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        1. Also (and what makes the meme so amusing) condemner of gays & anyone who would dare to treat one as a human being.

        2. Hey! Greg has been kind enough to come here and spend his time showing us the error of our ways. And I, for one, couldn’t be more grateful. But if the best arguments for Calvinism are what I have heard since I have been here, then perhaps he should open his eyes and try debating with his eyes open. OOOOhhhhhHHHhhh I just got it. Oh, you are funny, Don. Very funny!

        1. FWIW I just googled Dar-El to see what would come up. The top results were an high-end Israeli real estate company, a Muslim travel agency, a French clothing designer and a skin care place in LA. So, kind of a mixed bag.

        2. Would Dar-El wear his underpants outside his trousers? That would be prove he’s NOT a fundamentalist- It’s not a scriptural way of dressing.

        3. My personal Jew (that is, my fiance) has informed me that Dar-El in Hebrew would roughly translate to “God’s pearl” or “God’s marble.” So there’s that.

  1. I like how we see ourselves.

    Voilร ! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villian by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.

    These M-O-g’s of the IFB… that rhymes with “V” and that stands for “Victory” over Victimy. Verlily!

    1. Is their not truth in this quote? IMHO Fundystan is also a fear-based system.

      “Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine โ€” the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, whereby those important events of the past, usually associated with someone’s death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, are celebrated with a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.
      I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. Last night I sought to end that silence.”

      1. Think of oaa the one we could substitute for Adam Sutler…. Bob Jones (pick one), Jack Hyles, Jack Schaap, Lestor Roloff, Mack Ford (ooo,those two are especially good candidates)
        The scary thing is that this fiction has traction in real life and so much more so in the world of the IFB.

      2. “I know you were afraid.” — yes, there’s a lot of fear in the IFB.

        “He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent.” — follow these basic principles and God will bless you. But don’t ever criticize me or your authority.

        God didn’t call us to this. He calls us into His glorious freedom and light and joy. (It’s so ironic that the beauty of understanding His grace is accompanied by so much scorn and rejection from people I love.)

  2. While I’m not yet tired of this meme (I do love a good internet meme, or even a mediocre internet meme), some of these that are out there are very lame and not funny. This one is nothing like those. Good work!

        1. Beth, just do a search for any thread about gay people, and Greg will be there. He just loves to talk about gay people, and has even started most of the threads in the forum about them himself.

    1. I’ve really been in all six of these pictures, sort of, at various times in my life. Or I could have been. I’ve been in the crowd at rock concerts, goofing around at masquerade parties, an angry finger-pointer, a guy in a T-shirt at a computer, and I’ve marched (with a group from my church) in Pride parades. I’ve never been Amish, but I’ve hung around with Quakers and Mennonites, some of them dressed like the ones in the photo, quite a bit.

      1. My concerts were more the Country type (which is completely innocuous to anybody but Fundies), but I felt like my friend & I were doing something eeeeeeeeeevil. ๐Ÿ™„

        I have yet to march in a Pride parade, but l feel like God is encouraging me to change my views radically and go from being live and let live to an outspoken supporter. And it’s scary.

        1. I did not see it that way until the bazoom-obsessed among us *pointed it out*, punny phrase intended, yes. (Sims gets it from me.). I also noted with admiration the long chain of v-words, hence my conviction (preference? Wait, not here.) that you love Roget’s. In spite of the fact that Big Gary makes his students toss theirs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          BTW, i don’t look like Dar-El, nor do I own that tee shirt. I look like a frump with an iPad. Which may be yet ANOTHER rock group name, O Sims. Frumps With iPads.

          (She will not tolerate “frump.”) ๐Ÿ˜‰

        2. Don’t you DARE put ME in your frumpy iBand. I don’t DO frumpy, and I SERIOUSLY don’t do iPads! (Do you not even remember my husband? The PC guy?

        3. See, Don? Wudd I tell ya? ๐Ÿ˜‰

          Morning, Simsy-Poo! Nice to see you did not wake up GRUMPY! (Go ahead, say it. Say you let him sleep in today.) ๐Ÿ™„

          My iPad literally changed my life, but that is a topic for another SFL post, something about how they fear technology… hey, Sims!!! ๐Ÿ’ก You are not AFRAID of my iPad, are you???? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        4. Not afraid of it. I see it as an abomination. I have to if I want to stay married. But boy, you should hear my kids rip on Apple users. Their daddy trained them thoroughly in that area, thats for sure. I, myself, am tolerant. I will just pretend you are using a PC like all God’s GOOD children do. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

        5. This reply is for Sims, so I hope it ends up in the right place. ๐Ÿ™‚

          My spouse & I were PCers for decades. We switched to Mac a couple years ago, and are total converts. But we’re tolerant of PC users. Hey, if it makes you happy to use a sub-par OS, you go right ahead. :mrgreen: (Dons pith helmet & awaits barrage)

        6. Actually, my husband is the computer guy. I can barely go from one tab to another without help. I have had quite a few friends tell me that I would really like an Apple for the main reason that I wouldn’t have to get help every time I want to move a picture from one place to another or other relatively simple tasks. I probably would. But I also like being married.

        7. O Sims, O Friend of Mine, will it help you to know that I am now on a PC?

          (But my next home computer will be an APPLE! My kids love them, and so do I!)

          (I also love Mr. Sims, but he is far, far away.)
          :mrgreen:

        8. @Kreine
          I was wondering where it went..how did you know I need a helmet when I pith? I also wear body armour so I don’t get tazed while pithing…on the wall…standing up…*I’ll stop now*… ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

        9. Well, you did have to work for that one, but when I scrolled back up and actually GOT it, it is pretty funny! ๐Ÿ˜€

        10. Don, seriously, I feel like you need to know that sometimes you make me laugh so hard I cry. Like just now. That whole “dons pith helmet” response. Holy moly. And I’m pretty sure you’re the same one who yesterday misread someone’s “ducks head to avoid rotting fruit” comment (or something similar) and asked how a duck’s head would help. Honestly…I think I almost gave myself an aneurysm from laughing so hard. Thank you, Don. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜†

        11. Yeah, BG, that was one of my comments, too. Between Don’s pith helmet & the duck’s head, no doubt the problem lies with me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        12. Sorry, BG, didn’t mean to mix the two of you up. You make me laugh out loud a lot, too…like, it’s stupid sometimes how loudly I laugh at the things you and Don say….and I’m a sucker for a good play one words (obviously). So, thanks to you, too, BG! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. My mother in law said once, after we just got into the whole crazy church thing, that I looked Amish to her. Back then I wore no make up, didn’t dye my hair, (no reason other than laziness or hopelessness ๐Ÿ™‚ ), but combined with a “modest” jumper and flat shoes, to her that came pretty close to being Amish.

  4. I know the year is young, but I nominate this post to the top ten of 2012 list!

    Total lolz. :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜†

    So, ummmm, Greg? Would you say that’s a pretty accurate depiction of how you see us? Or do you think the great Dar-El exaggerated for the sake of humor? Honestly, I’m curious as to whether you find this meme funny…

    I know I still have a hard time being teased, but when I was Fundy, I couldn’t take it at all. After all, my life was all about being perfect, so admitting to my flaws was impossible. ๐Ÿ˜•

  5. Love it! I must share this! How do you make memes like this, is there a site out there? Oh, and to make this a stickier issue, which V is that supposed to be, the Movie V or the Graphic Novel V? ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. It’s sort of symbolic of “evil and depraved”, because in general fundies think of us as sinful blasphemers who’ve rejected Jesus and mock the Bible (whereas many of us are simply mocking the warped interpretations of the Bible that we were taught in the IFB).

  6. Yup, pretty much every fundy thinks that if someone disagrees on any point with them that the disagreeing person must be a tree hugging environmental wacko, weed smoker and/or devil worshipping, big government leftist.

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