Another passionate plea from the right.

Christian letters are in blue and mine are in black and white.

Here is a fan mail from Nick regarding
The Alexandra Files

(Hate Mail page 32)

The picture is my own touch.


Hello NBS,

I was reading through your latest updates on your hatemail page, as I have gotten into the habit of looking for new updates. The series of emails from (and to) Alexandra are probably the most revealing of all the hatemail you get (or so I think). Instead of the angry bluster and "You stinking heathen!" rhetoric found in so many of the letters on your hatemail page, this contained what seemed to be the reaction of someone whose beliefs were genuinely prodded by the material on your page. I find it fascinating to see also after the first email (which was essentially a defense against anything she expected you might say in return) the rest was the pure, distillate fear-reaction that I have now come to expect when either the very devout, or the very young have religious beliefs challenged.

I have a tendency to be long winded, and damned if I am going to fight that tendency now, so here it goes. There is a lot of research to indicate that there is a neruobiological basis for belief in god. Coupled with that underlying effect or drive, comes so much of what you clearly explain in various parts of your site, "People want presents, who the heck would want to die when they could go to heaven," and my personal favorite, "people can be small-minded cretins." When these two meet, it always seems to produce the same set of reactions, regardless of religion, culture or sex.

1.) Explosive denial coupled with an Ad Homonym attack.
2.) Establishing one way or the other that the rest of the discussion takes place with the premise that everything said in the Bible/Coran/Torah/Bagavahd Gita/etc.... is true, and akin to arguing against gravity while a person drops lead bricks in front of you.
3.) Escalation of the mood or tenor of the argument regardless of your [my anyone's] response.
4.) Either dogged determination to, "NOT STOP UNTIL YOU BELIEVE!!!" or "Fuck you, I'm outta here" effect.

Let me just clarify something. I think when you simply tread on someone's toes around religion, the standard response is just anger [circa Greek letters], but when on some level the person's constructive basis for belief is attacked, exposing the fact that it is little more than custom and natural drive that forms the basis for their lifestyle, they enter into the aforementioned stages. As I said in my previous fan mail, I am an atheist, and there was a time when I thought that "everyone could be saved" from religion! Boy did I learn the hard way. People want to be saved from religion about as much as people want to be saved by atheism. In fact, it seems that a lot of the things that make "born again's" can make "sudden atheists" and that both have little to base their beliefs on besides human reaction.

Other than the side-splitting humour that pervades your site, the refreshing thing about coming to it, is that you have not formed some gut reaction against religion, but rather, you clearly understand and express why you don't believe. Thankfully you don't reiterate the basis for your beliefs endlessly, you have fun, make jokes, and respond to idiots with panache and nimble wit. But there is more there than that. I do not think you could engender the responses you get from (generally Christian) people if you did not have that reasoned, and therefore threatening, quality.

When people like Alexandra right in, there is part of me that just wants to scream and rage that if they could just apply some of their statements to themselves they would not have to ask such incredibly dense questions, or preach like they were something other than graduates of trade schools. There is another part of me though, and this is the part that I credit with keeping me sane (enough not take up manhunting as a hobby) is the part which tries to look somewhat dispassionately at what people say, and figure out how, how, HOW can they possibly be so stupid, so blind, or so hideously close minded. I like to think that not only do I get a stroke from laughing so hard at your site, but also some insight into the character and nature of the twits (sorry I mean people) who write in the hatemail. Or maybe not, maybe I am just going on about nothing. I don't know or care. I hope you respond to this email because I would appreciate your thoughts (be they of any tenor) on my disorganized ramblings.

Thanks for the great site!!!
Nick from M.A.

"YOU DON'T NEED TO GO AROUND AND MAKE FUN OF HIM ON THE INTERNET WHERE A MILLIONS OF PEOPLE CAN BE INFLUENCED SO DON'T DO IT "

your such a jerk Jesus isn't just some person you can dress up and laugh at he died on the cross for everyone and he suffered DON'T MAKE FUN OF HIM

I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK YOU DON'T NEED TO BELEIVE IN HIM (EVEN THOUGH I STRONGLY ADVISE IT) BUT YOU DON'T NEED TO GO AROUND AND MAKE FUN OF HIM ON THE INTERNET WHERE A MILLIONS OF PEOPLE CAN BE INFLUENCED SO DON'T DO IT ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALLRIGHT? TAKE IT OFF THE INTERNET AND STOP BEING SUCH A SATAN WORSHIPPER EVEN IF YOU DON'T BELEIVE IN HIM DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU NEED TO DISS HIM SO STOP PUTTING CRAP LIKE THAT ON THE INTERNET

Carly
coolchik74@hotmail.com


Correct me if I'm wrong but you're the one who believes in Satan, right? You're banking on the Jesus/Devil feud over the rights to your soul, correct? And the argument that I should take down my site because I might influence millions of people NOT to believe in all that? This is the finest compliment I've ever gotten. No single email has ever inspired me more to keep JesusDressUp.com up and running than this one.

It astounds me how life can come full circle like this. Once believing there to be a God, waking to the sensible reality that the "Good vs. Evil war in the sky" was created by man, then having the honor of influencing millions of people to the same knowledge that I was "blessed " with just a year ago today.

So keep coming back CoolChik number seventy-four and perhaps not only will you be influenced against your will but you may also realize that Jesus IS a person you can dress up and laugh at, for His imaginary powers are no match for the Internet and a proper DHTML scripting.


"that is the biggest crap i've ever..."

that is the biggest crap i've ever heard in my life!!!!!!!!!!

if you think for one minute that i would want you to take down your sight because i don't want people to beleive in God that's the lamest excuse i've ever heard

i want you to take it down so that people don't think that God/Jesus and religion are something you can just take lightly

what you are doing is just that

now people throw the words Jesus and God around into sentences that have nothing to do with him which if i was him would be VERY offensive! and so that is what i was trying to say sorry if you couldn't wrap your brain aruond that i should have worded better for you!

Carly
coolchik74@hotmail.com


Carly, you may have misread my letter, but never you mind, I know where you are coming from.

You mentioned how people throw the words "God" and "Jesus" around and how God and Jesus might be offended by this (because you would be). I'm going to go so far as to say that religion is slowly (but surely) being weaned out of America. It's what comes with an advancing society.

Primitive cultures put more faith in gods and magic while the more advanced cultures rely on facts, instead of fantasies. And the same way that you see godlessness as Satan worshipping that your god will send the sky crashing down upon while He saves His believers taking them back to Heaven with Him to be Angels in the sky forever.... well, we see it as being really silly.

Hope I worded better for you to wrap aruond your brain better?

Bob

"...you spend 5+ hours on a web site to mock something you do not even believe in."

What a fun site. I guess in all the time you spent learning dhtml to put that together , you could have been doing something better. But, becuase you are so opposed to Christ, you spend 5+ hours on a web site to mock something you do not even believe in. You create a web site just to let Christians know how wrong they are. What does this say about you? You are just another Athiest who finds problems with everything in anything.

William
will@falsetruth.net


William,

You'll be pleased to know that I didn't have to know ANY DHTML coding to put these pages together. It's all done for me in Dreamweaver! I suggest picking up Lynda Weinman's Dreamweaver 2 Hands-On Training. With her book and its step by step, easy to use instructions I constructed this Christ teasing website in just minutes! This left me all the time I needed to do something better... like feeding the poor!

Bob

"...you spit in his face."

You should be ashamed of yourself. Jesus died for you! He chose to die, so that you might be able to live. He loves you, and you spit in his face. I am praying for you.

JCsSisKate@aol.com


What you're not keeping in mind is that I think that it's a story about a guy that died for me. Kinda like how Superman sacrifices his days to do battle with our nation's super villains. But I'll pray to Superman for you and then we'll be even.

Did you know that there are some countries where spitting in someone's face is considered a compliment? It's true!

Bob

"...do not right me back unless you have and intelligent comment or a point to make."

You know it really disturbs me to see how people do not respect the church and how the church is being mocked. This just proves to me how are society is quickly degenerating. Its is a shame that a site like this exist. Evidently you don't have a clue what Jesus and serving God is all about or you would'nt be hosting a site such as this.

This site is tasteless and not funny in the least, and it is also a bit offensive. Furthermore do not right me back unless you have and intelligent comment or a point to make.

God Bless You ....
Kenny Walker
kewalker@covad.com


Kenny (oh how your name makes me titter),
What you think shows a decline of society I believe to be evidence of an advancing society.

I mean really, you have to admit that all of your beliefs about God, eternal bliss and the apocalypse are all pretty silly. I'm sure that you've found yourself praying over a Nacho-Bell-Grande™ thanking "your God" for a value pack selection finding it difficult to hold back the giggling. Don't get me wrong, you finish praying (so as not to upset God) but you feel like a tool when it's over, right? Seriously.

Respect the church, serve God, I hear ya. Heh heh, count me in Kenny! (muffled snickering) I'm gonna start working on a Devil mocking page ASAP! ;)

 

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