‘Fucking Religious Idiots’: The CraigsList Ad (and Promotion) That Just Has to Be Seen to Be Believe

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A curious CraigsList post advertising a yard sale in Greer, South Carolina, is gaining some attention. Entitled "Help Get Godless Liberals Out of SC," the text, posted on May 9, proclaims that two individuals are attempting to move to California -- and they're using the sale as an opportunity to gain the necessary funds. But it's not your average amateur rummage bazaar; in particular, there are some intriguing caveats for religious people who plan to attend.

"Preaching and proselytizing welcome, however it will cost you 10 cents a word to attempt to convert us," the announcement reads. "Mormons pay double. Mention Richard Dawkins and disavow the Holy Spirit will get you 10% off our already low prices."

The premise of the sale is apparently to help "two godless liberals" get the money they need to make their move across the country. In an effort to court attendance, the announcement also says that anyone who comes to purchase the books and other random items will be "helping to make SC a little more red."

Despite the liberal label, in an interview with TheBlaze, Pher Reinman, 38, the individual who posted the garage sale notice, explained that he is a libertarian.
Atheists CraigsList Garage Sale Ad Offers 10% Discount for Anyone Willing to Disavow the Holy Spiritmoving

When reached by telephone and asked why he and his girlfriend are planning to move away from South Carolina, Reinman said that "the f**king religious idiots" are one of the reasons that they are leaving, as the culture where they reside is predominately Baptist -- something he openly lamented. Additionally, he claimed that his girlfriend was recently fired for being an atheist.

It's not only non-theistic inclinations, though, at the center of Reinman's decision to leave South Carolina. He is polyamorous, meaning that he has more than one romantic partner. While he is married, he also has a girlfriend (the latter of which will be moving with him, while his wife plans to stay in South Carolina). Considering the conservative nature of the geographic area, his lifestyle isn't as accepted as he would like.

As for the discount for anyone willing to disavow the Holy Spirit, Reinman said that he's more than willing to grant it, although he was merely quipping when he put it in his CraigsList post.

"Honestly, yeah -- it's a joke, but, yeah, if they really want to do it I'll give a discount," he said. "Hell, I'll give it to them free."

And what about the portion of the ad that decried anyone who would try and convert the non-believers? On that front, Reinman seemed a bit more serious.

"If people come up here and try to do that, I will charge them 10 cents per word," he said, noting that he would also consider calling the police and and throwing them off his property.

As for the responses he's received so far, he called them mainly positive. And for religious critics who may feel offense, he had a message: "They believe in an invisible sky wizard. I'm sorry. I don't care."
The Ad:

help get godless liberals out of SC (Greer)

howell st at calvary st​
Yes, it is as the title says, come to our moving sale to help two godless liberals get the funds to move to California. What do we have? Books, naturally; some other random stuff that has value but we don't want to haul across country in our small, fuel efficient car. You'll be helping to make SC a little more red. Yard sale is FRIDAY MAY 10 starting at 8am and SATURDAY May 11. If it rains on Saturday, like the forecast says, we will also have the moving sale on Sunday, because atheists, remember? Preaching and proselytizing welcome, however it will cost you 10 cents a word to attempt to convert us. Mormons pay double. Mention Richard Dawkins and disavow the Holy Spirit will get you 10% off our already low prices.

Moving sale
114 S Howell St
Greer, SC 29650

Sale Friday May 10 8am-noon
Saturday May 11 7am til 2pm
If rain saturday, Sunday 9am to 2pm.
 

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"If people come up here and try to do that, I will charge them 10 cents per word," he said, noting that he would also consider calling the police and and throwing them off his property.

As for the responses he's received so far, he called them mainly positive. And for religious critics who may feel offense, he had a message: "They believe in an invisible sky wizard. I'm sorry. I don't care."
For someone trying to be witty, he really doesn't have a very good sense of humor.
 

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As for the responses he's received so far, he called them mainly positive. And for religious critics who may feel offense, he had a message: "They believe in an invisible sky wizard. I'm sorry. I don't care."
This guy gives atheism a bad name in the exact same way that Pat Robertson gives Christians a bad name. Just because you don't believe in God doesn't mean you denigrate others for believing in him. Since when does atheism contradict civility? I mean, if someone calls you a godless heathen or something then by all means mock his belief in an invisible sky wizard, but to use that as a response when someone feels insulted by you? What a dickbag.
 

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This guy gives atheism a bad name in the exact same way that Pat Robertson gives Christians a bad name. Just because you don't believe in God doesn't mean you denigrate others for believing in him. Since when does atheism contradict civility? I mean, if someone calls you a godless heathen or something then by all means mock his belief in an invisible sky wizard, but to use that as a response when someone feels insulted by you? What a dickbag.
Should be fun when you get called a white knight for Christians now. You know, since you're a Jew.

Strange thing is, there's nothing dickish about the ad. It's his response when asked serious questions that he turns into an asshole.
 

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Should be fun when you get called a white knight for Christians now. You know, since you're a Jew.
Officially, but on the religion scale I'm closer to atheist, but mostly because I'm a cynical fuck who expects the worst - in this case, that death is just an off switch.

Strange thing is, there's nothing dickish about the ad. It's his response when asked serious questions that he turns into an asshole.
I thought the same thing. Since he phrased it like "help get us heathens out of SC" I figured "heh. That's actually something they could get behind and then everyone wins" but clearly that's not how he meant it. He was just being another one of these atheist cocks.
 

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Of course you know that doesn't matter. You can be a Satanist and if you don't toe the "sky wizard" line, you're a bible thumping redneck.
Only by the extreme assholes, like this tool.
 

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Of course they want to move to California. They obviously don't pay any attention to economic matters.
 

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Of course they want to move to California. They obviously don't pay any attention to economic matters.
Hell, you know they voted for Obama. That means they are not atheists. They believe in something with no factual or logical reason to do so.
 

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Don't give out those discounts so easily, buddy. If you're moving to CA, you'll need every cent you can get, to pay the taxes.
 

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Fun fact: Greer, SC is where the school with that dinosaur quiz was passed out.
The plot thickens. Could this all be the work of one attention whore in a hybrid car?
 

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Oh, atheists. Just because you're right doesn't mean you have to be cunts about it.
 

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Man he sure showed them with his funny antics. Sky wizard! Ha! Truth is, nobody is offended. Everybody just thinks you're a dick and can't wait for you to move.

Also, why is a troll post on craigslist being reported in the news?
 
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BIV finally reached the bottom of the Yahoo newsfeed.
 

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Fun fact: Greer, SC is where the school with that dinosaur quiz was passed out.
I had to look that up..if it wasn't for Snopes, I'd call bullshit. How the hell can you teach kids that dinosaurs ate watermelon?



 

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Man he sure showed them with his funny antics. Sky wizard! Ha! Truth is, nobody is offended. Everybody just thinks you're a dick and can't wait for you to move.

Also, why is a troll post on craigslist being reported in the news?
Because that's what passes as news these days.
 

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Baby Jeebus, please give these fools a steady case of the shits for all eternity. Thx.
 

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It would be funny if this were the guy who forged the dinosaur test. He is a proven troll, after all.