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Thursday, April 10, 2008

“Thank God I Was Raped”

posted by on April 10 at 9:35 AM

Gratitude finds a new pimp in John Castagnini, whose book series/website Thank God I… will feature “[t]housands of writers’ gut-wrenching accounts of how they transformed perceived crisis into blessings.”

As Radar notes, “Its promotional video is seemingly ripped right out of the Patrick Swayze scenes in Donnie Darko.”

As viewers of the video will note, the roster of life-altering tragedies includes being raped, going blind, getting cancer, and, uh, being gay.

Enjoy!

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1

Thank God I can't finish watching that.

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 10, 2008 9:38 AM
2

thank god I post on slog!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebVlTPZO4Xg

Posted by Bellevue Ave | April 10, 2008 9:39 AM
3

lmao, thank god my husband died? THAT BITCH MADE OUT LIKE A BANDIT AND BOUGHT A NEW FUCKING RACK. She doesnt have to sleep with that asshole to get his money any more. OF COURSE SHES HAPPY HER HUSBAND DIED!

Posted by Bellevue Ave | April 10, 2008 9:40 AM
4

So if I break all of his fingers, he'll thank me for it? Sweet.

Posted by bma | April 10, 2008 9:41 AM
5

Thank God my baby died?

Seriously, WTF?

Posted by ecce homo | April 10, 2008 9:49 AM
6

Thank God that people who thank god for getting cancer will probably die. Thank God!

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | April 10, 2008 9:56 AM
7

Man, the things people will tell themselves to prop up their superstitions . . .

Posted by Levislade | April 10, 2008 9:58 AM
8

also tragic:

being a virgin
being adopted

Posted by citrus | April 10, 2008 10:08 AM
9

thanks godd fur mai Aids, it's alot bedder then havving AIDS

Posted by applesandoranges | April 10, 2008 10:18 AM
10

Thank God for the hair weave.

Posted by soul glo | April 10, 2008 10:35 AM
12

i understand who some people use their religion, spirituality, belief system, or faith in a higher power to help deal with difficult and trying situations -- and i'm okay with that. but to be thankful for the hardship, as opposed to being thankful god helped you through it? that just seems odd. yeah, he deserves to be mocked for this one.

Posted by infrequent | April 10, 2008 10:44 AM
13

And then I stopped looking IN the mirror and started looking THROUGH the mirror, that's when I saw my ego-reflection.

Posted by monkey | April 10, 2008 11:23 AM
14

Notice how they are all western/American middle class people. You would NEVER hear this sort of stupidity out of humans struggling everyday to survive in Non-western nations. These people live in the top 1% of human society and generally have really not known suffereing on an onging basis. If you want to see suffering go to a Refugee camp in Lebanon or the West Bank. Go to a R.C. in Africa. This churchy crap is just that, crap.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | April 10, 2008 12:12 PM
15

I'll rape you, and you'll be GRATEFULL for every moment of it! Bwa ha ha!

Posted by matching pants | April 10, 2008 12:22 PM
16

Thank god I am an atheist.

Posted by Ad | April 10, 2008 8:41 PM
17

Ok, getting over stuff and learning from all the shitty stuff in your life is one thing, but shouldn't you be able to do that without having to believe that the actual shitty event was still shitty? See, this is what ticks me off about people who insist that you can't find meaning or morality in life without religion or God or whatever: they turn around and say that the only meaning that anything can have is that God wanted it to happen and the only moral significance anything can have is that it is good because it's what God wanted to happen.

Posted by Nick | April 11, 2008 11:48 AM

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