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5931 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Apr 2003 at 7:39 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-30 07:40:59 PM  
There are enough x-rated stories in the Bible to pick up the slack... of that I am quite certain.
2003-04-30 07:41:28 PM  
Yeah, but not everyone's into incest.
2003-04-30 07:41:52 PM  
or animals...
2003-04-30 07:42:00 PM  
Mmmmm... erotic bible fan fiction.
2003-04-30 07:42:49 PM  
Well god told me to burn the books and start a sex shop! Think anyone will donate money to me?
2003-04-30 07:43:13 PM  
small wonder...
2003-04-30 07:43:24 PM  
Maybe Jebus can float him a loan.
2003-04-30 07:43:36 PM  
Christians just don't understand complex systems.. like if he doesn't sell books, the next guy that owns the place may bring back the sex store.
2003-04-30 07:44:10 PM  
"burn $10,000 worth of sex toys"

the smell of burning latex and plastic is horrible. I hope they didn't burn any pocket vaginas.
2003-04-30 07:44:14 PM  
Who woulda thunk it!

2003-04-30 07:44:23 PM  
Guy must be trying to get out of the ninth level of hell.
2003-04-30 07:44:25 PM  
Bankruptcy is all part of God's great plan.
Kiz [BareFark]
2003-04-30 07:44:32 PM  
Location, location, location.
2003-04-30 07:44:39 PM  
You'd think a purveyor of porn would have learned something from Larry Flint's disasterous, and brief, departure from smut to "Hustlin' for the Lord," and promptly back to smut again.
2003-04-30 07:44:54 PM  
As long as they've picked the right god from the list, they have nothing to worry about. God will provide. Right?
2003-04-30 07:45:17 PM  
You have to wonder what was going through the owners mind to make such a change. one moment he wants to sell alien probing and violent fat women magazines, and the next moment, he's suddenly thinking its wrong??
sounds to me like there's some skullduggery going on...
2003-04-30 07:46:08 PM  
He should have kept the name the same. "Love World" works for both a porn shop and a religious book store.
2003-04-30 07:46:38 PM  
A voice inside his head told him he was "headed for a burnout". His hearing ain't too good, so all he heard was 'burn'.

Such things happen when you let your conduct be ruled by 2000-year-old black magic mumbo-jumbo... or obey the voices in your head.
2003-04-30 07:47:05 PM  
I'm thinking of opening a store for people to resale old porn DVD's. Naming it PORN AGAIN
2003-04-30 07:47:25 PM  
Dustin_00, he didn't say that God told him to abolish all sex shops in the world, he said that God told HIM to get rid of HIS sex shop. Why make a blanket statement about Christians when your foundation is faulty to begin with? You're just trying to start a fight, cheeky boy...
2003-04-30 07:47:30 PM  
Religious belief is inversely proportional to intelligence.
2003-04-30 07:49:13 PM  
Religious belief is inversely proportional to intelligence.

I hereby declare you the Pope, then.
2003-04-30 07:51:26 PM  
Bible porn: Ezekiel 23
2003-04-30 07:52:08 PM  
Religious belief is inversely proportional to intelligence.

haha id agree there!
2003-04-30 07:53:07 PM  
Mmm... Jesus X Satan yaoi...

/straight to hell
2003-04-30 07:53:14 PM  
Does the Pope actually believe, or is that just for the proletariat?
2003-04-30 07:54:05 PM  
Thread degenerates into a religion-related flame war in 5...4...3...

*reads Dustin_00's comment*

Houston, we have liftoff!
2003-04-30 07:55:28 PM  
hmm... this many posts and no one started biatching about the headline's grammar?

say it aloud with me kiddies "shops struggles"....
2003-04-30 07:56:30 PM  

point might be supported by this guy's choice for the new name of his store: Mike's Place. Not Mike's Books or Mike's Books About Christ, just Mike's Place. Sounds like a really grimy convenience store or something.

(Not that Love World was particularly inspired.)
2003-04-30 07:56:55 PM  
Maybe once the guy gets off his post-conversion high and turns into a Christmas and Easter Christian like everyone else, the shop will change back.
2003-04-30 07:57:10 PM  
i like beer
2003-04-30 07:58:58 PM  
Cross marketing...

The Kingdom Come Jesus Dildo. (trying to get to level 8)
2003-04-30 07:59:41 PM  
"Religious belief is inversely proportional to intelligence"
. . if you equate self-interest with intelligence.

On another note, I bet the upstanding, 'Christian' neighbors who pushed him to close his porn shop don't bring their business to his new shop.

Where's the forgiveness, folks?
2003-04-30 08:00:43 PM  

Perhaps they ought to change this tag to

Perhaps they ought to change this tag to

2003-04-30 08:03:47 PM  
"Jesus Was Nailed For Our Sins"
This works for a good store name either way.
2003-04-30 08:03:56 PM  
Yikes, read these two stories almost back to back.

Mike's Place
2003-04-30 08:04:15 PM  
Where's Bevets when you need him...
2003-04-30 08:04:17 PM  
2003-04-30 08:05:14 PM  

well if they sell pictures of angels, they might bring in some buisness...
2003-04-30 08:05:52 PM  
I'm surprised none of you have brought up the fine items at DIVINE INTERVENTION!

Personally, I think my baby jesus butt-plug makes a LOVELY topper to my "Merry Triple 'X'-mas Tree" (Copyright goes here)

2003-04-30 08:05:58 PM  
shiat! damn photo won't work!!!
2003-04-30 08:06:45 PM  
oh the hell with it.
2003-04-30 08:13:02 PM  
On a semi-related note, I think Noah was insane to think that grabbing two of every animal would result in successful fornication amongst all species. The number of species lost must be astronomical. or something.
2003-04-30 08:13:31 PM  
ah, the priests are just shifty, wondering whether they can enter the same shop in traditional or street garb.

thank you, i'll be here all week.
2003-04-30 08:13:52 PM  
NetOwl: That would be 'slash', they're not japanese.

And, I've seen it.
2003-04-30 08:14:09 PM  
What I want to know is why does this guy think he can sell $80,000 worth of "Bibles, books and other religious items."

When Ron and Phyllis Branstetter ended up having to GIVE them away to him.

I applaud this guy for trying to get into a more socially acceptable line of work, but I think he lacks any sort of business sense and was probably failing miserably in the former business, anyway.
2003-04-30 08:17:13 PM  
If I were him, I'd start a marketing campaign with a goal to make people feel guilty.
2003-04-30 08:19:25 PM  
I like beer too, and wine. shiat, that took too much effort to write.
2003-04-30 08:23:34 PM  
Now he can finally carry the baby jesus butt plugs they sell at!!
2003-04-30 08:23:55 PM  
I smell a religious sex toy pshop contest brewing....
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