Army of God, or Army of Darkness?

Sorry I haven’t been around much lately my friends, but between the heat, my continuing PC woes, and the horrible backache I’ve been suffering from for over a week (I suspect these three things are most definitely connected), I really haven’t felt much like blogging. I am feeling a little better today though, and my area is experiencing the second day in a row that’s cool enough for me to go without that damned arthritis aggravating air conditioning. So, assuming my electronic hunk-o-junk will cooperate, I’ll now attempt to resume exposing the online world to my particular form of insanity by following up on my Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain! post.

Despite the fact that the big Texas “prayer event” fell somewhat short of the Big Ass Party To Celebrate The Establishment Of Hell On Earth I suspect they were hoping for, these folks have by no means given up. Oh no, definitely not! And, as our friend Rachel Maddow’s latest report makes very clear, these “Christian Soldiers” seem more intent than ever to “march on” into history:

Oh yeah, you should STILL be Very Afraid!

It’s funny how, with all that “God uses nature to punish the sinners” stuff, it doesn’t seemed to have occurred to them that perhaps it’s their own “sins” – or maybe those of their hard-right, ultra-conservative, messiah, Rick Perry – that’s caused Texas to suffer through a near-record number of days with temperatures over one hundred degrees. But hey, I’m the crazy one here. They’re probably out dancing in the streets like water droplets on a hot griddle over Perry’s decision to run for president!

Now I admit that my having been raised in an atmosphere filled with crazy superstitions, in combination with a strongly developed bias against all things religious despite a persistent fascination with epic “end of the world” scenarios like these:

have left me somewhat… um… “shell-shocked” on the subject…

But, dammit, these New Apostolic Reformation people scare the pants off of me!

On the other hand, I don’t want to leave you all with the impression that I’m not just as capable as the next guy of closing my eyes and pretending it’ll all “just go away” if I ignore it. So, to that end, I’ll conclude with a little more of the “distracting noise” this real-world “Army of Darkness” is counting on to mask what they’re up to:

Wow, I got that done with a minimum of back pain and just 3 PC freeze-ups! πŸ™„

I want ice water.

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38 thoughts on “Army of God, or Army of Darkness?

  1. I’m a Texan and as I watched Perry on the news tonight his dark eyes were sunken into his skull and he had large bags under them. He reminds me of this obnoxious character whose sister I was dated. But all kidding aside, I have Texas locked in a drought right now and neither the Christians, Jews, Muslims, Pagans, or whomever, can break out of the grip. Laugh if you will, but I’m not kidding, Texas will someday look like Mordor, a wasteland of fire, ash, and dust.

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    • I’m so glad you took this post in the spirit it was intended, as I’ve been to Texas many times and have found those that I met there to be very decent people indeed.

      I didn’t know quite how to say it in the post, but I’ve had some strange thoughts about Perry’s appearance myself. I know it’s probably due to my having seen too many sci-fi / horror movies, but it’s like the human form, and human garb, aren’t “normal” to him. I’m reminded of the ending to “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats:

      “And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
      Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?”

      On a lighter note, the longer term climate thing might not be as bad as all those “global warming” folks have predicted. According to Universe Today, we might just be heading towards a repeat of the so-called “Maunder Minimum”, a period of exceedingly low sunspot activity between 1645 and 1715 that also coincided with lower-than-average global temperatures – which is why the period is also known as the Little Ice Age! πŸ˜€

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  2. loved this blog i won t start on our government and that arrogant pillock cameron lol can you tell im a fan thanks for your visit and comment i hope we enjoy each others space now have you some ice cold water im thirsty for more lol xxjen

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  3. wowza, thats quite an candidate they’ve got there, think maybe Michelle Bachman was perfectly normal then… yikes… anyway, love yr choices of horror movies (the Omen (so so so good), Constantine (actually really liked that movie even though Keanu Reeves is in it) and the Stand (well, that one is just amazing) and finally Evil Dead (give me some sugar… that one just plain rocks).

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    • I do love my end-of-the-world disaster/horror movies. Watched a nice one called “Doomsday Prophesy” on SyFy just last night! And while Keanu may not be the greatest actor in the world, you’ve got to admit that he does have a way of mixing it up with some pretty great co-stars. Hell, I could do a whole post just on Tilda Swinton’s playing of the Archangel Gabriel alone. Which reminds me that I’ve left off one of my very favorites! πŸ˜€

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      • LOL! I had actually forgot about that movie, loved The Prophecy, hey anything with Christopher Walken and I’m happy. Will have to look around for that Doomsday Prophecy one…

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        • Christopher Walken is THE role model for wannabe psychos like me! Don’t expect “Doomsday Prophecy” to measure up to these other greats, but for a made-for-TV movie it wasn’t bad. The weirdest thing about it is that it includes an “explanation” for those Easter Island monoliths, which I’d been thinking about for days for some peculiar reason. Talk about prophesy! πŸ™„

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  4. I never thought I would say it but I hope Harold Camping is right. Bring on the rapture so I can get the hell away from these freaks. Don’t worry IzaakMak I’ll save you a seat right next to me and Duncan πŸ™‚

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      • Bruce Campbell is a GOD! πŸ™‚ read his books if you haven’t, I laughed just so much reading his autobiography’s (well..). “All men think they’re fascinating. In my case, it’s justified.”

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        • Wow, I didn’t know he’d written books too! That quote, however, reminds me of something I heard this weekend:

          J.W. Grant: “You bastard.”
          Rico: “Yes, Sir. In my case an accident of birth. But you, Sir, you’re a self-made man.”

          Those were the closing lines from The Professionals (1966), which I watched on TCM on Sunday. Another really great movie! πŸ˜€

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  5. Damn guys, I keep remembering other great end-of-the-world movies that I forgot to include in this post. Earlier today, the SYFY Channel played The Prophecy, and now they’re playing this one:

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