Classmates Threaten Mikey With Prayer

Mikey Weinstein gets all kinds of crazy email, but this one is actually from one of his classmates at the US Air Force Academy, who claims he’s speaking on behalf of several others. They are demanding that he not go to their class reunion this week. But they clearly don’t know Mikey very well if they think this kind of idiocy is going to do anything but make him want to go even more:

From: 6m6l6w@chrsin4gvn.com

Subject: Fear Christ-Michael Weinstein

Date: October 14, 2012 7:38:44 PM MDT

To: Information Weinstein

Good evening Michael Weinstein. I am a classmate of yours from the USAF Academy Class of 1977. I have written to you before. I am a Spirit-filled born again Christian. My wife is a spirit-filled born again Christian and my children are as well. I came to the Lord during my years as a cadet at the Academy. A number of your classmates have asked me to convey a simple message to you. It is a two part message. First, we ask you to reconsider coming to our 35th reunion next week. Yes, we found out you are coming. And second we ask you to believe in and fear the Power of Prayer if you refuse to reconsider.

I didn’t know you well at the Academy but well enough to see the darkness of spirit within you. You hate the followers of the Lord. You elevate Christ’s enemies over our Savior. Gays and Muslims and atheists are the object of your love. I even recall your love of the perverted Muslims back then. You dressed up as a cadet as a Muslim. You wore the attire of Yasser Arafat and gave a fiery speech as this same terrorist. Supporting his terror against those who follow Jesus. Don’t try to deny this Michael Weinstein. You thought we would forget that? I watched that speech in the lectinar in Fairchild Hall. I and others remember feeling your powerful spirit of evil that very day. You have only gotten stronger in your walk with satan as the years have past. Haven’t you.

A number of your classmates, myself included, have had enough of you. We thought you weren’t coming to any more reunions. But then we watched your website and saw you’re giving another one of your Christian hate speeches at UCCS the first night of the reunion. So you’ll be in town? Clever of you to make sure your name doesn’t appear on the AOG registry for the reunion. Our friends of friends there have confirmed that you intend to be there anyway.

Your darkness and evil is unwanted. You shame our class and our alma mater. You shame the Christian heritage of America, You have the hell-spirit of the devil within you and I have seen and felt it. Eye witness, personally. You use your evil powers to pull the wool over the eyes of the innocents. Just as scripture warned and foretold (2 Corinthians 11:14-15, John 8:44, James 4:7).

No longer Michael Weinstein. Your time has past. You are helpless to the Power of Prayer (Matthew 21:22, Mark 11:24, Mark 9:29).

On behalf of our classmates, I ask and beg you to publicly announce that you are withdrawing from the speech at UCCS. And that you and your wife Bonny will not be attending our Class of 1977 Academy reunion. We will give you until this Wednesday night to do this. If you refuse to do it then we will pray the Psalm 109. We will pray at home and at church. Our families will pray it together. We will pray to the Lord to stop your poison. We will pray the Psalm against you and your wife and all those who give you sanctuary and protection in Colorado Springs.

Let me be clear. None of us will harm you or your wife. That would be illegal and wrong. It is not our place to mete out the justice and punishment you and your followers deserve and have earned. We won’t have to. The Lord will. It is our God-given right to pray for His intervention and protection from your evil. Even under the Constitution you worship as an idol in place of the Son of God.

Reconsider and know the Power of Prayer. Fear the Power of Christ, Michael Weinstein (1 Peter 1: 17-21).

Hilarious. “You better not go or we’ll pray for bad things to happen to you.” How terribly threatening. The stuff about him dressing up as Yassir Arafat is amusingly wrong. What actually happened was that Mikey had to give a persuasive speech for a class he was taking and the professor encouraged them to really make it interesting. At the time, there was a controversy over whether Arafat should be allowed to speak at the United Nations. Not only did Mikey not dress up as Arafat, he actually dressed up as an Arab and gave a speech against allowing him to speak at the UN. I told him he should go to the reunion dressed like Arafat this time, just to poke fun at them.

Oh, and this is his official response to the email: “These guys can go fuck themselves.”

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  • raven

    Klingenschmitt, the disgraced navy chaplain also tried to kill Mike Weinstein (and Obama). With imprecatory prayer.

    It worked as well as any magic spell does.

    This is BTW, pure witchcraft. Begging or commanding a powerful supernatural being to do your will. The difference between xianity and primitive superstition is….???

  • busterggi

    Shazam!

  • Loqi

    And if that doesn’t work, we’ll hire a witch doctor to place a curse on your aura!

  • greenspine

    Take them to court for conspiracy and uttering threats. Then let them explain to the judge that a) they intended real harm and were taking action towards harming Mr. Weinstein, and are therefore guilty, or b) they know their prayers won’t do anything and are thus admitting on the public record that they are full of shit and they know it.

    No, this isn’t a serious suggestion. It would be hilarious to watch though.

  • roggg

    They never should have tipped their hand. All Mikey has to do is cast Protego Totalum, and/or Salvio Hexia sometime between now and Wednesday night, and their god is rendered ineffective. You really should surprise your enemies when casting offensive spells.

    Unless it’s all a calculated gambit, and they’re going to have the Nazgul attack on Tuesday instead… Ahh! It’s brilliant! Be on guard Mikey… They’re a cunning clan of sorcerers.

  • Larry

    So when Mikey appears at the reunion, healthy and well, will his spirit-filled classmates realize in the futility of the power of prayer to their psychotic sky fairy.

  • sqlrob

    No, this isn’t a serious suggestion. It would be hilarious to watch though.

    Why not? Make them put their money where their mouth is.

  • sqlrob

    So when Mikey appears at the reunion, healthy and well, will his spirit-filled classmates realize in the futility of the power of prayer to their psychotic sky fairy.

    Of course not. God works in mysterious ways, his retribution will come in some other manner. They’ve always got an out.

  • http://aceofsevens.wordpress.com Ace of Sevens

    Hell Spirit of the Devil sounds like a good name for a metal group.

  • shouldbeworking

    If Mike gets hurt (car accident, a cold or a paper cut) after attending could he sue for assault?

  • TGAP Dad

    And when their prayers fail, will they abandon their belief in Yahweh? Noooooooo!

  • chippanfire

    If you refuse to do it then we will pray the Psalm 109.

    Now what did that remind me of?

    Oh yes. This equally terrifying threat.

  • http://anexerciseinfutility.blogspot.com tommykey

    Mikey should fake a heart attack at the reunion if any of them start shouting prayers at them to make them think it’s working and then after a few seconds spring up and say “Ha! Fooled ya!”

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    And second we ask you to believe in and fear the Power of Prayer if you refuse to reconsider.

    Oooh, a prayer throw-down. I’d ask them to pray for me to burst into flame, and I’d respond with Voltaire’s prayer (“I prayed to god to make my enemies ridiculous”) I wonder which would work…

  • Taz

    God works in mysterious ways, his retribution will come in some other manner.

    Probably another tsunami in Japan.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    God works in mysterious ways, his retribution will come in some other manner.

    Maybe the lord will send him a long, happy, productive life – then take revenge by gently ending it.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    they’re going to have the Nazgul attack on Tuesday instead… Ahh! It’s brilliant! Be on guard Mikey… They’re a cunning clan of sorcerers.

    I love when the enemy tries that and you trump them with “ball of sticks” at the last minute, then fire back with a “jabbering goon” with a +4 offense card played sideways. That’s my favorite combo, anyhow.

    Joking aside, it’s a shame to see that cheesebrain declares his child to be thoroughly indoctrinated. Poor little puppet-child; I hope she surprises him, someday.

  • http://cheapsignals.blogspot.com Gretchen

    What a sanctimonious twat. Here is a person who truly thinks of himself as the right hand of God, or perhaps it would be more accurate to say God’s raging hard-on. People with enormous egos– especially the unjustified variety– are a pain to do with generally, but this mofo thinks that his guarantuan sense of entitlement is ordained. Literally, heavenly endowed!

    I will not continue the sexual analogies by claiming that he must have a micropenis, because that’s insulting to people with micropenises. Instead I will assert that whatever is lodged up his ass must be freakin’ enormous.

  • butchpansy

    He should be afraid of that xian love; they define it differently than the rest of us.

  • No One

    I invoke the gods of hospitality to strike Mikey’s detractors with jock itch and unflattering pimples.

  • Sastra

    Given all the credible threats of violence Mr. Weinstein has received throughout the years (some of them carried through), maybe the best — and most strategic — response would be to start howling in protest:

    “O no no no no — not PRAYER! Don’t try to attack me with prayers! That is the WORST fate I can imagine! I am so scared. So, so, so scared. I always hoped this line of attack would never occur to my enemies. Instead, I hoped they would labor against me with bricks and bombs and guns — things which can only make me stronger. But PRAYER??? Alas, I am DOOMED!”

    And oh, lawdy — don’t go throwin’ him in that ol’ Briar Patch, neither!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=730511544 billdaniels

    And we all know that, even if Mikey lives to be 200 years old, when he dies, his Christian asshole classmate’s descendants will say, “See! The curse worked!”

  • eric

    You have the hell-spirit of the devil within you and I have seen and felt it. Eye witness, personally.

    You may be better off praying the lord teaches you proper grammar.

    Though maybe the Academy is to blame for that, because they obviously gave you a degree despite your inability to write a correct English sentence.

  • raven

    And second we ask you to believe in and fear the Power of Prayer if you refuse to reconsider.

    He should just wear an Eye of Horus sign.

    Horus is just as powerful as the xian gods. And just as real.

  • Tsu Dho Nimh

    I suggest they try holding their breath until they turn blue. It’s about as effective.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nyarlathotep101 ronstrong

    If the whole “Psalm 109” thing doesn’t work they can always try the Avada Kedavra curse or take the nuclear option and summon Cthulhu from sunken R’Lyeh to eat him

  • Michael Heath

    wingnut writes:

    A number of your classmates have asked me to convey a simple message to you.

    I’d like to think even his fellow conservative Christians probably just patronized him when he brought up this subject up, where this nut is falsely equating that to full-fledged support.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nyarlathotep101 ronstrong

    Oh, and I also like how they ask him to “believe in and fear the Power of Prayer”. If I ever get the urge to rob a bank I am going to try that tactic. I will just point my finger at them and say “I want you to pretend this is a real gun and give me all your money. Okay?”

  • sailor1031

    Does anyone else share my deep concern that total morons like this are responsible for our national defense?

  • gridlore

    Zoomies. Half of them have God on the brain to the point of being brain dead. The other half (the fighter pilots) think they are god.

  • Homo Straminus

    greenspine@4:

    Take them to court for conspiracy and uttering threats. Then let them explain to the judge that a) they intended real harm and were taking action towards harming Mr. Weinstein, and are therefore guilty, or b) they know their prayers won’t do anything and are thus admitting on the public record that they are full of shit and they know it.

    Wasn’t there a case in the recent past where this exact situation happened with a fortune teller? If he truly believed he was telling the future, then he was responsible for [whatever], but if he didn’t he was guilty of fraud?

    Or was that just a thought experiment.

  • jnorris

    This letter lets everyone who was at the bottom of Mike’s class at the academy.

  • eric

    @31 – was probably a thought experiment. In the U.S., I believe, courts have ruled for decades that voodoo curses, prayers, and other such things are not actionable threats. The reasoning the courts use, somewhat ironically, is that no resasonable person would believe they would work.

    I spent a few minutes trying to look up a case citation, but couldn’t find one. So take this as tentative.

  • raven

    If imprecatory prayer worked, we wouldn’t even need a military.

    Ahmadinejad and the Iranian Mullahs would have all been turned into frogs. Along with the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and Putin.

    We wouldn’t need elections either. Both Obama and Romney would also have been turned into frogs, as opposing armies of prayer warriors duel it out.

  • http://spaninquis.wordpress.com/ Spanish Inquisitor

    “Don’t show up or we’ll…we’ll…pray that you don’t!”

    Yea. That oughta work.

  • http://spaninquis.wordpress.com/ Spanish Inquisitor

    Oh. And I just noticed that there are three 6s in the classmate’s email addy name. I wonder if he got to pick his name?

  • Sastra

    Fundamentalist Christians need to learn not to believe their own hype about what Outsiders Really Think and Believe. That’s because Outsiders (i.e.nonchristians) are not easily manipulated cartoon characters from their OWN point of view — however flat and wicked they may be inside your heads. Pulling a crucifix out of your pocket and waving it in front of an actual, living nonbeliever will not make him or her cringe in shame and fear, fleeing the Power of God. It will only make him or her fall down in a fit of giggles. And it will make you look like a total doofus.

    Save the dramatic stories for the urban legends you tell in Bible Study.

  • http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Your darkness and evil is unwanted.

    Oh no! That’s the worst kind of darkness!

  • CaNNoN

    “Hell Spirit of the Devil sounds like a good name for a metal group.”

    hahaha! Yes it does. Also sounds exactly like my brother towards me (I’m the antichrist, demon possessed, and all the other fun shit!), although he just got out of prison, but already “holier than thou”. I guess he found Jesus in there for the 20th time (he can only seem to find Jesus in jail, but once out back to the street drugs after a few weeks of preaching the gospel), Jesus must have been hiding in the toilet which is why we Atheist couldn’t find him! So, if you want to find Jesus, apparently you need to go to prison and fish in a toilet!

    Also curious about something, do I need some kind of software for this site? I just started using it, but I don’t seem to have the function to make proper quotations for a blog.

  • Homo Straminus

    @33eric — thanks for the feedback.

  • zmidponk

    I’m just having a look at the passages they’ve given, and some of them seem to be somewhat bizarre choices to be put in where they are.

    2 Corinthians 11:14-15 seems to be a sort of unintentional back-handed compliment, because they’re saying Mikey gives every appearance of being on the side of righteousness (though they know different, of course).

    John 8:44 is actually from an account of Jesus trying to convince the Jews he is the son of God, so it’s not really saying anything about Mikey or saying that someone fitting their warped view of Mikey will come along. They only seem to be using it as a roundabout way of calling Mikey a liar and the servant of Satan.

    James 4:7, when read in context, is actually advising adulterous people to stop their adulterous ways and ‘submit to God’ and ‘resist the devil’, so, unless they’re accusing Mikey of committing adultery, It’s not really relevant.

    Matthew 21:22, Mark 11:24 are Jesus more or less saying ‘pray for anything at all, and, as long as you truly believe, it will happen’, so are relevant (albeit being rather pointless to an atheist), but Mark 9:29 is from the story of Jesus curing a boy of an ‘impure spirit’, which causes symptoms with a striking resemblance to grand mal epilepsy, which his disciples had been unable to because, according to Jesus, ‘This kind can come out only by prayer’ (that’s the part that’s 9:29). So, unless they think Mikey suffers from epilepsy, and they’re, somewhat bizarrely, threatening to cure him, this would seem to be totally irrelevant.

    As for 1 Peter 1: 17-21, I’ll just quote it (from NIV):

    Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

    The only thing I can think of is that they really can’t grasp the idea of someone not believing in the Christian God, and that everyone who says they don’t is merely pretending.

  • Morgan

    The bit that really jumped out at me is criticizing Yasser Arafat for “his terror against those who follow Jesus”. Boy howdy, that seems… self centred, I suppose, is a mild way to put it.

  • pilch62

    Why does “the Power of Prayer” [sic] sound like something one would see advertised on TV for $19.99?? Order now, and you’ll get a second “Power of Prayer” absolutely free!!!

  • http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    CaNNoN “Also curious about something, do I need some kind of software for this site? I just started using it, but I don’t seem to have the function to make proper quotations for a blog.”

    [blockquote]Thing that I’m quoting.[/blockquote] (but with triangle brackets instead of square ones)

  • Roger

    As I read this, I kept thinking I was reading a bizarre kind of Chick Tract. It’s got the overblown arrogance, bible verses that are only tangentially related to the subject, and the overwhelming “Out of touch with reality” kinda vibe to it.

  • wheatdogg

    Is that the real email addy of the sender? I checked it at http://www.nwtools.com6m6l6w@chrsin4gvn.com – domain does not exist.

    Is Mikey being hoaxed?

  • John Phillips, FCD

    CaNNoN, this site uses HTML and not BB Code so use the greater than (shift fullstop) and less than (shift comma) symbols instead of BBcode’s square brackets for tags. Some but not all the accepted tags are shown directly above the Leave a reply box. Just have a play around using the preview button before posting.

    If using Firefox you can get the Formatting Text Toolbar addon. This makes adding tags really easy, just remember to set it to HTML with the style button on the right of the tool bar.

    Then to create a blockquote, copy and paste into the reply box, highlight the pasted text and click the blockquote tag button (the one that looks like a small page with greater and less than symbols) on the toolbar.

    There is a similar app for Chrome named Entagger, but I haven’t tried it and there is also HotKeysBB for Opera which I have tried and is OK. But, as the name suggests, it uses Hotkeys to do the job, rather than a toolbar, and the basic set of tags it comes with can be edited and added to if needed.

  • John Phillips, FCD

    Oops, an s sneaked in there somehow :/ it’s HotkeyBB.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    @ Wheatdogg:

    Mr. Weinstein is not in the habit of publishing e-mail addys on those bons mal that he receives from the proponents of KKKristian love.

    Now that the email is, if not viral, at least widely disseminated I would guess that locating the ISP it came from would be a matter for the authorities if it’s considered a credible threat of violence.

  • Christoph Burschka

    Torn between whether this sort of thing should be simply ridiculed or reported to the police.

    Sure, at its face it is a ridiculous threat. But since these people actually believe in what they’re saying, they are threatening what they consider actual harm.

    If a violent crazy person threatens to set you on fire with his mind, maybe you shouldn’t dismiss that as an idle threat: To him, setting you on fire with his mind is as real as doing it with a match.

  • Big Boppa

    The email address is spoofed. The user name portion is simply the numbers 666 inserted into Mike Weinstein’s initials (mlw). I guess the sender thinks he’s being clever here. I haven’t figured out what he’s trying to convey with the (fake) domain name chrsin4gvn.com. It would be interesting to see the doc headers from the original email. It’s pretty easy to spoof an email address but somewhat more difficult to mask the actual outgoing smtp that processed the message. Any bets on whether it was an official US Gov server?

  • pamsmigh

    Dear Mr. Weinstein. I don’t know if you read here, but if you do I wanted to tell you “Thank you very much for what you put up with in order to separate ignorance and state.” I hope you and your wife have a lovely time at the reunion.