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04 February 2009 @ 10:55 am
I love Christians, I really do.  

tryptonymphetictryptonymphetic on February 4th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Well now I know what's going to be stuck in my head during day two of boring-ass jury duty. And the best part is, absolutely no one will understand why the hell I am smiling. Thanks!!!
Suzik00kaburra on February 4th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow.
That's a cute photo of you!

Don't forget to let loose a few "scooby-do-be-luyahs" while you're sitting there. In the cat ears. People will be SO CONFUSED.
tryptonymphetictryptonymphetic on February 9th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow.
Thank you.

I actually did that... confusion doesn't even begin to cover the look on people's faces. It was amazing. :P
Suzik00kaburra on February 9th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow.
Alas, if only there were pictures.
Jilljelloink on February 4th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
That is really messed up.
jeanniejeannietran on February 5th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
OMG. soooooo awesome.
Danny Darkosaru_kage on February 5th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
Jesus: "I got nailed to a freaking board for <i>that</i>?"
Somehow I'm totally not surprised that's a New Life Production.

I dunno. Maybe I'm not "with it," or maybe it's because I tend toward a more gnostic approach to spirituality, or maybe it's because I'm not technically a Christian, but I see those New Life kids come up from the Springs fairly often and wander around town on "crusade," and I gotta tell ya, I really worry about their mental health sometimes. They always leave me with the impression that they're just plain missing the point.

Suzik00kaburra on February 5th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Jesus: "I got nailed to a freaking board for <i>that</i>?"
I'm not familiar with New Life outside of this video. Their website is "under construction" and didn't reveal much about the group/company.

When I see stuff like this, I keep thinking, "It has to be a joke. No one made this with serious intent...right?" But every group has some wackjob elements, and Christianity certainly has their share.

We don't see too many wandering Crusaders around here. My church runs an outreach booth at the mall during certain times of the year, but they don't grab people randomly, they just wait for them to approach. That's about it, tho'.
Danny Darko: Nihilist Cowboysaru_kage on February 6th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
Re: Jesus: "I got nailed to a freaking board for <i>that</i>?"
Think glassy-eyed, super-evangelical mega-church rapture fanatics. It's not quite Benny Hinn level, what with the hitting people in the face and then telling them the Holy Spirit was the reason they fell over, but it's not all that far off either. It's sort of like, well, I guess "Wal-Mart Christianity" would be a good way to describe it. You might have heard of their former pastor, Ted Haggard. He was in the news a while back for a whole big crystal meth/gay sex thing that made national headlines for a while.

Their "crusades" usually consist of wandering around the trendier parts of Denver and Colorado Springs, singling out the goth/punk/emo/cool kids, and politely and smugly explaining exactly how and why they will all definitely be burning in hell for eternity. New Life has singlehandedly made me come to dread the words, "Excuse me sir, have you heard the Good News?" like no others in the English language. They tend to single me out because I typically dress in black and have a spike-covered leather jacket, so obviously I'm a hopeless sinner, just begging to be "saved."

The sad thing is, most of the kids who go out witnessing for New Life are painfully (and obviously) lacking in the scripture department. It's hard for me sometimes because I'm not, and it takes a lot of willpower not to take them to school on it. It would be one thing if they wanted to sit down and have an actual adult theological discussion, but they don't (none of them that I've met so far anyway). Apparently they have all the answers, I have none, and that's all there is to be said about it. It really kinda bums me out.

Anyway, while I would really, really love to think that videos like that are meant to be a joke, my experience with members of the New Life congregation sort of leads me to believe otherwise.