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 Post subject: Gideons
PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:34 am 
So I'm walking from my car and at the end of the parking lot there were a couple of Gideons handing out their mini-New Testaments. As I walked past they spoke.

"Good morning. Would you like a copy of the New Testament?"

"No thanks," I said while waving them away, "Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt."

The only sound to be heard was my footsteps.

"...Have a good day," they finally said.

"I'll try."


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:17 pm 
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There's Gideon t-shirts? Did they start leaving them in the hotels, too?

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Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, grab es tief unten im Keller ein.
Später dann graben es andere aus, und nennen dein Haus das Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, leg auch ihre weißen Schädel hinein.
Mit Beton gießt du es aus, das Fundament vom Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, da ist noch Platz, da paßt noch wer rein.
Hier tobte sich der Teufel aus, unten im Keller im Knochenhaus.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:09 pm 
Could someone tell me... Who or what exactly is a Gideon?


Last edited by Attilla on Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:28 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:33 pm 
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http://www.gideons.org/

They're an organization, most famous for going around putting free Bibles in hotel rooms to console the lost or whatever.

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Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, grab es tief unten im Keller ein.
Später dann graben es andere aus, und nennen dein Haus das Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, leg auch ihre weißen Schädel hinein.
Mit Beton gießt du es aus, das Fundament vom Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, da ist noch Platz, da paßt noch wer rein.
Hier tobte sich der Teufel aus, unten im Keller im Knochenhaus.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:03 am 
I hete those free bibles. I know they are there for people to take, but if I do, I feel like I am stealing a BIBLE.

That is just messed up.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:41 am 
...you know, now that I think about it...
The last time I saw a Gideon was my junior year of high school (I don't get out much). My German class was walking around UC's campus on a field trip.
...so one of the seniors in the class, a rather religious fellow, takes one of the bibles and starts poking me with it to see if it would burn me because I'm an atheist.
I found it amusing at the time, at least...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 4:50 am 
I think I burned on of those.

What? We needed something to start a fire and that was the only paper source available. IIRC, we used the apocalypse pages. There was this agreement that it was fitting.

After that we sad around the fire, sang some songs, toasted bread,...The usual stuff.

It was also pretty easy to put out. Which was new. That was the first and last time I ever burned a piece of the bible.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:56 pm 
You know, one of these days, I'd love to be part of a Biblically-motivated terrorist attack (like the guys who shoot up churches or things like that... though I suppose I'd have to start attending a church for something like that), just so I can sue the Gideons, just like those people who sue the video game companies for video games making kids violent.


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