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Was reading one of the local papers today, and on the front page was this story. It seemed like something the FreeJingerites would enjoy laughing at. The gist is, Halloween is coming up, so a local library is holding a program about the paranormal, which will include ghost hunting. And surprise surprise, some of the area's fundies (OK, I don't know if they're fundies, but if they're crying about this then they're leaning in that direction) don't want this program to take place.

http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/med ... s-1.343296 (not breaking link, it's the newspaper's website)

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Dipshits just because something doesn't fit into your world view or belief system doesn't mean it gives you the right to ban it from the general public. The event is happening at a public library, not a church run one. Plus a library is a place of learning that you as a member of the community are free to use or not, no one is forcing them to attend. Why can't they just live and let live? If it's not their cup of tea then don't go, but allow the people who are into that sort of thing to have their fun.

I kind of wonder what the fundies would do if they ended up in a house that had obvious paranormal activity going on? I'm sure they'd jump straight to it's demonic or some sort of witchcraft, but what if it were a residual haunting? What if prayer or religious ceremonies didn't make it go away?

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Dipshits just because something doesn't fit into your world view or belief system doesn't mean it gives you the right to ban it from the general public. The event is happening at a public library, not a church run one. Plus a library is a place of learning that you as a member of the community are free to use or not, no one is forcing them to attend. Why can't they just live and let live? If it's not their cup of tea then don't go, but allow the people who are into that sort of thing to have their fun.

I kind of wonder what the fundies would do if they ended up in a house that had obvious paranormal activity going on? I'm sure they'd jump straight to it's demonic or some sort of witchcraft, but what if it were a residual haunting? What if prayer or religious ceremonies didn't make it go away?

The bolded is exactly what I was thinking when I read this - if you don't want your children exposed to this, then don't take them to the event. Notice how one of the people interviewed pulled out the, "I don't want my tax dollars going towards this!" Because, you know, so much of the money she's paid in taxes actually went to the library.

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Dipshits just because something doesn't fit into your world view or belief system doesn't mean it gives you the right to ban it from the general public. The event is happening at a public library, not a church run one. Plus a library is a place of learning that you as a member of the community are free to use or not, no one is forcing them to attend. Why can't they just live and let live? If it's not their cup of tea then don't go, but allow the people who are into that sort of thing to have their fun.

I kind of wonder what the fundies would do if they ended up in a house that had obvious paranormal activity going on? I'm sure they'd jump straight to it's demonic or some sort of witchcraft, but what if it were a residual haunting? What if prayer or religious ceremonies didn't make it go away?

I was still borderline fundie lite when I moved into my house. I didn't get a good night's sleep for almost a year. I started researching ghosts & joined a couple of paranormal forums. The things I saw & heard & the people I met really challenged what I'd been taught & what I believed. Accepting that maybe people don't just go straight to heaven or hell when they die was one of the first cracks in the wall for me.

My fundie sister says ghosts are really demons who want to hurt & trick Christians. I'm sure she'd be first in line protesting that program.

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Fundie Christians: When people not obeying your religious orders because they find it's a public building, not religious, it's persecution! :roll: Idiots. Aren't there ghosts in the Bible, you fundie numbskulls? And what about the prayers were some people like to use Holy Ghost in place of Holy Spirit? It's like fundies wanna be fucking dumb in order to assert their opinions over others who don't share them. And no, I don't want to get rid of my house's ghost. He's quite funny. :D

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From the article:

“I don’t want to welcome something into our community that could be detrimental. Scripture tells us that we should not be trying to communicate with the dead,†Hartshorn said.

If that's the case, then why have some of my husband's dead relatives visited him in dreams? He said they were the kind of dreams where he knew it wasn't just subconscious underpinnings. We're all Catholics. Evidently they never got the message that they're not supposed to contact us from the other side.

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No one's putting a gun to their heads and making them go or stay home. Why can't they just settle down and let other people have their fun? Who is it hurting?

As someone who believes in the paranormal I've often been called a witch among other things. At first it annoyed me but now I smile polietely and say "You say that like it's a bad thing."

Just because a group of people don't believe it doesn't give them the right to try to take it away from everybody else.

I kind of wonder what the fundies would do if they ended up in a house that had obvious paranormal activity going on? I'm sure they'd jump straight to it's demonic or some sort of witchcraft, but what if it were a residual haunting? What if prayer or religious ceremonies didn't make it go away?

First, icon love! I laughed out loud at yours.

They would probably go crazy over a ghost that didn't want to leave. I'm a regular watcher of paranormal shows and some of those ghosts don't want to leave.

My guess is the fundies would jump on the evil, demonic bandwagon before getting anything checked out.

The cartoon included has always amused me and somehow reminds me of the situation.

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No one's putting a gun to their heads and making them go or stay home. Why can't they just settle down and let other people have their fun? Who is it hurting?

As someone who believes in the paranormal I've often been called a witch among other things. At first it annoyed me but now I smile polietely and say "You say that like it's a bad thing."

Just because a group of people don't believe it doesn't give them the right to try to take it away from everybody else.

First, icon love! I laughed out loud at yours.

They would probably go crazy over a ghost that didn't want to leave. I'm a regular watcher of paranormal shows and some of those ghosts don't want to leave.

My guess is the fundies would jump on the evil, demonic bandwagon before getting anything checked out.

The cartoon included has always amused me and somehow reminds me of the situation.

If I bought a historic property and found it ghostless, I'd feel cheated and ask for my money back.

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Fundies: The disturbing realization that someone, somewhere is having FUN. They can't have fun, so they want to make everyone else as miserable as they are.

If they want something like a harvest festival, they're perfectly free to do so on their own church property. After all, plenty of churches host their own harvest events.

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Library officials said that while they take the opponents’ opinions seriously, the program will go forward as planned and advertised. Those who oppose the program have been offered an opportunity to present their viewpoint in the future, library manager Christine Gramm said.

They're not even being prevented from sharing their viewpoint. They just think that no one else should be able to.

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Cant they just let people have fun with things and realise not everyone is Christian.

I think I would be so bored if I couldnt go on investigations.

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If someone was trying to ban some fundie event, I know they'd cry persecution, but apparently when they do it, it's perfectly fine. If they don't like it, they don't need to go. They're allowed to do what they believe, but they don't want others to have that same opportunity? Yup, typical of a fundie.

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I have heard this before. Am I odd that I don't believe in ghosts but yet I still am Christian? I have even gone on ghost hunts and such, nothing happened. I say oh well and let other people do what they want.

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And this perfectly goes with the story about the cheerleaders who sued to use religious banners during football games and won. Minors are required to get some sort of schooling. For the team members, being there really isn't optional. No one has to go to the library that night.

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