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    Repent! Evangelical flyers at work

    Someone in my office has started putting "Repent!" fliers in the restroom.

    Why do people insist on doing stuff like that in the workplace? Whether or not I agree with their POV, I don't like to see it shoved down throats, especially when we're all trying to do our jobs.

    In other religious news, a citizen whose case I've been handling emailed me urgently demanding that I do anything I can to help her. She's refusing to turn in a piece of paper but doesn't seem to understand that's the only thing keeping her from being moved out of our system. So now she's quoting the Bible in her pleas...I just need a verse that says "Turn in your form and all will pass," or something.

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    Quote Originally posted by Tresmo View post
    In other religious news, a citizen whose case I've been handling emailed me urgently demanding that I do anything I can to help her. She's refusing to turn in a piece of paper but doesn't seem to understand that's the only thing keeping her from being moved out of our system. So now she's quoting the Bible in her pleas...I just need a verse that says "Turn in your form and all will pass," or something.
    "Give unto to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s".

    Mark 12;13-17
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    "Give unto to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s".
    post of the day

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    "Give unto to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s".

    Mark 12;13-17

    Nice one, but I can top it!

    "Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right." 1st Peter 2:13-14
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    Not biblical but I've always liked that old "Let it be written, let it be done" with accompanying chest thump that was used in the movies.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    ... I can top it!...
    "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves"
    Philippians 2:3
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quoting Scripture beginning of a flame war ?
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Quoting Scripture beginning of a flame war ?
    "All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man, but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison"

    James 3:7-8
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    Nice one, but I can top it!

    "Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right." 1st Peter 2:13-14
    You had to bring up the 'evildoers" didn't you...
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    "Go forth and spread the gospel of Bear."

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    Quote Originally posted by Tresmo View post
    Someone in my office has started putting "Repent!" fliers in the restroom.
    This reminded me of a letter I received at work last June:

    No return address on the envelope. Postal cancellation stamp was from a city about 35 miles south of work.

    The hand-addressed envelope contained two unsigned sheets of lined paper.

    This first sheet contained the following 10 hand-written bible versus (looked like the King James version language):
    John 3:15
    John 3:16
    Romans 3:23
    Romans 6:23
    Romans 10:9
    Romans 10:13
    Ephesians 2:5
    Ephesians 2:8
    Ephesians 2:9
    Revelations 3:20

    The second sheet contained a hand-written list of 12 churches with addresses in my work community and two adjacent communities. All protestant churches of primarily conservative reputation.. No Roman Catholic, Episcopal or Methodist churches. Churches listed included: Assembly of God, Baptist, Salvation Army, Wesleyan, Presbyterian and Reformed Presbyterian.

    'Twas very strange. I even feared for my eternal soul for a few days.
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
    - - Guy Clark, "The Cape"

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    Question: Do you guys have these verses memorized? And if not, is there a quotable quotables section of the Bible?

    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    "Go forth and spread the gospel of Bear."

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    Oh, Bear, I think I'm falling in love with you....
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    Quote Originally posted by KSharpe View post
    Question: Do you guys have these verses memorized? And if not, is there a quotable quotables section of the Bible?
    Memorized? I'm a devoutly agnostic soul, so naturally I can quote huge tracts of the Bible, chapter and verse!



    Bible search engine? What, you want me to give away all my trade secrets?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Memorized? I'm a devoutly agnostic soul, so naturally I can quote huge tracts of the Bible, chapter and verse!
    Same here... agnostic. Some people really don't have a true understanding of what that means. It isn't atheism, and it comes in several forms. I'm an "open agnostic" that believes the existence of god(s) isn't known, but not necessarily unknowable in the future.

    As for the verses...

    The only one who could ever reach me
    Was the son of a preacher man
    The only boy who could ever teach me
    Was the son of a preacher man
    Yes he was, yes he was
    Oh, yes he was
    I don't always know exactly where they are, but I can usually quote them when needed... like in Council meetings when the ministerial alliance shows up to demand we ban beer gardens and such.

    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    You had to bring up the 'evildoers" didn't you...
    Evildoers... code violators... developers who won't follow rules... yeah!

    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Quoting Scripture beginning of a flame war ?
    Oh yeah!

    Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame...

    - Isaiah 47:14
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    If you don't so what cause you don't scare me

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    I'm never lucky enough to have those freaks pitch thier crud at me!

    That would be a lot of fun!
    I can't deliver UTOPIA, but I can create a HELL for you to LIVE in :)DoD:(

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    Quote Originally posted by Duke Of Dystopia View post
    I'm never lucky enough to have those freaks pitch thier crud at me!

    That would be a lot of fun!
    My wife is harder on them than me... A couple of them came to the door once, I called her, then got a lawn chair and a beer. Quality entertainment!
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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    "Go forth and spread the gospel of Bear."

    Ann Coulter
    Now THAT is the post of the year!

    I loved it at my oldE workplace, some folks would reserve a conference room for "prayer meeting". I would intentionally book the conference room for a client meeting and boot them to the curb. Secular crap has NO place in the work environment.

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    You mean, religious crap, right?

    You know, I'm campaigning for Obama and they make you go doorknocking. Now, would you rather be doorknocked by campaign workers or Mormons? Initially, I thought most people would say campaign workers, but I'm starting to get hurt feelings.
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    Quote Originally posted by KSharpe View post
    You mean, religious crap, right?

    You know, I'm campaigning for Obama and they make you go doorknocking. Now, would you rather be doorknocked by campaign workers or Mormons? Initially, I thought most people would say campaign workers, but I'm starting to get hurt feelings.
    I'm cool with the Mormons, ever since they dug a ditch for me... long story. But they basically put their muscles where their mouths were. That impressed me. Oh, if you ever want to mess with them, try and separate the two. They are under very strict orders to never be out of each others sight.

    My boss is Mormon, too. And a really good boss...
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    So, you're saying I should try doorknocking in a white button down, black tie, and backpack?
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    Quote Originally posted by KSharpe View post
    So, you're saying I should try doorknocking in a white button down, black tie, and backpack?
    Sure! Keep 'em guessing!
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    I'm standing right here Mr. Destiny
    If you want to talk well then I'll relate
    If you don't so what cause you don't scare me

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    Some of my good friends are Mormon. I respect how they actually do practice what they preach. I also love their inherent wholesomeness. Gee Golly they are some nice folks.

    Some of the Southern Baptists I know should take notes.

    Quote Originally posted by KSharpe View post
    So, you're saying I should try doorknocking in a white button down, black tie, and backpack?
    Don't forget the special undergarmets!
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    What do the Jehovah's Witnesses wear when they doorknock?
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