I went to a wedding just outside of Kansas City. It was a rural area at a secluded church in a heavily wooded area. Before we arrived, we decided to stop at a Burger King just off of the highway. We ordered our food and I left to use the restroom. When I returned, my fiancee had chosen a table and sat idly by with our food on a tray. I took my seat across from her and bless her heart if she didn't pick a good table to sit at. On our table, and no one else's that I could tell, was this:

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A flyer that was as insane as it was mesmerizing. Smiling, I carried it to my truck after our meal as if it were a prize. Arlo had even put his personal contact information on this flyer. I post it here not so anyone can harass him. However, he does explicitly invite people to reproduce and distribute this, so I feel that I have his permission to post his information. Plus, it is such good, delusional, insane propaganda that I can't help but share this. Do feel free to ask him for a bible!

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I thought I had something special, the ravings of an especially unhinged fundie. Sweet, baby Jesus battling UFO's? Fucking awesome! Of course, I thought that would be the craziest thing I read all day....until I arrived the fire and brimstone Baptist church. Their literature was even more insane! I tried to surreptitiously nab one of each pamphlet that I saw. I felt guilty and fearful, as if someone would come around the corner and see me with these pamphlets in my hands, point at me, and screech loudly a la Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I felt that if I was seen, everyone would know my intent. But, this was good stuff that many of you who have left religions like this are most likely all too familiar with. So I persevered by gathering all the bravery I could muster and then begged my fiancee to stash them in her purse.

Alas, this was months ago and I will have to find what I did with these wonderful pieces of propaganda. If and when I find them, I will post them for our amusement and discussion.

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Comment by Gaytor on July 6, 2009 at 1:36am
That's funny. You are made to feel guilty by a religion you don't believe in. Next thing you know a Scientologist will ask you what your crimes are. :-)
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on July 6, 2009 at 3:42am
That... wow.
I <3 you and your fiance for all that you risked to bring me this wake-up-laugh.
Comment by Dave G on July 6, 2009 at 11:58am
Space aliens are the anti-christ? I knew those little gray guys were up to no good!
Comment by Wassabi on July 7, 2009 at 6:05am
once first contact is made, you can be sure it's only a matter of time before the first alien converts to this or that religion...
Comment by Reggie on July 10, 2009 at 12:18am
Oh, I'm sure many new religions for humans to worship interstellar beings would emerge just as sure as some stalwarts of the old religions would try to "save" the aliens.
Comment by Reggie on July 12, 2009 at 2:38pm
I was secretly hoping someone would call him with questions or a Bible request. I don't have the brass for that sort of thing, myself. Hell, I barely managed to swipe the free literature from the church. How lame am I?
Comment by Reggie on July 12, 2009 at 7:47pm
Michel! How did you find them? Prayer? Google?

They certainly don't look insane...
Comment by Steven on July 13, 2009 at 1:53am
I have to admit I initially thought this was a send-up, but then I visited the Trucker's Bible Study web site. It is even stranger than the pamphlet. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by anti-supernaturalist on August 14, 2009 at 6:12pm
a passage equally insane

But it was written by a man of genius. Liberal xians quote from his work, if not (for obvious reasons) this passage.

In each of the Big-3 monster-theisms true believers must submit . . . must subordinate themselves, must obey the dictates of priest, pastor, rabbi, imam.

Here then Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) of Denmark:

“They would have us believe that objections against Christianity come from doubt. This is always a misunderstanding. Objections against Christianity come from insubordination, unwillingness to obey, rebellion against all authority. Therefore, they have been beating the air against the objectors, because they have fought intellectually [against] doubt, instead of fighting ethically [against] rebellion. . . .So it is not properly doubt but insubordination.” (Lowrie 122) Thus, SK . . . .

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Comment by Reggie on August 16, 2009 at 4:48pm
You are right, that is insane.

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