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Cthulhu monument installed on steps of Alabama Judicial Building
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Posted on 08/26/2003 1:33:14 PM PDT by RockChucker

Alabama Superior Court Justice Roy Moore addresses his supporters outside the Alabama Judicial Building where a monument of Cthulhu was put in place by Moore which he has refused to take down, August 21, 2003 in Montgomery, Alabama. Alabama's Supreme Court judges, breaking ranks with their chief justice, ruled that a Cthulhu monument must be removed from the state court building to comply with a federal order, drawing protests from insane cultists who want to keep it there.

Larry Ellard of Pleasant Grove, Alabama, stands next to a large tablet representing Cthulhu, which he claims will "rise from the depths of the city of Rylegh, and rule the universe for a thousand thousand years, IA! IA!" on the steps of the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery August 22, 2003. Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's defiant stand over the cult of Elder Gods is only the latest skirmish in a running battle between the ranks of insane cultists and civil libertarians that dates back to Abdul "The Mad Arab" Alhazred's 1910s epic about the Necronomicon, experts say. With legal contests underway in over a dozen U.S. communities, fanatical religious activists hope to find an Elder Gods case that can persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to break its quarter century of silence on the issue.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: fantasy; fantasynovel; fantasyroleplaying; hplovecraft; humor; humour; roleplaying
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Didn't we flee Europe to avoid this kind of cr*p?
1 posted on 08/26/2003 1:33:16 PM PDT by RockChucker
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To: RockChucker
HA! In America I don't know joke from truth.
2 posted on 08/26/2003 1:38:10 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one’s nose.-Heine)
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To: RockChucker
Great bumper sticker I saw last year- "Don't Blame Me- I Voted for Cthulhu"
3 posted on 08/26/2003 1:38:59 PM PDT by Modernman
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To: RockChucker
Campus Crusade For Cthulhu
4 posted on 08/26/2003 1:39:43 PM PDT by AntiGuv (™)
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To: RockChucker
Shub Internet be with you

So9

5 posted on 08/26/2003 1:39:55 PM PDT by Servant of the Nine (Bilderbergers, adequate tools, nothing more. (Trust Me))
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To: RockChucker
Hadn't heard people fled their old countries to escape from monuments.

Enlighten me.

6 posted on 08/26/2003 1:40:40 PM PDT by syriacus (Schumer's in a MALE-ONLY group. It places Duty to God over ALL other duties.)
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To: RockChucker
No, if the community supports the Cthulhu cult, and the community is 95% Cthulhu worshippers, then they didn't flee Europe to run away from Cthulhu. They fled Europe to get away from the peasants with torches who would stop them from worshipping Cthulu...

They have to provide their own virgins, however, and do it in a manner which supports the laws of the United States. That being said, it is their right to worship Cthulhu within those boundaries, seeing as how they are protected under the first amendment, free exercise thereof.

7 posted on 08/26/2003 1:40:56 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: RockChucker
Big difference, Cthulhu is not part of the basis for the philosophies underlying the law, the 10 Commandments are.
8 posted on 08/26/2003 1:41:13 PM PDT by kevkrom (This tag line for rent)
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To: syriacus
Must I?
9 posted on 08/26/2003 1:41:25 PM PDT by RockChucker
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To: RockChucker
We fled Europe and created a constitution and founded on the decalogue....not Cthulhu.
10 posted on 08/26/2003 1:42:18 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: RockChucker
Actually, before he died, H. P. Lovecraft help draft Hawaii's constitution.

It's a fact. Look it up.
11 posted on 08/26/2003 1:43:04 PM PDT by RockChucker
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To: RockChucker
Hold it -- "THE" Mad Arab?
12 posted on 08/26/2003 1:43:16 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: RockChucker
Cthulhu
If the people of the state of Alabama wished to do this, the Feds had no constitutional grounds to stop it as long as a republican form of government exists there.
13 posted on 08/26/2003 1:44:02 PM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: RockChucker
Only if you really believe that worship of Chtlu (sp) is the same thing as posting documents that undergird the basic values that helped shape our government. The 10 C (in the form posted) are referenced by Judiasm, Protestantism, Mormonism, and any number of lesser religions such as Jehovah's Witnesses and the like. This is not a government-sponsored religion. No-one is forced to obey the 10C while in the courtroom. Stop the FUD (fear, uncertainity and doubt). Maybe you want to live in a world where people fear only being caught by the justice system, but I'd rather.
14 posted on 08/26/2003 1:44:05 PM PDT by =Intervention= (Moderatism is the most lackluster battle-cry.)
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To: kevkrom
Only 2 or 3 of the commandments are actually codified into law. Pagans also prohibited murder, perjury and theft.
15 posted on 08/26/2003 1:44:33 PM PDT by Eternal_Bear
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To: RockChucker
Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fthagn! The Black Goat in the Woods Ia! Ia!
16 posted on 08/26/2003 1:44:41 PM PDT by rotstan (Cthulhu Fthagn)
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To: =Intervention=
Not...*LOL* Left it out...
17 posted on 08/26/2003 1:44:48 PM PDT by =Intervention= (Moderatism is the most lackluster battle-cry.)
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To: Unknowing
hmmmmm..... I think you may be onto something...

Now I have to re-read all of H. P. Lovecrafts works and look for prophetic text refering stealing Iraqi Oil.
18 posted on 08/26/2003 1:45:57 PM PDT by RockChucker
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To: RockChucker
Hey, that's the wrong theocracy! All Hail Eris!
19 posted on 08/26/2003 1:46:01 PM PDT by Belial
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To: kevkrom
Big difference, Cthulhu is not part of the basis for the philosophies underlying the law, the 10 Commandments are.

Cthulhu is certainly the basis for some of our laws, such as the tax code.

20 posted on 08/26/2003 1:47:16 PM PDT by Modernman
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To: Modernman
Vote for Cthulhu - Why settle for the Lesser of two Evils?

I think someone should have put Great Cthulhu on the PRK ballot. He sounds like he's from California...
21 posted on 08/26/2003 1:47:31 PM PDT by Little Ray (If it is not cruel and unusual, it is not punishment!)
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To: RockChucker
Freedom of religion you might want to study your history books. The ten commandments is not a picture of Christ or Buddha - they are the historical presumptive belief on which our legal system was founded.
22 posted on 08/26/2003 1:47:35 PM PDT by sasafras (sasafras (The road to hell is paved with good intentions))
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To: RockChucker
Please, will someone kill this thread?

Where is our sense of horror... uh.. I mean humor, folks?
23 posted on 08/26/2003 1:47:43 PM PDT by RockChucker
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To: RockChucker
"Didn't we flee Europe to avoid this kind of cr*p"?

I'm learning. When I first read this article I thought that you agreed with it because you posted it, then I read your comment (in quotes above) and realized just because you posted it didn't mean that you agree with it.
To equate Christians with "Insane cultists" is insanity itself.
24 posted on 08/26/2003 1:47:45 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Modernman
Why settle for the lesser of two evils? - Vote Cthulhu!

I'd vote for Cthulhu over Hillary.
25 posted on 08/26/2003 1:47:54 PM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: Eternal_Bear
Only 2 or 3 of the commandments are actually codified into law. Pagans also prohibited murder, perjury and theft.

Plus, several of the commandments have nothing to do with the legal system but are purely instructions to the faithful with no secular application.

26 posted on 08/26/2003 1:49:10 PM PDT by Modernman
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To: RockChucker
Must I?

Of course not.

This is not a court and you are not being examined under oath.

27 posted on 08/26/2003 1:49:27 PM PDT by syriacus (Schumer's in a MALE-ONLY group. It places Duty to God over ALL other duties.)
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To: Modernman
There is no God but Cthulhu and Lovecraft is his prophet!
28 posted on 08/26/2003 1:50:25 PM PDT by Eternal_Bear
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To: Little Ray
I see we agree. ;^)

See my #25.
29 posted on 08/26/2003 1:50:57 PM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: Little Ray
Vote for Cthulhu - Why settle for the Lesser of two Evils?

Cthulhu- No more special interests, no more partisan fighting, no more political scandals, no more anything at all...

30 posted on 08/26/2003 1:51:01 PM PDT by Modernman
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To: RockChucker
So, are you a peasant with a torch, or one of the high priests???
31 posted on 08/26/2003 1:52:48 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: Graybeard58
I'm a big H. P. Lovecraft fan and a Christain, if that is possible.

Still, before we had a constitution, some "states" required that you belong to the official prostestant religion, just like in Europe.

And.... if the people of AL want a 10 Commandments thingy on their drivers license, so be it. I just don't think its a good idea. It does open a pandoras box where things could, in a few decades, get real weird.

There. Are you guys happy? After a flood of private hate mail, I too have lost my humor. : (
32 posted on 08/26/2003 1:52:58 PM PDT by RockChucker
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To: RockChucker
Osama Bin Laden?
33 posted on 08/26/2003 1:54:53 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: RockChucker
Don't lose your sense of humor - they're not worth it!
34 posted on 08/26/2003 1:55:18 PM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: headsonpikes
"I'd vote for Cthulhu over Hillary"

Yeah, and Cthulu looks better too.

35 posted on 08/26/2003 1:56:05 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Game on in ten seconds.....)
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To: RockChucker
Good idea. I'll take another look at "The Quest of Iranon," just in case.

http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/fiction/qi.htm
36 posted on 08/26/2003 1:56:37 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: RockChucker
where a monument of Cthulhu was put in place by Moore which he has refused to take down, August 21, 2003 in Montgomery

This would be suitable for socialist-liberal-atheists to make their point IF Cthulhu's commandments were the ones for the basis of our laws, and if the people that founded the USA were worshippers of Cthulhus!

But, the point being made here is ridiculous because the USA was founded by Christians,not cthuluians and our laws were from GODS 10 commandments.

Live with it ACLU.
Live with it atheists.
Live with it revisionist.
Live with it socialists.

Live with it democraps!
37 posted on 08/26/2003 1:59:09 PM PDT by Roughneck (Starve the Beast!)
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To: RockChucker
There. Are you guys happy? After a flood of private hate mail, I too have lost my humor. : (

Hey, I got the joke. Some people seem to have a monument to the 10 Commandments stuffed up their Cthulhus these days.

I'm a big H. P. Lovecraft fan and a Christain, if that is possible.

It's certainly possible- you don't have to believe in Cthulhu to appreciate Lovecraft.

38 posted on 08/26/2003 1:59:16 PM PDT by Modernman
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To: Modernman
Cthulhu is certainly the basis for some of our laws, such as the tax code.

Now that is funny as hell. Nyarlothep must have helped in some form or another....
39 posted on 08/26/2003 1:59:44 PM PDT by CanisRex (my .02)
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To: RockChucker
Actually, before he died, H. P. Lovecraft help draft Hawaii's constitution.


So what? I'm sure HP Lovecraft did a fine job. Of course, state constitutions can not void the original constitution between the states.
40 posted on 08/26/2003 2:01:18 PM PDT by Roughneck (Starve the Beast!)
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To: RockChucker
Forget 'em if they can't take a joke RC. I don't read HPL any more, but it certainly didn't make me any less of a Christian today and I found it nostalgically cool to see your post today.
41 posted on 08/26/2003 2:02:45 PM PDT by CanisRex (my .02)
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To: CanisRex
It's obvious that the 'Mad Arab" - Abduhl Alhazared, actually wrote the tax code. At least in California.
42 posted on 08/26/2003 2:04:05 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Actually, bin Laden IS a Cthulhu cultist: http://www.necronomi.com/projects/binladen/

No doubt a modern follower of Abdul al Azhred, the legendary author of the Necronomicon. Personally, I have my suspictons about the entire Wahabbi sect of Islam...
43 posted on 08/26/2003 2:07:31 PM PDT by Little Ray (If it is not cruel and unusual, it is not punishment!)
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To: RockChucker
Nooooooo, I thought it was funny. Funny, and a little sad, because it made me realize that my first encounter with Cthulhu came from Gygax, not Lovecraft... great, now I'm geekified. You've done your job for the day :P

I still think that if the community wants a Cthulhu monument, they can have it. After all, it was freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion, that brought most cultists/sects/denominations here.

If they don't like it, they can vote on it. Majority rule...wasn't that something we used to have?
44 posted on 08/26/2003 2:12:37 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: Roughneck
Again... another failed attempt at humor on my part.
45 posted on 08/26/2003 2:18:18 PM PDT by RockChucker
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To: headsonpikes
Silly people. I read the description, and Hillary IS Cuthulu.


'Cthulhu is a large green being which resembles a human with the head of a squid, huge bat-wings, and long talons (true, that doesn't really resemble a human, but bear with me here). According to H. P. Lovecraft's story "The Call of Cthulhu", Cthulhu rests in a tomb in the city of R'lyeh, which sank beneath the Pacific Ocean aeons ago. Cthulhu is dead but not truly dead, as he and his fellow inhabitants of R'lyeh sleep the aeons away'.
46 posted on 08/26/2003 2:27:17 PM PDT by I still care
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To: RockChucker
Wow, I'm a Lovecraft fan and a Christian as well, nice to see there's others out there. I'm torn about this monument thing; on the one hand, I like to see the atheists & communist democrats get their panties in a wad. On the other hand, the slippery slope COULD lead to the establishment of Koran monuments (or Cthulhu, or Yog-Sothoth, or Azathoth for that matter) monuments. I understand that the Commandments provide the underpinning of our Judeo-Christian society; however, part of me feels that this is the wrong battle to fight. I still remain torn; either that, or the cyclopian vistas of cosmic horror have blasted my sanity beyond the edge of the universe where amorphous beings dance & writhe to the monstrous piping of the blind insane chaos, whose soul and voice is Nyarathotep...well, you get the picture. :-)
47 posted on 08/26/2003 2:27:47 PM PDT by egarvue (Martin Sheen is not my president...)
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To: RockChucker
Again... another failed attempt at humor on my part

No it wasn't. I failed to see it!

PS I've read HP myself, kind of like his writings!
48 posted on 08/26/2003 2:39:25 PM PDT by Roughneck (Starve the Beast!)
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either that, or the cyclopian vistas of cosmic horror have blasted my sanity beyond the edge of the universe where amorphous beings dance & writhe to the monstrous piping of the blind insane chaos, whose soul and voice is Nyarathotep

LOL

49 posted on 08/26/2003 2:39:55 PM PDT by Modernman
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To: egarvue
"On the other hand, the slippery slope COULD lead to the establishment of Koran monuments"

It could in a socialist society. But USA was founded by christians, and 10 commandments are basis of our laws, history, etc..not Koran.

This country should not be so pansy about admitting their history! We should NOT allow rhetoric and jealousy and ACLU shenanigans to change it or revise it.
50 posted on 08/26/2003 2:45:51 PM PDT by Roughneck (Starve the Beast!)
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