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New Postings as of 9/09/03
The Back Door was started October 17,
2003 as an effort to
maintain my sanity
and sense of humor
in the face of so much
Christian Satire for the Thinking Christian
Genesis 21:6 Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter,
and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me."
Old Irregular News
Y'all come on down. A church near Galveston, Texas is taking a
cue from America's interest in winning prizes by giving away a new
motorcycle and a new car in an attempt to increase their attendance.
At its New Year's Eve service, the Abundant Life Christian Center in
La Marque, Texas will give away a new Harley Davidson Sportster, but
only to a man, and a new Chrysler PT Cruiser, but only to a woman.
Everyone who has attended services over the last
several weeks has had their names entered into the drawing. Anyone
who brought a visitor had their name entered a second time. The
prizes are assured since the church has already purchased the
The winner must attend the New Year Eve's service
or a new name will be drawn. The church expects an overflow crowd.
Despite objections about crass commercialism, the church's pastor,
Walter Hallam, defended their actions in an article in the Galveston
Daily News, "This is an opportunity to give something to someone
that will encourage people to come to the house of the Lord." No
word on whether or not he will try to do an impersonation of game
show host Bob Barker during the drawing. 12-30-03
"When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.''
"It is a promise that is is a goal that we promise
that we have as a goal to work towards." Ingela ThalÚn (Swedish
More Quotable Notables
Back Door Musings
Items of interest
- The original Christian satirical magazine, formerly The
Halloween - the term itself comes from the
Gaelic hallow-e'en or the eve of All Hallows, which is the name
given to the evening of October 31. This evening precedes the high
Christian feast of Hallowmas, All Hallows, or All Saints' Day,
November 1, when the church celebrates all those recognized as
official saints of the church, but due to the limited number of days
in the year cannot have their own day set aside. Interesting how the
celebration of evil has taken over this evening before, since God
considers the new day to start at sundown, not midnight as we do.
More Random Thoughts.
(most Random Thoughts are inspired by someone else, though some are
my own. Inspirational source credit is given on the Random Thoughts