Thursday, March 24, 2011

Overwrought Web Page Of The Day



Popbitch explains:

"Possibly the greatest use of flash on a website ever. DO NOT, under any circumstances, skip the intro. DO wait for the site to load. That's when the guitar solo kicks in."
Even Jesus thinks they overdid it a little.

Click the pic above to link.

24 comments:

  1. O. M. G. My son would love the video game! I hate to reward them with all the traffic they're gonna get by continuing to share the URL, but it's too good to not share. AWESOME!! And delightful.

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  2. You'll never get that website through the eye of a needle!

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  3. I am a Christian but these monster happy clappy churches annoy me no end (to put it nicely). I mean, wtf? Whatever happened to humility (to good taste?).
    Someone told me once how they drive down to the Crystal Cathedral for their Christmas pageant because "the costumes and lighting are amazing!". Really? Because there in the real nativity they had clothes with swarovski crystals? I think that somewhat misses the point of the story, its simplicity. This kind of thing chaps my ass. Okay, rant over.

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  4. *hands a tube of Carmex to woodwoman*

    You can keep it.

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  5. I always think about how much money is spent on stuff like this and how it might be better used elsewhere. But then, it's not my money.

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  6. Exactly. It shouldn't be their money either. Pastors who tool around in hoity-toity expensive cars, their wives wearing furs, just make me want to vomit. Makes me glad to see them fall like Ted Haggard. I shouldn't like to see people fall.

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  7. Wow. Looks like some web designer totally got his rocks off designing that absurdly over-the-top site.

    Totally agree w/ Cary and Lefty on this one. I'm not Christian, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that Jesus wouldn't be impressed with any of this. Such flamboyant displays of wealth in a church are such hypocrisy and send the absolute wrong "message".

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  8. Evil Twin's Much Older SisterMarch 24, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    My son used to live in a southern state (that shall remain anonymous), where the church was so big that there were shuttle buses in the parking lot to take you to the building. It was known in town as "Six Flags Over Jesus".

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  9. I bet I know what church you're talking about.

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  10. Even Jesus thinks it's too much hahaha

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  11. They say they are modelling the spirit of Christ. I'm not so convinced of that. There is definitely something to be said for simplicity and humility. The world could use more like Mother Teresa. The money issue, like Cary mentioned, bothers me too. Also, websites and churches like this, unfortunately, give Christians, as a whole, a bad name. Kind of sad, really. Not my place to judge, but if I were running a church, this isn't the way I'd do it. Since I don't run a church, I guess I really have no room to talk at all, though, do I. :)

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  12. I agree with you all. One of the reasons I stopped going to church was because every 5 minutes I was reminded that my soft earned money would send me to hell and they were offering to help me with the burden. So they could go to hell with it. At the end, we got a happy draw. I kept the money, they're going to hell.

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  13. It's like a free epilepsy test! ...egads, the pastor's wife is referred to as the "First Lady"...hmmm

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  14. I think I had a seizure while watching that!

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  15. I'm a preacher's kid and a preacher's sister, but we would never have let my dad do a site like this. Wow. Did you watch for the "faces of Bishop Meares" or whatever he's called in the top left corner? Happy, surprised, pensive, etc. Just wow.

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  16. For some reason I wanted to break out with "Shawty's Got Moves." Not sure why.

    Because of my husband's business (concert tour producer) I've had a lot of exposure to "professional ministry." Trust me, you don't want to know what I think about it.

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  17. Makes me glad I grew up in a very small town in a very small state. Our ministers were poor as church mice--no flash, no glamor, just decent, good people.

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  18. I'll need the industrial size tube, Frank.

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  19. I love this crowd. Thanks, y'all!

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  20. I think Cary owes it to us to come up with a parody of this place. Much along the lines of the "farting preacher" videos, featuring Robert Tilton. OMFG. Those are the funniest parodies I have ever seen and how the facial expressions match the sound effects....the film editor should have won an Oscar for that genius.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK_RGgEwsGY

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  21. That was offensive on every level. Sadly, it looks a lot like the church the Outlaws attend, and they always look affronted when I refuse point-blank to go to "Sunday meetin'" when we're stateside. Yeah, I don't want to hear about how everyone around me is God's elect.

    So remarkably offensive I might not even sleep tonight. And I noticed that the intro was on for a good 45 seconds before we even saw a cross or a symbol of faith. Nice.

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  22. That little ornamental structure on top of their gaint bloated brick building looks very much like the church my daughter picked to get married in this summer.

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  23. I think the intro caused me to have several seizures!

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  24. My favorite thing was the many changing faces of Bishop Don Meares in the upper left corner.

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