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(The Sun)   Convicted atheist rapist complains that having to share a cell with a Christian violates his human rights. Because this is the UK, his strategy worked   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 412
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2010-01-03 03:04:28 AM  
InfamousBLT:
Your definition of what a Christian is is also subjective. I think Websters defines Christian one way and the bible defines it the other, so we'll never be able to agree on this, because a Christian will always take the bible definition and an atheist will always take the Websters definition. I don't think either of them are wrong, but you'll discount the bible definition because it is based on a set of beliefs.

My definition of what a Christian is would indeed be subjective if I offered one but I have yet do any such thing. I will discount what any individual uses as a definition of Christian regardless of what source material they use. It's either going to be completely subjective or it's going to be so vague that it's useless.
 
2010-01-03 03:08:19 AM  
Moosey fate!

/...my walnuts!
 
2010-01-03 03:08:44 AM  
Jz4p: Though it's from the UK, the details appear to show that Atheists are 1.4x to 2x more likely to be imprisoned than non-atheists.

"no religion" doesn't equal "atheist". IF you asked "do you believe in God?" you'd get a much different answer, I suspect.

Also, that site you link to notes the untrustworthiness of that statistic.
 
2010-01-03 03:10:51 AM  
Why is this in the political section?
 
2010-01-03 03:11:04 AM  
Why is this in the politics tab?
 
2010-01-03 03:11:30 AM  
In before some complete steaming turd conflates atheist and communist.
 
2010-01-03 03:12:46 AM  
Gunther: Jz4p: Though it's from the UK, the details appear to show that Atheists are 1.4x to 2x more likely to be imprisoned than non-atheists.

"no religion" doesn't equal "atheist". IF you asked "do you believe in God?" you'd get a much different answer, I suspect.

Also, that site you link to notes the untrustworthiness of that statistic.


I think you are confusing atheists and anti-theists. Technically, atheist is 'no religion, anti-theist is against religion. All atheists care about is that other people's beliefs are not put into law, school, and out of their own life.

Yes atheist = 'no religion'.
 
2010-01-03 03:13:05 AM  
sgilman: Why is this in the political section?

Damn, sgilman, beat me by 13 seconds.
 
2010-01-03 03:13:54 AM  
Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: Is it our fault he decided to rape only atheists?

I've been accused of atheism, but never convicted. So I'm safe from this guy.
 
2010-01-03 03:14:10 AM  
Prison is supposed to suck, moran.
Go ask the chaplain, he'll tell ya.
 
2010-01-03 03:14:14 AM  
The correct answer is...: jaytkay: jekxrb: BackAssward: There is suck a thing as "cruel and unusual" punishment, and torture. I think having to bunk with a bible thumper ranks near the top of the list for both.

Came here to say this.

So I guess I'll just help get this party started:

Catholic Church's Archdiocesan
Youth Commission logo

The original version of that logo was somewhat more controversial:


What's so controversial about that? He's just playing peek-a-boo with the young lad.
 
2010-01-03 03:16:01 AM  
There is no intolerance like atheist intolerance.
 
2010-01-03 03:18:18 AM  
BackAssward: Technically, atheist is 'no religion

I was unaware the root word "theist", when combined with a negative prefix meaning not somehow involved religion, which is a cultural institution which may or may not have belief in deities within it.
 
2010-01-03 03:19:19 AM  
Mija: There is no intolerance like atheist intolerance.

And no ignorance like theist ignorance?
 
2010-01-03 03:20:26 AM  
Mija: There is no intolerance like atheist intolerance.

I was unaware the modern push against religion by nonbelievers was resulting in assassination attempts against those who speak out against it, or widespread distrust coupled with feelings of disassocation and disgust.
 
2010-01-03 03:23:17 AM  
Having to share a planet with Christians violates my human rights - mainly because they won't shut up about it. Which of your commandments says to make pains in the asses of yourselves trying to convince others your fairytale is true and that those of us who don't buy it will suffer dire consequences for all eternity? Gee, your god is a prick.
 
2010-01-03 03:25:10 AM  
ninjakirby: BackAssward: Technically, atheist is 'no religion

I was unaware the root word "theist", when combined with a negative prefix meaning not somehow involved religion, which is a cultural institution which may or may not have belief in deities within it.


Well, 'a' as a prefix is not the same as 'un' or 'anti'. Think of asexual vs unsexual (or nonsexual).

The prefix 'a' is far different.
 
2010-01-03 03:33:46 AM  
BackAssward: Yes atheist = 'no religion'.

Plenty of people have a general belief in god without having a specific religion.

They aren't atheists.
 
2010-01-03 03:40:18 AM  
Jz4p: Funny... I decided to look this up online, and found this article:

http://atheistblogger.com/2009/03/13/atheists-in-prison-what-are-the-facts/

Though it's from the UK, the details appear to show that Atheists are 1.4x to 2x more likely to be imprisoned than non-atheists. There's a further analysis about how this relates to the US, but it seems to me more likely that you either don't know many athiests, don't know many people in prison, or aren't really thinking carefully on the matter.

/I personally don't know anyone in prison.


Yeah those stats are questionable.
No religion != Atheist (which is why I said what I said in my boobies)

/don't know anyone alive who is or has been in jail.
//everyone I know who has been in jail was Catholic
///Atheist.
 
2010-01-03 03:41:33 AM  
BackAssward: Well, 'a' as a prefix is not the same as 'un' or 'anti'. Think of asexual vs unsexual (or nonsexual).

The prefix 'a' is far different.


Hmm? The prefix "a-" in this context simply means "the absence of". As in, the absence of theism.
 
2010-01-03 03:42:14 AM  
Hopefully, this clarifies:
Theos: god
Theism: assertive belief god(s) exist
A-Theism: without theism.

Notice the lack of the word "religion"
 
2010-01-03 03:42:41 AM  
InfamousBLT: Good on ya Fark. You guys can never pass up a good Christian bashing thread can you?
I want to see an atheist bashing thread.
Oh wait, Christians don't act like 5 year olds.

/I lied, most of them do
//still atheists are worse
///90% of Christians force beliefs on others
////100% of athiests force beliefs on others
//110% of slashies are awesome


You sound like a fat, Christian 5 year old.
 
2010-01-03 03:42:59 AM  
You're a religion.
 
2010-01-03 03:43:49 AM  
Gunther: BackAssward: Yes atheist = 'no religion'.

Plenty of people have a general belief in god without having a specific religion.

They aren't atheists.


And then there's people who follow a religion but aren't theists, like Buddhists.
 
2010-01-03 03:44:56 AM  
I think The All-Powerful Atheismo & InfamousBLT need to hug it out. Waddaya say?
 
2010-01-03 03:46:43 AM  
Vixen_Pot: I think The All-Powerful Atheismo & InfamousBLT need to hug it out. Waddaya say?

Whatryou, queer?
 
2010-01-03 03:48:48 AM  
BackAssward: (oh, and hiya fellow Vancouverite,

I feel a little... stalked... ;-)

BackAssward: ninjakirby: BackAssward: Technically, atheist is 'no religion

I was unaware the root word "theist", when combined with a negative prefix meaning not somehow involved religion, which is a cultural institution which may or may not have belief in deities within it.

Well, 'a' as a prefix is not the same as 'un' or 'anti'. Think of asexual vs unsexual (or nonsexual).

The prefix 'a' is far different.


You may trust me when I tell you that of all people, ninjakirby does not need a lecture on the usage of the term atheist. What he is getting at is that atheism does not mean 'without religion' but 'without god' and actually refers to the absence of a belief in the existence of a deity. There are many theists who believe in God, but do not adhere to a religion and may, indeed, abhor organized religion in all forms.

/Do we need the blue gargoyle's guide here, boys?
 
2010-01-03 03:49:53 AM  
devek: If I want to marry a 6 year old girl, I would need to find something in the bible/koran/etc to give me permission to do that.

As opposed to an atheist who wants to marry a 6 year old girl and can just say "because I want to"?

I'm not sure your argument makes any sense. I've read it again, and it still doesn't make sense to me. You are arguing that one party has a book of morality they have to justify bad acts against, but the other party that doesn't have to justify their bad acts are less likely to commit those acts?

I don't get it. I'd argue anyone who wants to rape a six year old is going to find a way to do it regardless of justification.
 
2010-01-03 03:51:05 AM  
jekxrb: /Do we need the blue gargoyle's guide here, boys?

Nah, we won't need that till the Fark AgnosticsTM show up.
 
2010-01-03 03:53:44 AM  
More evidence that all atheists are rapists, amirite?
 
2010-01-03 03:57:53 AM  
goddamn I'm tired of both you blowhard sides - kill each other off already
 
2010-01-03 03:57:55 AM  
Poe's Law...

I find myself having to educate at least 3 people a month on what atheism is/isn't.

Easiest way, without images:
"Do you beleieve a god, or many, exist?"
Explaining after that any answer besides an assertive "yes"(theism) is athiesm.

The way that people go around saying they're "agnostic", when asked about beliefs, make me disgusted. They are enabling Poe's Law to continue with strength...

=/
 
2010-01-03 04:00:04 AM  
happy to help biological ali forums.guru3d.com
 
2010-01-03 04:04:30 AM  
El_Dan: More evidence that all atheists are rapists, amirite?

I shall once again use Fark logic to prove this point:

News Story about rapist.
Rapist is an atheist.
Atheists are rapists.

It is sound, you cannot argue against it.
 
2010-01-03 04:05:22 AM  
Vixen_Pot: I think The All-Powerful Atheismo & InfamousBLT need to hug it out. Waddaya say?

There's that f@g talk again.
 
2010-01-03 04:09:30 AM  
News story confirmed a cellmate.
Cellmate was christian.
Cellmates are criminals.

/am I almost there, lobootomy?
 
2010-01-03 04:10:39 AM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: Vixen_Pot: I think The All-Powerful Atheismo & InfamousBLT need to hug it out. Waddaya say?

There's that f@g talk again.


www.badmovies.org
 
2010-01-03 04:13:16 AM  
PhtoShpHero: /am I almost there, lobootomy?

Sounds to me like you are exactly there.

Kudos for passing up the easy Christian/criminal angle, but others have already gone there.

I would have also accepted all criminals are rapists. Fark logic can be applied everywhere.
 
2010-01-03 04:24:55 AM  
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2010-01-03 04:40:51 AM  
randomjsa: It falls back on the completely stupid argument that Atheists have no morals. Christians will often make this argument and it is of course completely bogus. To the Christian mind, one needs God in order to have morals.

Here's a perfect explanation from an Atheist and his response:

Link (new window)


You know what I didn't expect at all? That.

Who owns the alt that just got outed? Really?
 
2010-01-03 04:50:28 AM  
aawwww, poor baby.
 
2010-01-03 04:55:16 AM  
What is this? The 14th century?
 
2010-01-03 04:59:11 AM  
if you ever find yourself in jail for raping someone please just smashed your head into the corner of your bunk till you're dead and save us the trouble of having to deal with you.
 
2010-01-03 05:00:36 AM  
monkeydoodledandy: ***crickets***

MOAR CRICKETS!!
 
2010-01-03 05:10:47 AM  
flamingboard: if you ever find yourself in jail for raping someone please just smashed your head into the corner of your bunk till you're dead and save us the trouble of having to deal with you.

Not so fast, Mr. Gonzales.
 
2010-01-03 05:11:33 AM  
the_chief
You're a religion.

My hair is a religion. Your argument is invalid.
 
2010-01-03 05:13:20 AM  
ultraholland: flamingboard: if you ever find yourself in jail for raping someone please just smashed your head into the corner of your bunk till you're dead and save us the trouble of having to deal with you.

Not so fast, Mr. Gonzales.


We can change that to "if you ever find yourself in jail BECAUSE YOU RAPED SOMEONE..." and I think that's the true intent.
 
2010-01-03 05:18:29 AM  
Gyrfalcon: ultraholland: flamingboard: if you ever find yourself in jail for raping someone please just smashed your head into the corner of your bunk till you're dead and save us the trouble of having to deal with you.

Not so fast, Mr. Gonzales.

We can change that to "if you ever find yourself in jail BECAUSE YOU RAPED SOMEONE..." and I think that's the true intent.


But what about the people who've raped someone and aren't in jail?
 
2010-01-03 05:19:24 AM  
Gyrfalcon: We can change that to "if you ever find yourself in jail BECAUSE YOU RAPED SOMEONE..." and I think that's the true intent.

He was imprisoned for 35 years BECAUSE HE RAPED SOMEONE, no?
 
2010-01-03 05:22:19 AM  
flamingboard: if you ever find yourself in jail for raping someone please just smashed your head into the corner of your bunk till you're dead and save us the trouble of having to deal with you.

What if I find myself in jail for raping someone but I didn't do it?
 
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