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(Sky News)   Rabbis fight swine flu by using a plane to dust Israel with airborne prayers   (news.sky.com) divider line 69
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2009-08-12 04:24:08 PM  
Unlike the versions they drop over Palestine, these won't be the exploding white phosphorous variety of prayer scrolls. Those are hard to read. Burn your eyes and such.
 
2009-08-12 04:30:56 PM  
I read this as Rabbits...
 
2009-08-12 04:34:18 PM  
According to the article, they're willing to pray while flying over the UK in order to save the gentiles.

They don't need to worry about coming over here, though, I've taken care of California. Yesterday I sacrificed a goat and then read in its entrails that we're safe for now.

/considered going with "Yesterday I wrote a letter to Santa and he said we're safe for now." but I like the imagery better in the other one.
//all options equally effective
 
2009-08-12 06:45:33 PM  
MasterThief: I read this as Rabbits...

Me too. Was really confused why rabbits would care about swine flu.
 
2009-08-12 06:46:06 PM  
Wasn't this on Powell's address to the UN for the justification for war in Iraq? I distinctly remember him showing video of remote controlled "Iraqi aircraft" being used to spray chemical weapons.

/hmmm
 
2009-08-12 06:48:00 PM  
You say "pray," I say "wish."
 
2009-08-12 06:48:08 PM  
Well i suppose it beats flipping off countries like i do on planes. To each his own.
 
2009-08-12 06:48:35 PM  
Psumek: MasterThief: I read this as Rabbits...

Me too. Was really confused why rabbits would care about swine flu.



Thirded.
 
2009-08-12 06:49:40 PM  
Having recently visited the "perfect animal" thread, I too read this as rabbits.
 
2009-08-12 06:49:44 PM  
some swedish girl: Well i suppose it beats flipping off countries like i do on planes. To each his own.


Well that's just farked up.

/Give Oregon a "pressed ham" every time I fly down to L.A. or Vegas.
 
2009-08-12 06:50:06 PM  
I'm glad we have lucid people like that taking initiatives for the rest of the sheeps.
 
2009-08-12 06:50:12 PM  
Better Article With Video (new window)

Religious Fanatics on Planes you say...
 
2009-08-12 06:50:58 PM  
Nice, they gave Madonna a well deserved thrashing.
 
2009-08-12 06:51:25 PM  
I'd rather pray to a deity that doesn't need me to write down and hand-deliver my prayers to a specific place. You know, more omniscienty.

Good lord, what a bunch of primitives. Since they don't think Jesus was the Messiah and thus replaced the Law, do they still sacrifice animals like the Torah says, or has that been put on the down-low as just to crazy for modern times even for a nomadic tribal religion?
 
2009-08-12 06:52:49 PM  
Shocktopus: I'd rather pray to a deity that doesn't need me to write down and hand-deliver my prayers to a specific place. You know, more omniscienty.

Good lord, what a bunch of primitives. Since they don't think Jesus was the Messiah and thus replaced the Law, do they still sacrifice animals like the Torah says, or has that been put on the down-low as just to crazy for modern times even for a nomadic tribal religion?


IRRC, they can't practice sacrifice until the temple is rebuilt.
 
NNH
2009-08-12 06:54:08 PM  
should've gone with the 'stupid' tag, subby.
 
2009-08-12 06:54:43 PM  
whut?
http://tinyurl.com/qxdqsx
(copy and paste)
 
2009-08-12 06:55:44 PM  
www.cslacker.com
 
2009-08-12 06:57:51 PM  
Crazy knows no religious boundaries...
 
2009-08-12 06:58:03 PM  
The 101st Jewish Prayerborne Division?.
 
2009-08-12 06:58:30 PM  
ChadM89: Having recently visited the "perfect animal" thread, I too read this as rabbits.

Same and ditto.

Silly rabbi - kicks are for Trids!
 
2009-08-12 07:01:13 PM  
Insanity is fine if it's sanctioned by a Church.
 
2009-08-12 07:04:03 PM  
If they are paying for it themselves, then let them.

NikolaiFarkoff: Unlike the versions they drop over Palestine, these won't be the exploding white phosphorous variety of prayer scrolls. Those are hard to read. Burn your eyes and such.

For the 5 billionth time. That was not weaponized white phosphorus. They were smoke rounds that are specifically constructed to make a very poor anti-personnel weapon so they would comply with international treaties. The wedges that the WP is contained in will burn you eventually if you let a piece sit on your skin, but nothing like weaponized WP will do.

Were they firing smoke rounds to impair visibility and sew confusion, fear, and panic amongst the Palestinians and Hamas? Possibly. Did they use it to try and kill poeple. No. If they were going to kill people they have much better weapons than smoke rounds that would catch them less flack in the international press.

Please go stand in line with the Troofers.
 
2009-08-12 07:04:11 PM  
believe it or not i read it as rabies dont know how the hell
 
2009-08-12 07:05:54 PM  
Gonad the Ballbarian: Crazy knows no religious boundaries...

You might be surprised to know that the Kabbalah is a spiritual text, and shares much in common with every other spirituality. Whereas the only thing all religions have in common, is that they are man made institutions which rake in money and control people.
 
2009-08-12 07:06:57 PM  
MasterThief: I read this as Rabbits...

ditto.
 
2009-08-12 07:07:36 PM  
I wish I could charter planes in the name of crazy.
 
2009-08-12 07:08:56 PM  
Man: Oh Lord, we pray and beseech you for this merciful thing...

God: OK, look, I know what I'm doing here, mmkay? I've been God since the beginning. If I wanted you to live, you'll live. If I want you to die, you'll die. The last thing I'm gonna listen to is some handful of pious humbler-than-thou wackos who tell everyone they have me on speed-dial to do their bidding.

And you know what? It's a BAD policy to be a God who ignores your needs unless you constantly beg for your life. What, do you think I just let people die for not worshiping enough? That's the mark of a truly vain and insecure being. It's not a really "God-like" style for Christianity.

If I DID smite people down for displeasing me, those rape gangs in Darfur would be first on the list, guys who throw acid on schoolgirls' faces, then go through another like 500 groups before getting down to people who don't pray enough, eat bacon, wear blended fabrics, have consensual sex in atypical ways, and believe in evolution.

In short, it's called "God's Plan" for a reason, jackass.
 
2009-08-12 07:08:57 PM  
p.s. How is this any different that witch-doctoring?

/the guys with the tiny scroll-boxes on their heads are particularly amusing.
 
2009-08-12 07:08:57 PM  
MasterThief: I read this as Rabbits...

Me too. Was really confused why rabbits would care about swine flu.


Thirded.


Fourthed.
 
2009-08-12 07:13:13 PM  
like Naturo?

It makes just as much sense.
 
2009-08-12 07:14:26 PM  

"I know I said I wanted to join the 'Mile High Club', but this isn't the way I imagined it would happen..."


news.sky.com

 
2009-08-12 07:15:31 PM  
What a waste of fuel.
 
2009-08-12 07:15:33 PM  
I bet the GOP will steal this idea as their national health care plan!
 
2009-08-12 07:15:54 PM  
Shocktopus: p.s. How is this any different that witch-doctoring?

/the guys with the tiny scroll-boxes on their heads are particularly amusing.


It's no different.

But you didn't need to be told that.
 
2009-08-12 07:17:30 PM  
LavenderWolf: Shocktopus: p.s. How is this any different that witch-doctoring?

/the guys with the tiny scroll-boxes on their heads are particularly amusing.

It's no different.

But you didn't need to be told that.


Yes it is different.

It's missing ooo eee oo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
ooo eee oo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
 
2009-08-12 07:20:38 PM  
Psumek: MasterThief: I read this as Rabbits...

Me too. Was really confused why rabbits would care about swine flu.


I did too, and also was wondering what rabbits would be doing dusting Israel via plane. Because I first thought of "dusting" as, you know, removing dust.

Either we're confused or subby wrote a really bad headline.
 
2009-08-12 07:23:24 PM  
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Drop the prayers on my word!
 
2009-08-12 07:30:56 PM  
Hey, I want you guys to know that I am ready at a moment's notice to take your money in exchange for flying around your city with some mead (or preferably melomel) offering up prayers and fine drink to both Thor and Heimdall that you be spared from this disease.

It's my sincere promise that I will make one ripping good offering for you, with a minimum of one appeal to an Æsir per square mile.
 
2009-08-12 07:43:01 PM  
If they could just fly real low, they could do the bris thing too.
 
2009-08-12 07:43:18 PM  
erewhon: Hey, I want you guys to know that I am ready at a moment's notice to take your money in exchange for flying around your city with some mead (or preferably melomel) offering up prayers and fine drink to both Thor and Heimdall that you be spared from this disease.

It's my sincere promise that I will make one ripping good offering for you, with a minimum of one appeal to an Æsir per square mile.


Will you be using your spear & magic helmet?
 
2009-08-12 07:44:19 PM  
Cwazy Rabbit...Trix are for pigs.
 
2009-08-12 07:45:37 PM  
 
2009-08-12 08:02:20 PM  
MasterThief: I read this as Rabbits...

for what its worth, i read it as rabies. made no sense.
 
2009-08-12 08:06:20 PM  
You look flu-ish.

www.dailyencouragement.net
Open up and say Oyyyyyyyy....
 
2009-08-12 08:09:06 PM  
NikolaiFarkoff: Unlike the versions they drop over Palestine, these won't be the exploding white phosphorous variety of prayer scrolls. Those are hard to read. Burn your eyes and such.


aaaaand FAIL in one.
 
2009-08-12 08:10:32 PM  
God: What am I, some kind of f***ing genie? Fix it yourself. I'm watching my stories. *Turns TV all the way up*
 
2009-08-12 08:29:45 PM  
Gyrfalcon: Will you be using your spear & magic helmet?

I had to give them up when I ETS'd. However, I'm assured I'll be at the feast in Valhalla as a jarl and not as one of the þrælar, so I've got that going for me. Therefore I've got an "in" with Thor and Heimdall, and with enough mead I'm sure they'll hear my plea for you. At least maybe they'll let you be my þræll in Valhalla if you DO die of it; I'd be an easy master.

/B: I can hear the cuckoos singing in the cuckoo-berry tree!
//S: If he says that that's a helmet I'd suggest that you agree...
///B: But he'll find it is not gold and will not make him bold and brave!
//S: Well, at least he'll find it useful if he ever needs a shave.
/different helmet, I know
 
2009-08-12 08:40:53 PM  
I heard the craziest story from my old boss, who is Israeli.

The ultra-orthodox were upset at how the runway at Tel Aviv Airport forces planes to take off over a cemetery. To some of them, it is a sin for a rabbi to enter a cemetery when there is a funeral taking place, and apparently flying over counts.

So, the workaround was that sometimes orthodox rabbis put on some crazy plastic get-up over their clothes when they took off, and removed the gear once they were past.

I understand that now some changes have been made to the runways to negate this problem.

My point: A lot of crazy shiat goes on over there, and this article is hardly surprising.
 
2009-08-12 08:42:13 PM  
That was the most annoying thing I have seen in a long time. Furthermore, jews seem very annoying to me after watching this video. I can understand the thousands of years of hate everyone has for them now. If I, as a gentile, had to wake up and hear that sheit everytime I walked by a temple on the way to work as a Praetorian or legionare, I would look forward to crucifying a jew at the end of the work day also.
 
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