hey! stop calling them "sheeple"

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Listen you all, God called his people sheep. The sheep know the voice of the shepherd and don't listen to a stranger. The sheep obey God and walk in truth and do what is right. The ones you are referring to, mesmerized by the politically correct media, Greenspin and Billy C, and so on, are GOATS. They are not sheeple. We, the tried and true conspiracy theory fringe elements are the true sheeple. We the TB2000 addicts are the sheeple ( well, most of us). We, the folks sitting on a pile of cans and pasta, with our money invested in gold coins and toilet paper, are God's sheep, hearing His voice. The rest are goats. Got it?? Ok, now lets use the right vocabulary.

-- let's (fix@this.misconception), February 27, 2000


Somehow "goatsle" just doesn't have that ring to it.

-- Markus Archus (apxov@mail.com), February 27, 2000.

I stand doctrinally corrected and thank you for it.

[Titus 2:1] "But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:"

-- trafficjam (road@construction.ahead), February 27, 2000.

LOL Markus - I tried a wolfple in sheeples clothing analogy once and that didn't ring well either.

-- Guy Daley (guydaley@bwn.net), February 27, 2000.

We use "sleeples 'n weeples" but sometimes "sheeple" is too tempting to pass up! A funny word, doesn't have to be tied to anything gospel (another funny word ;^)

Peeple is a ridiculously funny word LOL A giggle word ;^)

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), February 27, 2000.

I'm a Christian who is always seeking the Great Sheperds voice. However, IMHO, sheeple is a good analogy. As a farmer I can tell you that sheep are followers that are not too bright. They tend to panic and can be frightened to death. My goats are clever and independent. Even though goats represent the wicked in the Bible, they are much smarter than sheep in real life. I'm a Christian and I will still call blind followers sheeple.

-- morgan (bitbybit@eoni.com), February 27, 2000.

Ever been on a New York City subway at rush-hour? It doesn't matter, sheep, goats, cattle, it's still a herd. <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), February 27, 2000.

I'm with you Morgan, sheep follow and lack the ability to think. More importantly to this argument, using the term "sheeple" has nothing to do with the Bible, sheep is not a theological term so adapting to mean people who follow like sheep doesn't impact theology or Christian beliefs in the least. FixThis is definitely under a misconception. Logan

-- Logan (fisher4@earthlink.net), February 27, 2000.

"God called his people sheep"

I don't THINK so! You're not giving God much credit if you don't thing he knows the difference between humans and sheep.

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), February 27, 2000.

All we like SHEEP have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way... Isaiah 53:6

Sheep are easily lead astray, thus the term Sheeple is appropriate. I don't take joy from this though.

-- former sheeple (truth@bible.god), February 27, 2000.

I guess the conclusion to be drawn from all this discussion is that we're ALL sheep(le). We're all following someone. As Bob Dylan said, "You're going to have to serve somebody, may be the devil, may be the Lord." And anyone who claims to not be following or serving anyone is deluded.

-- Markus Archus (apxov@mail.com), February 27, 2000.

Beg to diff Markus, speak for yourself please. I'm no sheeple, I'm not "following" anyone, and I'm not deluded. That is one of the problems with religion. People like you tell others that they need to follow them, instead of letting them find themselves.

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), February 27, 2000.

Bod Dylan said "serve" somebody - Devil or Lord, Light or Dark, Good or Evil, Life or Death, etc... each day a choice is put before all of us even if you don't "follow" anyone... Then you have the very serious choice which is the bottom line to this whole mess.... Shall it be "My Will", or "Thy Will"???? Free will choice is given and decreed from beyond the galaxy...do as you will...but you will pay your karma back to the farthing

-- off the edge (lemmings@overthecliff.com), February 27, 2000.

"As a farmer I can tell you that sheep are followers that are not too bright. They tend to panic and can be frightened to death."

Hey!! I thought "sheeple" referred to POLLIES, and NOT the panicked doomers who followed North, Yourdon, etc, in their fear-mongering but incorrect, analysis and predictions of Y2K-related societal melt- down.

(Back from vacation)

-- I'mSo (lame@prepped.com), February 27, 2000.

If it's good enough for religionists to call their dumb-ass followers "sheep" and attribute the terms shepherd and sheep to a "God" -- it's good enough for me. The question I have, is why aren't all the religionists incensed at being called, essentially, stupid herd animals with no intelligence or common sense? Maybe it IS because they ARE stupid herd animals with no intelligence or common sense?

-- A (A@AisA.com), February 27, 2000.





-- INever (inevercheckmy@onebox.com), February 28, 2000.

The main point Jesus was making in referring to sheep and goats, are that sheep are teachable, ane generally have a mild disposition, while goats are stubborn, and won't be taught anything easily.

I know that most of us feel we have been given the knowledge of the times we are in via GRACE, and not because we are either deserving or clever.

We live in dark times, and those who don't see that are walking in great darkness. It is my belief we shouldn't be calling them anything, but rather be trying to provide them with some light.

Just my two cents worth, - Jesse.

-- Jesse (wearyhobo@icqmail.com), February 28, 2000.

Saw a commercial on TV last night. It was a sheep in wolf's clothing. Hilarious. The wolves are all romping and doing what wolves do, and suddenly they stop and look at the edge of the forest. Out steps a VERY odd-looking wolf. The "wolf suit" had a mask, with holes cut out for the sheep's eyes. Oh, boy!!

-- Liz (lizpavek@hotmail.com), February 28, 2000.

Let me ask y'all something: For "sheeple" to become something more/better than, um, "sheeple," what is it exactly they would have to do? The term's been sticking in my craw for months now. Now I'd like to know: What is the specific remedy for this disreputable condition?


-- panjandrum (panjandrum@samfoote.net), February 28, 2000.

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