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Religous tome "The Great Controversy" blankets cities across the US

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  1. Guestx Guest

    So I opened up my mailbox yesterday only to find a book--a whole book, not a fucking pamphlet or an excerpt--sitting there waiting for me. It was called The Great Controversy. I had never heard of it, but the description on the back let me know it was a religious text that had something to do with biblical prophecy and the end times.

    I told a friend of mine about it, and he was like, "Oh shit, I've talked to some other people who also got that book. It seems they went out all over the city."

    So then I got curious and did a bit of research. Apparently the same thing has happened in other cities across the US, including New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington DC and Charlotte, NC. The total cost of these mailings usually adds up to around a million dollars per city, the brunt of which is funded by donations.

    So what is this book anyway? According to one article:

    Anyone else here gotten this book in the mail? I may actually read it. I dunno yet. The whole operation is intriguing regardless. I have to give these people credit for taking action and living according to what they believe. I always find that inspiring, regardless of where I find it.



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    Further reading:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Controversy_(book)
    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2015/08/mass_mailing_of_religious_text_to_philly_zip_codes.html
    http://billypenn.com/2015/08/25/tha...reat-controversy-to-philly-and-why-its-legal/
     
  2. sleepwalk pork roll, egg and cheese belt Platinum Member

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    Neat. If you do read it, let us know how it is. Religious or not in nature and religious person or not, who doesn't love a good conspiracy/mystery/apocalypse tale?
     
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    I always get into that kind of shit.
     
  4. Chesten_Hesten Sling'n Lead & Slapp'n Pussies, Ya Dig?

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    I just taped Kon Tiki, the made for TV rendition of that book, about those old goons who sailed the Ocean on a Raft with wood they got from Home Depot.

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    That book you got sounds like the Celestine Prophecies.
     
  5. odog A cat trapped in a dog's body

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    Crazy people gonna crazy.
     
  6. thebluerider Gold Belt

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    it's a religious mailer. enjoy.
     
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    I think what left the biggest impression upon me was that it's a whole book. Not a letter or a 10-page pamphlet, but a book that's almost 400 pages. Then when I found out that this has been done in at least 5 cities, at a cost of about $1 million per city, I was like holy shit.
     
  8. JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    That just seems like a lot of weight to carry door to door - or a bitch ass of a drive.
     
  9. Cayenne Green Belt

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    "This non-fiction book"
     
  10. Thai Domi Silver Belt

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    7th Day is a cult.
     
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    Interesting you say that. I just got done having a conversation about whether or not the 7th Day Adventists are a cult. My impression, having grown up a Baptist, was that they were on the fringes of Protestantism but still narrowly within the scope of orthodoxy.
     
  12. BearGrounds A great many scalps.

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    Well, gotta admire their conviction; that's an expensive effort.

    Let us know if it's any good.
     
  13. Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    The world has been ending every year since I can remember, I'm 41. My father told me he heard the world was ending almost every year too and he is late 60s. My grandfather thought the end of times was coming as well. He died naturally when he was 99. I don't know man, the world hasn't ended yet and Christianity has been around a long time. Christians have been waiting for the return of Jesus and the end of the world ever since Jesus has died. Excuse me if I sound a bit skeptical.
     
  14. Cheese Banned Banned

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    If you ever see someone wearing a Pin that looks like this, ask them what it means amd they will give you a bible.

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  15. when it cuts White Belt

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    it's OK, Jesus forgives you for your skepticism (rolls eyes).
     
  16. Chesten_Hesten Sling'n Lead & Slapp'n Pussies, Ya Dig?

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    What does it mean?
     
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    Gideons?
     
  18. Cheese Banned Banned

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    I dont wear the pin. I am not a memember but they are the Gideons. They are the one that put bibles in most of the hotels and motels. They carry the miji bibles with them and will hand you one if you ask for one
     
  19. Cheese Banned Banned

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    yeah. I use have serval of them as customers and they always handed out them to anyone who wanted them.
     
  20. Chesten_Hesten Sling'n Lead & Slapp'n Pussies, Ya Dig?

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    Since I asked, it's Ok to steal one from the next cheap hotel I visit, right?

    I can leave a note: "Cheese said I could."
     

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