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    Subject: Re: [no subject]
    Date: Mar 25, 2004
    Sender: CarolinePrevious | Next

    What an insightful response! You are right, the defense that this kind of horror is somehow saving lives and souls contains WAY too much denial about exactly WHAT risky practices are choosen as sinful. It seems to have more to do with how Assemblies of God circles the wagons around its own identity as a religious community than with a real concern for 'sinners'. Thank you!!

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    It is interesting that the "Hell House" shows not the supposed immorality of these acts, but the risks of them, albeit in a generalized, stereotyped, and let's be honest, offensive manner. Are these things wrong because they are risky? Granted, leading a permiscuous lifestyle can lead to being infected by STDs. Is that why they are immoral? If that is true, I could argue that skydiving is immoral, since it is a risky activity, and the "Hell House" participants could certainly make a gruesome scene depicting that. Yet they do not cover skydiving. Perhaps there is a certain risk percentage system that they are using? What are the chances of an abortion going wrong? If it is a one percent risk of getting killed, is it dooming you to hell-fire? Yet driving a car is riskier than that. On another level, I agree with another critic, that these people's black and white view of morality show a miscomprehension of human nature, and on a personal level, scaring people to death is immoral in the extreme. I also think that the glee with which these teenagers participate in the project could be construed as sinful. Is it saving souls that they enjoy, or the chance to be bad and scare people, even if they are doing it for god?






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  • Re: [no subject]   from Secret, Sep 27, 2007
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  • Hell Houses   from Anonymous, Jan 17, 2006
  • [no subject]   from HELL RAISER, Aug 1, 2003
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  • Re: [no subject]   from caroline, Mar 25, 2004
  • Re: Hell House is a falsely advertised Brainwashin   from Crimson Ghost, Oct 27, 2003
  • No Justice for Christians   from Marie, Oct 31, 2003
  • Re: No Justice for Christians   from ron oliver, Nov 27, 2003
  • Hell House   from V. Brown, Nov 4, 2003
  • The more things change...   from Diogenes, Nov 28, 2003
  • this is great...how do i get this close to my home   from robin ruggles, Dec 2, 2003
  • Re: this is great...how do i get this close to my   from Harry Ballsonya, Dec 29, 2003
  • Scary Christian Cult!!!!   from Dara, Dec 27, 2003
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  • » Re: [no subject] «   from Caroline, Mar 25, 2004
  • Re: [no subject]   from Aaron, Oct 17, 2006
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  • Re: [no subject]   from Secret, Sep 27, 2007
  • be accepting   from Emily, Oct 1, 2005
  • Hell Houses   from Anonymous, Jan 17, 2006
  • [no subject]   from HELL RAISER, Aug 1, 2003
  • [no subject]   from , Sep 16, 2003
  • Re: [no subject]   from caroline, Mar 25, 2004
  • Re: Hell House is a falsely advertised Brainwashin   from Crimson Ghost, Oct 27, 2003
  • No Justice for Christians   from Marie, Oct 31, 2003
  • Re: No Justice for Christians   from ron oliver, Nov 27, 2003
  • Hell House   from V. Brown, Nov 4, 2003
  • The more things change...   from Diogenes, Nov 28, 2003
  • this is great...how do i get this close to my home   from robin ruggles, Dec 2, 2003
  • Re: this is great...how do i get this close to my   from Harry Ballsonya, Dec 29, 2003
  • Scary Christian Cult!!!!   from Dara, Dec 27, 2003
  • Truth   from jack, Feb 17, 2004
  • Moments of side-splitting laughter   from Yuma BIll, Jul 11, 2004
  • good god   from scott, Aug 19, 2004
  • Re: good god   from Amanda, Jul 4, 2005
  • Re: good god   from maggie, Oct 18, 2005
  • Disgusting!!!!!!!!!!   from Amanda, Jul 4, 2005
  • Re: Disgusting!!!!!!!!!!   from girly, Oct 18, 2005
  • Re: Disgusting!!!!!!!!!!   from Benjamin Clark, Nov 2, 2006
  • [no subject]   from , Sep 11, 2005
  • [no subject]   from butters, Oct 31, 2005
  • [no subject]   from Marissa, Jan 11, 2006
  • What a lovely idea...   from Reb, Jan 24, 2006
  • Sickened   from , Jan 29, 2006
  • just droppin by some love   from stephanie silva, Apr 11, 2006
  • Re: just droppin by some love   from Benjamin Clark, Nov 2, 2006
  • Appalled   from Azzy, Oct 11, 2006
  • iT BROUGHT ME TO THE GROUND....   from MiSTi RaYE, Oct 17, 2006
  • Re: iT BROUGHT ME TO THE GROUND....   from Benjamin Clark, Nov 2, 2006
  • [no subject]   from Lori Vargas, Oct 30, 2006
  • Hell House   from Angela, Sep 27, 2007
  • Re: Hell House   from Heidi, Oct 27, 2007
  • [no subject]   from Liz, Mar 18, 2009
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