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(Philadelphia Weekly)   The Pennsylvania house resolution declaring 2012 to be "The Year of the Bible" has no chance of passing. Just kidding, it already passed unanimously   (blogs.philadelphiaweekly.com) divider line 169
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2012-01-30 11:32:09 PM

Mr. Anon: all Truth and Knowledge


I tried looking up Quantum Physics. Where is that again?
 
2012-01-30 11:32:16 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Weaver95: my view is that if the legislature honors the bible then they should honor the religious books of other faiths as well

You're in good company:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion ~U.S. Consituition, Amendment 1. Proposed 9/25/1789, Ratified 12/15/1791.

These guys in Pennsylvania are assholes.


There hasn't been a Pennsylvania politician I've admired since Budd Dwyer. He was an hero.
 
2012-01-30 11:32:56 PM
farm4.staticflickr.com

/hotlinked like Goddess herself
//hail Eris
 
2012-01-30 11:33:13 PM

CitizensUnited: it's the Source of all Truth and Knowledge...basis for our entire civilization. Yeah, no reason to honor it at all...


Not all truth. I took a huge dump this morning and that's not in the Bible.
 
2012-01-30 11:34:27 PM

revrendjim: Is it time to bring up the adage that PA is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Arkansas in between?


The real scary thing is this derptard is from the suburbs of Pittsburgh like Santorum was.

Which really shows you how fast the IQ drops when you leave the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia city limits.
 
2012-01-30 11:34:35 PM

MisterLoki: Gyrfalcon: 2wolves: Which version?

The Wicked Bible, one would hope.

The name is derived from the compositors' mistake: in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:14) the word not in the sentence "Thou shalt not commit adultery" was omitted, thus changing the sentence into "Thou shalt commit adultery". This blunder was spread in a number of copies.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x139]

(Ezekiel 48:5)
"Buggre Alle this for a Larke. I amme sick to mye Hart of typesettinge. Master Biltonn is no Gentlemann, and Master Scagges noe more than a tighte fisted Southwarke Knobbesticke. I telle you, onne a daye laike this Ennyone with half an oz. of Sense shoulde bee oute in the Sunneshain, ane nott Stucke here alle the livelong daie inn this mowldey olde By-Our-Lady Workeshoppe. @*Ǣ@;!*

/probably not obscure


(Genesis verses 3:25-27)
25. And the Lord spake unto the Angel that guarded the eastern gate, saying Where is the flaming sword which was given unto thee?
26. And the Angel said, I had it here only a moment ago, I must have put it down some where, forget my own head next.
27. And the Lord did not ask him again.
 
2012-01-30 11:35:14 PM

revrendjim: CitizensUnited: it's the Source of all Truth and Knowledge...basis for our entire civilization. Yeah, no reason to honor it at all...

Citation needed


Read the username.
 
2012-01-30 11:36:17 PM
What a waste of taxpayer dollars.
 
2012-01-30 11:36:36 PM

revrendjim: I tried looking up Quantum Physics. Where is that again?


Its in Genesis. The woman is both a rib and a tempting harlot.
 
2012-01-30 11:37:24 PM

CitizensUnited: it's the Source of all Truth and Knowledge...basis for our entire civilization. Yeah, no reason to honor it at all...


It also tends to make good toilet paper in my experience.
 
2012-01-30 11:37:35 PM
Classic anti-incumbent strategy from the right.

Democrats are put on the spot: Are you going to be the incumbent who voted against GOD?! Are you going to hand THAT to your opponent?

And if you don't, and have a primary challenger, they can use, "My opponent caved on this important constitutional issue" when appealing to fellow Democrats.

It's the same as flag-burning. The bring it up in election years to fish for mud to throw in the elections.
 
2012-01-30 11:37:41 PM

omnibus_necanda_sunt: revrendjim: CitizensUnited: it's the Source of all Truth and Knowledge...basis for our entire civilization. Yeah, no reason to honor it at all...

Citation needed

Read the username.


shiat. Did I just fall for a CDP?
 
2012-01-30 11:38:21 PM

Hagbardr: Benevolent Misanthrope: Weaver95: my view is that if the legislature honors the bible then they should honor the religious books of other faiths as well

You're in good company:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion ~U.S. Consituition, Amendment 1. Proposed 9/25/1789, Ratified 12/15/1791.

These guys in Pennsylvania are assholes.

There hasn't been a Pennsylvania politician I've admired since Budd Dwyer. He was an hero.


cache.ohinternet.com

/Just found out that he was born in the same town I live in...creepy
 
2012-01-30 11:39:43 PM
Not one vote against?
 
2012-01-30 11:40:48 PM

Wyalt Derp: Not one vote against?


They can't. We damn near have a de facto theocracy at this point.
 
2012-01-30 11:41:36 PM

Mr. Anon: revrendjim: I tried looking up Quantum Physics. Where is that again?

Its in Genesis. The woman is both a rib and a tempting harlot.


Now you have me all hungry for ribs and harlots.
 
2012-01-30 11:43:32 PM

mamoru: Well, 2012 is certainly shaping up to be The Year of the Idiot. :-/


Well, it's an election year, so I guess that's only fitting.
 
2012-01-30 11:43:36 PM

revrendjim: Mr. Anon: all Truth and Knowledge

I tried looking up Quantum Physics. Where is that again?


Imagine how much needless suffering could have been alleviated in the world if the bible had just alluded to germ theory for a line or two. There are whole chapters on what drapes god wanted for his tabernacle, but not a god damned thing about inoculations. Guess we really lived in the best of all possible worlds.

On the other hand, I'm all for bible reading given how often it seems to lead to the conclusion that the writers of the bible were just about as barbaric and demented as one would expect from that time in history. And their god, as well.
 
2012-01-30 11:45:28 PM

RyogaM: revrendjim: Mr. Anon: all Truth and Knowledge

I tried looking up Quantum Physics. Where is that again?

Imagine how much needless suffering could have been alleviated in the world if the bible had just alluded to germ theory for a line or two. There are whole chapters on what drapes god wanted for his tabernacle, but not a god damned thing about inoculations. Guess we really lived in the best of all possible worlds.

On the other hand, I'm all for bible reading given how often it seems to lead to the conclusion that the writers of the bible were just about as barbaric and demented as one would expect from that time in history. And their god, as well.


Well, yes, but he loves you.

/Carlin
 
2012-01-30 11:47:05 PM
Seems like the year of pedophile enablers would be more appropriate
 
2012-01-30 11:47:50 PM
So it's cool if I rape a 9yo as long as I pay her father 50 shekels of silver? AWESOME.

Deuteronomy 22:28-29
 
2012-01-30 11:48:37 PM

WinoRhino: Good for them. No, not because I am religious, but because I don't give a shiat. Here are some of the other official observances currently happening:

-Intimate Apparel Week
-National Cowboy Poetry Week
-International Hoof Care Week

Oh, and don't forget today was "Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day" as well as "Insane Answering Machine Message Day."

If they want their holy book to be lumped in with that silliness, have at it.


Hoof care is hardly a laughing matter.
 
2012-01-30 11:49:33 PM

Mrtraveler01: Goddamnit Southwest PA. Stop embarrassing us.


PyongyangState College is right in the middle of the Commonwealth, last time I looked. I mean, I lived there for a year, but I try to forget about it. Much like many other stupid things I did when I was a teenager....

/Mourning the Dear LeaderBall Coach
 
2012-01-30 11:54:10 PM
It's a resolution. A piece of feelgood nothing.

It has no legal significance.

But still... *sigh*
 
2012-01-30 11:56:09 PM
this xian backlash is just getting revved up. we've got at least another 10-20yrs of this noize
 
2012-01-30 11:56:59 PM

tankjr: So it's cool if I rape a 9yo as long as I pay her father 50 shekels of silver? AWESOME.

Deuteronomy 22:28-29


Sooo, with the exchange rate that's... what, a pack of Juicyfruit and some Amy's microwaveable burritos?
 
2012-01-30 11:58:28 PM

Bevets: The resolution, primarily sponsored by state Rep. Rick Saccone, of Allegheny and Washington Counties, is about a page long and according to some bloggers, is probably a violation of Church and State.

The United States in Congress assembled highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interest of religion, as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and being satisfied from the above report of his care and accuracy in the execution of the work, they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize him to publish this recommendation in the manner he shall think proper. ~ Congressional Resolution, September 10, 1782

We are spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principle text in our schools. ~ Fisher Ames



Did you even read the article you linked to, you fool?
 
2012-01-30 11:58:33 PM

CitizensUnited: it's the Source of all Truth and Knowledge...basis for our entire civilization. Yeah, no reason to honor it at all...


You're really tiresome. Where do you guys get the idea that this shiat is original, or witty, or anything at all except grotesquely tedious?
You don't need attention that badly - grow up.
 
2012-01-31 12:00:24 AM
I think one of the first things I would do if I ever attained a governorship or the presidency would be to outright ban all non-binding resolutions. If it's not a law and it can't actually make practical changes, it's not worth the time and effort of discussing it.

Same thing goes for the pointless fluff like recognizing official state birds/rocks/ice cream/other crap...government should govern, not spend millions of taxpayer dollars sitting around and essentially voting to agree that "Christianity is awesome and now we've proven that we're real Christians by passing this."
 
2012-01-31 12:00:25 AM
"Year of the Jobs Plan" suspiciously absent, it seems.
 
2012-01-31 12:00:45 AM

Captain_Ballbeard: Bevets: The resolution, primarily sponsored by state Rep. Rick Saccone, of Allegheny and Washington Counties, is about a page long and according to some bloggers, is probably a violation of Church and State.

The United States in Congress assembled highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interest of religion, as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and being satisfied from the above report of his care and accuracy in the execution of the work, they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize him to publish this recommendation in the manner he shall think proper. ~ Congressional Resolution, September 10, 1782

We are spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principle text in our schools. ~ Fisher Ames


Did you even read the article you linked to, you fool?


He doesn't actually write any of the stuff he posts - do you really expect him to READ anything?
 
2012-01-31 12:01:31 AM

Bevets: The resolution, primarily sponsored by state Rep. Rick Saccone, of Allegheny and Washington Counties, is about a page long and according to some bloggers, is probably a violation of Church and State.

The United States in Congress assembled highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interest of religion, as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and being satisfied from the above report of his care and accuracy in the execution of the work, they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize him to publish this recommendation in the manner he shall think proper. ~ Congressional Resolution, September 10, 1782

We are spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principle text in our schools. ~ Fisher Ames


Is your name Hugh by any chance?
 
2012-01-31 12:06:44 AM

RyogaM: revrendjim: Mr. Anon: all Truth and Knowledge

I tried looking up Quantum Physics. Where is that again?

Imagine how much needless suffering could have been alleviated in the world if the bible had just alluded to germ theory for a line or two. There are whole chapters on what drapes god wanted for his tabernacle, but not a god damned thing about inoculations. Guess we really lived in the best of all possible worlds.

On the other hand, I'm all for bible reading given how often it seems to lead to the conclusion that the writers of the bible were just about as barbaric and demented as one would expect from that time in history. And their god, as well.


If the Abrahamic God was a parent, humanity would have been taken away by protective services a long time ago.

/Job was the original case of Munchausen by proxy
 
2012-01-31 12:07:00 AM

Weaver95: MisterLoki: Gyrfalcon: 2wolves: Which version?

The Wicked Bible, one would hope.

The name is derived from the compositors' mistake: in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:14) the word not in the sentence "Thou shalt not commit adultery" was omitted, thus changing the sentence into "Thou shalt commit adultery". This blunder was spread in a number of copies.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x139]

(Ezekiel 48:5)
"Buggre Alle this for a Larke. I amme sick to mye Hart of typesettinge. Master Biltonn is no Gentlemann, and Master Scagges noe more than a tighte fisted Southwarke Knobbesticke. I telle you, onne a daye laike this Ennyone with half an oz. of Sense shoulde bee oute in the Sunneshain, ane nott Stucke here alle the livelong daie inn this mowldey olde By-Our-Lady Workeshoppe. @*Ǣ@;!*

/probably not obscure

(Genesis verses 3:25-27)
25. And the Lord spake unto the Angel that guarded the eastern gate, saying Where is the flaming sword which was given unto thee?
26. And the Angel said, I had it here only a moment ago, I must have put it down some where, forget my own head next.
27. And the Lord did not ask him again.


You are promoted to Witchfinder Captain.
 
2012-01-31 12:07:05 AM

2wolves: Which version?


The right one, duh.
 
2012-01-31 12:07:33 AM
I always found the pastor that would come to my college and yell at all the students telling them that they are all going to hell rather amusing. Plus and my friends and I when we would pass by he use to yell that we were going to hell, we would just look at him and go "fark yeah we are." Then keep walking, after two years he stopped telling me I was going to hell, he just kind of glares at us now.

Still cannot compete with the two gay guys that just started making out right next to him, that was awesome.
 
2012-01-31 12:09:21 AM
SANTORUMSANTORUMSANTORUM
SANDUSKYSANDUSKYSANDUSKY

We know all about the real you, Pennsylvania. Hillbillies and perverts and retards.

/except for the fine Pennsylvania Farkers, of course.
 
2012-01-31 12:11:31 AM

cryinoutloud: SANTORUMSANTORUMSANTORUM
SANDUSKYSANDUSKYSANDUSKY

We know all about the real you, Pennsylvania. Hillbillies and perverts and retards and old people.

/except for the fine Pennsylvania Farkers, of course.


//dad's side is from Pennsyltuckey
 
2012-01-31 12:12:58 AM

Captain_Ballbeard: Bevets: The resolution, primarily sponsored by state Rep. Rick Saccone, of Allegheny and Washington Counties, is about a page long and according to some bloggers, is probably a violation of Church and State.

The United States in Congress assembled highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interest of religion, as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and being satisfied from the above report of his care and accuracy in the execution of the work, they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize him to publish this recommendation in the manner he shall think proper. ~ Congressional Resolution, September 10, 1782

We are spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principle text in our schools. ~ Fisher Ames


Did you even read the article you linked to, you fool?


Bots can't read.
 
2012-01-31 12:15:34 AM

revrendjim: Bevets: 1782

Hey, that was before the Constitution was ratified, right?

/Holy Fark a Bevets sighting. I thought you were raptured.


I hoped he was raptured. Or eaten by wolves as an ironic demonstration of natural selection.
 
2012-01-31 12:17:37 AM
meh, at some point they probably passed a resolution saying it was the year of the philly cheese steak.

politicians pass resolutions. meaningless silly resolutions.
 
2012-01-31 12:19:07 AM

cryinoutloud: /except for the fine Pennsylvania Farkers, of course.


And yet we don't have our own tag yet...
 
2012-01-31 12:19:29 AM
And yet next time there's an article about an atheist getting fed up and actually fighting for their rights in America, the thread will be full of people saying that there's just no NEED for them to be so uppity, and they shouldn't be so rude as to stop others foisting their religion upon them with government space, time, or money. They're just being attention whores, aren't they?

I live in a country with actual separation of church and state, so I'll just point and laugh.

/Shining city on a hill my arse
 
2012-01-31 12:24:45 AM
I blame Al Stewart.
 
2012-01-31 12:24:56 AM

2wolves: Which version?


The one that's the Word of God.
 
2012-01-31 12:25:22 AM

Bevets: The resolution, primarily sponsored by state Rep. Rick Saccone, of Allegheny and Washington Counties, is about a page long and according to some bloggers, is probably a violation of Church and State.

The United States in Congress assembled highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interest of religion, as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and being satisfied from the above report of his care and accuracy in the execution of the work, they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize him to publish this recommendation in the manner he shall think proper. ~ Congressional Resolution, September 10, 1782

9 years later, a little thing called the Constitution showed up and overruled that law.

We are spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principle text in our schools. ~ Fisher Ames


And we should care what he says...why?

You bible-thumpers should REALLY be careful what you wish for. If you take down the separation of church and state, that means the State has some degree of control over the Church as well. What happens if someone, say, made Catholicism the official version of Christianity in the US, and outlawed Southern Baptists?
 
2012-01-31 12:25:23 AM

if_i_really_have_to: And yet next time there's an article about an atheist getting fed up and actually fighting for their rights in America, the thread will be full of people saying that there's just no NEED for them to be so uppity, and they shouldn't be so rude as to stop others foisting their religion upon them with government space, time, or money. They're just being attention whores, aren't they


If only there were a convenient term for propping up an argument that nobody is making, much as one would a scarecrow, and then soundly thrashing it for all to see.
 
2012-01-31 12:26:07 AM
I stopped playing Skyrim for this?
 
2012-01-31 12:27:19 AM

LordJiro: made Catholicism the official version of Christianity in the US, and outlawed Southern Baptists?


ooh, that works. We don't like those dirty Prods all that much anyway.
 
2012-01-31 12:28:44 AM

if_i_really_have_to: And yet next time there's an article about an atheist getting fed up and actually fighting for their rights in America, the thread will be full of people saying that there's just no NEED for them to be so uppity, and they shouldn't be so rude as to stop others foisting their religion upon them with government space, time, or money. They're just being attention whores, aren't they?

I live in a country with actual separation of church and state, so I'll just point and laugh.

/Shining city on a hill my arse


why so mad? It's cuz you're going to hell, ain't it?
 
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