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Re: [humanism-174] Funny post in FB

From: sheri p.
Sent on: Monday, July 28, 2014 10:21 AM
Susan, that is so funny!  What a great story! ha ha

Well, look how Jerry Falwell took to Teletubbies:

Teletubbies[edit]

In February 1999, an unsigned article that media outlets attributed to Falwell was published in the National Liberty Journal – a promotional publication of the university he founded – claimed that the purple Teletubby named Tinky Winky was intended as a gay role model. An article published in 1998 by Salon.com had noted Tinky Winky's status as a gay icon.[54][55] In response, Steve Rice, spokesperson for Itsy Bitsy Entertainment, which licenses the Teletubbies in the United States, said, "I really find it absurd and kind of offensive."[47][56] The immensely popular UK show was aimed at pre-school children, but the article stated "he is purple – the gay pride color; and his antenna is shaped like a triangle – the gay-pride symbol". Apart from those characteristics Tinky Winky also carries a magic bag which the NLJ and Salon articles said was a purse. Falwell added that "role modelling the gay lifestyle is damaging to the moral lives of children".


On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:04 AM, Susan H. <[address removed]> wrote:
I remember saying, I'll pray for you, but then I didn't. LOL. It's like a kneejerk response. I hope you feel better. How are you? Whatcha up to? I'll pray for you. It just becomes an empty phrase to mouth.

So you know how long prayers would be if we prayed for everyone we were supposed to? I tried it--once. It takes a long time and it's boring. But it's sure a hell of a lot easier than actually helping! :)

Okay, so off-topic prayer story from the old days---maybe only Sheri likes these.

Over 20 years ago we had this talk at the Kingdom Hall on the evils of soap operas. They are just full of fornication and adultery and all---but one other danger you might not have anticipated.  There was this sister once (no name, no time, no place of origin) who became so consumed with soap operas that one night she found herself praying for the characters in the T.V. show. *gasp*! Appalling! Danger! Oh, My! Better avoid them or we will be praying for Timmy in the well soon enough! Oh, dear, our minds are so weak---best to protect them.

Anyway, funny story, but almost 25 years later, I took a look at a JW forum (I think on FB) that was populated mostly by people from a few African countries. The story popped up there. I cracked up. Same responses. That's when I understood that some developing countries are about 2 decades behind in urban legends too.  It makes me wonder when they will start getting the Smurf possession stories. That should be fun. Smurfs are the best!


-----Original Message-----
From: sheri presloid <[address removed]>
To: humanism-174 <[address removed]>
Sent: Mon, Jul 28,[masked]:27 am
Subject: [humanism-174] Funny post in FB

A podcast that I listen to, the hosts are atheists, but the show is not about that.  Anyway, he did this on FB and I thought it was great.  It is Keith Malley who is the host of Keith and The Girl (KATG).  

Very funny podcast, but it is not an atheist podcast, but they talk about it sometimes.

If you cannot see the pic, people were "praying" for someone.  So, they have "My prayers are sent out".  "Prayers".  Then, Keith said:  "All these guys finished their prayers, but I want you to know for the record I'm still praying.  Not that this is a contest".

ha ha ha ha ha



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