C'mon God, didja have to take me so literally?
January 12, 2005 3:21 PM   Subscribe

"Once my work for Christ is done... I am OUT of here!
No, wait, God, I don't mean NOW!"

RIP, Reverend. I'm sure Heaven's great...
posted by miss lynnster (25 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: second link requires registration, kinda goofy newsish



 
Visiting a church in the mountains around a year ago, an older woman sitting about two rows up from me "fell asleep" leaning on her nurse during one of the sermons... such an eerie kind of situation. She was hurriedly carried out a few minutes later when someone actually noticed that she wasn't moving; I'm still not sure what happened to her, though I suspect she had simply died right there.
posted by odinsdream at 3:38 PM on January 12, 2005


Disclaimer: This post is an observation of irony, not sarcasm nor is it anti-religion in any way shape or form. Also, please do not attack me for saying "I'm sure heaven's great..." Thank you.
posted by miss lynnster at 3:44 PM on January 12, 2005


It's interesting to think how many "believers" will be made as a result of witnessing this, though they will conveniently forget the massive number of times people have been watched preaching at the pulpit and didn't die.
posted by sourwookie at 3:44 PM on January 12, 2005


If this guy rises in three days, I'm a fan for life.
posted by ColdChef at 3:46 PM on January 12, 2005


sourwookie: Huh? I mean, I understand your point; I've heard the argument before. Yet, it doesn't seem quite the right argument for this particular instance.

I notice the website of his church has a different quote for the good reverend's final words: "To me to live is Christ, to die is gain." fwiw
posted by Doohickie at 3:49 PM on January 12, 2005


This reminds me of a News of the Weird story (sorry, but I couldn't find it): a man engaged in an argument exclaimed in exasperation: "If I'm wrong, may god strike me down with lighting!" An instant later, he was struck by lightning and died on the spot.

The argument was about the existence of god.

I think it was News of the Weird. I hope I didn't make it up.
posted by Specklet at 3:50 PM on January 12, 2005


It's true! It's true: It happened to my wife's cousin's fiance's plumber's brother!*

*thus beginnith another urban legend...
posted by Doohickie at 3:52 PM on January 12, 2005


Lucky bastard. I've often wished I could just suddenly keel over.
posted by davy at 3:53 PM on January 12, 2005


It would have been funnier if he'd been on the golf course having the best round of his life during a torrential downpour and he misses a short putt, takes the lord's name in vain and is struck down.

Hey, that should be in a movie or something.

Either that or the whole God works in mysterious ways thing. Or God got drunk and felt like pranking some folks.
posted by fenriq at 3:55 PM on January 12, 2005


I hear tell that at the good reverend's request, his remains will be carried to England to be buried on the grounds of the Castle Aauuggghhh.
posted by Doohickie at 3:55 PM on January 12, 2005


I liked your resignation post, miss lynnster. Still, you're obviously in the throes of "new poster-itis" - the urgent need to post something to the front page every day or so. It seems a bit presumptuous, given that there are over 20,000 members and only 25-35 posts a day.

Maybe consider going down to twice a week for a while? Let someone else take your spot?
posted by mediareport at 4:20 PM on January 12, 2005


Aha. They appear to have it out for you just by doing a quick glance through your posting history. Rather annoying I suppose. I enjoyed the Zappa post and the Screenplay one myself, so you're at least 2/15 for me ;)

And yes, the fact that Dreamghost magically appears right after Steve over and over is rather cute and disturbing at the same time.
posted by rooftop secrets at 4:23 PM on January 12, 2005


(Oh, and this was kind of a lame post.)
posted by mediareport at 4:23 PM on January 12, 2005


At least post passwords for sites that require registration, because that's just really annoying. Its just a quick trip to bugmenot.

Also, and don't take offense, but don't assume quantity is better than quality.
posted by SweetJesus at 4:27 PM on January 12, 2005


I don't know what you're talking about passwords because I wasn't asked for one for anything I've posted.

Fact is I've had no intention of posting more... I rarely have free time and am on heavy deadlines for the next 3 weeks with no time for things like this, so I was enjoying my rare free time trying out the site. Today I thought I'd post one more for fun... but I should've refrained. There's a very good reason that the people who nitpick posters most rarely have the balls to post themselves. I enjoyed reading MeFi for a long time, but there's way too much obnoxious anger being thrown around by the members here for my taste. That said, thanks to the people who were kind to me, like fenriq.
posted by miss lynnster at 4:36 PM on January 12, 2005


Your second link requires registration.
posted by SweetJesus at 4:40 PM on January 12, 2005


Don't let the bastards get you down, miss lynnster.
posted by fenriq at 4:41 PM on January 12, 2005


If you kids don't behave, you're getting detention.

Only if it involves handcuffs and bars otherwise ... meh where's the fun?

The Orlando Sentinel link requires logging in to view the article , "The story you requested is available only to registered members."
posted by squeak at 4:42 PM on January 12, 2005


It didn't ask me for anything. I would not have posted it if it had.
posted by miss lynnster at 4:46 PM on January 12, 2005


At least post passwords for sites that require registration, because that's just really annoying. Its just a quick trip to bugmenot.

have you not found the joy and love that is the Bugmenot extension, my son?
posted by puke & cry at 4:48 PM on January 12, 2005


nitpick posters most rarely have the balls to post themselves.
think tough skin and you’ll win
fwiw -- Just to point out what may be overlooked that is being said, “0-15” posts. You are posting almost every two days( 15 posts since being a member since Dec 13, 2004). Which, regardless if your posts were all good, you would receive some heckles.
posted by thomcatspike at 4:48 PM on January 12, 2005


Armitage: like in a Sybil sense, talking to themselves?
posted by dash_slot- at 4:50 PM on January 12, 2005


Thanks, vomit and weep, I'll install it. But not everyone uses Firefox, and it's usually just good etiquette to post a password.

Or do we need ANOTHER Metatalk thread discussing, ad infinitum, the proper way to post links to sites that require registration...
posted by SweetJesus at 4:54 PM on January 12, 2005


Taken.
posted by graventy at 4:59 PM on January 12, 2005


Armitage: like in a Sybil sense, talking to themselves?

Nothing that interesting. More in a Mean Girls sense.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 5:01 PM on January 12, 2005


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