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5975 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Dec 2001 at 9:37 AM (18 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2001-12-27 9:47:56 AM  
How nice.
2001-12-27 9:53:42 AM  
2001-12-27 9:54:15 AM  
Mocking peoples beliefs is fun....
2001-12-27 9:55:25 AM  
i think his motives were just to confuse them
2001-12-27 9:55:34 AM  
So saccharinne. I think I would leave a note saying, "Inbred religous NUT" sticker must be put on her car.

Oh and this statement:

"They can steal all the plastic dolls they want to, but they can't steal what's in my heart,''

I sure can. I got me a big needle and a pump.
2001-12-27 9:56:08 AM  
Funny. That reminds me of the time I went fishing with a group of Japanese tourists.
2001-12-27 9:57:49 AM  
The anti-christ? thats new, I didn't know Darwin was the antichrist. silly christians with their silly ideas.
2001-12-27 9:58:37 AM  
"I think I could forgive the person and show them God's love,''

Cheesiz! Did I just wake up in an alternate reality or summat?
2001-12-27 9:59:43 AM  
Plastic Jesus, plastic Jesus, ridin' on the dashboard of my car...

Yeah, I know it was a baby Jesus from a nativity scene, but anytime I read "plastic Jesus", that song pops into my head.

2001-12-27 9:59:50 AM  
Is Jack Chick going to weigh in on this one?
2001-12-27 9:59:50 AM  
Who has the time?
Besides Satan. Or Elvis fans. Or supermodels.
2001-12-27 10:01:09 AM  
Sounds like they stole the little Jesus from the Flanders.
2001-12-27 10:03:20 AM  
Some backers of evolution use that as a spoof on the Christian fish symbol.
Does evolution really need backing?

2001-12-27 10:03:38 AM  
Yeah, those darned intolerant Christians, trying to force someone to put a bump...


It was someone trying to force them to put a bumper sticker on their card that they opposed? Well, those darned intolerant Christians, screaming bloody murder and wanting the guy locked...


They don't want to press charges, they're willing to forgive? Darn those intolerant Christians!
2001-12-27 10:04:12 AM  
I'm going to start a new society for trying to make the sun come up a every morning.
2001-12-27 10:06:29 AM  
#1 suspect: thier son
#2 suspect: thier daughter's boyfriend
2001-12-27 10:08:50 AM  
Why are all Xtians so unrelentingly dumb?
2001-12-27 10:12:37 AM  
Let's see, I want to get in the news. I think I'll steal my nativity set and leave myself a ransom note.

I wonder why Meijers doesn't intend to prosecute.
2001-12-27 10:13:11 AM  
Could be worse, Koreniowski. We could be Polish.
2001-12-27 10:14:44 AM  
Heh, that Darwin fish is the anti-christ, that's funny.
2001-12-27 10:15:17 AM  
Print this out and put it in your window, or I'll steal your FARK.
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2001-12-27 10:15:47 AM  
Korzeniowski, dumb how? In disliking that bumper sticker? It's not that it's pro-evolution, it's mocking their beliefs. There are many Christians who do believe in evolution that find that symbol offensive.

Or maybe you mean in being willing to forgive. May we all be so dumb.

Fj, why don't they intend to prosecute? It's called living out their beliefs. Bravo.
2001-12-27 10:15:49 AM  
What if monotheism is wrong? What will all the Jews, Christians and Muslims say before an angry Zeus?

...nah, never mind
2001-12-27 10:16:31 AM  
A few years ago someone stuck a "Jesus is the reason for the season" bumper sticker on my vehichle.
It was huge and cheap so trying to take it off was impossible. It left massive remains of glue and paper.
I had to get some GooGone to get it all off.
Really busted my chops.
Just thought I would share that with you.
2001-12-27 10:18:07 AM  
Anyone who would stick any bumper sticker on someone else's vehicle should be tried for vandalism. No matter what the message.
2001-12-27 10:18:42 AM  
I wonder if you could make a bong out of Plastic Jeebus without making Baby Jeebus cry?
You could set it in front and play They Might Be Giants "The Statue Got Me High" on your Hi-Fi.
Oh well, I trudge off to Hell now....
2001-12-27 10:19:04 AM  
There was this Christian bookstore not too far from my old apartment. They had a giant, blue lit up fish above their door. I always wanted to sneak up in the middle of the night and hang a couple of legs on that would have been cool if I wasn't so damn lazy.
2001-12-27 10:20:19 AM  
GadgetDon: More likely because they set the whole thing up for publicity. (Or because they too see the humor in it, but that doesn't seem likely)
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2001-12-27 10:22:10 AM  
Fj, any reason for assuming they filed a false report and then lied, or is it just because they're Christians, you assume they're lying.
2001-12-27 10:23:19 AM  
No bias, just seems trumped up
2001-12-27 10:23:38 AM  
I stole the Jesus.
Secret stealer in the night. I am sooooo scret and dangerous.

I'm a bad bad man.
2001-12-27 10:24:05 AM  
A few years ago someone stuck a "Jesus is the reason for the season" bumper sticker on my vehichle.

Dman, if I'm not going to get prosecuted for that I should stick some "The Goddess is the reason for the season" bumper stickers on people's cars.

By the way, kudos to the thief. I owe one to you, man.
2001-12-27 10:25:11 AM  
Anarchic evolutionists or evolutionary anarchists?
2001-12-27 10:25:20 AM  
"We did not, of course, put the anti-Christ message on our car,'' Ron Meijer, 56, said.

Made Afree Laugh Award
2001-12-27 10:28:46 AM  
MyCFNow makes baby Netscape cry.
2001-12-27 10:29:33 AM  
Afree, Kudos to the thief? Why? Afraid to have people display their beliefs openly?
2001-12-27 10:30:36 AM  
""I think I could forgive the person and show them God's love,'' Helen Meijer said. "

Sorry, but if it was me (and it's not) and she tried showing me "God's love", they'd have to pull that plastic statue thingy out of her ass. Course I wouldn't be that stupid to steal something like that. Nor would I do something that forces my beliefs on others. I dislike all forms of organized religion, and feel that all people who follow beliefs that have a supreme being (or beings) are misguided. However, as long as they don't pester me, I won't pester them.
2001-12-27 10:31:38 AM  
Jesus. He always knows how to make me laugh.
2001-12-27 10:31:54 AM  










" GOIN' 90,


2001-12-27 10:35:10 AM  
Jesus on the dashboard...OH YEAH!!
2001-12-27 10:38:23 AM  
I just saw someone who put one of those Darwin fish and a regular Jesus fish on their minivan together like kissing fish. I guess they had a point to make.
2001-12-27 10:40:23 AM  
Afree, Kudos to the thief? Why? Afraid to have people display their beliefs openly?

No, but it did evoke some really stupid quotes...
2001-12-27 10:42:43 AM  
Extortion and kidnapping ... that's all this is. Oh yeah, and terrorism. And petty theft. Bribery too. A bit of harassment to boot.
2001-12-27 10:45:38 AM  
I wonder why it is that some of you are so glib in your ridicule and mockery of Christianity. I can't help but be amused to read some posts which suggest that anyone who is a Christian (or, more accurately, not an atheist) must be some unenlightened goober of clearly subnormal intellect.

I won't bore you with a disquisition on faith and its reconciliation with rationality. It ought to be sufficient to observe that many, make that most, of the great intellectuals of the past 20 centuries were also Christians, Jews, or otherwise believers in God. But, I suppose they just weren't as bright as you guys.

The point is simply this: To not share another's faith is fine. To mock it as being grounded in ignorance makes the mocker look foolish.

*rant ends*
2001-12-27 10:46:52 AM  
There's another version of the Darwin fish which eats the Jesus fish. I laughed when I saw it.
2001-12-27 10:52:44 AM  
Cool RFW, I only see the version with the Jesus fish eating the Darwin fish...Now if it was say an offer from a hot Xian chick to eat me, well I wouldn't have any problem with that...

If I weave around at night
And the police think I'm tight,
They'll never find my bottle, though they ask;
plastic Jesus shelters me,
For His head comes off, you see--
He's hollow, and I use Him for a flask.

Full lyrics available at:

2001-12-27 10:56:20 AM  
"make that most, of the great intellectuals of the past 20 centuries were also Christians, Jews, or otherwise believers in God."

And in the centuries before that the great intellectuals were pagans. So what's your point? For most of those 20 Centuries of which you speak, in Europe, the Church dominated all thoughts and did a lot to try to stop science because it questioned unquestioning belief. If people did try to express another view they were persecuted (Galileo as a great example). So of course most of the human race in those areas was living under a religious umbrella. Of course, there were intellectuals in other areas of the world that didn't fall into a Western religion (Buddha, Confucius [although I believe Confucian thought actually is anti-intellectual]), but we don't like to give much recognition to those heathens.
The human race has just recently begun to throw off our various superstitions as explanations for the universe. We still have a long way to go as long as people are fighting, dying, and oppressing people and thoughts in the name of their chosen god.
2001-12-27 10:58:09 AM  
""I think I could forgive the person and show them God's love,' Helen Meijer said. "

Can't you just see the pious look on her face and the self-righteous tone in her voice? Can't you hear the unspoken, "and I could set the person down and give them the opportunity to know Jesus as we do."
And can't you just see her drone of a husband standing next to her nodding?
2001-12-27 10:59:39 AM  
Andy Griffith is the anti-christ.
2001-12-27 11:07:22 AM  
Derek Griffiths is the antichrist.
I was told this by the guy living at no 665.
The neighbour of the beast.
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