There is an eager, outspoken group of believers that want to be heard.
One of them has stepped forward to present their opinion.
I give you...
The Joanne Chiha Files

As usual the Hate Mail letters are in blue and mine are in black and white.

I'm going to keep it a secret whether or not this is a picture of the following letter-writer. But I do have to state that Alison asked to remain anonymous (except for her first name).

"I have a lot of friends who like your site, and I don't want to be ribbed by them... besides, I think those goofy pictures are funny!!"

Dear Bob,
I'm not an atheist, but I am a big fan of your site. I was attracted by Jesus Dress Up, but I became a faithful reader of your hate mail and found the forum you've created much more interesting.

I just finished reading Hate Mail page 46 and I could relate with Tyler, as I myself am a recovering addict. I experienced the same sort of "spiritual awakening" several years ago, complete with the burst of emotion that Tyler attributes to the Holy Spirit. Actually, the result was quite different for me. The burst of emotion that I felt followed the realization that I didn't have to believe anything I was taught if it didn't make sense to me (I was raised a Catholic). If God was so perfect and loving and understanding, why would he care how (or if) anybody worshipped him? I was breaking the chains imposed on me by Christianity.

Personally, I believe in God because I find it useful to do so---not because I'm 100% he exists or because I think my belief system is the "right" one. I'm open to anything except to hearing "We have the only true way! If you don't listen to us, you'll go to hell!" I'm even open to your theory that I'm talking to a little part of my brain and that the "heavenly response" is the release of neurotransmitters. No one can prove anything. I'm PERSONALLY convinced that my belief in a higher power has helped me put my life back together. But that's just for me.

Your website has helped me learn about atheism---something about which I knew shamefully little before. Actually, it's something I really didn't think about. However, I find your view on morality to be extremely practical. Even though you talk about laws, I can't see you committing a serious crime like murder even if you found a legal loophole. It seems that you care for your fellow human being just for the sake of doing your own part to create a better world, not because you anticipate all these rewards after death. In that regard, I think atheism is much more admirable than Christianity.

Not all Christians are bad, just the ones who seem to make it onto your Hate Mail page. I've met one or two that can have a respectful dialogue about religion. I've done a little reading about where many of the stories in the Bible come from, and it's not surprising that there are many things that may have tainted the original writings. The Bible has been translated from its original form many, many times, and there are accounts that much of it was politically charged, much like local newspapers around election time. I won't get into too much of it, but you get the idea.

Anyway, Bob, I don't want to take up any more of your time. I'll admit that I have a resentment toward Christianity, and I wanted to thank you for providing an area where I could vent that a little bit. I'm sure there's many of us who feel the same way.

Yours truly,
Alison
A Fan.

"you fuken ediot"

you fuken ediot wheres your respect disrespecting god like that iT dosent matter cause you'll be punished anyway from god for not having any respect and in your site it says god ate my balls my question to you is WHAT BALLS YOU STUPID CUNT IF YOUR GOING TO MAKE A SITE MAKE SURE ITS ONE WORTH LOOKING AT YOU WASTED YOUR MONEY FOR NOTHING BUT THERES ONE THING I REALLY LIKED ABOUT YOUR SITE AND THATS HOW WE COULD DRESS YOU UP CAUSE I DRESSED YOU UP LIKE A GIRL NOT THAT YOU NEEDED ANY HELP IN THAT DEPARTMENT ANYWAY BY THE WAY GREEN DRESSES SUIT YOU OH YEA AND THE GREEN HAT REALLY SHOWS YOUR COMPLEXION

joanne chiha
candygrl86@hotmail.com


There is the most indescribable satisfaction that comes from having something you've created getting used for the precise reason it was intended.

You see, when I first put Jesus Dress Up on the Internet, I received several complaints from persons not unlike yourself. It soon became clear to me that these people wanted more. They needed something that I was yet to provide. What they needed... was REVENGE.

This put me in a very difficult position. How could I make a "tool" for exacting revenge upon myself? It had to be both painful & humiliating, as well as accessible to the general public.

Then, one day as I was fashioning Christ in a flowery yellow sun dress and scuba mask, it struck me. The greatest way that I could be befouled would be through a "Dress Up" style of DHTML boutique! And the kick in the teeth would be that I'd have to build it myself (similar to how Christ had to build his own cross).

Immediately I started construction on the most hurtful/degrading Dress Up site yet... only this time the victim would be me! It wasn't easy. With each dreadful GIF that I illustrated came an avalanche of shivers down my spine. At times my head would become filled with horror as I imagined the multitude of dubious combinations that were now possible. But still I pressed onward.

After many long nights, unspeakable hallucinations and countless drunken brawls, the page was finished. From a pile of savage sewer rats to the baby bonnet and diaper, my chamber of tortures was ready to come to life... on the world wide web.

I hesitate (only slightly) to say that this is the most heroic act ever played out in full. But it is undoubtedly the greatest human sacrifice ever performed. Oh, that and Christ's. Heh heh, I always forget that one.


"i dont even know you and i hate you already and remember first impressions last"

basically all you wrote back was a pack of bullshit first of all your not god to say like god built his cross i built my site you are nothing like god and will never be oh yea also you wasted your finger muscles typing all this shit cause its worthless is something not functioning in your brain mate it seems your a bit thick i dont care if you put some dress up for yourself you deserve more than that your a fuken pig what religion are you are you a devil worshiper or something your a fuken animal how someone could go so low ill never know you are a disrespectful arsehole oh yea and if i was as ugly as you i wouldnt put my picture on my site you'll scare the people away i dont even know you and i hate you already and remember first impressions last

joanne chiha
candygrl86@hotmail.com


OK Joanne, take a deep breath and hear me out. I've been on a long search for someone like you. You see, I've had this "Normal Bob Dress Up Revenge" page for nearly a year now and I still haven't filled all of the empty space on it.

One of the things that I've discovered about myself is that I'm not very good at thinking up tortures to do to me. Don't ask me why. I don't seem to have any problem thinking up ways to bring myself pleasure, but the bad stuff... it's like a total creative block! I can't figure it out! And now I don't have to.

This is where you come in.

I need your suggestions. Go nuts! If you'd like to throw mud on a new jacket that I just bought in the last few weeks, OR if you wanted to shave off half my mustache (if I had a mustache), OR step on my foot while I'm wearing sandals... damn, I'm just no good at this. I'm sure it's clear now why I'm asking for your assistance.

What's in it for you? I'll make it all come true... in a "Dress Me Up" web page format! You'll be able to do all of the things you people ache to do. No holds barred! All in the privacy of your own home!

Not as giving as Christ? Who's eating their words now!?!


" im here to prove a point"

first of all u need help in the mental department im not here to help you with your site you have got to be joking im here to prove a point which is your not fuken normal do you think revenge is the answer no im cATHOLIC therefore i respect my religion in anyway and what your doing is absoloutely discusting you really think this is a big game dont you well let me tell you the game will soon be over ive taken alot of deep breaths and anyone who disrespects god like that dosent deserve to be heard out i have never known anyone who gets pleasure out of torturing themselves but i know theres a name for it pshycho and about the throwing mud on your jacket i'd love to do more than that id like to cover you with shit usually i would think this was being rude but i dont feel one bit of rudeness what the fuk do you mean by not as giving as christ, christ is very giving he gave us life he even gave up his own life for us fair enough if you were not brought up to be catholic but in order of respect you should respect other peoples religion not make fun of them judge not less you be judged or you will be judged according to the standards you yourself apply what religion are you or are you even a religion i just want to say that if you had any dignity or pride you will take that dress up jesus thing off your site and anything else disrespectful that ill hear you out im looking at your site in a week if its still there you should be so ashamed of yourself one more question HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT KNOWING HOE RUDE AND IGNORANT NOT TO M,ENTION DISRESPECTFUL DONT YOU FEEL GUILTY?

joanne chiha
candygrl86@hotmail.com


Oh Joanne, how I laughed and laughed at your letter! Covering me with shit is perfect! And asking how I sleep at night knowing how rude, ignorant and disrespectful I am right after you called me a cunt, said that you hate, referred to me as a "fuken animal" and topped it off trumpeting your Catholicism! I almost wet my pants!

And your refusal to punctuate in combination with calling me an "ediot"! Oh God, and your quote: "Judge not unless you be judged", Christ! Now I'm running out of breath! You're an absolute gem Joanne!

I need to slow down and answer some of your rambling questions.
...OH! And the part where you say, "I don't even know you and I hate you already... and remember, first impressions last." I LOVE THAT QUOTE! Like I'm supposed to care what your impression of me is. AND even if I were to try, I wouldn't be able to change that impression. It's incredible! But I have to get to your question... I'm just so hyped about your letter! I'm blurry eyed!

OK Joanne, I am only rude to common simpletons who seem to enjoy blabbering ignorance and ugliness. You, my dear, are a perfect example of this. I don't care about what you think at all. How could I? Everything that you say and believe makes no sense. The use that I have found for people like yourself is showcasing you. You're a prime example of what kind of people are out there and the things that they believe. You said in your final letter that you're here to prove a point. Well, I'm here to help you do that.

I am an atheist. I do not believe that there is a God, and I certainly don't believe that He had a baby here on Earth that we're now supposed to worship. So I sleep fine. And you, a proud Catholic, running to your god's defense (very poorly I might add), thinking that your foul-mouthed rantings are going to sway my opinions. Joanne, you have most definitely proved a point.

I thank you so very very much.
Bob

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