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A teenage girl about 17 had gone to visit some friends one evening and time passed quickly as each shared their various experiences of the past year.

She ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn't afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away.

As she walked along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger.

When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she decided to take it.

However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her.

She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God's protection.

Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped round her, she felt as though someone was walking with her.

When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man and arrived home safely.

The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there.

Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been her, she began to weep.

Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman, she decided to go to the police station.

She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story.

The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see if she could identify him.

She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the alley the night before.

When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and confessed.

The officer thanked Diane for her bravery and asked if there was anything they could do for her.

She asked if they would ask the man one question.

Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her.

When the policeman asked him, he answered, "Because she wasn't alone.
She had two tall men walking on either side of her."

Amazingly, whether you believe or not, you're never alone. Did you know that 98% of teenagers will not stand up for God?

Repost this as Love vs. Sex if you truly believe in God..,

PS: God is always there in your heart and loves you no matter what.....and if u stand up 4 him u would repost this

90% wont repost



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*headdesk*

I just hope no one decides to test this IRL.
LOL that's great
"LOVE GOD OR BE RAPED!"

The funniest thing is it DID get reposted...in an atheist forum.

Repost this as Love vs. Sex if you truly believe in God..,

hmmm, on a technicality it could be that by not posting it as Love vs. Sex mynameispaulie is simply demonstrating their atheism?

otherwise;

wins!
*snorts* god loves everyone equally! just not the girl 20 minutes behind you
moochin' yer icon.
I'm actually all for this. Here's my reasoning... The more people we have walking around thinking they're invincible because of their faith the more quickly natural selection can do it's job. :)
LOL
The lesson here? God won't help out unless you remember to ask. And only if you do it at least twice. He's a stubborn guy.
I think it's an interesting piece of fiction, though it's hardly Twilight Zone caliber.

I wouldn't dream of passing it along for fear that someone might take it too seriously and thus compromise their personal security when walking at night. Rather than hoping that more teenagers will stand up for God, I wish that more teenagers would stand up for themselves and insist that either their parents, their friends' parents, or a friend with a car give them a ride rather than risking their lives needlessly.

She should be praying for the common sense to not walk into a situation that she knows doesn't feel safe, or at the very least for the personal responsibility to carry a weapon and know how to use it.

Sorry to launch off on a tangent, but here's a true story: In my first semester of college a good friend of mine briefly dated a girl who lived in my dorm. She'd go over to his dorm pretty regularly, and it wasn't uncommon for her to stay after dark. Despite the ubiquitous (and justified) "don't walk the campus alone at night!" warnings that were targeted primarily at female students he always balked at walking her home, since it was all the way across campus and he'd have to then turn around and walk the whole way back.

This girl was just a casual friend to me who happened to live in my building and be dating a friend of mine, but I offered to escort her anytime she needed to walk somewhere at night. No ulterior motive- it just seemed like the right thing to do. She took me up on it on several occasions.

The two of them ended up breaking up after less than a year. She and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this year. :-)

Sorry for the rant.
Aw, that's so sweet! Congrats on achieving the 10th anniversary (we just celebrated our ninth, so I know what it's like). :)
Hehehehe, I just posted this on myspace as a bulletin but with a few changes:

A teenage girl about 17 had gone to visit some friends one evening and time passed quickly as each shared their various experiences of the past year.

She ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn't afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away.

As she walked along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger.

When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she decided to take it.

However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her.

She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God's protection.

Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped round her, she felt as though someone was walking with her.

But as she walked past the man he jumped out and tackled her, then proceeded to rape her and beat her to death.

When she got to heaven, she went before GOD and said: "But, Heavenly Father, I prayed and felt your protection, why was I raped and killed anyway?"

To which GOD replied: "Honey, YOU'RE the dumb bitch who walked down a dark alley. I gave you all free will for a reason, if you're unwilling to practice it AND common sense, then you have to accept the consequences."





If you also believe in free will and common sense, repost this ... or don't cause, yaknow ... free will.
hahah that's great!
Good to see I wasn't the only one who wanted to take creative license with the original drek. ;)
I like your version better than the original.
Perf. Thanx.
I'm a little confused about the Love vs. Sex part. What does that have to do with the story? Diane loved God, so she wasnt forced to have sex??
It's just a title to catch attention and make you open the bulletin.
Jesus is magic.

For every person that Jehovah saves, he rapes and kills another million.
http://www.snopes.com/glurge/rapestop.asp

Snopes went over this one pretty thoroughly. Like they point out, the part that is the most offensive is how God saved the girl who prayed to him and sacrificed the girl who didn't to be raped and beaten. So much for loving all of his children...
As I read this, I imagined it ending differently, since this is an atheist community...

Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman, she decided to go to the police station.

She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story.


The police seemed shocked to see her and hear her story, but asked her if she could identify the man in a line up, to which she immediately agreed.

When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and confessed.

The officer thanked Diane for her bravery and asked if there was anything they could do for her.

She asked if they would ask the man one question.

Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her.


The policeman looked very uncomfortable for a moment, but then finally said, "He did, don't you remember? You were in such a bad state after being released from the hospital, we didn't think you'd be able to identify him, so we were going to investigate the rape without you."

At that moment, her parents burst into the police station for aid finding their missing daughter, just in time to see Diane's recently divided personalities collide.

As the stretcher took Diane away for intensive therapy sessions, her parents told the stunned desk chief that she had always been a little touched in the head...


I think my ending makes more sense. Just the writer in me.

My intention was never to make light of rape or mental illness, which the original contend did anyways.
That seems like a more realistic, albeit sad ending.
Well, considering the painfully, Pollyanna-esque original, I thought the darker I went the better.
What??? What kind of school was this??
Yuck...it's bad enough as scum floating around on the internet, but to be taught in a school...that's beyond ridiculous.
My sympathies. An atheist friend of mine had to go to Catholic school, and she absolutely hated it.

Glurge


It's just glurge. These things pop up all the time.

...

I should repost it with Thor instead of god. Because, face it, Thor is a hell of a lot more intimidating than some invisible sky-daddy.

Re: ...

My gods carry plasma rifles, and are built on assembly lines by the thousands. They always answer prayers, though you're probably not going to like their return fire response.
So the poor rapist had schizophrenia and the girl was just dumb?

Convenient.

If you ever see a rapist, dear Christian children, grab hold of the girl beside you and try to throw her at the rapist. God will grant the strength to win this struggle to whichever of you He loves most, and that beloved child will escape unharmed and pure, while the less loved girl will receive the penalty for second place.

What a lovely rationale by which the fortunate can personally take credit for their good fortune "I'm pure, god loves me, I deserve this" while the misfortunate will invariably resent what appears to be nothing other than an unjust curse from god. And so the poor and ugly and misfortunate are driven into the ranks of the unbelievers, while the rich, beautiful, sheltered fortunate ones cluck their tongues and shake their heads.

(Anonymous)

All of gods minions followers are equal, but some are more equal than others.
I love the fact that they feel they need to add "x% WON'T REPOST OMG YOULL B SENT 2 HELL" at the end of these religious bulletins.

There was another bulletin that I accidentally opened titled, "Don't read this if you're under 13, it'll make you sick" and it was, as you could imagine, christian crap (pretty much how the youth rejected God/Jesus to look kewlz).
Unfourtunately, I thought it was some nice pr0n to liven up my day.
Ha! One of my friends just posted this. My response. . .

(In responce to the latest 'Love Vs. Sex' Bulletin thats going around like Courtney Love's vagina at a coke party.")

Yay God! "I'll hold hands with miss says-a-prayer, and in my absence, I'll let this next poor innocent girl get raped over and over by some dirty old bum. Hell, maybe she'll get pregnant from the attack as well, then when she has to have an abortion, she too can be a sinner in my eyes! I love being me! I hope her daddy has fifty silver shekels stowed away under his bed. (Deuteronomy 22:28-29)"

Hooray for loving all your children!

Did you know that 98% of fictional christian propganda stories I recieve makes me lose a wee bit of repect for the poster each time.

The fun thing is you can replace God with Elvis and it paints a much better picture

Little Orphant Annie

This isn't exactly analogous, but just a reminder that these sort of memes have been passed around forEVAR. And, once upon a time, they were actually written well!

Little Orphant Annie- James Whitcombe Riley

INSCRIBED WITH ALL FAITH AND AFFECTION

To all the little children: -- The happy ones; and sad ones;
The sober and the silent ones; the boisterous and glad ones;
The good ones -- Yes, the good ones, too; and all the lovely bad ones.



Little Orphant Annie's come to our house to stay,
An' wash the cups an' saucers up, an' brush the crumbs away,
An' shoo the chickens off the porch, an' dust the hearth, an' sweep,
An' make the fire, an' bake the bread, an' earn her board-an'-keep;
An' all us other childern, when the supper-things is done,
We set around the kitchen fire an' has the mostest fun
A-list'nin' to the witch-tales 'at Annie tells about,
An' the Gobble-uns 'at gits you
Ef you
Don't
Watch
Out!

Wunst they wuz a little boy wouldn't say his prayers,--
An' when he went to bed at night, away up-stairs,
His Mammy heerd him holler, an' his Daddy heerd him bawl,
An' when they turn't the kivvers down, he wuzn't there at all!
An' they seeked him in the rafter-room, an' cubby-hole, an' press,
An' seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an' ever'-wheres, I guess;
But all they ever found wuz thist his pants an' roundabout:--
An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you
Ef you
Don't
Watch
Out!

An' one time a little girl 'ud allus laugh an' grin,
An' make fun of ever' one, an' all her blood-an'-kin;
An' wunst, when they was "company," an' ole folks wuz there,
She mocked 'em an' shocked 'em, an' said she didn't care!
An' thist as she kicked her heels, an' turn't to run an' hide,
They wuz two great big Black Things a-standin' by her side,
An' they snatched her through the ceilin' 'fore she knowed what she's about!
An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you
Ef you
Don't
Watch
Out!

An' little Orphant Annie says, when the blaze is blue,
An' the lamp-wick sputters, an' the wind goes woo-oo!
An' you hear the crickets quit, an' the moon is gray,
An' the lightnin'-bugs in dew is all squenched away,--
You better mind yer parunts, an' yer teachurs fond an' dear,
An' churish them 'at loves you, an' dry the orphant's tear,
An' he'p the pore an' needy ones 'at clusters all about,
Er the Gobble-uns 'll git you
Ef you
Don't
Watch
Out!

Re: Little Orphant Annie

Oh wow. You've just prompted a long-suppressed memory of my granddad reciting that poem to me. I loved it!!
Well, hasn't Christianity always made its case with fictional stories?

If I were to rewrite this, I'd take a different path, or rather she would.


However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her.

She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God's protection.

Once she had meditated, she clearly saw what she needed to do.

She turned around and briskly walked back out of the alley, while keeping an eye out behind her. As she exited the alley, she saw another girl about to take her shortcut, and warned her of the danger lurking at the other end. They used her new friend's cell phone to call the police, who arrested the man on multiple rape charges in dark alleys. He was sentenced to life, to know the receiving end of rape.
Mm, good ol' blame the victim for not being a God-fearin' Christian.

What the hell is this? "Well, I'm lazy and I know that going down this dark alley is a bad idea, but I'm going to throw caution and common sense to the wind and go through anyway. I'll just pray to God to protect me because personal responsibility is so passé."