Bibleman receives Death Threats,
October 23, 2001 9:47 AM   Subscribe

Bibleman receives Death Threats, ends book store tour. Official site blames ingrown toenail. Don’t know who Bibleman is? Think Super Powered Christian Solider meets Power Rangers.
posted by wfrgms (19 comments total)
Willie Aames

Charles in Charge
Eight is Enough
Circus of the Stars #14 (Human Cannonball)

I'm sure many of us saw the Daily Show episode where he was profiled for his current work as Bibleman.
posted by rocketpup at 9:53 AM on October 23, 2001

Watching the preview on the Bibleman web site ("Smashing The Prince Of Pride") made my computer crash. Seriously - the audio, video, mouse, keyboard all hung.

Which means one of three things:
1.) Bibleman is evil.
2.) My computer is evil.
2.) Quicktime and Flash are evil.

Or maybe all three.

I really wanted to see the episode where Bibleman and Jakob Nielsen duke it out over whether or not Bibleman's webpage should be launched in a tiny browser window that was too small for the content and required scrolling.

posted by Coda at 10:05 AM on October 23, 2001

Defying all odds, Willie Aames actually just got lamer. Bibleman?

posted by Karl at 10:07 AM on October 23, 2001

I saw bibleman once at some auditorium. He ran in, ran around and posed, and ran out. I don't think he said anything.

I always thought it was sort of tongue in cheek?
posted by sonofsamiam at 10:10 AM on October 23, 2001

Yeah, and he's preaching that wonderful christian doctrine that it's perfectly fine -- No!, your duty! -- to slay all non-believers.

Not just lame, but inciting violence and promoting religious war.

Bibleman is just one more example of how christianity has figured out what cereal companies have known for decades: get 'em while they're young, establish your brand (helluva image there).
posted by yesster at 10:14 AM on October 23, 2001

i can't wait to see: 'Silencing the Queen' where Captain Bible vaporises the Gossip Queen with his holy lightsabre after telling her that "God says it's cool to kill anyone who doesn't believe in our lord and savior, Mathew 10.69".
posted by quonsar at 10:19 AM on October 23, 2001

Cool, I got my certificate as an official member, even though I got 0 out of 7 on my quiz.

Watch out Infidels!
posted by remlapm at 10:30 AM on October 23, 2001

thanks for mentioning the certificates remlapm, URL variables make for fun certificates!
posted by mathowie at 10:52 AM on October 23, 2001

I cannot even believe this is true. It all sounds like a really funny joke. I cannot believe that people in the Christian religion allow this to actually go on, cause I'm thinking that a lot of them probaby think this is pretty retarded too.

Also, if you have to do this Bibleman thing, maybe you should stay away from people that have starred on Charles in Charge, unless they happen to be Scott Baio.
posted by MAkinola at 1:47 PM on October 23, 2001

it is definitely not a joke. i was watching e! one night and saw willie ames talking about bibleman as well as seeing a clip from the television show. i think he was the one that created it.
posted by centrs at 2:02 PM on October 23, 2001

Bibleman has faced the wrath of Metafilter in the past.

And why are those certificates cosigned by some guy named "Phil"? Is that his invisible sidekick or something? </sarcasm>
posted by aaron at 2:08 PM on October 23, 2001

posted by aaron at 2:08 PM on October 23, 2001

Looks like Bibleman's inner circle has been compromised.
posted by at 2:45 PM on October 23, 2001

Ahh, the hypocrisy of it all.... Bibleman, whose 'catch verse' is "I can do all things in him who strengthens me" (Phil 4:13) and who supposedly combats evil does not trust God enough to continue his book tour. What kind of Christian message is that sending to the kids?

Be scared of death threats? Give your life to God so long as it doesn't include your death?

Nice one, Bibleman...
posted by LabTroglodyte at 6:33 PM on October 23, 2001

There is a difference between lacking faith or trust in one's higher power and being foolhardy. It's called wisdom -- not only do you rely on your god to protect you supernaturally, you also use the common sense s/he gave you to know how to act on behalf of your own security.
posted by Dreama at 7:05 PM on October 23, 2001

Keep in mind that the official Bibleman website doesn't say jack about death threats...

"Over the last week or so, you may have heard that the remaining dates on the Bibleman Live tour have been cancelled. ...Beginning in May, I became bothered by what seemed at the time a benign infection of an ingrown toenail on my left foot. ...the consequential dependency on the other muscles in my left leg finally resulted in the tearing of a linear muscle of my left calf... ...we have prayerfully made the decision to cancel the remaining dates on the Bibleman Live 2001: Breaking the Bonds of Disobedience tour."
posted by wfrgms at 6:43 AM on October 24, 2001

Ingrown toenail? Bibleman be healed! *whaps Willie upside the head*

Hey I'm not knockin' his gig. So long as he's getting a steady paycheck, I don't see nuthin' funny. I'd wear a Barney Dinosaur costume if the money was good enough.
posted by ZachsMind at 8:14 AM on October 24, 2001

More to the point, you'd wear a Barney the Dinosaur costume if you couldn't get any other work.
posted by kindall at 9:19 AM on October 24, 2001

Yikes, it's not just an infected ingrown toenail that led to a torn calf muscle, but a staph infection now residing in that calf. That's some nasty stuff. It's even more foolhardy to mess with staph than it is to ignore death threats -- staph can definitely kill you, a death threat might be all talk.
posted by Dreama at 9:23 AM on October 24, 2001

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