You seem to be severely lacking in the fan mail department, so here
goes (be gentle--it's my first time--today):
found your magnets
at UO last Xmas and have been a fan ever since! I bought one for
myself and several sets as gifts. I'm happy to say that all of the
recipients were delighted with them. I do so enjoy visiting your
site! I don't know what impresses me more: your wit, artistry, technical
skills, marketing genius, or the size of your balls ;) I gotta say
review of The Passion damn near made me pee my pants!
have not visited for a while, and I was very disappointed when I
found out that your site had been temporarily shut down, and you
lost the UO account. It so warmed my blackened little heart
to find that all has worked out for the better!! The narrow-mindedness
of Christians never ceases to amaze me. I was raised in a Baptist/Catholic
household, and I thought I had seen it all... At least when my parents
were teaching me scriptures, they were also teaching me to read
and write properly (Not that I'm perfect, but damn, spell-check!!).
of education, your site intrigues me so much that I am making it
the topic of an oral
presentation for my web page design class. I am going to present
more on your portfolio and see how impressed everyone is, then I'm
going to close with Jesus Dress Up. I'm sure that's where I'll lose
'em--they'll like it up until the blasphemy part. I wonder how Christian
they will be toward me after that... (Can you tell how worried I
am?) But I do so love fucking with people, and my professor hasn't
forbidden me the topic. We shall see... ::evil laugh::
i was just browsing your site as i do almost every night, reading
hate mail...and re-reading Satan's
Salvation and i felt it was time to write you again... if for
no other reason than to encourage you to continue doing what you
do best...making me laugh.
an inspiration to me, and i am happy to say i have added all of
little pamphlets to a collection of my own (mostly political),
and pass them out on a regular basis. In fact they take up the majority
of the room in my wallet. I want to start handing out your comic
as well, or at least portions of it. But you know i wanted to ask
permission. O and by the way a 13 year old friend of mine was arrested
the other day for putting your god is fake pamphlets in peoples
mail boxes...he got like 75 felony charges of tampering with the
mail. It was all kinds of gay. Good thing he is a minor. O well
its his fault for being stupid. The G-8 summit is coming to my city,
so after all the protesting gets boring imma see how much trouble
i can stur up with some of your art. And you know imma have to send
you pictures. :P
feel free not to write back if your busy, like i stated earlier
I'm just bored. Besides your time is better spent on the site.
I love your site. i love your hate mail. ha. what an oxymoron. but
it's funny. you are a very intelligent man for not just saying what
you believe but actually being able to back it up. i'm only 15 but
i agree with everything you say.
studies teacher and i were talking about religion one day and he
said that he is christian but he thinks it's wrong that chirstianity
is the only religion that thinks they are superior and are 'allowed'
to poke fun at other religions.
up the site. It's the best.
deny the existence of anything or anyone is to assume
the possibility of its existence in the first place...
therefore you must believe that the God of the Bible exists.
Let me straighten
some things out.
Normal Bob quote #1) "I am set in my ways.
Without proof or logical thinking I will not be swayed"
Let's assume that
Jesus was just a man - it is surely incredible how just a
man has influenced so many for almost 2,000 years - Why, you'd
have to admit it Bob, Jesus has actually influenced you. You
must, therefore, acknowledge that Jesus (Messiah or not) existed
and has had an influence in your life. Now, let's assume that
all of those writings, that we call the Bible, are just a
man made book. The first writer was Moses and the last John.
About 1,600 years were consumed in writing the Bible. Even
though the Old and New Testaments combine to form one book,
that one book is a collection of 66 books written by some
40 authors, over a period of about 1,600 years. The 66 books,
39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament, have
since been broken down into 1,189 chapters and 31,173 verse
divisions. After the Bible's completion it has remained intact
for almost 1,600 years (since the 4th century A.D. - Anno
Domini, in the year of the Lord; man, even the calendar is
influence by Jesus). No other book in history can claim to
have such continuity and influence as the Bible.
It is, therefore,
logical to assume that there must be something different about
the Bible that has given it the ability to sway so many senseless
humans like yourself. Again, logically, you have been influenced,
you admit it yourself through your denial.
Normal Bob quote
#2) "I am not complaining. I am sharing my life experience
and the lessons learned from them because there is no greater
Truth. I do not believe in your god therefore I cannot blame
him. Is that clear enough?"
To deny the existence
of anything or anyone is to assume the possibility of its
existence in the first place. While you do not claim to believe
in the God of the Bible, by doing so, you acknowledge the
very possibility of His existence and His power to influence
lives. Your life has already been influenced, as we can see,
therefore you must believe that the God of the Bible exists.
Normal Bob quote
#3) "I do not know all of the answers. I do not know
what happens after this life and neither do you, Milo. If
you say that you do then you are a liar. I was truly disturbed
at the ease in which you claim to know, when in fact it is
While no one knows
for sure what happens after death; there have been physiological
and psychological tests performed on those who were revived
after having been clinically dead. The stories vary as to
the experiences of the individuals, often based upon their
beliefs. You can already guess that those with a faith in
God expressed death as a positive experience, while those
who had no faith in God expressed death as a negative experience.
Based upon actual
occurrences and documented experiences, one can conclude that
having faith in God, at least, puts mindless people who believe
in God, at ease in death. Logically, then, from what you indicate
about your own faith in God, we can concluded that you will
experience a rather negative experience in your death.
Normal Bob quote
#4) "All that I want is the Truth. That's what these
pages are all about. I am being as honest as I can be (sarcasm
doesn't count because "funny" is much more important than
"truth" any day). I have found that the search for Truth isn't
difficult. It's right in front of my face. It is real and
it can be touched."
question: What is truth? Are you sure that truth is right
in front of your face? Of course, you are right. You are there;
you can see and feel yourself. You exist. We can say, then,
that you "are." As you've indicated there are scientific
methods for determining truth. Since science, itself, is the
systematized knowledge derived from observation; we can indeed
determine what is truth, as you, yourself, claim to have done
by saying "It's right in front of my face. It is real
and it can be touched." Unfortunately, Not all truths
can be touched. For example, scientifically we understand
that the earth revolves around the sun. While admitting to
being a mindless human, it is hard to refute the change in
seasons and movement of the stars and planetary bodies. Yet,
I cannot touch any of the stars, planets, or the sun. Still,
it is a proven truth that the earth revolves around the sun.
While I cannot
touch or see the air I breath, since I know, scientifically,
that pathetic humans need air (a mixture of oxygen, hydrogen,
and other elements) to breath, it is true that air exists.
We can also note that in an environment where there is no
air, it is impossible to breath, therefore we can conclude
that it is a truth that there is no air in such environments.
Yet, I cannot see air or "touch it."
Still, it is a
proven truth that air exists. Truth does not have to be seen
or touched to be real. It only has to be proven. This is the
scientific method. What is required, then, to discover if
the Bible contains truth, is to put it under severe scrutiny.
You are obviously aware that the Bible, just an ordinary book
written over about 1,600 years and lasted just a long in it's
original form past its completion and has undergone many studies
over the centuries to disprove itıs geographical locations,
archaeological claims, scientific claims, and physiological
claims. Unfortunately, no pathetic person can seem to disprove
it. We must begin to wonder, then, that maybe . . . just maybe
. . . the Bible is full of truth.
P.S. - Love the
I would like to straighten out some things for you now.
#1) It really
isn't so incredible that a regular man like Jesus influenced
so many. Elvis influenced millions of people in several generations
and he was just a man. In fact, I bet you could even find
a large number of those people that believe he was sent by
God too. Tony Robbins influences people all over the world,
and rumor has it that he's just a man as well (and this does
not say much for Jesus). And since we're on the subject, David
Koresh was also just a man, and he had a lot of influence
over people, and this in a time without sloped foreheads and
overgrown unibrows. Influencing people, it seems, is like
shooting fish in a bucket, especially when these "fish" already
have a belief in fire breathing sea serpents and leech cures
for demon possession.
The only reason
that the bible seems to stand out from every other book is
because you live in America. In Japan they mostly believe
in something else. It's the same with Iraq, India, Utah and
even the remotest tribe in Uganda too. It seems that in every
society there is some version of everlasting life and a watchful
eye from above to believe in. Imagine that.
mere thought of God proves that I believe in Him? Does that
same rule apply for a disbelief in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
as well? Does my denial in the existence of gremlins logically
prove that I believe in them? You've got a screwy sense of
reason... as is to be expected I suppose.
#3) Ah yes,
the Near Death Experience. This is where a person dies, sees
the afterlife, outwits God and returns. Did you know that
faithless people have seen that light and "heaven" too? And
there have also been true believers who've seen nothing! Did
you also know that people on each side of the fence have simply
gone to sleep and've had dreams of seeing wonderful things?
And the whole time it was just their brain make-believin'
stuff! Seriously! From this, I think that more logically one
could deduce that a majority of what we feel, see, hear and
experience overall when our eyes are closed and we're unconscious
is only happening in our brain. Now that's my kind of logic!
#4) I find
it interesting that you speak of the scientific methods in
which to prove things while you avoid the same analogy in
regards to God. You see, I would argue that air and planets
and the stars can be "touched." Just as you can feel the surface
of a stone so can you feel the wind blow on your skin and
hear it in your ear. A telescope is a wonderful way in which
to touch upon those things in outer space. Things that you
claim would also be up for debate along side God when we play
by your touch = exist rule. But we can touch them. They can
The bible put under
severe scrutiny has indeed been proven to be fiction and false
on many occasions. Even the most pathetic human could disprove
biblical claims of talking donkeys, a world flood, and the
vast menu of human languages linked directly to The Tower
of Babel. In fact, I can take you to a museum of natural history
and disprove very specific passages in Genesis. Where did
you hear that the bible cannot be disproved?
Arabus, I enjoyed
your email a great deal. I have to tell you that when I got
your letter I read the whole thing aloud to my friend Gwen
who was here visiting for the Memorial Day weekend. I did
your voice in my best haughty Princeton-pre-grad impersonation,
and she was laughing her ass off! She told me how fun it is
to hear me read the letters and speak however I think the
sender should speak. I did the "P.S. Love the haircut" quote
at the end with my Hannibal-wannabe impersonation. It brought
the house down!
Thank you Arabus.
I look forward to more of your "logic" and pseudo intellectual