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(Some Guy)   Jehovah's Witnesses seek protection from outspoken views of "the new atheists." Relax guys, it's not like they're knocking on your door trying to hand out "learn to be godless" pamphlets   (blog.newhumanist.org.uk) divider line 537
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2010-09-07 04:41:25 PM  
Submitter, did you really just cut and paste your headline-- missing quotation mark and all-- from the comments section of the article?

That's pretty low.
 
2010-09-07 05:07:31 PM  
I call the ranting, spittle emitting ones "evangelical athiests".
 
2010-09-07 05:08:16 PM  
Calmamity: Submitter, did you really just cut and paste your headline-- missing quotation mark and all-- from the comments section of the article?

That's pretty low.


At least plagiarismitter removed the final period to comply with Fark rules.
 
2010-09-07 05:08:31 PM  
Gah, I hate that guy!

/Wait...nevermind.
 
2010-09-07 05:08:53 PM  
Is atheism on the march?
Lets hope so!
 
2010-09-07 05:09:10 PM  
All of the old atheists have died and gone to heaven.
 
2010-09-07 05:09:52 PM  
Those new atheists have much better ideas about having no belief in gods than those old atheists.
 
2010-09-07 05:10:07 PM  
Lewis Black did speak against Jehovah's Witnesses of gaydom.
 
2010-09-07 05:11:03 PM  
Oh, they don't like being preached to???

i235.photobucket.com
 
2010-09-07 05:11:04 PM  
roothog: Calmamity: Submitter, did you really just cut and paste your headline-- missing quotation mark and all-- from the comments section of the article?

That's pretty low.

At least plagiarismitter removed the final period to comply with Fark rules.


IIRC, submitting a link does that automatically.
 
2010-09-07 05:11:47 PM  
I thought JWP was just something that trolls political threads
 
2010-09-07 05:13:15 PM  
Calmamity: Submitter, did you really just cut and paste your headline-- missing quotation mark and all-- from the comments section of the article?

That's pretty low.


Ugh... wow, subby.
 
2010-09-07 05:13:52 PM  
Jehovah's Witnesses killed Michael Jackson.
 
2010-09-07 05:14:29 PM  
Oh, the irony. These people have spent decades forcing their beliefs on others, passing out those idiotic pamphlets that insult any religion but their own. NOW they're upset because atheists/non-believers are speaking up, in the voice of reason, against all the ignorant superstitions out there. What, they want to shut the atheists up? Looks like they can dish it but can't take it, if you ask me.

BTW, Jehovah's Witnesses, like Christian Scientists, murder their children (and get away with it) by denying them life-saving medical help because they imagine their fake "god" says "no" to it. Instead of whining about atheists, they should be grateful their deluded asses haven't been thrown in prison where they belong.
 
2010-09-07 05:15:18 PM  
*kicks pamphlets under table* Yea, exactly....we don't do that....
 
2010-09-07 05:15:37 PM  
the_chief: Jehovah's Witnesses killed Michael Jackson.

It's true. I confirmed it on the web.
 
2010-09-07 05:16:14 PM  
the_chief: Jehovah's Witnesses killed Michael Jackson.

Jehovah's Witnesses wrote, directed and starred in The Godfather: Part III.
 
2010-09-07 05:16:31 PM  
I dont let the bastards n my house.
 
2010-09-07 05:16:40 PM  
Ahhh, my ex-JW friends and I have been getting quite a kick out of this new issue.

It was great fun for my athiest self to read it to my blind, devout JW father as well. He hates that I'm an athiest, but won't complain about it since I do all his caretaking (feeding, wiping, washing, etc.), and the JW's from his congregation won't even come around to take him to a meeting or two.

I asked him once why no one from his congregation came to see him, and he said "their work is more important."

All athiests are still scum to be despised, though. Go figure.
 
2010-09-07 05:18:00 PM  
TFA: "A new group of atheists has arisen in society. Called the new atheists, they are not content to keep their views to themselves."

Well no, we intend to express our views just as anyone else does. Why should we not have that right?

And what would "protection" from that entail? A moratorium on blasphemous speech? Oh wait, some places have laws like that, and in the US we've gotten them overturned.
 
2010-09-07 05:18:33 PM  
 
2010-09-07 05:19:22 PM  
I want pamphlets about how to be Godless?

/subby MIGHT be the person who posted the comment in the article
//not putting money on it
 
2010-09-07 05:19:25 PM  
Did you actually SEE what Jehovah did? Well, did you? No?

Well, then you're not really what we'd call a witness. Thanks for playing.
 
2010-09-07 05:19:32 PM  
That's it, I'm somehow getting addresses of all the Jehovah's Witnesses, and going door to door and ask if they have time to read my atheism pamphlets just to prove subby wrong.
 
2010-09-07 05:20:04 PM  
numbone: All of the old atheists have died and gone to heaven.

i215.photobucket.com
 
2010-09-07 05:20:32 PM  
Peter von Nostrand: I thought JWP was just something that trolls political threads

Religious threads need to stay in Politics. They're that redundant.

/leave them off our MAIN page!
 
2010-09-07 05:20:36 PM  
I wish more atheists would proselytize, frankly. They're the only ones peddling anything feasible.
 
2010-09-07 05:20:42 PM  
hey subtard, cat got your tongue?

/see it?
 
2010-09-07 05:21:00 PM  
Tofino: "I call the ranting, spittle emitting ones "evangelical athiests".

What Christians think a spittle soaked rant looks like:

farm5.static.flickr.com

Video
 
2010-09-07 05:21:20 PM  
multiloquax: Ahhh, my ex-JW friends and I have been getting quite a kick out of this new issue.

It was great fun for my athiest self to read it to my blind, devout JW father as well. He hates that I'm an athiest, but won't complain about it since I do all his caretaking (feeding, wiping, washing, etc.), and the JW's from his congregation won't even come around to take him to a meeting or two.

I asked him once why no one from his congregation came to see him, and he said "their work is more important."

All athiests are still scum to be despised, though. Go figure.


That sounds about right.
 
2010-09-07 05:21:20 PM  
The JW and Watchtower have predicted the end of the world so many times I don't know how they still have followers. If my weatherman was that bad he'd be fired and I think we all know how good they are.
 
2010-09-07 05:21:31 PM  
Zamboro: TFA: "A new group of atheists has arisen in society. Called the new atheists, they are not content to keep their views to themselves."

Well no, we intend to express our views just as anyone else does. Why should we not have that right?

And what would "protection" from that entail? A moratorium on blasphemous speech? Oh wait, some places have laws like that, and in the US we've gotten them overturned.


You sound uppity.

/godless heathen
 
2010-09-07 05:21:45 PM  
LockeOak: the_chief: Jehovah's Witnesses killed Michael Jackson.

Jehovah's Witnesses wrote, directed and starred in The Godfather: Part III.


This is Obama's Jehovah's Witness pamphlet.
 
2010-09-07 05:21:51 PM  
Priceless.
 
2010-09-07 05:22:04 PM  
I had a couple Jeebus peeps come to the door a few weeks ago. One of them asked about the MGB in the garage. He said he was a car guy, then asked me who made them. I probably should have mentioned that the ignition system is powered by Lucas, The Prince of Darkness. I could have gotten a free exorcism or something for it.
 
2010-09-07 05:22:50 PM  
new.janetomlinson.com
 
2010-09-07 05:23:01 PM  
scienceblogs.com
 
2010-09-07 05:24:20 PM  
I'm so close to contacting one of the atheist orgs to see if they're willing to put up billboards near the "You support the antichrist by having sabbath on Sunday instead of Saturday" and the "Are they making a monkey out of you" billboards I saw on I-5 in Oregon on the way down to Grant's Pass.
 
2010-09-07 05:24:44 PM  
TFA: "A new group of atheists women has arisen in society. Called the new atheists suffragettes, they are not content to keep their views to themselves ass in the kitchen."


/Don't know why this is the first thing that came to mind...
 
2010-09-07 05:24:55 PM  
I miss the JWs coming to my door on Saturday morning. I always invited them in, gave them the beverage of their choice, and asked them why God made a world in which animals eat each other. Only once did one of them admit that it may not have been fair of God to impose that suffering on animals through no fault of their own.

Most of them just repeated what they'd been told, no matter what I said.

/I guess I don't miss it after all.
 
2010-09-07 05:25:02 PM  
A couple JWs came to the house Monday morning (they'd seen me outside, so I couldn't hide). I proceeded to disagree with them on a few issues (with a huge smile on my face)....it really flustered the older man that a younger female was not just turning him away, but arguing with him.

/Rather ambivalent in my beliefs
//Whether or not there is a God, I definitely am anti-religion
 
2010-09-07 05:25:14 PM  
Jehovah's Witnesses should a keep low profile, the new atheists might pick up on them like the church in Florida that's going burn the Quran (sp?) on 9/11
 
2010-09-07 05:25:27 PM  
Santas90si: I dont let the bastards n my house.

My dad used to point out to them how all the doorknockers were black and all the happy people in the pamphlet were white.
 
2010-09-07 05:25:48 PM  
All I found was a page with about one sentence one it, is there anything that has more information.
 
2010-09-07 05:25:49 PM  
pacochu: I had a couple Jeebus peeps come to the door a few weeks ago. One of them asked about the MGB in the garage. He said he was a car guy, then asked me who made them. I probably should have mentioned that the ignition system is powered by Lucas, The Prince of Darkness. I could have gotten a free exorcism or something for it.

Still wouldn't fix that one short.
 
2010-09-07 05:26:01 PM  
Any religion one that takes it upon themselves to walk into my yard and bang on my door without an invitation or a regard for my privacy can kiss my ass.
 
2010-09-07 05:26:20 PM  
Godstumor: "Is atheism on the march? Lets hope so!"

We're doing okay I guess. A steady 1% per year. I think our approach is correct, provoking the religious to investigate our claims (usually in hopes of disproving them) only to learn on their own time (rather than in the heat of argument) that we were correct. Even so that's a time consuming process, so to have come this far this fast is still somewhat of an accomplishment.

farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2010-09-07 05:26:29 PM  
Summary:

1. "New atheists" think that religion is bad
2. Science doesn't preclude religion
3. "Life is too complex" evolution denial
4. Atheists do bad things too
5. "I'm a scientist, and evolution is impossible"
 
2010-09-07 05:26:35 PM  
Grosseteste: Most of them just repeated what they'd been told, no matter what I said.

Well? What is the cookie cutter answer to that question then?

meat0918: I'm so close to contacting one of the atheist orgs to see if they're willing to put up billboards near the "You support the antichrist by having sabbath on Sunday instead of Saturday" and the "Are they making a monkey out of you" billboards I saw on I-5 in Oregon on the way down to Grant's Pass.

Any pictures of the monkey one?
 
2010-09-07 05:28:19 PM  
I liked the New Atheists when they were still underground. They've souled out now.
 
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