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A Dream I had

Discussion in 'Spirit-Filled / Charismatic' started by Oscarr, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. Oscarr

    Oscarr Senior Veteran Supporter

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    For those old timers on the forum, I had a dream about Superduperman talking to Herman Tacticus about the latter's discovery of an ancient church that existed in Antarctica while it sill had a temperate climate before the great asteroid collision that turned it into a frozen wasteland. The ancient church was the Church of the Grand Woofters, whose leadership was made up of the Twelve Apostles of the Grand Woofter, the records of which were found in a cave at the base of Mount Erebus. When I woke up, I wondered what eventually happened to Superduperman and Herman Tacticus. I guess we will never know after all these years....
     
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  2. Hidden In Him

    Hidden In Him Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thanks for sharing. Not sure this is something I could be of any help with, LoL.
     
  3. SpiritPsalmist

    SpiritPsalmist Heavy lean toward Messianic Supporter

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    Maybe you'll have another dream that will reveal clues that will help the search for their outcome.
     
  4. Oscarr

    Oscarr Senior Veteran Supporter

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    If you'd have been on this forum few years ago, you would know that I am beyond help!
     
  5. Oscarr

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    It may be that the group I fellowshipped with around 10 years ago, are not around now. In the days when the forum allowed "sock puppets", I was concerned that there seemed to be some who were being quite nasty to others on the forum, especially to those who were WOF, and this was having a negative affect where some were afraid to contribute. I decided to add a bit of comedy. I made up a character called Superduperman who had his headquarters in a church originally called the "Church of the Divine Consciousness" located in Antarctica. Because one or two thought I was being on the level and promoting some kind of New Age church, I changed it to "The Church of the Twelve Apostles of the Grand Woofters". I wrote in a fictional dialect of English which was quite understandable but added crazy prefixes and suffixes to show that Superduperman wasn't from any recognised society but had a culture all of his own. I then proceeded to make up a whole history of that church from its beginnings before the great asteroid collision that altered the axis of the earth and transformed Antarctica from a temperate fertile continent to a frozen wasteland. The historical records of the church were found in a previously undiscovered cave at the foot of Mt Erebus.

    I built up a whole religion around the COTTAOFGW in serialised form over a few months, which provided a lot of fun for those friends who got on the bandwagon. There were others who didn't know what to make of it and I just responded as Superduperman to explain it to them.

    No one knew that it was really me, apart from one member who correctly guessed because she was able to compare email address and date of birth, which I had to be honest about in setting up the account.

    When I thought I had run out of ideas, I had Superduperman killed off by having him go missing in a plane crash in a remote region of Antarctica. To my surprise, I got many posts asking for Superduperman to come back, so I had to have him discovered and rescued.

    But I knew that the comedic fiction had passed its use by date, so Superduperman faded from the scene, and now I can no longer find his name on the forum. I think that when the rules were changed, sock puppets had to go. I think that some used sock puppets for less than ethical reasons. I used mine to bring a bit of fun and laughter into a forum that was causing some to become depressed. I think it achieved its purpose at the time.

    It would be fun to do it again after all this time and bring Superduperman back from the dead, but it might be against the rules so I don't want to risk my recovered good standing with CF.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2021
  6. SpiritPsalmist

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    I remember well Oscar...I was known as Quaffer then and your sock puppet characters did indeed give comedic relief. Thanks.
     
  7. Oscarr

    Oscarr Senior Veteran Supporter

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    I remember you. I think that the forum needs a bit of comedic relief when things get too heavy on some threads. But I guess that publicly divulging that I was Superduperman I've blown my cover, so sadly he can't be resurrected for more fun and laughter. It was actually a satire on religious institutions that have lost the freshness of the Spirit, and also shows how easy it is to concoct a new religion from one's imagination and have people actually believe it. Mormonism and the JWs started like that, and people got on the bandwagon and actually believed in the codswallop, and made them into religions that people stake their faith on.

    Of course, my intention was not to form a new believable religion, and that is why I made it as ridiculous as possible, and those who joined in the fun knew it.
     
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