# Why some people don't go home for the holidays

1. Nov 21, 2008

### BobG

Dear Prudie....

Ended awkwardly? :rofl::rofl::rofl:

I think the writer should read Emily Post's book on eitquette instead of writing letters to Dear Prudie. If Emily Post hasn't covered this scenario, then no one has.

2. Nov 21, 2008

### Jimmy Snyder

Dear Prudie,

I'm a member of Physics Forums and I am about to marry my long time girlfriend. I know there are some issues though. My father just got arrested for molesting half of his boy scout troup and my mother is resting at the sanitorium while she tries to get over the shock. My brother is on the lam now since the police raided his meth factory in the basement and my sister is in need of a lawyer because she got caught turning tricks. What I need to know is this: Should I tell my girlfriend that I am a member of Physics Forums?

Yours,
Black Sheep of the Family.

3. Nov 21, 2008

### Staff: Mentor

Good grief. My advice to this person RUN AWAY!!!!!!

There is some stupid new show where a "professional" demonologist/exorcist goes around exorcizing people. It was appalling the way he was suckering these people. Now, how do you become a "professional" demonologist? Do you go to demon school? Puts new meaning in PhD

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4. Nov 21, 2008

### hypatia

The spirit of PF compels you, the spirit of PF compels you, the spirit of PF compels you, the spirit of PF compels you.

5. Nov 21, 2008

### Staff: Mentor

:rofl:

6. Nov 21, 2008

### turbo

Bobby Jindal wrote an article for a fringe Roman Catholic journal in which he claimed that he had performed an exorcism on a female friend (he had other accomplices restrain her) and that he not only freed her of her demon, but cured her of a particularly nasty form of cancer, too. Stay tuned, folks - he'll make a run in 2012.

7. Nov 21, 2008

### Proton Soup

as stupid as this is, you really can't divorce your family. i think there's some value in not shunning them if you can deal with it. chances are pretty good that you may change the POV of some of them.

8. Nov 21, 2008

### physics girl phd

Wow... this is tasty!

9. Nov 21, 2008

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
:rofl: Prudie seemed to agree. She told the person to stab them with a pitchfork.

10. Nov 21, 2008

### CaptainQuasar

That brings up an interesting question... what if you, say, got a hold of the exorcist's car keys and drove away in his car... would the exorcist really be like, "The demon's making him do it, he knows not what he does" or would he be like "AAAAAAH! MY CAR!" and sue you?

11. Nov 21, 2008

### Averagesupernova

As for unforgivable behavior by pastors and etc., I have a story I'd like to share. Several of my friends are siblings (with each other, not me). Their mom died of cancer about a year ago. During her last days, Carrie was sitting with her mom in the hospital while her brother was in the next state and couldn't get back for a few days. He called Sandy, a coworker who we are all aquainted with fairly well to go sit with her. Well, this coworker comes from a family that just doesn't know when to quit so-to-speak. The whole clan comes out along with THEIR pastor. This pastor has the balls to tell her that sometimes the punishment for a persons sins are carried out on another person and Carries promiscuity is the reason why her mom is dying of cancer so she best repent. This pastor is the same a that prayed for a motorcycle in church and the congregation was stupid enough to fall for it and bought him one.

12. Nov 21, 2008

### Staff: Mentor

How can people like that be in such a position? How sick and twisted can people get to choose someone like that to lead them? Ok, I won't get started.

13. Nov 21, 2008

### lisab

Staff Emeritus
That's outrageous! If I were Carrie, the pastor might have been praying for new teeth after he left the hospital...

14. Nov 21, 2008

### Proton Soup

i agree, he needs his *** beat

15. Nov 21, 2008

### WarPhalange

If someone told me I need a demon exorcised from my body, I'd just shoot him with my laser eyes. That'll teach him.

16. Nov 21, 2008

### WarPhalange

Apparently God is also Fair and Balanced.

17. Nov 21, 2008

### Averagesupernova

Well Carrie herself has never gone to this church and for obvious reasons she never will. Her brother went once but won't again since he is afraid of getting hit by a cane.:rofl: These guys jump and yell and wave things. The guy sitting next to him was waving his cane around and Vic was worried he was going to get smacked. I think what the whole motivation for the pastor to say that is to try to bring her down so far that she will turn to the church for support. This is not an uncommon tactic for many cults which the whole thing borders on anyway in my opinion considering how he got the congregation to buy him a motorcycle. They manipulate you in such a way to make you think that you are worthless and need them to amount to anything. But yeah, can you imagine being told: Oh, the reason your mom is dying is because you are a ho.

Edit: Evo, I won't mind at all if you 'get started'. But it isn't my thread...

18. Nov 22, 2008

### WarPhalange

Giving your mother cancer is God's way of telling you he loves you.

Kind of how boys in grade school pull your hair when they like you.