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(Sun Sentinel)   So, let me get this straight; I give you $5000, and you'll fly invisible mermaids from London to help me recover my stolen car and money? Okay, what could possibly go wrong?   (sun-sentinel.com ) divider line
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2005-03-22 04:47:00 PM  
djmed
all you atheist, Chrisitan bashers are going to hell. dress for warm weather.

/just saying


Yeah, well, you're going to Yorkaland because you don't believe in the lord Urpat. Dress for purple decor.
 
2005-03-22 04:47:50 PM  
It's fun to make up religions, because they have exactly the same amount of evidence as Christianity.
 
2005-03-22 04:51:10 PM  
whidbey:
djmed: all you atheist, Chrisitan bashers are going to hell. dress for warm weather.

But you misspelled Christian. Your own God.


No, his god is Chrisitan, who resides in the magical land of marshmallows. If you bash on him, you go to the mildly warm Hatefull Eternity with Lots of Lashings, sometimes abreviated to Hell.

Of course, I just made that up, and it has exactly the same amount of support that Christianity does. Curious thing, religion.
 
2005-03-22 04:52:56 PM  
rose8199: GIS for invisible mermaid.

[image from home.earthlink.net too old to be available]
 
2005-03-22 04:56:07 PM  
JC Superstar

It's fun to make up religions, because they have exactly the same amount of evidence as Christianity.


patenetly false. At the very least, Christ is known to have lived while there are sketchy records at best of actual mermaids.
 
2005-03-22 05:03:56 PM  
Geez, lady... next time you order invisible mermaids, get a tracking number and pay the extra 85 cents for the insurance.
 
2005-03-22 05:04:08 PM  
djmed

"Dress for warm weather"...Jesus is sending me to Cancun?

Thank you, Jeebus!
 
2005-03-22 05:18:42 PM  
finn_frenzy -- It'd be so awesome if Scott Baio were his sidekick! It's not like he's doing anything...

As which one, Bibleboy or Biblegirl?

I mean, come on... what other show is going to feature a demonic, golf club weilding Jewish crooner villain with explosive drool, and a female A.I. named after The Prince of Darkness? You can't make this stuff up!
 
2005-03-22 05:21:34 PM  
JC Superstar:

It's fun to make up religions, because they have exactly the same amount of evidence as Christianity.


Contrabulous Flabtraption:
patenetly false. At the very least, Christ is known to have lived while there are sketchy records at best of actual mermaids..


Fine, then I'll make up a religion based on the son of God, Ghengis Kahn. Also known to have lived, and to a much higher degree of certainty. Apples to Apples.
 
2005-03-22 05:25:16 PM  
If we're going to bring religion into it, I suspect the mermaids were followers of Semen.

Sorry, I of course mean Seaman.
 
2005-03-22 05:26:46 PM  
In related news, the average IQ of native Africans = 70.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/027597510X/ref=ase_vdare​/103-472 0634-1029424?v=glance&s=books
 
2005-03-22 05:30:48 PM  
JC Superstar: Oh, but believing that there's an all-powerful, invisible man in the sky, who created the world with *magic* is sensible, right?

*Sigh*, and believing that the universe suddenly magically created itself is just as believable.
 
2005-03-22 05:32:28 PM  
imnotsam:

Hello?! One of them was believed to be Arabic. Duh.

Hello!? The fifth one was believed to be Arabic. Duh. RTFA
 
2005-03-22 05:33:37 PM  
2005-03-22 05:21:34 PM JC Superstar
Fine, then I'll make up a religion based on the son of God, Ghengis Kahn. Also known to have lived, and to a much higher degree of certainty. Apples to Apples.


Do what you want, no one cares ;)

(you think they do, but really they don't)
 
2005-03-22 05:33:44 PM  
Hello?! Close your farking tag. Duh.
 
2005-03-22 05:35:19 PM  
philwz,

Science doesn't deal in "magic," only religion does that. Science deals with facts, makes hypotheses based on those facts, and then tests them. And then tests them again. And again.

There's plenty of evidence that supports the big bang. How much evidence is there to support creationism? Zero. How much evidence is there that supports god(s)/magic/faries/the tooth fairy/Mermaids? Zero.
 
2005-03-22 05:36:00 PM  
2005-03-22 11:52:38 AM mikaelhg

How unlike christians.


What about Buddhists?

just wondering.
 
2005-03-22 05:38:14 PM  
Aww, isn't that special? A South Florida news site is trying to show that there are people in the world who are dumber than Floridians.

/group hug
 
2005-03-22 05:41:40 PM  
My big invisible man in the sky can kick the shiat out of your big invisible man in the sky.
 
2005-03-22 05:43:05 PM  
2005-03-22 03:15:57 PM Donald_McRonald

People shouldn't believe in nonexistant invisible beings.


People shouldn't believe in anything they don't see with their own two eyes. Even nuclear radiation.
 
2005-03-22 05:47:00 PM  
Ernie the Fork

Thanks for playing along with my poorly excecuted joke. :-)
 
2005-03-22 05:51:07 PM  


There's plenty of evidence that supports the big bang. How much evidence is there to support creationism?


actually, if you drop your hatred for God for a moment, you'd see that the big bang and creationism coexist well. Something had to create the point of infinite matter that exploded. Nothingness does not produce something. So, believing the Big Bang theory essentially requires the belief that the originating singularity was created by someone or something.
 
2005-03-22 05:56:57 PM  
At the very least, Christ is known to have lived

Uh!

You know what? There's really no proof Christ existed, either!

No body, no grave, no records.

Just....LEGEND.

I wonder why we so blindly accept that he existed?
 
2005-03-22 06:01:10 PM  
2005-03-22 05:35:19 PM JC Superstar
philwz,

Science doesn't deal in "magic," only religion does that.


Oh so the universe created itself with Science then? Lol. Magic. We didn't see it happen, it was magic. Magic by any other name is still magic.

Science deals with facts, makes hypotheses based on those facts, and then tests them.

Ok so you were around when the Universe created itself, and you can verify that?

There's plenty of evidence that supports the big bang.

Lol. Yes, there is evidence that supports the big bang. But how did it happen. Magic? You run into the same problems that religion does.

How much evidence is there to support creationism? Zero.

Religion is about believing in things that will happen after you die. There's no way to prove or disprove what happens after you die. There's not much scientific evidence for it, or against it.

How much evidence is there that supports god(s)/magic/faries/the tooth fairy/Mermaids? Zero.

There isn't a terrific amount of scientific evidence to support any religion or belief structure. That's why it's called a belief. But it can't be ruled out scientifically, either. Life is all about making choices, you make yours, I'll make mine. Difference being, I don't worry about other people's beliefs, but you seem to be worried they might be right or something. Otherwise why would you care?
 
2005-03-22 06:20:15 PM  
Oh jeeze SHUT UP with the religious argument... this is an article about someone falling for an invisible mermaid story.

Let's all get along with the mockery of others as our bond.
 
2005-03-22 06:22:51 PM  
2005-03-22 06:20:15 PM rose8199


Oh jeeze SHUT UP with the religious argument... this is an article about someone falling for an invisible mermaid story.

Let's all get along with the mockery of others as our bond.


thanks, and I also laughed at you not existant joke
 
2005-03-22 06:28:23 PM  
Actually, religion completely eschews magic.

It considers itself above such base concepts.
 
2005-03-22 06:34:33 PM  
What a moron! did she really think you could airfare and lodging for three mermaids that cheap! That just reeks of a scam to me. What an idiot!
 
2005-03-22 06:34:35 PM  
rjgarc

yay! thank you for making my day (easily amused)
 
2005-03-22 06:37:57 PM  
LOL XTIANS R DUM OMFGLOL!!1!!

Leave it to the Mensa members of Fark to once again prove they can turn ANYTHING into an anti-Christian shiatfest. Way to go guys!
 
2005-03-22 06:40:39 PM  
Leave it to the Mensa members of Fark to once again prove they can turn ANYTHING into an anti-Christian shiatfest. Way to go guys!

I've always wondered about this...is it some kind of extension to Godwin's Law? I wonder if the feds will fund a study to find the reasoning behind such foolishness.

/I'M RICH, BIATCH!!!
 
2005-03-22 06:52:15 PM  
Unixfreak

there were 5 mermaids...they threw in the arab one for free. It does seem a biatcheap though.
 
2005-03-22 06:58:20 PM  
I have a question:

If "something" can not come from "nothing" and there had to be "something" that created the infinitely small and dense ball of energy which exploded in the big bang and created the universe, who created God and the place he resides called "Heaven"? Does this mean God has to have a creator, thus a God he worships? Then wouldn't this mean the God who created God also had to have a creator who he worships, on, and on infinately? Or did God's existance "just happen" like some say with the big bang?

// Just wondering
 
2005-03-22 07:03:37 PM  
heavymetal

The standard theistic answer is that God was not created, but always existed.


It makes no sense to me, but then again, theism is none of my business.
 
2005-03-22 07:04:10 PM  
heavymetal

the common belief is that God just is. He has always been and always will be. The difficulty is explaining this, which is why most religious people won't get into that debate...it can't be explained so nobody tries.
 
2005-03-22 07:04:52 PM  
heavymetal,

Why can't it have existed forever? Who says that the Big Bang was the first thing that existed?

Anyway, if God(s) started everything, then what created God(s)? If there's a double-standard, then why is that?
 
2005-03-22 07:15:25 PM  
Going from ordering up 5 British mermaids to the mysteries of the universe all in one thread. Internets are teh cool.
 
2005-03-22 07:20:19 PM  
I'm paying to have my invisible mermaids oiled and washed. They verify that, yes, there were several invisible mermaids in Zimbabwe last week. I think there has been a terrible mistake here. These poor mermaids are probably lost in either the Umzingwani or Mwenezi Rivers. Where are the flying invisible Griffons? We need a search party!

Oh, here are my little pills,,,
ahhhhh,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
 
2005-03-22 07:21:37 PM  
absoluteben: sorry, no html skillz

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&client=firefox-a&rls=org.moz​illa%3Ae n-US%3Aofficial&q=finger+piano&btnG=Search
 
2005-03-22 07:30:19 PM  
philwz
*Sigh*, and believing that the universe suddenly magically created itself is just as believable.

I personally believe that time is an entirely internal phenomenon of the universe and hence, since the idea of creation only makes sense within a time-frame, existence itself is timeless. So everything that exists has 'always' existed, changelessly.
 
2005-03-22 07:32:50 PM  
You know what? There's really no proof Christ existed, either!

No body, no grave, no records.

Just....LEGEND.


Look harder....


[image from phototravels.net too old to be available]
 
2005-03-22 07:34:51 PM  
philwz:

Science doesn't deal in "magic," only religion does that.

Oh so the universe created itself with Science then? Lol. Magic. We didn't see it happen, it was magic. Magic by any other name is still magic.


So because you can't see something, it's magic? I can't see the atoms in my hand, does that make their workings magic?

Science deals with facts, makes hypotheses based on those facts, and then tests them.

Ok so you were around when the Universe created itself, and you can verify that?


No, the facts are things that we observe today. The hypotheses are questions and possible answers, based on those facts, to explain things that we can't directly observe.

There is much factual data today, such as the Hubble deep space images, that supports the big bang theory. There is no evidence that supports "god did it."

There's plenty of evidence that supports the big bang.

Lol. Yes, there is evidence that supports the big bang. But how did it happen. Magic? You run into the same problems that religion does.


Why do you keep coming back to this magic thing? The fact that we don't understand everything doesn't support your "god did it with magic" explaination. We didn't understand how genes were passed until Watson and Crick, does that mean that up until then, it was done by magic?

So far, science has explained thousands upon thousands of previously unknown phenomena. "Magic" has explained none of it.

How much evidence is there to support creationism? Zero.

Religion is about believing in things that will happen after you die. There's no way to prove or disprove what happens after you die. There's not much scientific evidence for it, or against it.


Right, and there's no way for you to prove or disprove that I have an omnipotent invisible hippo under my bed. That doesn't change the fact that the amount of evidence that supports creationism or god is exactly Zero.


How much evidence is there that supports god(s)/magic/faries/the tooth fairy/Mermaids? Zero.

There isn't a terrific amount of scientific evidence to support any religion or belief structure. That's why it's called a belief. But it can't be ruled out scientifically, either. Life is all about making choices, you make yours, I'll make mine. Difference being, I don't worry about other people's beliefs, but you seem to be worried they might be right or something. Otherwise why would you care?


There's also no evidence to disprove that there are invisible mermaids in Zimbabwe, so long as they're "magical." That was my point.

Your belief in God no more or less logical than her belief in invisible mermaids.
 
2005-03-22 07:47:04 PM  
Chicks dig the musicians. (I'm guilty as charged.)
 
2005-03-22 07:50:15 PM  
That's ok, guys like big boobs.
 
2005-03-22 07:53:40 PM  
JC Superstar: Your belief in God no more or less logical than her belief in invisible mermaids.

To be honest, you're belief in science is really just as illogical. You don't believe in science because of something you personally observed. You believe it because of what you read or because of something someone told you.

Can we stop the religion bashing already?

/Agnostic
 
2005-03-22 07:54:46 PM  
Arrgghh! That should be "your."
 
2005-03-22 08:04:15 PM  
Bucephalus

JC Superstar: Your belief in God no more or less logical than her belief in invisible mermaids.

To be honest, you're belief in science is really just as illogical. You don't believe in science because of something you personally observed. You believe it because of what you read or because of something someone told you.

Can we stop the religion bashing already?

/Agnostic


Incorrect. I understand that yes, at its roots, science is based on some unprovable axions. But, unlike Religion, science has repeatedly and continuously proven itself by producing results.

Science has lead to every techological breakthrough in the last 500 years, from metal working to the first steam engine to the microchip. It's lead to all modern medicine, from antibiotics to heart transplants.

Science has explained how the cell works, how genes are passed, how species appear, and how protiens interact in our body.

Every time that science produces something new, or explains an previously unexplained phenomenon, science is shown to work.

Religion has produced nothing.

So, how, exactly, are they the same?
 
2005-03-22 08:44:55 PM  
*sigh* JC, the prophet of logic. You speak to my godless soul in tones that I've only heard in my dreams. How much for your brain?
 
2005-03-22 09:14:31 PM  
JC Superstar, who was is that said "the eyes are the lamp of the body"? You don't see evidence, even though there's plenty, because you're unwilling to see. Comments like "Religion has produced nothing" betray this inclination.
Science is your religion. Poor guy.

/scientist. gotta stop farking 'n' get back to solving Einstein's field equations if I wanna keep my job...
/anti-Xian trolls are pitiable.
 
2005-03-22 09:22:26 PM  
ShapeShift3r,

First of all, Emperor's New Robe-style arguments like "You don't see evidence, even though there's plenty, because you're unwilling to see. " don't hold water. It's a self-fulfilling argument. "See that rock? No? Well, that's because you are unwilling to see it."

As for my "religion of science," that's fine, next time you're sick, why don't you ask for some of that "creationist medicine" that your religion has discovered.
 
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