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Burning crosses for Christmas
Skeeve
What better way for the extreme religious right to express their point of view:

https://store.afa...cross.aspx

Decorate this holiday season with the Original Christmas Cross to remind your friends, family, neighbors, and all who drive by your home, office, or church of the real meaning of Christmas.


I'll bet they'll do booming business in the South.
Edited by Skeeve on 11/16/2008 10:09
"The world is my country, and do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
 
Bob of QF
Skeeve wrote:
What better way for the extreme religious right to express their point of view:

https://store.afa...cross.aspx

Decorate this holiday season with the Original Christmas Cross to remind your friends, family, neighbors, and all who drive by your home, office, or church of the real meaning of Christmas.


I'll bet they'll do booming business in the South.


I want one that has the traditional atomic symbol with a big letter A in the middle....<eyeroll>
Quantum Junction: Use both lanes

Reality is that which is left, after you stop believing.
 
Nails3Jesus0
Fuck I hate this time of year.
 
catman
Shades of the KKK. I'm already sick of Xmas commercials.
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
 
Sinny
Skeeve wrote:
What better way for the extreme religious right to express their point of view:

I'll bet they'll do booming business in the South.


Indeed Skeeve. Christ won't be the only reason IMO.


Oh man the first thing that I thought of when I looked at the lighted cross was a burning cross.

Way to go AFA sell a lighted cross for display that looks like a burning cross. Am I the only one who thinks of the KKK when looking a that.

It might look different if the lights were inside the cross but on the outside it looks like it's on fire to me. A lighted tree isn't enough for them.... now they have to have lighted crosses.

Wow Catman you posted while I was typing LOL. I see I'm not the only one who thinks this too. Wink
Edited by Sinny on 11/16/2008 16:51
 
derF
Judging by the economy all you scrooges out there can celebrate because for many merchants and many children this will not be a very merry Christmas.
I'll drink to that. Or anything else for that matter.
 
RayvenAlandria
I bet I will see many of those things around here.
 
neilmarr
C'mon, get into the spirit of things ... and to hell with saving electricity as a nod in the direction of responsible energy use and saving the planet for future generations ... it's Christmas after all and we all know that the rapture's just around the corner, so who cares about tomorrow? And these crosses are free and not sold for profit. Of course, you can make a 'donation', if you like: Suggested Donation: $81.85. I'm sure the company would send yours without charge if you explained how poor you are. Neil

 
Bob of QF
neilmarr wrote:
C'mon, get into the spirit of things ... and to hell with saving electricity as a nod in the direction of responsible energy use and saving the planet for future generations ... it's Christmas after all and we all know that the rapture's just around the corner, so who cares about tomorrow? And these crosses are free and not sold for profit. Of course, you can make a 'donation', if you like: Suggested Donation: $81.85. I'm sure the company would send yours without charge if you explained how poor you are. Neil



Hmmm.

I may just have to test that out....I could always mount it upside down.... <eyeroll>
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Doubting Thomas
neilmarr wrote:
And these crosses are free and not sold for profit. Of course, you can make a 'donation', if you like: Suggested Donation: $81.85. I'm sure the company would send yours without charge if you explained how poor you are. Neil


The only reason they do that is to avoid paying taxes on items that are sold. Religious organizations have to pay taxes on items they sell, but if they give the items away "free" for a "donation" (wink wink) they don't have to pay any taxes on it.

Yes, it's dishonest, something you wouldn't expect a religious organization to do, would you? Oh no.

Yes, Jesus did say, after being asked whether or not people should pay taxes, "Give to Ceasar what is Ceasar's." Funny how Christian organizations don't follow Jesus' teachings.

I would like to see if anyone really could get one for free, or at least for a nominal donation of $5 or so.
You're just jealous because the voices are talking to me and not you.
 
Sinny
DT you got that right. The only time they even consider selling their books, videos, etc is when they are mostly sold out and they already made a fortune on them. There is more money selling them at a flat fee than in donations. But when purchased for a donation they don't pay shit on taxes. It's a win-win deal for them. I'm sure they get low rate for bulk publishing and make a killing selling for more than they paid to have the product ready for selling. Then what doesn't sell they make a kick ass killing on not paying taxes and maybe, not sure, but maybe, get a tax break for taking a loss on the items they didn't sell.

Let's not forget to pay your landlord and your taxes lest you be brought to court. Well wouldn't that include paying taxes on the land and building they own. What about the congregation that helped to pay for the church building? do they get a tax break on their taxes for it too? do they legally own a percentage of that building? Nope.

I know some people who do get some stuff for just a few dollars usually $5.00. That is usually when they have already purchased umpteen items in the past that they get that break. Otherwise I noticed they are told it's too late no more left.
 
Doubting Thomas
Only reason I wouldn't try doing that is because I wouldn't want to get on their mailing list which you know you'll get bombarded with donation requests. It doesn't matter what you give a donation to, they all hit you up hard.

Oh and I guess another reason is because I wouldn't want some flaming cross in my yard.
You're just jealous because the voices are talking to me and not you.
 
Sinny
ha ha ha ha ha yeah I hear that DT. I know b/c I think she put my name and address on one of their lists. I never donated anything to any of them and I still got their junk mail requesting donations, etc. Sad
 
Bob of QF
Sinny wrote:
ha ha ha ha ha yeah I hear that DT. I know b/c I think she put my name and address on one of their lists. I never donated anything to any of them and I still got their junk mail requesting donations, etc. Sad


Do you have a fireplace? <heh>

Free "firewood": take all those junk-mail flyers and stuff. Roll tightly into a "log", bind with fine wire (available at art stores). Burns similar to real wood logs....

...my mother used to do this, and heat their house, with the junk mail our business used to get.
Quantum Junction: Use both lanes

Reality is that which is left, after you stop believing.
 
Sinny
LOL Smart woman you Mother, good idea. Too bad I don't have a fireplace. I did the next best thing I notified all of them and had a quick stop put to it by making sure I was no longer on their mailing list. All need be done is say I want to be undescribed and off the mailing list. Never got from them again, except one that I have yet to notify Wink
 
cheshiredragon
Sinny wrote:
ha ha ha ha ha yeah I hear that DT. I know b/c I think she put my name and address on one of their lists. I never donated anything to any of them and I still got their junk mail requesting donations, etc. Sad



I like taking these things from VISA or some other company that wants you to send something back in a pre-piad envelope. I send them back empty or with their competitor's registration slip. This way the tree they chopped down to make said pre-paid envelope will at least serve its purpose and they get charged to do it. Grin
That's right, I said it...
 
Doubting Thomas
I have sent everything in the envelope (without my name & address) back in the prepaid envelope to credit card companies and anyone else who sent them.

On the other hand, when I was on the mailing list for some "church" in Oklahoma soliciting donations, after several times of telling them not to send me those things, I started anonymously sending back very graphic & disgusting pornographic images printed from the internet. It eventually stopped.
You're just jealous because the voices are talking to me and not you.
 
Nails3Jesus0
Doubting Thomas wrote:
On the other hand, when I was on the mailing list for some "church" in Oklahoma soliciting donations, after several times of telling them not to send me those things, I started anonymously sending back very graphic & disgusting pornographic images printed from the internet. It eventually stopped.


Teach me Obi-Wan. Let me be your apprentice.
 
Sinny
Ha ha ha ha ha so that's what I have to do Grin
 
Doubting Thomas
Nails3Jesus0 wrote:
Teach me Obi-Wan. Let me be your apprentice.


Well, searching for menstrual porn is a good way to start. Or if you really want to piss them off, google "scat." Of course, you need a strong stomach.

This "church" that kept sending me donation requests in return for prayers I later found is possibly some scam artists who like to target lower income neighborhoods, which was strange because I don't live in a poor area. Apparently they like to prey on people who are down on their luck promising that if they send them a donation their luck will change. So that's why I didn't feel bad about sending them extremely disgusting porno pictures. Hell, they probably kept them.
You're just jealous because the voices are talking to me and not you.
 
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