Recently I was relating several stories about weird or funny things I'd personally heard hardcore religious people say. Since I've been slacking off on my Atheist blog in favor of trying to earn some money for my writing, I figured some of those stories would make good blog entries.
I was working in a flower shop amongst highly religious co-workers. I was always extra careful to keep my language clean and my opinions (aside from those on floral design) strictly to myself. Little did I know that my determination not to swear in front of customers might get me into an uncomfortable spot.
As sometimes happens in a flower shop, I lost my grip on a slippery glass vase. My normal inclination would be to paint the air blue with words relating to bodily functions or procreation. But, trying to keep it clean, I exclaimed, "Rut Ro!" (the appropriate expression often used by a certain cartoon dog) as the vase began to slip from my hand.
My co-worker asked, "What on earth was that?!?"
To which I responded, "Rut Ro. Haven't you heard that before?"
She replied, "No, is it from something?"
"It's from Scooby-Doo, he says it whenever something bad is about to happen."
"That's Satanic! That show is Satanic! It's from the Devil with witches and demons."
I quickly tried to explain, "But none of the monsters or witches were real, it was all smoke and mirrors - a rubber mask or a movie projector..."
"That show is just from the Devil, and I don't want to hear about it!"
I got the cold shoulder for from her the rest of the day and angry glares from her and another co-worker for several days afterward.
So, I guess Scooby-Doo is a big time Satanist.