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(USA Today)   USA Today asks its readers whether government should decide which religions can build houses of worship, then opens it up to reader comments. Yeah, they're about what you'd expect   (content.usatoday.com) divider line 294
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2010-07-06 11:19:28 AM
Jesus wept.
 
2010-07-06 11:32:48 AM
Where's the farkin' pie chart?
 
2010-07-06 11:33:15 AM
bighairyguy: Where's the farkin' pie chart?

I like pie.
 
2010-07-06 11:34:18 AM
Meh. No worse than Yahoo! Answers (R&S). I enjoy reading it from time to time...it's a guilty pleasure in reading 15 year olds attempting to prove the existence of God.
 
2010-07-06 11:34:38 AM
USAToday? Is that the thing on floor outside my hotel room every morning?
 
2010-07-06 11:34:48 AM
Ponzholio: bighairyguy: Where's the farkin' pie chart?

I like pie.


HERETIC! Only CAKE is God's desert!
 
2010-07-06 11:34:49 AM
USA Today resorts to trolling to draw traffic and (hopefully) subscribers. Fark links to troll article to draw traffic and (hopefully) subscribers.

The circle is complete.
 
2010-07-06 11:34:57 AM
Yep, they are about what I was expecting. Ignorant of history, bigoted, missing the point of Christianity, etc. Not sure what else I can add here.
 
2010-07-06 11:36:43 AM
Fabric_Man: Ponzholio: bighairyguy: Where's the farkin' pie chart?

I like pie.

HERETIC! Only CAKE is God's desert!


Ponzholio, I think we've found our religion, and another religion to fight with too.
 
2010-07-06 11:36:51 AM
Crystal ball... "No, unless you're a MUSLIN"?

Nailed it.

The United States was founded by Christians. The Constitution was written by people who were 95% Christian. I believe that the constitution is not being interpreted correctly, when a laise-faire / anything goes attitude is imported into its interpretation. If this is done, the laws of the constitution are then taken way, way out of context. God help you if you are defending satanism and satan-worship, or for that matter, any religion that is not the true Gospel of Christ.

AAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA PLEASE SEVER YOUR OWN TESTICLES
 
2010-07-06 11:37:29 AM
They should all just move to Switzerland:

irreverencenowpdx.files.wordpress.com

On second thought the Swiss hate foreigners so maybe they shouldn't.
 
2010-07-06 11:37:40 AM
Well, the government does decide which religions qualify for tax exemption.
 
2010-07-06 11:37:50 AM
Fabric_Man: Ponzholio: bighairyguy: Where's the farkin' pie chart?

I like pie.

HERETIC! Only CAKE is God's desert!


I was told the cake was a lie.
 
2010-07-06 11:38:56 AM
Rapmaster2000: USAToday? Is that the thing on floor outside my hotel room every morning?

That's probably the hooker you killed.
 
2010-07-06 11:39:29 AM
kingoomieiii: Crystal ball... "No, unless you're a MUSLIN"?

Nailed it.

The United States was founded by Christians. The Constitution was written by people who were 95% Christian. I believe that the constitution is not being interpreted correctly, when a laise-faire / anything goes attitude is imported into its interpretation. If this is done, the laws of the constitution are then taken way, way out of context. God help you if you are defending satanism and satan-worship, or for that matter, any religion that is not the true Gospel of Christ.

AAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA PLEASE SEVER YOUR OWN TESTICLES


What a MUSLIN might look like:

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2010-07-06 11:39:30 AM
Luckily, Olive Gardens seem to be everywhere, so my religion is safe.
 
2010-07-06 11:39:37 AM
I like how they refer to the Muslim god as "their god" when really it's the same damn god they pray to.
 
2010-07-06 11:39:51 AM
Fabric_Man: Ponzholio: bighairyguy: Where's the farkin' pie chart?

I like pie.

HERETIC! Only CAKE is God's desert!


Guys, GUYS!!! Liking pie and liking cake are not mutually exclusive. Geezus.
 
2010-07-06 11:40:01 AM
Hey look! Would-be theocrats and aspiring petty tyrants!

Whadda surprise.

/look out for satanic muslins
//ooga booga
 
2010-07-06 11:40:02 AM
Here is a winner from the farking comments:

genxer65 wrote:
What I find interesting, is that it only seems to be the Muslims who commit the terrorist acts. When did the Baptists hijack a plane and fly it into a building? Do the Lutherans do this? The Catholics? The Mormons? I can't think of any Judeo-Christian folks who treat women like dogs and kill innocent people all over the world. The male Muslim extremists from 18-40 have been terrorizing the world for my entire lifetime of 45 years?
We are in the midst of a modern day Crusade and we are losing. I don't want these Muslims in my country. They are not practicing a religion...they are terrorizing America and the world.
 
2010-07-06 11:40:34 AM
The founding fathers concluded that the government should not block the practicing of any religion. This sounds good in theory. I don't think they anticipated Islam or satanism though. I think they were thinking of the religions of their day- presently in America at the time and in Europe: Methodists, Quakers, Anglicans, Catholics, Baptists, etc...

so it's freedom of religion, as long as it's Christian?
 
2010-07-06 11:40:46 AM
I once had an elderly gentlemen tell me that freedom of Religion meant, at least in this country, freedom to choose which flavor of christian you wanted to be.

All others, he said, shouldn't come here, or should just leave.

I was just awestruck at his ignorance.
 
2010-07-06 11:41:32 AM
Poppyale: Fabric_Man: Ponzholio: bighairyguy: Where's the farkin' pie chart?

I like pie.

HERETIC! Only CAKE is God's desert!

I was told the cake was a lie.


My mom liked pie and my dad liked cake, so I get to have BOTH!

Plus, I've been working on a pie that is made out of cake, so ... I got that going for me.

/I sound like a fatty
 
2010-07-06 11:41:33 AM
bikerbob59: Rapmaster2000: USAToday? Is that the thing on floor outside my hotel room every morning?

That's probably the hooker you killed.


She's stuffed in the mattress. I'm running low on Lysol and the maid is getting suspicious. Better make room for her too.
 
2010-07-06 11:42:57 AM
HawgWild: Poppyale: Fabric_Man: Ponzholio: bighairyguy: Where's the farkin' pie chart?

I like pie.

HERETIC! Only CAKE is God's desert!

I was told the cake was a lie.

My mom liked pie and my dad liked cake, so I get to have BOTH!

Plus, I've been working on a pie that is made out of cake, so ... I got that going for me.

/I sound like a fatty


So what, a pie with a soft, fruit flavored cake interior?
 
2010-07-06 11:43:23 AM
Can't really mock USA Today though, our own parade of stupid is about to come marching through.
 
2010-07-06 11:44:17 AM
Why in hell would they pose this question to begin with?
 
2010-07-06 11:45:02 AM
From the article:

"The founding fathers concluded that the government should not block the practicing of any religion. This sounds good in theory. I don't think they anticipated Islam or satanism though. I think they were thinking of the religions of their day- presently in America at the time and in Europe: Methodists, Quakers, Anglicans, Catholics, Baptists, etc...

Imagine our government allowing the practice of satan-worship to go on. It does, and is being practiced as we speak. Similar situation exists with Islam. Just because "it's in the constitution" supposedly, that does not make it right now, does it?"


Wow, what an farking idiot. I weep for society on how ignorant we still are in this day and age.
 
2010-07-06 11:45:05 AM
brandnewchair: The founding fathers concluded that the government should not block the practicing of any religion. This sounds good in theory. I don't think they anticipated Islam or satanism though. I think they were thinking of the religions of their day- presently in America at the time and in Europe: Methodists, Quakers, Anglicans, Catholics, Baptists, etc...

so it's freedom of religion, as long as it's Christian?


And Jews b/c they're honorary Christians.
 
2010-07-06 11:46:58 AM
Antimatter: HawgWild: Poppyale: Fabric_Man: Ponzholio: bighairyguy: Where's the farkin' pie chart?

I like pie.

HERETIC! Only CAKE is God's desert!

I was told the cake was a lie.

My mom liked pie and my dad liked cake, so I get to have BOTH!

Plus, I've been working on a pie that is made out of cake, so ... I got that going for me.

/I sound like a fatty

So what, a pie with a soft, fruit flavored cake interior?


It doesn't necessarily have to be fruit, but that is what I'm working on. Alas, my attempts to make a cake out of pie were an utter failure.
 
2010-07-06 11:47:42 AM
drunkenmidnight: From the article:

"The founding fathers concluded that the government should not block the practicing of any religion. This sounds good in theory. I don't think they anticipated Islam or satanism though. I think they were thinking of the religions of their day- presently in America at the time and in Europe: Methodists, Quakers, Anglicans, Catholics, Baptists, etc...

Imagine our government allowing the practice of satan-worship to go on. It does, and is being practiced as we speak. Similar situation exists with Islam. Just because "it's in the constitution" supposedly, that does not make it right now, does it?"

Wow, what an farking idiot. I weep for society on how ignorant we still are in this day and age.


I like that they think the founders didn't anticipate Islam. It was only thousands of years old during their time.
 
2010-07-06 11:47:46 AM
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2010-07-06 11:47:54 AM
eiger: brandnewchair: The founding fathers concluded that the government should not block the practicing of any religion. This sounds good in theory. I don't think they anticipated Islam or satanism though. I think they were thinking of the religions of their day- presently in America at the time and in Europe: Methodists, Quakers, Anglicans, Catholics, Baptists, etc...

so it's freedom of religion, as long as it's Christian?

And Jews b/c they're honorary Christians.


yeah, especially the ones who love Jesus.
 
2010-07-06 11:48:55 AM
WORSHIP ME!
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2010-07-06 11:49:42 AM
HawgWild: Here is a winner from the farking comments:

genxer65 wrote: I can't think of any Judeo-Christian folks who treat women like dogs...


You know how I can tell he's not familiar with Jewish divorce law, don't you?
 
2010-07-06 11:50:07 AM
If the cake is a lie, is the pie a spy?
 
2010-07-06 11:50:10 AM
Wow, from the headline I thought the article would be about something offbeat like satanism or a wiccan church or something. But Islam? Hey guys, it's a major world religion. No we don't get to legislate it differently than Christianity.
 
2010-07-06 11:50:18 AM
The responses to this article at the original site are no more idiotic than the typical responses to any "religion" thread on Fark by deranged, butthurt, Super Independent Farkers Without Baggage.
 
2010-07-06 11:50:52 AM
Never mind that separation of church and state allows religions to choose to build houses of worship.
 
2010-07-06 11:51:41 AM
eiger: brandnewchair: The founding fathers concluded that the government should not block the practicing of any religion. This sounds good in theory. I don't think they anticipated Islam or satanism though. I think they were thinking of the religions of their day- presently in America at the time and in Europe: Methodists, Quakers, Anglicans, Catholics, Baptists, etc...

so it's freedom of religion, as long as it's Christian?

And Jews b/c they're honorary Christians.


Except for that whole killing Jesus mishap, they're all right in my book...
 
2010-07-06 11:51:42 AM
Hey, Jews, Christians, Muslims, sit down. I know this may be difficult for you to understand, so I'm going to make it nice and simple.
YOU ALL HAVE THE SAME GOD.
 
2010-07-06 11:52:28 AM
drunkenmidnight: Wow, what an farking idiot. I weep for society on how ignorant we still are in this day and age.

Yeah, that one jumped out at me, too. It's almost as if he believes all these other religions just sprang up in the past 300 years.

Eventually, this is going to end very, very badly... I just hope I'm not around to see it.
 
2010-07-06 11:53:01 AM
That is all.

www.sweetsperfume.com
 
2010-07-06 11:53:07 AM
I'm forming the Temperton Foundation, which will attempt to bridge the divide between cake and pie, to work with each side of this debate to guarantee that each have an equal voice, that they both can work together to create cake-pie and pie-cake. We shall bode no debate, however, on tarts.
 
2010-07-06 11:53:11 AM
The stupid in the comments section burns like holy water

/but but but they might be satanists, or worse: Muslims!
//goddam it so much
 
2010-07-06 11:53:23 AM
A Jedi temple would be cool to have near by.
 
2010-07-06 11:53:29 AM
Ponzholio: eiger: brandnewchair: The founding fathers concluded that the government should not block the practicing of any religion. This sounds good in theory. I don't think they anticipated Islam or satanism though. I think they were thinking of the religions of their day- presently in America at the time and in Europe: Methodists, Quakers, Anglicans, Catholics, Baptists, etc...

so it's freedom of religion, as long as it's Christian?

And Jews b/c they're honorary Christians.

Except for that whole killing Jesus mishap, they're all right in my book...


Well, I hear the Romans have/had a big part in the faith, and I think they had some part in the matter.
 
2010-07-06 11:53:35 AM
-- an elected government that can change every two to four years --

A necessary detail I'm glad was added the question. People need to understand that when you give the government power to infringe on somebody's rights, that shiat can turn on you.
 
2010-07-06 11:53:49 AM
The founding fathers were right, end of story.
 
2010-07-06 11:54:41 AM
RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE

These people think that freedom of religion just means no one can stop them from loving baby Jesus.
 
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