God saved me from the evils of... Doctor Who

This is Simon White, who is selling his Tardis for a novel reason:
Dr Who and his materialistic obsession with it represents the "greatest lie that Satan ever told" according to Mr White.


"I had to retire early from my job as a nurse at the Royal United Hospital in Bath in 1998 because I was suffering from bipolar disorder.

"I turned to drink and became an alcoholic and the Dr Who obsession was the only thing that kept me going. I wouldn't have given it up if you'd have put a gun to my head."

Having discovered Christianity Mr Smith has renounced his old life and is putting the whole collection up for sale in local trade magazines and on eBay.

He said: "God delivered me from the evil that is Dr Who, materialism and alcoholism.

One man's conversion on the road to Damascus (or Gallifrey?) is another man's gain, as I'm sure there are plenty of Doctor Who fans that would be happy to give the Tardis a happy home.


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Ironic how people with mental defects (which are oh so common in todays world) so easily glom onto one external source of justification, or rationalization, or gratification after another.

Kind of like addicts that trade booze/drugs for caffeine/sugar/nicotine (if you doubt that, just go to any AA or NA meeting and watch the endless chain smoking, coffee drinking, donut munching going on - not to mention all that "higher power" crap).

Personally, I'm tempted to start RA (religion anonymous) and make a fortune showing people how to separate myth from reality.
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He's just trying to make good story out of it in order to attract higher bids for his useless crap - sorry, memorabilia.

Sad that we assume he's "trading obsessions" simply because he got religion. Perhaps his religion helped him to realize his unhealthy, costly obsession with Dr Who, and he decided to give it up. It doesn't necessarily mean he's filling up his house with Mary statues and tiny bottles of holy water.

It is a material world, and we all obsess over something. Harry Potter is kinda yesterday - maybe you should give Dr Who a try, Brit.
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Seems like my point was missed...

I, in fact, WOULD tell him to be grateful for his former obsession if the roles were reversed. Anything that would keep a person from self destruction is good, even if it is an obsession. (well, as long as it wasn't self- or other- destuctive as well, such as alcohol/drug use, or serial killing or something.)

It might not be ideal, but living with an obsession is better than sinking into depression - or worse.
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Britt, that's exactly what I was thinking. If you really think Dr. Who is "evil", then what kind of Christian are you to allow that evil to fall into someone else's hands?
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I've already accepted Doctor Who as my Timelord and savior.

and I already have my own TARDIS prop, thank you very much.

This poor bugger just wants people in his life who will tell him what to do and that they're right and everyone else will rot in hell.

He's trading one obsession for another.

Mine's the lonelier path, but at least I get to think for myself.
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