Monday, October 29, 2007

Fundamentalism at its worst

People like this scare the crap out of me. They've gone to a whole new level of fundamentalism.

"If the house or village gave a girl as a “treat”, the Druids put a pumpkin with a face carved in it in front of the door or gate of that place. Inside the pumpkin was a candle made of human tallow to keep evil spirits away. Thus, the Jack-O-Lantern was and is a sign that you have cooperated with Satan.

The treats or female victims were taken to Stonehenge where they were raped and killed and then sacrificed on the sacred bonefire until only glowing embers were left. The “bonefire” is the origin of the modern day bonfire. As a matter of luck for winter survival, all villagers were expected to use the glowing embers of the bonefire to light their hearths. "

To read the entire thing go Here

Most won't give us 30 seconds to talk to them in order to allay their fears, this guy has gone out and done enough research that he's figured out all the right buttons to push to get people riled up. Sound like anyone from history?


Sweet Lady Jane said...

Where do these lunatics come from, and of course a pastor, "spreading the word of God." I saw a show along similar lines on the Discovery Channel. It was narrated by the son who also had become a pastor, talking about his moms former evil ways.

Sweet Lady Jane said...

oh and by the way, that's me, joy.

Elizabeth said...

Sweet Lady Jane, how in Hel could the Discovery Channel make such a dimwit mistake? Usually they're better at checking references and the HISTORY of the subject of their shows. This just goes to show why NatGeo is slowly gaining in my respect over History and Discovery channels. Lax scholarship!

And zealots of any kind are scary and nasty.

faoladh said...

Yes, because pumpkins were so common in Europe before Columbus.

Extreme Middle said...

It does not concern people to look at things objectively. They look at it prospectively. So this guy wants to give support to his ideas and in doing so feels validated. It is manipulation to bring others to a cause and shows low self esteem and a belief that is easily shaken. The work part about it, is that he most likely believes this dribble as well. The thing about mass religious beliefs is that true thought (which involves questioning) is rarely brought to action.