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(PB Post)   Skywriter writes "God is Great," people freak out   (gopbi.com ) divider line
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2002-01-02 10:37:39 AM  
god is great.

whats the big deal...
 
2002-01-02 10:42:53 AM  
haha. When I first read the headline I thought people were freaking out because they thought God had written "God is Great" in the sky. I mean, you never know; people are pretty stupid.
 
2002-01-02 10:43:56 AM  
"They explained it's not against the law to write in the sky."

So if I open a coal-power plant, I can spew crap into the air if it spells something? Cool! Building a curvey smokestack will suck, but...
 
2002-01-02 10:44:02 AM  
What if God was one of us....
 
2002-01-02 10:48:54 AM  
Fark is Great.


Aaahahhaah, I'm calling the cops!!
 
2002-01-02 10:49:59 AM  
WorldCitizen I thought the exact same thing. but once again its just people allowing panic to cloud (dadumcha) common sense.
 
2002-01-02 10:50:53 AM  
Now if the plane had crash landed on a car full of christians...

oh nevermind.
 
2002-01-02 10:53:49 AM  
I think it would've been better if he wrote "Mene, mene tekel parsim."

J.H.
 
2002-01-02 10:57:23 AM  
What if he wrote "All your base belong to us" (?)
 
2002-01-02 10:59:59 AM  
"I was just wondering if a terrorist group was paying for someone to write that," Boynton Beach resident Jon Rogers asked.

yeah, that is what terrorists do,
 
2002-01-02 11:00:28 AM  
I tell you what, when I look up in the sky and I see "God is Great" written in the clouds, I am filled with inspiration. I am overcome by sheer joy. I am relieved beyond belief.

Then I go burn down a few churches.
 
2002-01-02 11:02:45 AM  
It seems that since Sept. 11, even praising God can seem sinister. "I was just wondering if a terrorist group was paying for someone to write that," Boynton Beach resident Jon Rogers asked.

Omar: "What can we do next to destroy the infidels?"

Ezak: "How about we crash a plane into the superbowl?"

Omar: "No, too predictable. The security will be too tight."

Ezak: "How about we write 'God is Great' in the sky with a plane?"

Omar: "PERFECT!!"
 
2002-01-02 11:06:26 AM  
Yeah, God is great. So's Superman, Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes, and The Stainless Steel Rat. What's the big deal?
 
2002-01-02 11:11:48 AM  
Folks, this is from Palm Beach County, Florida - yes, the same county where people can't read a ballot and punch a simple hole out of it. Palm Beach Countians are stupid. The county should be dumped into the Atlantic Ocean. Are we surprised at their response?? I think not.
 
2002-01-02 11:11:50 AM  
Ooh yeah, I like the Stainless Steel Rat.
 
2002-01-02 11:16:41 AM  
You all are so ignorant... but I suppose that's what you expect on fark...

antrhax along with VX gas, Sarin Gas among what ever other chemical weapon you want to use could feasably be spread this way since they are airborne contagins.

Considering The Japaneese did this in WWII with hot air ballons to try and hit our west coast, what makes it so hard to believe that 1, A terrorist cell.. where there have already been plenty of associations in south florida or the nut case who sent the antrhax to American Media, could have a warped sense of humor and spread it via "god's word"
 
2002-01-02 11:17:17 AM  
01-02-02 11:11:50 AM Boobies
Ooh yeah, I like the Stainless Steel Rat.

Randy "Macho Man" Savage? Is that you?!?
 
2002-01-02 11:18:14 AM  
I'm not ignorant, you're paranoid.
 
2002-01-02 11:18:59 AM  
Sesame Don't care. I've been vaccinated.
 
2002-01-02 11:20:53 AM  
What if I were to write 'God Sucks Ass'?

Would people get offended by that?
 
2002-01-02 11:23:03 AM  
aint no vaccine to VX except a nice shot to the heart as soon as you are exposed

http://neon.chemistry.ox.ac.uk/mom/vx/VX.htm
 
2002-01-02 11:25:12 AM  
Randy "Macho Man" Savage? Is that you?!?

No! That's Tad Ghostal's grandfather.
 
2002-01-02 11:30:24 AM  
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2002-01-02 11:31:32 AM  
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2002-01-02 11:34:42 AM  
If I ever see "The Stainless Steel Rat is great" in sky writing, I'm going to kill myself.
 
2002-01-02 11:42:19 AM  
Yeah, I see this guy on a pretty regular basis when I leave the office for lunch or to go home...I've never actually seen him finish writing anything though, usually gets to "god" and then disappears...

3Horn
 
2002-01-02 11:48:56 AM  
You'll know that something's up when someone writes "Detroit Lions are great" in the sky.
 
2002-01-02 11:49:58 AM  
"The heavens declare the glory of God." Psalm 19-1

So who needs a skywriter?

go ahead ... flame me.
 
2002-01-02 11:51:51 AM  
oops i almost spilled some cherios on that headline wile reading it this morning in the paper.
 
2002-01-02 11:55:32 AM  
What, no Chick references yet?
 
2002-01-02 11:55:40 AM  
"God is great but in a vague and mostly inconsequential way, you know, like campaign finanace reform; it sounds good on paper and you feel good for doing it, but in the end you wonder why you even bothered caring in the first place..."

How much would that cost to get written in the sky?
 
2002-01-02 12:00:26 PM  
01-02-02 11:49:58 AM Warren Peese
"The heavens declare the glory of God." Psalm 19-1

So who needs a skywriter?



So who needs the Internet?
 
2002-01-02 12:02:58 PM  
God may be great but Satan's Pilgrims ROCK!
 
2002-01-02 12:13:03 PM  
Sesame
there have already been plenty of associations in south florida or the nut case who sent the antrhax to American Media, could have a warped sense of humor and spread it via "god's word"

Hm, well, my English teacher taught me some interesting things once. My interpretation of this sentence is that 'it' refers to 'anthrax' as previously noted in the sentence. I am vaccinated against Anthrax. Nowhere in there did you mention VX whatsoever.
 
2002-01-02 12:13:06 PM  
"With a wing and a prayer, Stevens launched his mission nearly four years ago from Boca Raton Airport. Two or three times a week, he loops his crop-duster -- named "Holy Smoke" -- over Palm Beach County."

Holy Smoke sounds like a really good name for a water purified tobacco smoking device.
 
2002-01-02 12:14:55 PM  
Oh dear god- one more reason the gene pool desperately needs chlorination.
oh, and Sesame, do you have any idea how much anthrax it would take to poison a population? A plane built for skywriting couldn't carry it! The natural air circulation would dilute it to the point of virtual non-existance. Just an FYI...
 
2002-01-02 12:14:55 PM  
And then there's:
[image from ados.com too old to be available]
 
2002-01-02 12:20:15 PM  
I could see where "Allahu Akbar" might cause a panic, but I don't know about "God is great".
 
2002-01-02 12:21:07 PM  
Since skywriting is not illegal, this dork could get off, but not once the police realize that he's violating decency standards of the communities with his profanity.
 
2002-01-02 12:21:58 PM  
"God Is Great"???! Hahahaha, why did he bother translating it? He should have just put "All'Akhbar" and had done with it - no wonder people were a bit freaked.

Apart from the stupid, cretinous quote and its accidental reference, I have to say that the more people tell religious nutballs that their behaviour isn't socially acceptable, the better the world will be. This sky-polluting fruitcake can go fark a biscuit for starters.
 
2002-01-02 12:34:32 PM  
I am truly sorry about that last comment. I know the picture was too big. To make up for it, here is a smaller version of it.
[image from www25.brinkster.com too old to be available]
http://www25.brinkster.com/nbeclan/guywithairplanepalmbeachpost.jpg
my deepest apologies
-Rob
 
2002-01-02 12:34:35 PM  
Fuggin' stupid pilot, I paid him to write "God Hates Us All" & " Go Chicago Bears".
 
2002-01-02 01:00:45 PM  
I think I need to get some smoke generating thingies and affix them to my crop duster so I can have one of my illiterate, underpaid crop-pickers attempt writing "God is dead" in the sky.
 
2002-01-02 01:10:05 PM  
Random Person... the point of that sentence was to hilight an example that has already occured from the preceeding sentance, that indeed mentioned sarin, and VX. Therefore, your interpritation incomplete and short sighted...

"Hm, well, my English teacher taught me some interesting things once. My interpretation of this sentence is that 'it' refers to 'anthrax' as previously noted in the sentence. I am vaccinated against Anthrax. Nowhere in there did you mention VX whatsoever.
"
 
2002-01-02 01:46:43 PM  
I hope my kids didn't see that skywriting... Wouldn't want them to start believing that someone else's so called "God" is greater than the one I'm brainwashing them with.
 
2002-01-02 02:08:41 PM  
"This is God's work, not mine."

Then God is a dumbass.
 
2002-01-02 02:11:19 PM  
Preach on Brother Boorite!
 
2002-01-02 04:53:52 PM  
God is great! He gives us chocolate cake!
hehehe
 
2002-01-02 05:59:23 PM  
So the sky is like free territory? So someone could, say, write 3/4 mile high dirty limericks above our heads? Just wondering....
 
2002-01-02 06:35:35 PM  
The ACLU is suing the pilot on behalf of the public sky.
 
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