if the religon is not faulty but its people imperfect<br />
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what if evangelicals aren't insane just imperfect <br />
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what if there is a real God behind it and the thing he says and teaches are true but his people flawd <br />
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what is prayer does heal the sick what if miracles signs and wornders do really happen <br />
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what if the bible is true Jesus real and his words truth???

I think I'll take the 25 ft cross instead of those stupid lighted signs with the corny religious sentences! <br />
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I really believe religion is dangerous too but everyone has the right to worship anything, even a pile of dookie if they want. I just want them to keep it to themselves.<br />
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Andrew, the most of the Evangelicals are a rabid, mean spirited bunch of hypocrites.

Ah geez, Andrew. I live in Atlanta, right next door to that 25 ft. cross.<br />
It is lit up Christmas lights, 365

I'm quickly coming to the place where I don't respect religion. I'm pretty much down to the bare statement that if it gives you comfort, then that's still a good thing, sorta.<br />
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I just think that any system which encourages belief in fantastic things on the basis of no proof is dangerous. We just got rid of a faith based Presidency, thank you very much. <br />
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Dear god, never again.

Oh, how interesting, Andrew! It is amazing to hear of such an amalgam of different religions which are able to co-exist together. I'm not saying they all get along but the diversity you described in one place, is great. I think we all have respect for religion period, we just don't like having people tell us who to believe in and why! It's aggravating and totally unacceptable.

All various forms of insanity. Some more harmful than others.

CSPAN is a small addiction that I have. I used to watch it constantly while I knitted. I found that it was affecting my mood too much so I had to stop. I still sneak it in at times. I love that it is a 1st source. I can't stand news commentary, but I love watching the congress humans directly.

Hahaha. Great story. Too bad they didn't burn all the bibles and other crap religious books like they did in Fahrenheit 451!<br />
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On our satellite service, there are about 15 Fundie channels. I nearly would vomit just passing them by but I have since blocked them from the remote so I don't have to undergo that sick feeling if I surf the channels. Same for Fox News. LOL I really don't watch much TV, just some news and CSPAN Oh and of course Hockey. :-)

The queen of tears was Tammy Faye Baker. I heard they are now going to release all their shows on DVD. In case you didn't get saved the first time, I guess.

I watched with amazement one of these evangelical shows. The guy talked without a breath for ten minutes about christ, love etc etc etc. At the end it cut to him advertising his bible $9.99 excluding p&p. He also managed to squeeze a tear out of one eye. Bloody brilliant performance

When my Uncle got married we couldn't go to it for the same reasons. That is one of the things I find most hypocritical about the religion.

lol, I love the avatar for this group. <br />
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I lost a whole group of friends to mormonism. Not evangelicals but not much different. They're still friendly to me on facebook, but we've grown apart to put it mildly. They moved to Salt Lake. <br />
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I thought that it was pretty lame that when one of the girls in the family got married to one of the elders, her sister couldn't come to the wedding in the temple because she wasn't a mormon. Family takes a backseat to the church.

WFT ???