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Atheist Challenge

  1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
    Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago

    If i was to lock you in a room with the infamous real life "Annabelle" doll while it's inside it's case, and you had to spend five freaking hours in there with the doll, with the lights off.  Would you do it?   I'm only asking because I'm bored, and this entire forum is in jest, so I felt like having a bit fun with this.  Besides, I'm curious to see what some you will say to this challenge.  big_smile

    Edit:  To be fair though, I would allow you to have a flashlight in the room while your stuck in there, but that's about it.  big_smile

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
      Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Would these atheists know they would be stuck in there for only five hours? If not, they would probably rip up the infamous "Annabelle" doll in utter agony and desperation.
      They might still do the same thing even if they did know it was only for five hours.
      Obviously.
      ...and to avoid sounding racist against either atheists or theists (?):  Anyone would.
      By the way, my bet this is a NO GO. If someone answers your question I loose. If not I win.
      Good grief, I must be bored.

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
        Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Oh I wouldn't be that cruel.  I would obviously tell them that it would only be for five hours, but the lights would be off the whole time.  However, I would give them a flashlight, a chair, and a radio if they wanted to keep them entertained while being locked in that room.  Of course what they do in that room is their own business. big_smile 

        And you're on.  What are the stakes of this wager missy?

    2. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      What is an "Annabelle" doll?  A prop from a horror flick?  And considering the room is dark, do I get a bed for a little snooze?

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
        Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        lol  the infamous "Annabelle" is based on a true story allegedly about some demonic spirit attaching itself to an old raggedy anne doll.  the doll is currently being kept by paranormal experts, the warren couple, who has the doll tucked away in their basement inside a glass case with a holy cross over it.  They claim that once a month they get a priest to bless the room to keep the doll at bay.  I'm not saying you have to believe in that stuff, but I'm just telling you how the story was explained to me when I looked it up.

        Annabelle was recently featured in that James Wan horror film that was also allegedly based on a true story, "The Conjuring", which had a spin off film this year called "Annabelle", where it explains the doll's origins allegedly.

        As far as the bed goes, eh sure.  Why not.   I'll even throw in a pillow and blanket for you too if you like, since I'm such a nice guy.  Would that work for ya?

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
          Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          ...anything for a peaceful nap! The doll's presence, (with or without a cross on top of it) wouldn't bother him a bit, I would gather… right wilderness?
          BTW I loose. I'll pay you a virtual dollar... Alright, Steve!?

          1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
            Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Deal!  big_smile  It was a pleasure doing business with you.

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
              Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              ditto smile A good laugh is almost as good as a good rain during a drought!
              - and imagining wilderness sleeping peacefully with a Raggedy Ann doll… extra pillow and all...priceless.

              1. wilderness profile image96
                wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Hey now!  No pictures, including mental ones! lol

        2. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Well, it almost works.  The bed is fine, the doll is fine (it can even have the other pillow).  The only kicker is that weird character outside the door with the key.  I think I'd better have some good friends out there with watches to verify that the door opens in 5 hours.

          You will, of course, wake me after the time limit?  Wouldn't want to overstay my welcome there...

          *edit*  And you may NOT take pictures of me sleeping with a dolly!  I do have my masculinity to protect, after all!

          1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
            Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            lol Don't worry, there won't be any pictures, and sure.  In fact, I was just going to watch TV for five hours while you were in there anyway, so your masculine image will be protected. lol  You can even have friends help time exactly how long you'll be in the damn room.  So we have a deal?  big_smile

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              That leaves the matter of value.  How does $100 per hour sound, with a penalty of $100 per minute over 5 hours?

              (I do expect compensation for my oh so valuable time, you know.  It will keep me away from HP forums for 5 whole hours - an eternity!)

              1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
                Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Does virtual dollars count?

                1. wilderness profile image96
                  wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Paypal is preferred...While Ms. Hill can spend hers, no one takes them around here.  It's kind of "virtual", too...

                  1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
                    Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    If I agree to this, then would you agree on the condition that if the doll tries to kill you and you try to leave the room before the five hours are up for any reason, then you forfeit all the money that I'm supposed to pay you?

        3. Sed-me profile image83
          Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Uh... why don't they just remove the doll from their house?

          1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
            Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            According to the Warren's official website, they kept the doll locked up because of how dangerous it is allegedly.  In fact, there was even accounts of one priest that called Annabelle a stupid doll that couldn't hurt anyone, and that priest ended up in a car accident on the way home after saying that.  The same goes for some teenager and his girlfriend that saw the doll on display in the Warren's museum.  The guy basically taunted the doll saying that if it was really attached to some demon that scratches and hurts people, then he challenged it to scratch him to prove the stories were true.  The couple had a good laugh about it, and the Warrens asked them to leave. 

            On their ride home, they were laughing about how stupid they thought the doll was, and they ended up in a motorcycle accident.  The girl survived, but she was in the hospital for about a year.  The boyfriend however died on impact, as they ran into a tree.

            If they took the doll out of it's case, then there's no telling what that doll might do because it's said to be one of the most powerful haunted dolls in the world right now.  Therefore if you removed the doll from that house, then where would you put it? 

            You can read more about it on their official site if you like.  I already read it.  Although I'm not quite sure I believe it or not ,but I certainly wouldn't want to mess with it.  If anything, I would probably want to stay as far away from that doll as humanly possible. 

            Here's the link to their site that tells the full story behind the doll:

            http://www.warrens.net/Annabelle.html

            1. Sed-me profile image83
              Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              What about leaving it in the case, in the basement and burning the house down?

              I submitted the story to snopes. I love snopes.

              1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
                Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                I honestly don't know.  You'd have to ask the Warren couple about that one, as I don't know if that would work or not.  Although I'm not an expert on paranormal activities, but I have seen quite a few horror films in my time.   And based on those, it seems like whenever you get rid of a demonic entity that it never truly goes away.  It just goes somewhere else.  Like in some exorcism films, the priest that performs the ritual usually ends up possessed themselves .  Maybe if you destroy the doll, then that demon might attach itself to something else like a car, a person or whatever. 

                Anyway, whats a snopes though?  is that like a show or something?

                1. Sed-me profile image83
                  Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  They investigate urban legends although they haven't posted anything about this one yet.
                  http://snopes.com/info/whatsnew.asp

                  1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
                    Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    oh okay. I don't believe i heard of them, but I'll be sure to check them out when i get the chance.

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      Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Do I get paid for my time? If so I'm in.

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
        Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Sure, but you'll have to wait until after wilderness has his turn first.  Besides, it won't be as scary if you have company while being in that room alone with annabelle.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Watch it - Rad is always trying to horn in on my action.  He's probably hoping I'll soothe the doll into inaction and get by scot free.

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            Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Hey, I don't normally get paid to sleep. How's your ticker? Can it take a scare?

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Ever read Piers Anthony, where the incarnation of death comes for an atheist that has slit his wrists?  Instead of collecting a soul, it simply dissipates into the air leaving a startled Thanatos with nothing.

              I figure it's the same with demons; they cannot touch a non-believer.  We simply slip through their clutches, uncatchable.

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                Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                And… they can't touch us because they don't exist and we know it.

                1. wilderness profile image96
                  wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  You got it.  Like the witch doctors of the deep south, they can only hurt the believers.

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          Rad Manposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          All right, but to be fair you can't let me know if Wilderness makes it out alive.

  2. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 2 years ago

    This gave me a good chuckle.

    I think I'm just open minded enough about spirits/ghosts that I would probably have to say no. I could sit in there and try to remind myself that logically nothing was going to happen, but I think I would probably end up in panic mode sooner rather than later. I live near an abandoned mental hospital and even driving past it at night gives me shivers. Creepy stuff is creepy even if it's all in my head.

 
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