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Accept Jesus, Forever Forgiven?

Accept Jesus, Forever Forgiven?

Maybe, but I suspect that even the most devout Christian would doubt whethere even Jesus Himself would see fit to forgive the headache- and seizure-inducing design of the front page of this particular Christian site.

Don’t come complaining to me if you need to lie down and take some aspirin after viewing the rather–uh–colorful site at the link above. You have been warned.

Maybe you would find this more soothing instead.

Comments

  1. #1 Justin Moretti
    October 15, 2006

    That first one had my popup blocker busier than the Liberator’s shields at Star One. Fortunately also more successful.

    The second came across as rather depressing. I preferred the little cat meowing and running across the screen. I note that on the left hand side he runs under a ladder; I wonder what significance these Christians think it has.

    Epileptics should stay away from the first one, depressives from the second!

  2. #2 ArtK
    October 15, 2006

    Both are monuments to one of my favorite axioms for software (or any other) design:

    “Just because you can do something, it doesn’t mean that you should.”

  3. #3 wolfwalker
    October 15, 2006

    That first link ranks among the ugliest webpage designs I have ever seen. And I’ve seen some really bad ones, let me tell you…

    The second one is just garden-variety ugly, but it has an interesting side note. In the upper right hand corner is a gif of a knife with reverse-curve quillons. The gif is a link. Clicking on it takes you to a mainpage for an online group roleplaying game.

    Now I was under the impression that evangelicals, as a rule, hate roleplaying games in all their many incarnations…

  4. #4 raindogzilla
    October 15, 2006

    Maybe it’s supposed to be that Technicolor Dreamcoat thing- or just a technicolor yawn. And what the hell is that black cat doing backing out of the lower left-hand corner?

  5. #5 khan
    October 15, 2006

    I also like how one can not ‘go back one page’.

    I really like that in a website.

  6. #6 Stuart Coleman
    October 15, 2006

    I think that it’s designed to cause enough pain to make you beg for mercy from any higher power. I know I screamed “Oh god!” before hitting the back button.

  7. #7 epador
    October 15, 2006

    Jesus H. Christ!
    [HEAD SPLITTING]

  8. #8 Carol
    October 15, 2006

    The first site blinded me and made me twitch. The second one? With the sound of running water? Made me want to pee.

  9. #9 Christian
    October 15, 2006

    aaaiiieeegggghhhh…
    the stupidity is burrowing into my brain!!!!!!!!!!!

    must return to scienceblogs to resolve the effect of logical crap upon my brain…

  10. #10 Graculus
    October 15, 2006

    That first one had my popup blocker busier than the Liberator’s shields at Star One.

    Really? I didn’t notice.

    *throws SpywareGuard a doggie biscuit*

    I have seen worse. Not worse by much, but definitely worse (add tiny animated eagles flying randomly over the background – I thought they were jalapenos – and you get an idea).

  11. #11 Amy Alkon
    October 16, 2006

    A religious nutter told me that anybody who accepts Jesus as their savior (whatever that actually means) can go to heaven. If you don’t, I think you either go to hell or “limbo.” So…if Adolph Hitler accepted Jesus before he bought it, he’ll be up there with the Imaginary Friend and all his little friends running around in bedsheets and little white wings…and the atheist surgeon who runs around with Doctors Without Borders fixing poor, developing world children’s cleft palates and such…he gets to burn for all eternity?

  12. #12 Stogoe
    October 16, 2006

    Yes, Amy. God needs the souls of willing slaves. He doesn’t care how bad they are or have been, the only qualification is whether or not you’ll bend knee to an imaginary murderous psycho.

  13. #13 TheBrummell
    October 16, 2006

    “open in new window” is always a useful precaution when visiting such sites.

    Those are some very bad websites, yes.

    Best viewed in Internet Explorer There’s a way to view that site that’s somehow worse? Urgh…

  14. #14 Melissa
    October 16, 2006

    “Yes, Amy. God needs the souls of willing slaves. He doesn’t care how bad they are or have been, the only qualification is whether or not you’ll bend knee to an imaginary murderous psycho.”

    Stogoe, I used to think that “The Lord is my shepherd” thing meant He was raising worshippers as food! (Then I grew up and realized it was just for fleecing.)

  15. #15 Dora
    May 11, 2007

    The first one is irresponsible. It should start off with a warning page for epileptics, then you can go into it after you have been properly warned.

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