People will buy anything.....really.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CRC, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Or some people just have more money than sense....

    This just confounded and amused me at the same time...

    Anyone in for a Group Discount?? [beer]



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  2. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    This is a joke right ? This cannot be real. I refuse to believe there are people out there brain-dead enough to buy this. If this is real and people really do buy that I would be just speechless.
  3. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder


    I truelly do believe that there are people buying it. [lolol] Hey it's got a money back guarantee so what do you have to lose. [beer]

  4. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    People try to buy it every day with churches...... why not the internet.
  5. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    If you scroll down to the bottom of the page and read the fine print:
    "All items sold on our site are sold as novelty gifts."

    So yes, it is a joke, unless you happen to believe everything that is on the 'net is real. [booze][lolol]

    Interesting though, I bet my pastor would get a kick out of it [lolol]

    WAIT A MINUTE: From the website:
    The Official Heaven Identification Card so you can get around without getting hassled

    So you have to provide your "papers" in heaven? Hmm, maybe I don't want to go after all. And who would do the "hassling"? The heavenly police? Would they taser1 you for not having your "papers"?[lolol]
  6. bubbajoe

    bubbajoe Monkey+++

    and they take pay pal [booze]
  7. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    In cop's heaven they can taser "perps" to their hearts content and there will not be one video camera or witness around. Cops in heaven also can't be sued for tasering without proper cause. Oh wait, you can't sue them already, maybe cops are already half way in cop heaven here on earth.
  8. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    Wow, I am speechelss that ANYBODY would fall for this and crank out money. Lol, I'd love to see someone after they die and try to "cash in" on their policy.
  9. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Reminds me of Tommy Lee Jones character in "Men In Black"

    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Everything they've ever "known" has been proven to be wrong."
  10. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Some people are taking this WAY too seriously!!!,2933,316538,00.html

    Worried that your good deeds on Earth won't guarantee you a place in heaven? Fear no more.
    A Seattle-based company is offering to hold a spot for you at the pearly gates, and it will even throw in a money-back guarantee. sells "travel kits"— complete with boarding passes, certificates and "Heaven 101" booklets — that offer the "chance to enjoy your sin-filled life" without consequence while lowering the "risk of eternal damnation."
    The kits are intended to be gag gifts, but some critics don't think there's anything funny about getting into heaven.
    The reservation packages have been a big hit this holiday season and sales have been brisk in the month since the company launched, according to the creators. The number of visitors to the site has gone from 80 the first day to a few thousand daily, they said.
    "We don't want people to take it seriously. It's more of just a fun idea we came up with that we thought we'd turn into a novelty gift," said Edgar Kim, 22, a retailer by day who started the business with his childhood friend Nate Davis, a 23-year-old product designer. "We're not trying to offend anyone or anything like that."
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    But they are offending some people, nonetheless. The company has been blanketed with a steady stream of hate e-mail, calls and message-board postings from those who find the site insulting.
    "Your marketing of 'tickets to Heaven' is absolutely one of the most asinine things anyone could ever do; to disrespect something as sacred as Heaven and God's grace," one naysayer wrote to the company's "comments" address.
    "You are making a mockery of the salvation only God can guarantee us. ... I am absolutely disgusted with your immoral conduct and hope God will have mercy on your soul."
    The site also drew angry responses from listeners when it was featured on Seattle's KISS 106.1 FM. A woman named Amber who called in to the show railed against the concept.
    "I think they're basically securing themselves a first-class ticket to hell for doing that and mocking God," she told the DJs. "Obviously, they don't have a genuine relationship with God or know anything about Christianity, because they're completely ruining it."
    While some members of the general public have accused the company of sacrilege, a number of religious groups find the product benign and even applaud the developers for furthering discussion about the after-life.
    "This isn't something we'd be concerned about," said Catholic League spokeswoman Kiera McCaffery. "We see a lot of silly, dumb stuff like this. We would like to focus instead on the bigger issues."
    Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian organization, said it wasn't aware of the site and declined to weigh in on it.
    And Fuller Theological Seminary's film and religion think tank Reel Spirituality believes that a business like Reserve A Spot In Heaven can promote healthy dialogue about spirituality and faith.
    "Christianity at its worst has often characterized salvation as a transaction that guarantees heaven rather than the initiation of a relationship with a loving God forever," said Robert K. Johnston, a professor and the group's co-director. "The Web site is a humorous spoof on some of Christianity's tool kits for salvation. It's probably all in good fun."
    Co-founder Kim says he was raised a Baptist and still believes in God. His online business purposely mentions nothing about Christianity or any other specific religion.
    "We don't affiliate our site with any gods or Buddha or anything like that — I made it a point not to do that," Kim said. "I believe in God; I'm not an atheist or a crazy Goth. And there are people who are hard-core religious who are helping us out. Maybe we have a unique way of thinking about it."
    About one out of every 10 e-mails that come in complains about the idea, he said; most mention the Bible. To date, no one has written in the name of Islam, Judaism or any other religion aside from Christianity, Kim said.
    When it comes to heaven, one price doesn't fit all. Reserve A Spot In Heaven's basic $12.79 "Essential Travel Kit" comes with an "Official Certificate of Reservation" with the recipient's name written in, a "boarding pass to heaven," an ID card and a Heaven 101 instruction booklet to "prevent culture shock," Kim said.
    An additional $12.16 buys an "All Access" package, which includes a framed certificate and a "VIP pass."
    "That means you can hang out with Tupac (Shakur) and all those people," Kim joked. He said that he and his partner are working on a third, "Frequent Flier" option that includes T-shirts and a heavenly "flier's license."
    Reserve A Spot In Heaven has not received any complaints with the Better Business Bureau, according to a Seattle BBB representative. But satisfied customers? That's a different story.
    "I thought it was hilarious," said manufacturing technician Michael Rider, 23, of Seattle, who's bought about eight of the express kits for his coworkers, his grandfather and himself. "It's my type of sense of humor. It really kills me."
    As for Kim, he's hoping he will get into heaven one day, but he isn't taking anything for granted.
    "I don't know — I've never met the guy," he said wryly. "I'm pretty sure if He's got a sense of humor, He'll like me."
  11. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Of course God has a sense of humor!

    After all , He created us in His likeness....

    That's enough for me.
  12. BigO01

    BigO01 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Well folks I new the title to this thread was true when I was just a kid .

    Remember in the 70's a guy painted smily faces on rocks boxed them up and sold them for about $10 each .

    If that ain't a stupid purchase what is ?
  13. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    That singing plastic fish.
  14. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Billy Bass??

    [LMAO] :lol:
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    <exile> Padawan Learner

  16. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member


    Environmentally friendly has a whole new meaning, now. :lol:</exile>
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