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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   100 Christian bookstores remove "Gospel Today" magazine from stock because there are fully clothed women on the cover   (ajc.com) divider line 261
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2008-09-19 09:25:30 PM  
Not all xtians are retarded. But I'm farking sure as hell not going to say that none of them are. And I mean like brain-leaking-out-the-ears retarded.

Any of you really want to get disgusted at some xtians? Watch the film 'Jesus Camp'. That's all I've got to say about that.

/Grew up in non-denominational church obsessed that was pentecost.
// Am tickled that the information age is making prosperity for the church harder and harder.
 
2008-09-19 09:25:54 PM  
GodIsDead: pic

Good grief. Either that is a horrible photoshop, or the head of the one on the right is 25% the size of the woman's head on the left (back row). And neither of them have necks to speak of.


That one jumped out at me immediately too, magazine editor must have not wanted the heads to mess up the text, and the graphics artist is skilless
 
2008-09-19 09:28:37 PM  
Wouldn't they all be able to live together in Saudi peacefully & in harmony?
 
2008-09-19 09:30:03 PM  
fantasizinghydrahead: Not all xtians are retarded. But I'm farking sure as hell not going to say that none of them are. And I mean like brain-leaking-out-the-ears retarded.

Any of you really want to get disgusted at some xtians? Watch the film 'Jesus Camp'. That's all I've got to say about that.

/Grew up in non-denominational church obsessed that was pentecost.
// Am tickled that the information age is making prosperity for the church harder and harder.


My favorite brand of Christian retard are the ones who believe that Jesus spoke English and that therefore the KJV is superior to Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek texts.

Also, I was amused by the Christian who told me I was going to hell because I worship a pagan god (I'm Jewish).
 
2008-09-19 09:30:15 PM  
fantasizinghydrahead: Not all xtians are retarded. But I'm farking sure as hell not going to say that none of them are. And I mean like brain-leaking-out-the-ears retarded.

Any of you really want to get disgusted at some xtians? Watch the film 'Jesus Camp'. That's all I've got to say about that.

/Grew up in non-denominational church obsessed that was pentecost.
// Am tickled that the information age is making prosperity for the church harder and harder.


Yeah, most religions folks aren't retarded, the problem is that the retarded ones end up in the news so the entire religions looks bad thanks to a couple of nutjobs like Fred Phelps.
 
2008-09-19 09:30:48 PM  
Who cares?

Religion is a crutch for the weak, fearful and stupid. Every great mind the world has ever seen has attributed more to the will of man then to the hand of God.
 
2008-09-19 09:31:32 PM  
McStinky: That's Catholic priests, not Baptists. Baptists are the money hungry ones.

Don't discount Catholic money grubbing...

www.rome-hotels.redflag.info
 
2008-09-19 09:31:33 PM  
indylaw:

Also, I was amused by the Christian who told me I was going to hell because I worship a pagan god (I'm Jewish).


rofl
 
2008-09-19 09:32:17 PM  
Live Clothed Girls!!!!!
Clowns! Clowns! Clowns!

Fun for the Whole FAMILY!

(2 drink minimum)


I_Love_Verdi: I don't get it. I thought "seen and not heard" was a good thing.

Women should be obscene and not heard.
 
2008-09-19 09:32:57 PM  
Glass parking lot!!!!1111one
 
2008-09-19 09:33:15 PM  
fantasizinghydrahead: Not all xtians are retarded. But I'm farking sure as hell not going to say that none of them are.

Actually, yes they are all retarded. Some of them just happen to be a pleasant to be around. Not all retards are obnoxious or incapable of handling their own affairs.
 
2008-09-19 09:35:51 PM  
lord-humungus: The Taliban are "conservative" Muslims if you use the same definition of the word as you do when referring to Christians. Both groups look back to a time in the past where they feel we were at a moral utopia. Most "conservatives" are just wrapped up in nostalgia for an age that never really existed.

It's such BS, though. The Bible is full of tales of revenge and killing and girls being married off at the first sign of puberty. This is the utopia they long for?
 
2008-09-19 09:39:36 PM  
Can somebody please explain how this didn't get an irony tag?
 
2008-09-19 09:40:03 PM  
Epsilon: lord-humungus: The Taliban are "conservative" Muslims if you use the same definition of the word as you do when referring to Christians. Both groups look back to a time in the past where they feel we were at a moral utopia. Most "conservatives" are just wrapped up in nostalgia for an age that never really existed.

It's such BS, though. The Bible is full of tales of revenge and killing and girls being married off at the first sign of puberty. This is the utopia they long for?


No the "utopia" is that they are in charge with absolute power over the masses.

They just pretend that it is religionus zeal.
 
2008-09-19 09:42:16 PM  
You clothe your women? Disgusting! It invites other men to unclothe them!
 
2008-09-19 09:43:16 PM  
This is the same reason I probably won't vote republican, because I don't believe a woman belongs in the white house as anything but a first lady. Not sure if i'll vote for Obama or not, most likely alan keyes.
 
2008-09-19 09:49:37 PM  
I think they have a point. I'm sure god doesn't want to listen to these old nags go on and on about how the pastor down the street has a nicer house and he took his family to Bermuda last year and he has a brand new car and he spends time with his wife and he has two kids in college and that boy of his is going to medical school and I bet he doesn't leave his dirty socks on the living room floor and
 
2008-09-19 09:49:47 PM  
maddogdelta: McStinky: That's Catholic priests, not Baptists. Baptists are the money hungry ones.

Don't discount Catholic money grubbing...


(if I may)

And that church was more than likely built over decades a couple of centuries or more ago. So the bill for that place has been paid over and over again. Meanwhile 10 miles from my house, a protestant SECT built this huge, HUGE church right along I-40. Two years later they thought, not ostentatious enough and built a BIGGER one right next to it. Now there are two.

They had a black and white electronic sign in front of the church when they opened, a year later its replaced by a FULL color one. I wrote the pastor, preacher (whothefarkever) and asked how many meals and clothes for needy people the upgrade would've bought, I have recieved no response yet.

Christian Jihadist Bastards. Haven't been the same since that Luther guy split from us!
 
2008-09-19 09:49:56 PM  
Epsilon: It's such BS, though. The Bible is full of tales of revenge and killing and girls being married off at the first sign of puberty. This is the utopia they long for?

No. They long for the 1950s. When no one was gay, the darkies weren't uppity, and women baked lots of pie.
 
2008-09-19 09:50:37 PM  
xen0blue: This is the same reason I probably won't vote republican, because I don't believe a woman belongs in the white house as anything but a first lady. Not sure if i'll vote for Obama or not, most likely alan keyes.

Excellent troll post!
 
2008-09-19 09:52:41 PM  
The Icelander: They long for the 1950s. When no one was gay, the darkies weren't uppity, and women baked lots of pie.

Now come on, who doesn't like pie.
 
2008-09-19 09:52:45 PM  
I wonder what they'd make of my black lesbian neighbor who's attending the local seminary.
 
2008-09-19 09:54:04 PM  
EVERYTHING IN THIS BOOK IS TRUE! YAY! Now I don't have to THINK anymore. ::relief::

Life is precious! And God! And the Bible!
 
2008-09-19 09:54:05 PM  
fluffy2097: Actually, yes they are all retarded. Some of them just happen to be a pleasant to be around. Not all retards are obnoxious or incapable of handling their own affairs.

I know quite a few believers who are most certainly not retarded, and who are very pleasant to be around.
 
2008-09-19 09:54:42 PM  
The Southern Baptists are an interesting bunch. I started laughing so hard that I nearly wrecked my car when they stated that they intended to convert the Jews a few years ago. They have some crazy ideas.

Now, that said, there are at least two baptist men's groups on the ground in the Houston area serving hot meals to large numbers of people. I don't know if those guys are baptists of the southern flavor, but they are from the south and they are baptists.
 
2008-09-19 09:55:11 PM  
The bible is not to be taken literally, it is a framework for ways to live your life.

You could use the Star Trek mythology and get the same useful information.

religious people are just bible geeks and fan-boys (and very annoying)
 
2008-09-19 09:55:26 PM  
MrNemo: EVERYTHING IN THIS BOOK IS TRUE! YAY! Now I don't have to THINK anymore. ::relief::

High Priest: Great wall of prophecy, reveal to us the will of God, so that we may blindly obey!
Priests: Free us from thought and responsibility!
High Priest: We shall read things off you!
Priests: Then do them!
High Priest: Your words guide us!
Priests: We're dumb!
 
2008-09-19 09:56:50 PM  
I was raised a Baptist.

And by "raised," I mean I ran as far and fast as I could from the church as soon as I was sure nobody could stop me (15).
 
2008-09-19 09:58:12 PM  
Ghastly: You clothe your women? Disgusting! It invites other men to unclothe them!

Yes, and they won't chew our food for us, either.
 
2008-09-19 09:58:44 PM  
The Icelander: fluffy2097: Actually, yes they are all retarded. Some of them just happen to be a pleasant to be around. Not all retards are obnoxious or incapable of handling their own affairs.

I know quite a few believers who are most certainly not retarded, and who are very pleasant to be around.


As a matter of fact, one of the people I respect the most is a graduate of a Southern Baptists seminary school.

\Though he doesn't know I'm an atheist
\\Though I don't think that would change his opinion of me
 
2008-09-19 09:59:17 PM  
it's a farking christian bookstore. were you expecting a rational reaction?
 
2008-09-19 09:59:38 PM  
SBC Baptists generally represent the worst type of Christian. They are bigoted, nasty spirited people. They are the heart of the fundie problem in this country. Sure, there are your super freak groups, like Westboro, but SBC is considered mainstream, is well funded and organized, and stuffed with wild eyed fanatics as well as sheeple who will just go along so they can feel "victorious" or "reconciled" or whatever the codeword of the week is.
 
2008-09-19 10:02:43 PM  
indylaw: Also, I was amused by the Christian who told me I was going to hell because I worship a pagan god (I'm Jewish).

Did you remind that Christian that Jesus was Jewish?
 
2008-09-19 10:03:18 PM  
They are entitled to their beliefs but it seems pretty backward to me.
 
2008-09-19 10:03:57 PM  
hienekenftw: "Southern Baptist polity says that's a role reserved for men."

Why am I not surprised that it was southern baptists who complained and said this?


My mom was raised Southern Baptist and my dad was raised Russian Orthodox. Imagine the fun. And they wonder why I'm an atheist.

All of these folks need to be sterilized. Every last one of them. I'm actually for mandatory universal sterilization, really. I think it will solve so many problems...
 
2008-09-19 10:04:08 PM  
whereisian: Isn't this the al-qaeda the base that wants to put a woman in the Whitehouse?

Only in the context of not putting a negro in their.
 
2008-09-19 10:04:31 PM  
iaazathot: SBC Baptists generally represent the worst type of Christian. They are bigoted, nasty spirited people. They are the heart of the fundie problem in this country. Sure, there are your super freak groups, like Westboro, but SBC is considered mainstream, is well funded and organized, and stuffed with wild eyed fanatics as well as sheeple who will just go along so they can feel "victorious" or "reconciled" or whatever the codeword of the week is.

This is true ... unfortunately. A very unchristian group of Christians.
 
2008-09-19 10:05:07 PM  
Or in "there", rather.

/sigh
 
2008-09-19 10:07:07 PM  
anfrind: indylaw: Also, I was amused by the Christian who told me I was going to hell because I worship a pagan god (I'm Jewish).

Did you remind that Christian that Jesus was Jewish?


I ask him if Jesus was going to hell. He looked at me as if I were retarded, and I said "Well, he wasn't Christian... he was Jewish."

If only I'd had a camera.
 
2008-09-19 10:07:43 PM  
I'd hit that. Farkin' a preacher woman would be a feather in the old cap. Not the fatty though. A line needs to be drawn somewhere and I draw mine at the woman who has to have her body hidden behind a sofa during the photo shoot.
 
2008-09-19 10:11:10 PM  
JessicaRaven: sad, when I clicked on the link I was thinking "what, are they up in arms because they're on the cover and not pregnant and in the kitchen?" then I read the article and said "holy crap they ARE"

I lol'd, because I grew up in southern baptist churches, and I -knew- as soon as I saw the picture that's exactly what it was. That's a bit of an extreme way to put it, or I just got really lucky (in one way. . .) about the family I was born into and the churches we attended, especially given my dad is a s.baptist pastor.
 
2008-09-19 10:13:18 PM  
paygun: The Icelander: They long for the 1950s. When no one was gay, the darkies weren't uppity, and women baked lots of pie.

Now come on, who doesn't like pie.


My mother surprisingly enough. She told me this only about a month ago, which is surprising because she's baked a lot of delicious pies.
 
2008-09-19 10:13:54 PM  
iaazathot: SBC Baptists generally represent the worst type of Christian. They are bigoted, nasty spirited people. They are the heart of the fundie problem in this country. Sure, there are your super freak groups, like Westboro, but SBC is considered mainstream, is well funded and organized, and stuffed with wild eyed fanatics as well as sheeple who will just go along so they can feel "victorious" or "reconciled" or whatever the codeword of the week is.

I once tried to explain Gnosticism to a friend of mine who happens to be a Jehovah's Witness (long story). In particular, I was focusing on the Gnostic belief that the teachings of Jesus are just one of many paths to salvation--a view that was crushed when Rome adopted Christianity basically because it wasn't authoritarian enough. It seems like the majority (or at least the most vocal) of Christians, including Jehovah's Witnesses and Southern Baptists, still hold the blatantly authoritarian view that it's basically either Jesus's way or the highway.

That conversation didn't change her beliefs, but at least she found it interesting. Hopefully it at least got her to think about her beliefs a little more critically.

/agnostic
//wonders what would happen if I tried to explain that Gnostic idea to Southern Baptists
///would probably be too scared to try it
 
2008-09-19 10:14:54 PM  
MrNemo: Life is precious! And God! And the Bible!

Perhaps if you had some moral basis in your life, if not the Bible, then maybe Secular Humanism or something else you would realize that "life is precious". There is so much more to existence than the shallow meaningless existence dedicated to selfish pursuits.
 
2008-09-19 10:16:00 PM  
anfrind: //wonders what would happen if I tried to explain that Gnostic idea to Southern Baptists

They would say "That's nahce," which is Southern Baptist for "fark you."
 
2008-09-19 10:17:27 PM  
Feh.

You decide to be Christian, you follow the rules. Not everyone likes em, well TFB, STFUGBTW.
 
2008-09-19 10:18:40 PM  
Kyoki: You decide to be Christian, you follow the rules.

Do you have any idea how many times the rules have been changed?
 
2008-09-19 10:20:33 PM  
...because women are not "fun" to play with, it should be little boys.
 
2008-09-19 10:21:30 PM  
indylaw: I ask him if Jesus was going to hell. He looked at me as if I were retarded, and I said "Well, he wasn't Christian... he was Jewish."

If only I'd had a camera.


I know someone who considers herself a "neo-pagan" who tried the same thing when talking to some fundie. I wasn't there, so all I know is that she couldn't get it through the other person's thick skull that Jesus was NOT a Christian.

I don't know what variety of Christian that particular fundie was (or even if it was a man or a woman), but I think that once a religious group gets to that level of fundamentalism, they all look exactly the same.
 
2008-09-19 10:22:07 PM  
Just makes me sad
 
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