Sunday, July 8, 2012

Christian Confusion



I removed this from the bulletin board at the Former Hometown ("Former" since it is no longer my Hometown) transit center (after the event had passed, or course - I'm not a monster). I had to cut it down with scissors into manageable sizes for my scanner, and to remove participants' personal information. I just thought it was both hilarious and disturbing for various reasons.

Hilarious:

Wow! Power Point! Kids love Power Point presentations, am I right?

Disturbing:


Those eyes! Those eyes! Aaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuugggggghhhhhhhhhhh!

As you can see, the image of JoJo the Opossum's eyes are a lot more pixillated looking than those of Samson's, and it's not from me zooming in on the image. It appeared that way on the original poster. It made me think that Reverend Chub Bub must have gotten the image off of a website and blown it up himself. I did an image search on "opossum puppets" and immediately found this:


It's exactly the same image as on the poster, right down to the position of the hair. This led me to the website of the company that makes the puppet, which also made Samson. Now there's nothing wrong with using an image from the web - it just seems odd not to use your own photo if you actually own the puppet.

Another disturbing tidbit: the blue and red circle next to the picture of Samson and the morbidly obese Protestant says "Warriors Against Satan" around the edge, with a fancy "WS" logo in the middle. I searched for a group called Warriors Against Satan", and image searched for that logo, all to no avail. The closest I came was this:



If I'm reading this correctly, this Debra P. is railing against a woman named...Debra Pasquella. A confusing coincidence, or a case of self-loathing? I did a search on "Debra Pasquella" and found she has a blog that mixes LGBT issues and spirituality. It seems like just the sort of thing that a wing-nut "Christian" like "Debra P." would foam at the mouth about. It's interesting that "Debra P." joined Blogger as recently as March of this year, posted once about Debra Pasquella and hasn't made a peep since. She probably tried to stab an image of Debra Pasquella on her computer monitor and was electrocuted.


4 comments:

  1. I am sort of intrigued by "bible illusions". I am guessing this was either a session in which they foist a bunch of ridiculous claims about what's in there on an audience that's too lazy to read the thing themselves, or maybe the opposite, i.e., some kind of lecture debunking the content of the same book.

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  2. This cracked me up. A few things jumped out at me.

    I was also intrigued by "bible illusions." Maybe they're like science experiment demonstrations like a baking soda volcano, except with a burning bush or something.

    I liked that the poster was assembled from so many fonts and colors -- it made it look like a ransom note. And I love the fact that Power Point is called out as if it's something anyone would be interested in.

    This raises so many questions. Hopefully it served as warning for parents to keep their children far away from whatever a Kids Crusade is. It sounds both boring and potentially dangerous.

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    1. I almost mentioned the ransom note similarity. Glad you did. And a Kids' Crusade for a mysterious organization calling itself Warriors Against Satan does indeed sound scary.

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