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Dave Gorman's going to hell [Nov. 5th, 2009|02:18 pm]
Douglas Spencer
... or not.

More accurately, Dave Gorman has a "how not to do it" moment, as described in "Blessed Are The Children".

[Thanks to @c_dave, who follows @davegorman.]

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[User Picture]From: lizblackdog
2009-11-05 04:15 pm (UTC)
I love your response.
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[User Picture]From: julia_winolj
2009-11-05 08:22 pm (UTC)
Interesting stuff. I have noticed a tendency for there to be a young girl (around 8-10 years old) in a nice frilly dress to stand in the entrance to Waitrose in Sheffield on Sunday afternoons handing out leaflets to people who took them with varying levels of discomfort. I took one and read it, but found it to be of no interest to me - mostly quotes from the Bible with some interpretation.

Of course, I am eternally damned because I was brought up Catholic which put me off Christianity for life, and live in my deluded world in which I believe that if there is a god and he/she/it is the loving God people of faith talk about, then just doing my best to be good, kind generous, loving, truthful, reliable, etc should be enough.

Many of the respondees seemed to miss the point - that it was the message of intolerance and hatred that the children were learning and innocently spreading, rather than the threat of hell itself. I was particularly pleased by Mike Peatman's reasonable response to Thomas Howard at 7:07 this evening.

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[User Picture]From: jon_a_five
2009-11-05 10:55 pm (UTC)
Just another example of how religion screws up kids. They'll be wearing bomb vests in a few years...
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[User Picture]From: pinkdormouse
2009-11-07 01:24 pm (UTC)
Two adults turned up on my doorstep with a similarly cute child last Sunday, and asked what my thoughts were on the creator. Obviously I wasn't very awake as I just told them I was too busy watching the Grand Prix to talk and they apologised and went away. I should really have asked if they believed in the power of Ross Brawn over that of Frank Williams (you've heard my Frank W and the church story, haven't you?).
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-11-07 01:41 pm (UTC)
I don't remember hearing that story.

I'm assuming you saw the news about the recent F1 accident?
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[User Picture]From: pinkdormouse
2009-11-07 03:53 pm (UTC)
I may post about it later. And, yes, I remember that post of yours.
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