Friday, June 27, 2008

Gothard to Logan: "Try to be scarier, Jim"
Back in the heyday, the stories about demons in your bedroom and footsteps in the hall scared many young ATIers sinless -- convincing them to give up rock music and worldly dress. Recognizing some quality drift among its homeschoolers these days, IBLP has decided to take action. We've obtained a confidential memo from 707 W. Ogden Ave to Dr. James Logan.
Jim, we've got to step it up a notch. This kids just don't believe that CCM is a spritual cancer. Is there any way you can uncover some more shocking stories of worldliness turning into full oppression? It could help. ~BG

15 Comments:

Blogger bethany said...

You know, I once heard of a remote African village that started eating their hands after listening to Steven Curtis Chapman. Maybe he could publish something about that...or just play a few more records backward...Ha. I love this blog.

11:24 PM  
Blogger The Savage said...

Oh.my.goodness... Must stop laughing before I wake someone up. LOL

BTW, thanks for the side-bar link to the Yahoo Gothard_discussion group. Good place.

1:06 AM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

way to funny... What's sad is I remember being scared crapless after hearing his stories at Knoxville. After that everyonce and a while I'd peak into the dark corners of my room and think I saw two green eyes...

I remember a Young Men's Conference at Indy when Jim asked all the females to exit the room, the doors be shut and sound to turned off in the hallways. I thought "oh damn he's going to exercize a demon from one of my fellow inmates". He didn't, but started talking about something even more uncomfortable: (How shall I put this), "male release". Most of the 12-16 year olds were clueless, one guy actually stood up during the QandA time and asked what Jim was talking about and to explain it in detail. Awkwardness ensued....

6:39 AM  
Blogger smootherthanbutter said...

Is there any way you could have tried to oppress us any more?

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Man.... this brings back some creepy memories... I will never forget coming home being scared crapless of my Cabbage Patch dolls! I thought for sure that they were going to start floating around or go all Chucky on me in my sleep!

And the another all time freak out... after watching the Lion King, just knowing that my sins were consuming me cause I wanted to hear the music again.

8:14 PM  
Anonymous angela said...

note to self: don't establish your own personal views or convictions upon anecdotal "evidence" from third-party stories told by people with a semi-trailer full of materials to sell. crap.

1:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy cow.

Logan's talks used to scare me spitless...

he was like the Stephan King of ATI.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wouldn't that have been neil anderson with all the tales of demon possession and "ancient curses"? his take on psychological trauma as part of "demonic influence" has probably led to more undiagnosed anxiety disorders than mine... what quackery.

11:32 PM  
Anonymous Christi said...

I'm 31 now, but remember clearly the day my folks told me that my cabbage patch doll (and all her accessories) must be burned, because her middle name was some sort of demon name. I was 9 I think. I was so upset. I think that scarred me for life! Standing there, watching her burn...eww.

2:47 PM  
Blogger The Reflected Man said...

LOL regarding Patrick's comment. I think I was there during that session. If I recall correctly there was a collective "oooh" when the kid asked the question.

...dead silence after the answer.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness. I too used to be scared to demons in my bedroom and think I saw green eyes at times. I think my parents scarred me for life when they burned my My Little Pony because my Mom thought that the star or gleam or whatever that was painted in the corner of her eye was demonic or something. I'm so glad they've come back. I can't wait for my little girl to be old enough to play with them.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Becky said...

Has any one else noticed how much the story of the Furkin bear and "Child Play" are a like? Its funny because "Child Play" came out in 1988 and the story of the Furkin bear was told at the 1991 Knoxville seminar.

1:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was really funny - "he was the Stephen King of ATIA" ! ha! exactly!

11:28 PM  
Anonymous formerly ati said...

props on the post and the comments too!! my parents made too much of a big deal about "evil things" when looking back, they had no reason to think so! (other than bg of course). having experienced bs that came from my parents pondering and searching for an OBVIOUS and BLATANT answer (because they "want to do what is right") i don't feel obligated to live believing even half the crap bg taught was "required, or else." i moved out early, got pg out of wedlock, listen to "evil" music (evanescence is a fav), etc. i'm not striving to go against everything i was taught, but good grief, at least i've learned to live w/o a stick up my butt!!

1:14 PM  
Anonymous formerly ati said...

i might at that, unlike bg says would happen from "going astray", i am very happy with who i am and where i'm at

1:19 PM  

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