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SubGenius UFO Cult Gathers In New York For Apocalypse [End of the World predicted for July 5th]
pitchengine.com ^ | 05.22.2009 | Stang

Posted on 05/22/2009 6:10:29 AM PDT by Alex Murphy

05.22.2009 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: The SubGenius Foundation, Inc. 1-216-320-9528 Fax: (216) 320-9528 stang@subgenius.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 22, 2009: The Church of the SubGenius has announced that the end of the world will take place in just over one month, on Sunday, July 5, 2009. In preparation for the fulfillment of this doomsday prophecy, the Church has issued a call to all of its members, to participate in a festival with rock concerts and blasphemous rituals taking place in upstate New York, during the final weekend before the arrival of the apocalypse.

The Church of the SubGenius is a popular organization often seen as a "parody" of religious cults, including Scientology, the Raelians, the Unification Church, and racist hate groups such as Christian Identity. The organization is widely seen as a satire that mocks organized religion, or as the church describes itself, "a cynisacreligion."

Since its inception in 1953, Church founder J.R. "Bob" Dobbs has predicted that a fleet of flying saucers will arrive at the beginning of July to destroy the worldwide Conspiracy against the Church of the SubGenius, while all ordained SubGenius ministers will be rescued by escape vessels piloted by the Alien Sex Goddesses, also known as the Xists.

The Church is inviting all of its members worldwide to gather together for the final hours in Sherman, New York from Wednesday, July 1, 2009 to Sunday, July 5, at a clothing-optional outdoor campground called Brushwood Folklore Center. The first gathering at this compound took place in 1996, and the event has increased in size and participants each following year. 1998 was designated the first true "X-Day," and each successive year has added one to the total. This year's celebration in 2009 is X-Day 12, or X-Day XII.

The Church has been engaged in a massive recruitment campaign to increase the numbers of its membership before the arrival of the Xists. According to Church records, the organization currently has approximately 100,000 members worldwide. SubGenius recruitment has been especially dedicated among the ranks of people who refuse to conform to the norms of society, including disbelievers, blasphemers, pranksters, rebels, hackers, pornographers, geeks, and outcasts.

The Church is seeking underground bands, indie rockers, performance artists, and performers and producers from the adult entertainment industry, because sexual freedom has been an important part of Church doctrine from the start. X-Day will be a celebration of free expression, performance art, rock and roll, pornography, and adult entertainment; and certain parts of the event will be restricted to adults only. Only ordained ministers of the Church of the SubGenius are allowed at the event, but the Church is accepting memberships at its standard rate of $30 up until the final hours of July 4.

The Church of the SubGenius has been no stranger to controversy since its foundation, and the upcoming X-Day celebration promises to be no different. In the late 1980s, members of the Church were accused of spreading a virus in Macintosh computers known as the "Peace Virus." Numerous articles have been written on the Church in such noteworthy publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wired Online, Boston Globe, U.S. News and World Report; and broadcast reports have been produced by CNN and NPR. In April 1999, officials of the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts shut down an official SubGenius Devival gathering in the belief that the Church was affiliated with the Trenchcoat Mafia (the organization blamed for the Columbine high school shootings), though authorities later realized the association was mistaken. In its January 1, 2000 issue, a Time magazine poll declared J.R. "Bob" Dobbs the biggest fraud of the 20th century.

The Church received additional media attention in 2006 when one of its high-ranking members, known in SubGenius circles as Reverend Mary Magdalen, became involved in a legal battle for custody of her son due to her membership in the Church. This case has been covered in such popular online sites as Boing Boing, Fark, and Wikinews (Wikipedia's news reporting service).

When the mysterious group '"Anonymous"' delcared war against the Church of Scientology in 2008, the Church of the SubGenius responded with a declaration of solidarity with the hackers on steroids -- and an invitation to the legions of Anonymous to join the Church in New York to prepare for X-Day.


TOPICS: Humor; Ministry/Outreach; Other non-Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: subgenius
The Church of the SubGenius is a popular organization often seen as a "parody" of religious cults, including Scientology, the Raelians, the Unification Church, and racist hate groups such as Christian Identity. The organization is widely seen as a satire that mocks organized religion, or as the church describes itself, "a cynisacreligion"....

....The Church is seeking underground bands, indie rockers, performance artists, and performers and producers from the adult entertainment industry, because sexual freedom has been an important part of Church doctrine from the start. X-Day will be a celebration of free expression, performance art, rock and roll, pornography, and adult entertainment; and certain parts of the event will be restricted to adults only. Only ordained ministers of the Church of the SubGenius are allowed at the event....

This is largely the reason the Church of the SubGenius was created in the first place - by declaring themselves "ordained ministers" and these activities as "religious observances", they gain tax exempt status for all manner of perversions.

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UFO CULT GATHERS IN NEW YORK FOR APOCALYPSE [2006]

1 posted on 05/22/2009 6:10:29 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy
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2 posted on 05/22/2009 6:12:21 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: Alex Murphy

Wrong. The Church of the Subgenius is an industrial church that has never asked for tax-exempt status. Stop spreading those Trevinist lies.

As a card-carrying reverend since 1979, I find it offensive that know-nothing ignoramuses such as yourself would dare to sully the great name of the Church and all that it stands for. From its original Dallas headquarters to its current undisclosed Ohio location, the Church has always stood against the One World Government and promised to be the one world religion. It may be a joke, but it’s a joke you can believe in.


3 posted on 05/22/2009 6:20:19 AM PDT by bIlluminati (The kingdom of heaven is among us.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Subgenious is so 1980s.


4 posted on 05/22/2009 6:26:41 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Alex Murphy

Somebody ping Quix.


5 posted on 05/22/2009 6:30:11 AM PDT by Lee N. Field (Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth.)
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7 posted on 05/22/2009 6:39:31 AM PDT by Lee N. Field (Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Prophets for Profits!


8 posted on 05/22/2009 6:46:00 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: Lee N. Field

9 posted on 05/22/2009 6:49:45 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Alex Murphy

Fnord.


10 posted on 05/22/2009 6:51:04 AM PDT by GL of Sector 2814 (One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word. -- R A Heinlein)
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To: bIlluminati

Ten years behind you. 1989. Feels all soft and squishy knowing I’ve been pulling the wool over my own eyes for twenty years...


11 posted on 05/22/2009 6:52:50 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Sacrilege! Vile imitator!!!!


12 posted on 05/22/2009 6:53:41 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: Lee N. Field

13 posted on 05/22/2009 6:54:27 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: Alex Murphy

I’m not a Bob Dobbs follower, but I have been known to cherish and accumulate some slack.


14 posted on 05/22/2009 6:54:48 AM PDT by Phil Southern (Dirt is for growin' taters, asphault is for racin')
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To: Alex Murphy

Not enough slack?


15 posted on 05/22/2009 6:55:21 AM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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To: Alex Murphy

And on my birthday no less! Woohoo! Going out with a bang baby!


16 posted on 05/22/2009 6:55:53 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I'm all for cap & trade. I want to cap government's power and trade it for a conservative one.)
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To: GL of Sector 2814

Stop putting up empty posts.

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17 posted on 05/22/2009 6:59:07 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: bIlluminati

Alien Sex Goddesses?


18 posted on 05/22/2009 7:16:14 AM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: Alex Murphy
Ah ! Just what we've been waiting for !

The BIG question we are all waiting on is : Will Orly Taitz put in an appearance....or will she be too involved in those Magna Carta Grand Juries to attend ???

19 posted on 05/22/2009 7:29:35 AM PDT by mrmeangenes
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To: Alex Murphy

20 posted on 05/22/2009 7:33:33 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Dead Corpse
The character set for the old Atari ST included an image of dear old Bob:
The standard 8x8 pixel graphical character set for the ST (the main in-ROM "font" for GEM, and text-mode TOS operations in color modes) contains, following all the standard numbers, letters, symbols and accented characters, four unusual characters. These can be placed together in a square, forming a basic but recognisable facsimile of the face of J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, the supposed founder of the Church of the Subgenius.

21 posted on 05/22/2009 7:37:17 AM PDT by Lee N. Field (Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth.)
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To: Lee N. Field

A number of Linux Distro’s have included a “Bob” screensaver.


22 posted on 05/22/2009 8:00:28 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: Alex Murphy

“clothing-optional outdoor campground called Brushwood” :}

Sometimes the jokes create themselves!


23 posted on 05/22/2009 8:04:18 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Alex Murphy
More Slack Now!
24 posted on 05/22/2009 8:04:39 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Alex Murphy

The World will end on July 5th. Damn! My Birthday is July 6th. No birthday presents this year I guess!


25 posted on 05/23/2009 3:35:26 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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