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The Temple of Hayah
January 21, 2005 2:21 PM   Subscribe

The Temple of Hayah: a religion that renders its followers immune to the any laws other than the Ten Commandments. Followers need not pay taxes. But TOH is mad at Wikipedia because Wikipedia hate-crimed TOH. So TOH suggests that you tip off the FBI.
posted by ba (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Whoops! Forgot a couple links. Taxes, Laws...

Or, you could just click around on that page yourself I guess...
posted by ba at 2:24 PM on January 21, 2005


Sigh. Nutballs + Internet + Hate Crime laws = sillienss.

Maybe I'm not clear on the definition, but doesn't a "hate crime" have to involve an underlying crime?
posted by thedevildancedlightly at 2:25 PM on January 21, 2005


Are silliens people from other planet that find us just silly? Or do they come from the planet Silly?
posted by fenriq at 2:29 PM on January 21, 2005


These particulart Silliens actually seem to be from the planet Silly.

I love the irony of the founder claiming that laws don't apply to him, but then trying to get laws enforced against others. It's perfect.
posted by thedevildancedlightly at 2:33 PM on January 21, 2005


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posted by thedevildancedlightly at 2:33 PM on January 21, 2005


I like yelling their religion's name right before I break a bunch of bricks with my judo chop-chop.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:40 PM on January 21, 2005


OMFG TEH TOH!!!!
posted by anthill at 2:44 PM on January 21, 2005


I thought churches only got exemption from laws if whatever they wanted to do was legal when the church was formed / started using that ritual. (E.g., giving wine to underage folk.)
posted by hattifattener at 3:00 PM on January 21, 2005


The founder of wikipedia is an admitted pornographer? Hilarious, if you also consider that they don't seem to understand that the people that setup wikipedia didn't write the articles.
posted by mathowie at 3:07 PM on January 21, 2005


Wikipedia says that Sollog admitted selling obscene materials;
Sollog says Jim Wales is an admitted pornographer;
and I think to myself...what a wonderful world.
posted by ba at 3:22 PM on January 21, 2005


Reality hurts my brain.
posted by TwelveTwo at 3:26 PM on January 21, 2005


Slashdot talked about this before, complete with nutty posts from the kook himself.

On a more juvenile note:
Sollog prefers not to be called by his birth name, John P. Ennis, considering it an insult...

Can you blame him?
posted by dragoon at 3:33 PM on January 21, 2005


"You need to email and call the owner Jim Wales so that he...". How will calling him "Jim Wales" help? Eats, shoots, and leaves.
posted by RichAromas at 3:59 PM on January 21, 2005


This is just fantastic...
posted by SweetJesus at 4:04 PM on January 21, 2005


Actually, the calling Jimbo Wales a pornographer thing isn't entirely baseless, he's a majority shareholder in Bomis, which does amongst other things "sell erotica images". Not sure if that makes Jimbo a pornographer though. Ennis (sollog's real name) has a fair business interest in the pornography area too though, read the talk page for the sollog article for more information than you'd ever want.
posted by fvw at 4:10 PM on January 21, 2005


This page (from Sollog's website) is sweeeeet!
posted by Specklet at 4:28 PM on January 21, 2005


Sweet Jesus!

I wonder what Clippy said while Mr. John P.enis was typing that Supreme Council decision.
posted by anthill at 4:33 PM on January 21, 2005


Also, from Specklet's link - check the bottom row of website references... included is http://www.247sex.net/.

and I think to myself...what a wonderful world.
posted by anthill at 4:35 PM on January 21, 2005


Don't hate the Hayah, baby! Hate the game.
posted by iJames at 9:03 PM on January 21, 2005


Someone needs to rip the TOH site page-for-page and with the appropriate find-and-replace make it the Temple of D'oh!

I'm envisioning a Golden Donut in place of the Star of David for the logo, surrounded by the Icons of Beer, TV, Even More Donuts and Bowling.
posted by loquacious at 10:12 PM on January 21, 2005


Someone needs to rip the TOH site page-for-page and with the appropriate find-and-replace make it the Temple of D'oh!

Oh internet, please don't fail us. Make this happen.
posted by WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot at 12:11 AM on January 22, 2005


I'm pretty surprised that a day later neither Ennis nor any of his 'supporters' have kicked in the $5 for a membership jst to put in some comments here too.
posted by billsaysthis at 9:14 PM on January 22, 2005


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