Quote# 35476

About five years ago, I awoke to a very loud noise; it was one long roaring tone like a trumpet. I was so sure it was the rapture, I started pleading "please Lord, take me".

But it was the fire department across the street: they sometimes blow thier horn when they are backing the firetruck into the garage.

psalm84, Rapture Ready 79 Comments [2/25/2008 6:20:18 PM]
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Septic Sceptic

No witty commment here. Just laughter. Long, loud, heartfelt laughter that makes your chest hurt after about fifteen minutes.

2/25/2008 4:31:33 PM



2/25/2008 4:33:20 PM


2/25/2008 4:34:02 PM

Mister Spak

When you hear a thumping noise on your roof, it's Santa Clause delivering presents.

2/25/2008 4:36:04 PM


Is it wrong of me to laugh hysterically at someone so obviously dejected at it being a fucking trucks horn?

2/25/2008 4:36:55 PM

big baby jesus


2/25/2008 4:39:11 PM


I'm reminded of an episode of the simpsons where the Flanders' overhear Lisa's Saxophone playing. I can't remember Ned Flanders' exact line but Rod and Todd reply "YAY Judgement Day!"

2/25/2008 4:39:18 PM


The puzzling thing is, I'm sure this person thinks the experience CONFIRMS her rapture fetish.

2/25/2008 4:40:41 PM


Someone has a Rapture fetish.

2/25/2008 4:47:50 PM


The whole page is priceless. They all have dreams about the Rapture, so it must be true....

The people who don't have these dreams are claiming they have enough faith that they don't need them. Others are saying it's because they're not worthy.

2/25/2008 4:50:47 PM


who's rationalising?! It was the rapture; you were left behind

2/25/2008 4:51:45 PM

Quantum Mechanic

That's not all that blows.

2/25/2008 4:52:49 PM

And the moral of the story is, what?, "I confess I am obssesed with the Rapture", "I'm a moron who is incapable of using Occam's razor" or "the Rapture doesn't exist". Or just "I'm a poe"

2/25/2008 4:53:19 PM

I guess that your first reaction was weeping because you were left behind. You were not saved after all.

2/25/2008 4:55:01 PM

This is the saddest shit ever. I feel bad for humanity because of morons like this.

2/25/2008 4:59:15 PM

big baby jesus

would someone please post a definition of poe

2/25/2008 5:03:55 PM


Once again the jokes write themselves.

2/25/2008 5:05:34 PM

Caustic Gnostic

It is too easy for these people to find food.

2/25/2008 5:07:09 PM


Poe's Law states that, unless you give a clear indication that what you're posting isn't to be taken seriously, it's impossible to parody fundamentalism without it being mistaken for the real thing.

People who make such parodies are called Poes.

2/25/2008 5:08:41 PM

David B.



Poe's Law

Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

In other words, No matter how bizzare, outrageous, or just plain idiotic a parody of a Fundamentalist may seem, there will always be someone who cannot tell that it is a parody, having seen similar REAL ideas from real religious/political Fundamentalists.


Calling 'poe' on someone is basically just saying "This post must be a gag!". The existence of AV1611VET, Carico and the like does make deciding when someone is 'just joshing' a wee bit difficult, however.

(Also, I'm not sure about the second paragraph. The original definition could easily mean that it is impossible to create a religious parody so idiotic or extreme that you cannot find someone who'll support it. Without that corollary, all Poe's Law would imply is that we are awfully bad at spotting humour!)

2/25/2008 5:09:04 PM


oops...beaten to the Poe's Law definition by a couple of others.

2/25/2008 5:11:07 PM


Poe, I say.

2/25/2008 5:17:16 PM

Fire truck horn. Holy trumpet. Yeah I can see the confusion between the two.

This guy must not be a very good Christian if he panicked and had to beg God to please take him.

Poe perhaps, but I have met real religious people that were this unbalanced.

2/25/2008 5:20:21 PM


lmao, thats funny

2/25/2008 5:21:27 PM


And your reason for posting this complete non-story is...?

2/25/2008 5:25:48 PM

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