Monday, May 15, 2006

People in white

Hutt City (doesn't that make the Valley sound more classy?) was chock full of people in white on Saturday.

I looked for kabbalah bands, but couldn't see any, so it wasn't a Madonna convention. The people actually looked kind of normal, but en masse they were spooky as hell.

Update!

Ahh, through a goodly amount of Google searching I've found the source of the white. What the hell is John of God? Can I be Martha of God? If there is going to be a cult in Lower Hutt, I feel I should be invited. It would add a great deal of texture to my life.

14 comments:

llew said...

Robes & hoods?

Martha said...

I wish, more like bowling and cricket whites, and trackies from the Warehouse. It was a distinctly thrown together look.

llew said...

Hah! I heard of John of God this weekend! Sounded loony, but didn't want to mmention that to the people telling me (invisible surgery? They were tired...)

Now off to read about him!

Martha said...

If you look hard, there is a picture of a cut breast.

No wonder the people there were looking a bit antsy, they have to abstain from sex for 40 days, not to mention alcohol, black pepper, chilli...

Sounds REALLY FUN.

llew said...

I didn't ask about the surgery, but I was led to believe that it wasn't actually surgery... it was invisible surgery & the recipients didn't even know where they'd been operated on...

But they were tired & needed to recover from this surgery...

stephen said...

Never mind psychic surgery. Someone should be prosecuting them for having an entire page in Comic Sans.

llew said...

How bizarre is this? Some people I know were in Welly for the weekend & they were recovering on Saturday night from their surgery....

and now I read they can't have sex for 40 days... etc...

And just now I have had a business meeting with a woman who was in Lower Hutt for the weekend (from up nth). I couldn't resist asking if she was down for Johno...

and she was.

Martha said...

It was SO WEIRD. People didn't actually look that flakey, which is why I had to look into it, because they didn't just look like your average religious zealot.

It is so weird. My cat's vet is on the webpage too, although I knew she was into smelly things (naturopathy?) for the kitties, I didn't know she was into bizarre quackery.

I love on the website how they say the government in Brazil wants to close them down, but can't because there haven't been any actual complaints. Sounds like shit to me.

Llew, how did you keep a straight face?

And Stephen, you're right, if the comic sans isn't enough to put you off, I don't know what is.

tom909 said...

Hi Martha of God, it's Tom of God here.

Martha said...

Did anyone hear that? Tom? Hellloooo?

Actually Tom, if you're going to be "of God" you're going to have to be Thomas. Much more nice and biblical, like Martha.

susan said...

So how is that back of yours? Bad enough you're tempted by the alien mystics in white?

Dodderyoldfart said...

Dear Martha , Madonna of the Jelly..
Doddery of the Diety here.
re; John of God.

I think they worship at Gods convenience, or something.


Was the white 2 ply?

excuse me, I have to have a spontaneous surgery...

tom909 said...

This is Tom of God speaking, 'Do not take the piss out of religeous nutters - for the good lord will come down upon you and dumpeth shit upon you'.

Martha said...

Susan, my back is cured! By god! No. Actually it just went away. I'm not sure if it was a blast of psoriatic arthritis or some kind of body flu? I never want it again though.

Doddery darling. I'm sure there was liberal use of 2 ply with all the mysticism.

And Tom, I'm more worried about the religious nutters than the good lord, I can tell you. Last I checked the good lord hadn't done anything, where as the religious nutters have quite a lot to answer for.