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Online TheGlyphstone

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2010, 04:16:48 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if the Patriot Guard did show up in force, though they usually stick to military funerals. Though the idea of drowning them out with rock music is an even better idea, it should at least be proposed to people who could potentially make it happen.



As for the WBC themselves....the Ku Klux Klan has a disclaimer on its website disavowing the WBC and refusing any and all associations with them. That should serve as a pretty accurate evaluation of what scum these people are.

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Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2010, 04:24:37 PM »
*zips up his fire proof leotard, crosses his leg over an ATV and hefts a paintball gun on his shoulder* Well, I've got a funeral crash to crash.

Me too. Remember to partially freeze those painballs. make them hurt more.

Offline Serephino

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2010, 10:34:24 PM »
When they get in your face you say 'I am not God, therefore it is not my place to judge'.   My teacher taught me that phrase.  Easier said then done I know.  Believe me... I have a fiery temper....  But that phrase is basically using their own claims against them.  It does say in the Bible "Judge not lest ye be judged."  I think there are a bunch of other references too, but I can't remember them.  But using their own reasoning against them usually leaves people like that speechless because if they argue against their own book then they aren't true Christians are they?  It makes them look bad.   

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Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2010, 10:53:07 PM »
When they get in your face you say 'I am not God, therefore it is not my place to judge'.   My teacher taught me that phrase.  Easier said then done I know.  Believe me... I have a fiery temper....  But that phrase is basically using their own claims against them.  It does say in the Bible "Judge not lest ye be judged."  I think there are a bunch of other references too, but I can't remember them.  But using their own reasoning against them usually leaves people like that speechless because if they argue against their own book then they aren't true Christians are they?  It makes them look bad.   


It depends if they're the kind that's just zealotistically focused on their beliefs, or outright malicious. Being able to fight them on their own ground, so to speak, will at least trip up the former - the latter just decide you're an unbeliever, perverting the true meaning of the Bible and so they don't have to listen to you.

Offline Brandon

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2010, 12:21:06 AM »
Something I usually ask zealots is this: "How can you presume to know what god wants or does?"

Offline Shores

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2010, 01:11:18 AM »
I remember watching this youtube video. Was it from here? Basically, for every hour the WBC protests, people pledge to donate a certain amount to the people they are protesting against. So, the more they protest, the more money goes to the charity they would be against.

Ah, the sweet, sweet smell of passive aggressiveness.

Offline Tharic

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2010, 09:51:17 AM »
Damn.. I didn't even *know* Ronnie James Dio had died until I saw this thread..

I saw Dio back in concert before.. Good stuff, not only of my favorite 80's metal bands in concert (Yes I'm talking about you Iron Maiden) but still a good show..

Offline Zakharra

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2010, 10:04:22 AM »
 This is probably bad of me but...  Who is Ronnie James Dio?

Offline Sam

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2010, 10:06:14 AM »
This is probably bad of me but...  Who is Ronnie James Dio?

In brief: he was probably one of the most accomplished vocalists of the heavy metal world, fronting at different times Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell and his own band, Dio.

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Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2010, 12:12:07 PM »
This is probably bad of me but...  Who is Ronnie James Dio?

It's okay - I didn't discover his music until last summer.  He's got a strong sense of the mythic in his music, which appealed to me, as well as being more melodic than the common impression of 'heavy' metal (knew a lot more than three power chords - I'm talking to you, Angus Young!).

Offline Sam

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2010, 12:13:33 PM »
A link to the Ronnie James Dio Wikipedia page might be useful, too.  Just thought of that.  :p

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Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2010, 01:56:17 PM »
It's really worth checking Dio out chronologically from Elf in 1972 all the way through Heaven and Hell in 2009 to hear the evolution. 'Trying to Burn the Sun' by Elf, 'Rising' by Rainbow, 'Heaven and Hell' by Black Sabbath, 'Holy Diver' by Dio are what I consider to be the bright spots in his career. Rainbow was essentially two bands with totally different directions, the Dio era and the after Dio era where they were basically pop-AOR.


Offline MercyfulFate

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2010, 02:01:29 PM »
Anyone else want to commit heinous acts of violence against the Westboro idiots? I sure do.

Sorry, I was listening to Cannibal Corpse and metal makes me violent and want to appease Satan.  ;D

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Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2010, 02:07:42 PM »
Wendy Dio is advocating that Westboro be confronted with kindness.

Personally, I think they should be ignored, and the media should stop covering them, so they'll go away. When they were up here at Virginia Tech a few weeks ago, many students were telling the local news media to simply not cover them, and they would go away.

Of course, moth to a flame...

Offline Sam

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #39 on: May 31, 2010, 06:52:19 AM »
Well, the memorial service happened and it appears the Westboro folks made little to no impact.  So all ends well.

Offline Queen Be Damned Sheiba

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2010, 02:22:50 AM »
Okay that's just ridiculous...

Offline Sabby

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« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2010, 02:31:22 AM »
Broken link dude.

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Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2010, 12:02:12 PM »
Forgive my ignorance, but who exactly is Dio?  ???  I've never heard of this person before, though I definitely think WBC takes things WAY too far.

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Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2010, 02:47:33 PM »
Ronnie James Dio was a heavy metal guitarist and vocalist.  He performed with Black Sabbath for a number of years, and is credited with popularizing the 'devil-horns' gesture made by heavy metal fans.

Offline Lord Drake

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2010, 04:20:21 PM »
I'm going to go with the "Ignore" thing actually. I would even end up advising against going with the paintball equipment against them.

Mark me, I dislike stupid zealotry but I am having the distinct idea that what this guys want is mainly publicity. Those kind of organizations need funding and fundamentalism, to be funded, HAS to appear somewhere. The more quietly this thing is take care of, the better.

As it seems, things have gone the right way.

 ;D

Offline Hunter

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #45 on: July 04, 2010, 04:23:34 PM »
One question: Who?

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Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #46 on: July 04, 2010, 04:29:56 PM »
West Borough Baptist Church is the group that pickets military funerals with the 'God hates fags' signs.

Offline Hunter

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #47 on: July 04, 2010, 04:31:49 PM »
No....who is the Dio person?

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Offline Ramael

Re: West Borough Baptist Church to picket Dio's funeral
« Reply #49 on: July 04, 2010, 07:24:40 PM »
The best tonic would be letting them on a talkshow...with intelligent liberal Christians.

Watch them tear into their own kind as black, gay, and transexual Christians try to reason politely with their embarrassing, foaming-at-the-mouth, inbred, moron, white trash, scumbag "fellow" believers.