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Thou Shalt Not Use Pop-Up Ads

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Ever since I made mention of the Holiday concert, something very weird has been going on — as if Jesus himself was trying to send me a message.  Every day when I would go through my blogroll on my new RSS reader, I would inevitably end up on some Christian religious site titled Amazing Bible Studies: 

A mega-site of Bible, Christian and religious information and studies. By God’s mercy, one of the largest Bible-centered sites on the web (app. 6000 pgs). If it’s in the Bible, it should be on this site.

What does this all mean?  Should I be using the Holiday Concert as something more than entertainment for those too cheap to pay to go see the Nutcracker with their kids?  Should I be preaching the gospel?

Luckily, today I solved the mystery.  I mispelled blogspot as blogpsot, and no matter what Blogger site you type in, if you spell blogspot as blogpsot, you are taken to this weird Bible site (be careful of the many pop-ups).

Orieyenta’s site:  http://orieyenta.blogspot.com/

Scary Bible site:  http://orieyenta.blogpsot.com/

Have fun and try it with your own Blogger site!  Impress your friends!  But really — would God put so many pop-up ads on His Page?

22 Comments

  1. very interesting. For the first few days, I would have definitely thought that God was trying to tell me something…
    though..to be fair.. maybe it wasn’t an accident that you misstyped blogspot???? Hmm..

    But yes, tried it with my own site, and definitely (with alot of popups) had a site about renouncing Satan! Interesting.

    But give God a break..he is use to using other communication methods..like burning bushes; the net is probably a new outlet for him..

  2. A friend of mine was all freaked out a while ago, because every time he typed in his Blogger site address, this Bible site came up. Luckily, I knew what was going on and was able to reassure him that his poetry blog had not been hacked for Jesus. Whoever owns Blogpsot is crafty.

  3. Ooooh those people are TRULY using the Lord’s name in vain…ok well maybe not, but they are using it for something!

  4. A while back I had a friend about whom there was no little concern for their mental togetherness. After not posting for a while, I was glad to see that their site had been “updated” at last, but my joy was turned on its head when I realized (or thought I did) that the update was a full-on re-do centered around Christianity.

    Something was very wrong, I thought. This is not a religious person, this person ABHORS religion! Call out the troops for a quick search and rescue mission!

    Indeed, something WAS wrong. I’d misspelled a word in the URL.

    Stupid poor typing skills, giving me a heart attack like that.

  5. Jesus has been coming up in several of my conversations lately. Good grief…will December get over itself already? The heathens and pagans own the other 11 months unless blogpsot has taken them over, too. C’mon January…the month in which no one gives the immaculate conception a second thought.

  6. Guess this is like the gurus of eBay who type in common mispellings in their searches to get cut rate deals that those who can spell never find. So, this breed of Bible pushers is recruiting the illiterate and those with uncooperative fingers. Would love to see how the minutes of their meetings read…

  7. Why would God only invite people to his site who can’t type?

  8. Neil, who is your co-pilot?

  9. I tend to think that G*d sends messages in fire and earthquakes and plagues of locusts and empty gas tanks. But I suppose the L*rd has Wi-Fi too.

  10. Only if we go forward with the assumption that God is a man. And I…uh…don’t assume that.

  11. Ugh, I can see a new crop of bumper stickers: “God is on my blogroll. Is He on yours?”

  12. I’ve never made that typo. Thanks for the warning.

  13. The burning bush was kind of a desert pop-up, no?

    Every morning, I get up and put on my my WWGB bracelet.

    Y’know, What Would God Blog?

    Still waiting for answers. Maybe I should disable the pop-up blocker.

  14. G-d asked me to let you know that he thinks you need to redo your Neilochka’s penis posts.

  15. Pretty sure if God wanted to get your attention God has some effective means at God’s disposal.

  16. I’ve heard that one of the lost commandments was “Thou Shalt not indulge in the over-use of pop-ups.”

  17. Since clicking on the scary Bible link and commenting here on this post, I have been innundated with Bible spam!! I kid you not. Anyone else suffering this consequence?

  18. Yeah, I get so irritated by that…I get it when I screw up the addresses of newspapers…you know, like http://www.nytiems.com and http://www.latiems.com. It happens to me at least once a day.

  19. Deezee — Bible spam? That’s a new one!

  20. I like this site. It says that God wants me to have a free XBOX 360.

    So let it be written…

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