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Hymn Bingo

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Fewer and fewer people these days are looking to religion for answers, although not a religious person myself I find this very sad. However stupid religions can be they have still controlled almost every aspect of our culture and have lead us to where we are today. This is why I am suggesting a new crowd pulling tactic, hymn bingo! Upon entering the place of worship you are given a card with numbers on it, the religious leader prepares his speech like any other, however every time he mentions a number if its on your card you tick it off, until all your numbers have been said, whereupon you shout house. Different prizes could be awarded each week, bigger prizes for special days. e.g. Win salvation this Christmas. On less important days, smaller prizes could be offered e.g. One day of guilt free coveting. I am not a religious person or a bingo player but combining the two sounds like fun.
Mr Risk, Apr 15 2003

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       Today, we'll be looking a bit closer at Unity. Last week, we looked at Ephesians 4:4-6 and John 10:30, today we'll examine Exodus 6:3 and 1st John 5:7, Now...
Holy Shit! BINGO!
thumbwax, Apr 15 2003
  

       Here in the UK there is a large chain of bingo halls called "Mecca".
sild, Apr 15 2003
  

       Praise the Lord, I've won the collection.
sufc, Apr 15 2003
  

       Churches already use Bingo to lure the masses (at least in Britain). So, Widely Baked.
DrCurry, Apr 15 2003
  

       Hallelujah!   

       To DrCurry, do they Ive heard of them doing it in church halls but not to plug the relgion. I got the idea off eastenders.
Mr Risk, Apr 15 2003
  

       With the horrific lyrical quality of modern worship music, you could substitute words, ie, Lord, you, love, celebrate, etc.
RayfordSteele, Apr 15 2003
  

       "I got the idea off eastenders." Tut, tut, tut...
DrCurry, Apr 15 2003
  

       Curry once again completely fails to comprehend the idea while calling it baked..   

       Mr Risk, you are // not a religious person // indeed. As such you do not take into consideration the reasons why people attend church. Fishbone.
waugsqueke, Apr 15 2003
  

       No 1 - him upstairs
No 2 - the bride and groom
No 3 - holy trinity
The big 4 - The Horsemen of the Apocalypse
No 5 - Lazurus is alive
On Day 6 - God created Man
No 7 - we all go to heaven
No 8 - a pair of knees
No 9 - water into wine
number 10 - expected on a sunday
69 - don't do that, vicar!
  

       sorry, I missed a few.
po, Apr 15 2003
  

       \\ Ive heard of them doing it in church halls but not to plug the relgion \\

What's that then [Mr Risk]?
silverstormer, Apr 15 2003
  

       if you unplug the relgion, all the water in the font leaks out - or so I heard.
po, Apr 15 2003
  

       Glad you cleared that up for me [po] was getting worried for a second.
silverstormer, Apr 15 2003
  

       I'm Christian, yet find myself strangely attracted toward giving this idea a croissant. Only problem though, most people I know think Christianity is some kind of cult, trying to 'lure people in', or as you put it: 'crowd pulling'. I don't believe Christianity is about trying to brainwash the world into seeing everything from our level. Although, I must admit, a light-hearted game of NIV Bingo would certainly cheer me up any Sunday. What a sinner am I! +
monkeyseemonkeydo, Apr 17 2003
  

       //I don't believe Christianity is about trying to brainwash the world into seeing everything from our level//
"Our level" being higher than everyone elses, I presume.
thumbwax, Apr 17 2003
  

       //"Our level" being higher than everyone elses, I presume.//
It depends on how low you go, thumb.

I don't see monkey implying anything judgmental--no need to respond so aggressively.
roby, Apr 17 2003
  

       "House!" "of God!"
friendlyfire, Apr 18 2003
  

       suggest: extend game to 'topics you should not discuss in church'. points for 'quality of sin'. 1. 'That' blonde on the second row 2. Swearing 3. Speeding 4. 'i was sooo drunk' stories etc..   

       extra points if clergy are involved.
converted, Nov 19 2003
  

       Bingo is the opium of the masses
squeak, Nov 19 2003
  

       I thought many forms of Christianity were already a kind of snakes and ladders game anyway: Help old lady across road...climb up the ladder....steal cash from the old lady...wheee down the snake again. Do we need to add bingo?
dobtabulous, Nov 19 2003
  

       this one no doubt does not truly get what Jesus was all about
benlevi7, Jan 26 2004
  
      
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