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(St. Joseph News-Press)   "I Believe" license plate with Christian cross coming soon to South Carolina and Florida (w/pic)   (charleston.net) divider line 627
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2008-05-22 09:19:05 AM  
I think my agnostic "I want to consider the possibility of believing" plates may be a bit much.
 
2008-05-22 09:19:06 AM  
Is this for real?

The church and state separatists are going to have a stroke about this.
 
2008-05-22 09:19:19 AM  
Who cares? If they want to profess their faith on a license plate or a bumper sticker or a tattoo on their face let them go ahead. If it puts more money in the state coffers then great. If you don't like it or don't believe in god/jesus/religion, then ignore it and move along.

Matthew 6:2- "So whenever you give to the poor, don't blow a trumpet before you like the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets so that they will be praised by people. I tell you with certainty, they have their full reward!"
 
2008-05-22 09:19:45 AM  
Upon further thought, I'd be happy with "I don't give a shiat" plates, with a giant middle finger.
 
2008-05-22 09:20:04 AM  
orclover: Excellent, this will make picking the athiest out of soceity alot easier. Wont have to work as hard to keep them from working/dating/shopping/living around decent upstanding folks!

H3|| why cant we just put some sort of patch on em to make it even easier?


photos.imageevent.com

You trolled.......poorly.
 
2008-05-22 09:20:12 AM  
I Believe? I thought the Cubs took that one a couple years ago. Will probably work out as well for SC and FL as it did for the Cubs.
 
2008-05-22 09:20:31 AM  
mofroe: Can I get a "The FSM has blessed me with his noodly appendage" plate?

You know what, that is a little verbose. How about "TFSMHBMWHNA"? Yeah, that looks much better. I like that one.


Keep it short and simple.

"Ramen!"
 
2008-05-22 09:20:57 AM  
store.theonion.com
 
2008-05-22 09:21:16 AM  
Can I get one that says "I don't believe"?

Seems only fair
 
2008-05-22 09:21:19 AM  
xanadian:
Or, the license plate with a UFO on it instead of a cross.


Pffft. Raelians...
 
2008-05-22 09:21:22 AM  
So if you belonged to the Butt Sect religion could you get the personalized license plate "BUTTSECTS"?
 
2008-05-22 09:21:45 AM  
IdBeCrazyIf:
We've had similar plates in Indiana for a few years now.


www.tucsoncitizen.com

Not only that, but it doesn't cost extra like every other specialty license plate. Lovely. This is one of several reasons I should not have come to this state, and will be leaving soon.

It's always the shiattiest drivers who have them, too. I was just stuck behind one this morning, actually.
 
2008-05-22 09:22:06 AM  
dahmers love zombie: I wonder if FL has a rule that they will consider a plate if 400 people say they'll buy one.

You think there's 400 FL Farkers out there who'd shell out an extra $35 a year for a FSM plate? I know I would.


Count me in.
 
2008-05-22 09:22:33 AM  
The Onanist: ZAZ: Somebody photoshop an "I Want To Believe" version for atheists.

Quick and dirty:


Was is that, a beetle snorting coke ?
 
2008-05-22 09:22:43 AM  
i251.photobucket.com

Call me when they start making this plate
 
2008-05-22 09:22:55 AM  
As an Irish Jew, I want an 'I Believe' license plate with a yarmulke-wearing leprechaun sitting on a pile of gold. And something written in Hebrew.

ברך אתה השם אלוהנו מלך העולם, נתן לנו זהב

Kudos to the first person to translate that.
 
2008-05-22 09:23:21 AM  
Pocket Ninja -
Wait, AYP stands for Annual Yearly Improvement? I see at least two things wrong with that...
 
2008-05-22 09:23:31 AM  
Vertdang: Crom on in his mountain.

/when I die, I have to go before him. and he will ask me the riddle of steel. If I don't know the answer, he will cast me out of valhalla and laugh at me.


Crom lives under the mountain.
 
2008-05-22 09:23:37 AM  
I applaud this and hope it spreads nationwide - what a great way to spot the delusional morans in our midst.

I've found that while doing business it is helpful to know who you're dealing with - if they spout a pre-canned Fox News talking point when discussing the price of oil or the War, you know what you're up against, and it usually isn't much - farkers can't count or think two moves ahead. A year into the contract and they are whining like babies.

Nothing is more satisfying than knowing that their prayers are going unheard while their good ol boy business model collapses around them. That's when we run the numbers and swoop in with a buyout offer no larger than enough to cover their debt - and add a piece to our operations for virtually nothing. They walk away angry and unable to afford to send their whorish snowflakes to Liberty or Bob Jones.

Ignorance is bliss, for me at least.
 
2008-05-22 09:23:58 AM  
Vertdang:
/when I die, I have to go before him. and he will ask me the riddle of steel. If I don't know the answer, he will cast me out of valhalla and laugh at me.


Yes! You know what it is, don't you boy? Shall I tell you? It's the least I can do...
 
Bf+
2008-05-22 09:24:02 AM  
Render onto Caesar decorative license plates with little crosses on them.
 
2008-05-22 09:24:04 AM  
If they already have NASCAR plates I don't see the big deal about allowing other religious plates.
 
2008-05-22 09:24:11 AM  
There's an old cartoon somewhere where one person in church is complaining that the person next to them "isn't praying loud enough"...

It would be pretty easy to get enough people together to have an FSM plate or a Darwin plate. Of course then you run the risk of having your car keyed by people with "Truth" (Christian fish eating Darwin fish) magnets.
 
2008-05-22 09:24:23 AM  
mrapier: Shouldn't this be an asinine tag?

My guess is that it was submitted with something similar, but the tag was changed by modmins to make it more infuriating. This seems to be a common Fark. 2.0 strategy for generating page hits.
 
2008-05-22 09:24:40 AM  
ZAZ: Somebody photoshop an "I Want To Believe" version for atheists.

Quick and dirty...

www.dtdstudios.com
 
2008-05-22 09:24:40 AM  
Nothing wrong with a christian license plate. Just don't try to take away anybody's custom plate because some religious fanatic finds it offensive.
 
2008-05-22 09:24:49 AM  
Suggested vanity plates:

"in magic"

"In FSM"

"jebus"

"gawd"

"myths"

"fairies"

"in satan"

"cthulu"

"in love"

"in Zeus"

"OMGWTFBBQ"
 
2008-05-22 09:24:57 AM  
So what? It's a specialty plate you have to pay extra for.

I have a Texas Animal-Friendly License Plate, paid an extra $25 for it which goes to the Humane society.

What's the big deal?
 
2008-05-22 09:25:02 AM  
I don't have any real problem with this. It's easier to deal with anything that comes out of your mouth when I know you're crazy before you even step out of the car.
 
2008-05-22 09:25:22 AM  
What we have here is a failure to separate Church and Plate.
 
2008-05-22 09:25:31 AM  
orclover: H3|| why cant we just put some sort of patch on em to make it even easier?

A patch? Nah, we can take those off.
If you really want to be able to ID us quickly, just make it mandatory for big red pentagrams to be tattooed onto our foreheads.
In fact, everyone should have their religious symbols tattooed onto their foreheads. That way, when you've taken care of all atheists, you can easily identify and string up those dirty jews and muslims.
 
2008-05-22 09:25:36 AM  
Because their "faith" means nothing to them if they can't wear it like some badge of honor, a proclamation of superiority to the unwashed masses.

Good thing the government wastes our tax dollars on such issues. Nothing more important in this country than the religious majority.

/Two foxes and a rabbit trying to decide what to have for dinner...
 
2008-05-22 09:25:57 AM  
Somewhere I have a sermon that makes fun of this concept. If I can't find it, I think next Sunday's sermon may be the perfect time to bring it back up.

How redneck fundamentalists can feel persecuted when they've had their poster boy in the White House for 8 years and one of the two major political parties fellates them every chance they get - I dunno.

/try being a pro-gay, pro-choice, straight pastor
//in the Bible Belt
///then you'll learn about religious persecution
 
2008-05-22 09:25:57 AM  
crazywisdom_uk: The church and state separatists are going to have a stroke about this.

I am a die hard separation of church and state person and, as I posted above, if this plate is handled the same way as every other specialty plates and other religions can do it too, the there is no issue.

The lawsuits will come if they:
- offer it free of surcharge (therefor favoring this one)
- block other religions (including Jedi or FSM)
- block anti-religious themes like "Reason before blind faith!!"

If all things remain fair for all groups then the government is not endorsing one over the other.
 
2008-05-22 09:26:04 AM  
jynxyu: Call me when they start making this plate

i100.photobucket.com

Not quite there, but a good start
 
2008-05-22 09:26:17 AM  
Oddly enough, the only question I have about it this is why a true Christian would get one. After all, isn't there something about keeping your faith in private rather than shouting about it? I guess the upside is that people will be able to tell who the lip-service Christians are.
 
2008-05-22 09:26:22 AM  
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2008-05-22 09:26:31 AM  
Beyond the whole separation of Church and State thing the government seems to want to ignore...

...that is one awfully tacky license plate. Even if I were the kind of Christian who would want to display my faith on a license plate, that one is certainly not how I'd go about doing it.

/fail
 
2008-05-22 09:26:42 AM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2008-05-22 09:27:12 AM  
thepostess: 7of7: I guess this would make it easier to decide whose car to ram if I'm in a bad mood.

Just like the "Choose life" plates, it just makes them easier targets.




And here I thought those people were just old school fans of Wham!.
 
2008-05-22 09:27:49 AM  
mysticcat: Who cares? If they want to profess their faith on a license plate or a bumper sticker or a tattoo on their face let them go ahead. If it puts more money in the state coffers then great. If you don't like it or don't believe in god/jesus/religion, then ignore it and move along.

I'd be ok with that, if that was the end of it. But it isn't. The same groups that promote this kind of stupid shiat seek to further blur the lines between the separation of church and state. Appease them on this, and they are right back at with far more insidious goals. Not to mention that these things are never fair. You will never see a Muslim license plate, or an atheist license plate. It just won't happen.
 
2008-05-22 09:27:59 AM  
Furious Mongoose: you have to let the Muslims have their symbol (I forget it's name)



i278.photobucket.com

Evil Bert?
 
2008-05-22 09:28:34 AM  
Jesus saves: he takes the bus.
 
2008-05-22 09:28:47 AM  
I think its a great idea. It identifies the drivers as blithering idiots that can't drive.

Other signs the driver is mentally absent:
a jesus fish
a PRAY THE ROSARY sticker
Livery plates (limousine driver sleeping behind the wheel)
 
2008-05-22 09:28:55 AM  
StillH2O
mrapier: Shouldn't this be an asinine tag?

My guess is that it was submitted with something similar, but the tag was changed by modmins to make it more infuriating. This seems to be a common Fark. 2.0 strategy for generating page hits.


Hmmm we can't trust anyone anymore. 'cept Jesus of course, even then he faked death once. Lying rat bastards.
 
2008-05-22 09:29:11 AM  
My only hope is that this is the beginning of the end with these specialty plates. I liked it so much better when each state had one and only one plate. Then nobody got a plate they were especially fond of, it was totally fair.
 
2008-05-22 09:29:12 AM  
spqr_ca: Oddly enough, the only question I have about it this is why a true Christian would get one. After all, isn't there something about keeping your faith in private rather than shouting about it? I guess the upside is that people will be able to tell who the lip-service Christians are.


Matthew said:

1"Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

2"Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

5"And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
 
2008-05-22 09:29:22 AM  
Jesus saves blue chip stamps
 
2008-05-22 09:29:23 AM  
If it costs government money, and they fail to provide other religious iconography, I have a problem with this, otherwise meh.

At least you know who to tailgate.
 
2008-05-22 09:29:29 AM  
indylaw: As an Irish Jew, I want an 'I Believe' license plate with a yarmulke-wearing leprechaun sitting on a pile of gold. And something written in Hebrew.

ברך אתה השם אלוהנו מלך העולם, נתן לנו זהב

Kudos to the first person to translate that.


You'll never get my Lucky Charms?

/got nothin'
 
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