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PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!
8/11/2010 2:00:53 PM
If you have to impersonate god to get to children.... you are fucked up.
When the kids realize parents lie about Easter bunnies, Santa, and now the Voice of God.... dangerous waters there.
8/11/2010 2:54:32 PM
All the better to brainwash them with.
8/11/2010 3:01:16 PM
Old Testament God used to speak to people in person. Why does he now need a telephone?
Oh yes, because we now have ways to deal with people who hear voices in their head telling them to do stuff like kill their children a la Abraham.
If as Kirk said 'What does God need with a starship?' how much less should he need a phone.
8/11/2010 3:37:18 PM
This is fundie how?
8/11/2010 3:38:19 PM
That's almost worthy of a quote itself. Impersonating God to deceive children isn't fundie?
8/11/2010 3:41:54 PM
I read this as christians just getting desperate.
8/11/2010 3:46:19 PM
So god is a kind of cousin to Santa Claus?
8/11/2010 3:58:58 PM
Why didn't this "God" call me?
8/11/2010 4:31:59 PM
I guess it's kind of appropriate that it happened at a place named after St. Nicholas of Myra...
8/11/2010 4:39:22 PM
This is just scary. And worse, the parents of these children are ok with this.
8/11/2010 4:41:32 PM
Wow. Just wow. This is at least 7 kinds of fucked up. Probably more.
8/11/2010 4:41:52 PM
I heard about this on the Center of Mass podcast. It just goes to show that this idiocy can be found north of the Mason-Dixon line.
I saw Santa Claus at Worcester Center Galleria when I was 5. I learned the truth- the guy in the red suit in Worcester was just an act. These kids will figure out the phone call was just an act, too, and they won't be too happy about it.
8/11/2010 4:46:45 PM
I think this is a desperate tactic by the parents of these children who see the difficult task of raising their children to have the same beliefs as them in a world that os increasingly less religious .they are afraid their kids will turn their backs on faith when they are older.. its the same fear that drives places like "Jesus camp" to the extremes .
I think these types of efforts backfire on a lot of kids and turn them away instead and perhaps resent their parents in the end , or so I hope .
8/11/2010 4:54:14 PM
I'm a Christian, and even I believe this is an unethical way of keeping kids to believe in God. If anything, this might be the spark that makes them lose faith in God.
8/11/2010 4:54:39 PM
Right, so an omnipotent god god could not speak to these children in person or communicate telepathically, as he usually does, but this time he chose the telephone.
Next week, on Bible Camp, children will speak with god through internet webcam chat!
8/11/2010 6:31:31 PM
What'd I Do
How weak must their faith be if they have to resort to petty tricks and out-and-out lying to entice children into their religion.
8/11/2010 6:34:18 PM
That's fucked up.
8/11/2010 7:11:21 PM
Ah, the ol' "Santa Claus/NORAD" school of evangelizing!...
....St. Nicholas of Myra Church...how fitting!
8/11/2010 7:59:49 PM
I...AM...GOD!...THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE!...uh...PLAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN ON THE TELEPHONE!.....
8/11/2010 8:02:37 PM
Remember, it's okay to blatantly lie to impressionable children when it's for the sake of your cult.
8/11/2010 8:59:39 PM
Oh, come on! It was funny as a prank in the Dead Poets' Society, but this is just sad! It reduces God to the level of a department store Santa. The kids will realise they were had in just a few years!
8/12/2010 12:52:09 AM
A miracle? Or proof God has always been a fraud?
8/12/2010 1:00:37 AM
Things like this make me wonder, if they *really* believe in their religion, why would they have someone pose as God? Wouldn't they be afraid that the god they believe in would be pissed off that some joker is posing as him making phone calls to kids that don't know any better? Is there some sort of exemption in the Bible that I don't know about, like "thou shalt not pretend to be the LORD (unless it's done to brainwash children)?
8/12/2010 1:05:10 AM
That is some weird shit.
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