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2012-06-30 07:18:57 AM  
I feel so much smarter after having watched that video.
 
2012-06-30 09:22:53 AM  
I found that surprisingly easy to masturbate to.
 
2012-06-30 09:47:40 AM  
Not me!
 
2012-06-30 09:55:57 AM  

Mentat: Not me!


Ida Know.
 
2012-06-30 10:43:56 AM  
My first facepalm of the day.

Thanks, Fark!
 
2012-06-30 11:11:25 AM  
Because Jesus was too busy burning toast.
 
2012-06-30 11:28:44 AM  

Barfmaker: I found that surprisingly easy to masturbate to.


This is now my default response for every thread.
 
2012-06-30 11:36:09 AM  
Maybe Wakka there did it with his blitz ball.
 
2012-06-30 11:46:01 AM  
Step 1: On film, pull blanket bags off shelves using fishing line
Step 2: Alert the media
Step 3: Profit from free advertising!
 
2012-06-30 11:49:41 AM  
I don't understand people who say there is no god, but they believe in ghosts
 
2012-06-30 12:12:39 PM  
Did the one guy they interviewed say it was "something eccentric"? Like Liberace's ghost? WTF?!?
 
2012-06-30 01:24:17 PM  
I saw a co-worker watching this yesterday.... I found myself yelling at him "YOU'RE RIGHT, THERE IS NO OTHER POSSIBLE REASON, SO GHOSTS".


/Cool story, bro
 
2012-06-30 01:24:56 PM  
fair ote, I watched the video on mute. now.
Both the shop proprietors *look* incredibly stupid. They look like they act stupid on purpose for "oh, im just a girl" attention. The stuff falling seemed like it was either pulled off with fishing line (as mentioned above) or there is an possum walking along the shelves. Finally, they show a picture of the security cam in the ceiling and then a video being recorded by Michael J fox. Man, that is one shaky ceiling and strike three of bullshiat count.
 
2012-06-30 01:41:42 PM  
Nice, a 30 second, un-skippable advertisement. Thanks, assmitter.
 
2012-06-30 02:14:53 PM  
Maybe they have rats? Rats knock stuff over all the time.
 
2012-06-30 02:17:36 PM  
That's the great thing about a tractor. You can't really hear the phone ring.

JF
 
2012-06-30 02:56:04 PM  
What a fantastic afterlife.
 
2012-06-30 03:10:29 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: I don't understand people who say there is no god, but they believe in ghosts


Is it the same people saying that?
 
2012-06-30 03:12:01 PM  
1) Jerking shelves *up and down,* even violently, does not effectively replicate the *side-to-side* motion of many earthquakes.

2) "Every logical explanation"? Clearly not. How about:

3) You have rats. Big ones. That are smarter than you. (Not that it takes much.) Is there any food in that mall? I bet there is. Is every single food vendor in that mall totally on top of waste and spillage control? I'd bet my arm they're not. Where you've got food and lots of hidey space, you're guaranteed to have rats. They've been living with us for tens of thousands of years. You can't see them most of the time, but they're there, I promise you.

4) It's too bad we can't make Texas break up, or force them to secede. (Yeah, you read that right, Lone Star fools: they lied to you in school.)
 
2012-06-30 03:50:40 PM  

born_yesterday: What a fantastic afterlife.


LOL, no sh*t. 12/19/2065: "Dear diary, today I knocked some bedding from a shelf."
 
2012-07-01 12:45:12 AM  
One word...Fracking
 
2012-07-01 12:46:31 AM  
There's a reason they work in that shiatty store in the first place.
 
2012-07-01 02:47:23 AM  

Smackledorfer: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: I don't understand people who say there is no god, but they believe in ghosts

Is it the same people saying that?


Yep, they do exist
 
2012-07-01 10:43:40 AM  
Hmm, I'm a ghost and I have the option of tooling around the cosmos, or knocking a couple blankets off your shelves.
 
2012-07-01 11:25:54 AM  
Cavemen Ghosts!

Where are they?
 
2012-07-01 12:45:37 PM  
"Ta har jes the scardiness in thar voices..."

Uhg.
 
2012-07-01 06:02:54 PM  
www.game2day.in.th
 
2012-07-01 08:22:16 PM  
And Tin Tin is on the scene reporting I see...
 
2012-07-01 11:16:48 PM  

Smackledorfer: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: I don't understand people who say there is no god, but they believe in ghosts

Is it the same people saying that?



Poll shows atheists are much more likely to believe in haunted houses, palm reading, alien visits, astrology and communicating with the dead than religious nuts.
 
2012-07-02 12:42:01 PM  

GilRuiz1: Smackledorfer: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: I don't understand people who say there is no god, but they believe in ghosts

Is it the same people saying that?


Poll shows atheists are much more likely to believe in haunted houses, palm reading, alien visits, astrology and communicating with the dead than religious nuts.


As a non-militant atheist, allow me to offer my two worthless cents: While I don't believe in any of that crap, it is fun to think about. It's even fun to hypothesize about. But in the end, it's not real. Aliens, definitely, but I don't believe they've ever visited our planet. I don't even believe they could if they wanted to, no more than we could visit theirs. The universe is large beyond what even our greatest scientific minds could imagine, so the idea that we are the only sentient life in the universe is beyond laughable. Cryptozoology, however, is just as made up and phony as every other religion in the world (and it is indeed a religion).
 
2012-07-02 03:07:45 PM  

GilRuiz1: Smackledorfer: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: I don't understand people who say there is no god, but they believe in ghosts

Is it the same people saying that?


Poll shows atheists are much more likely to believe in haunted houses, palm reading, alien visits, astrology and communicating with the dead than religious nuts.


Show me the poll, not a dead fark thread with a dead link.
 
2012-07-02 06:43:36 PM  

Smackledorfer: Show me the poll, not a dead fark thread with a dead link.


Ah, I did not realize the article was dead. My bad. Here is another copy:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122178219865054585.html

I would have posted a direct link, but FARK doesn't like the Wall Street Journal for some reason.

The poll's homepage at Baylor University is here.
 
2012-07-03 02:59:41 AM  

GilRuiz1: Smackledorfer: Show me the poll, not a dead fark thread with a dead link.

Ah, I did not realize the article was dead. My bad. Here is another copy:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122178219865054585.html

I would have posted a direct link, but FARK doesn't like the Wall Street Journal for some reason.

The poll's homepage at Baylor University is here.


I can't get much out of either of those, tbh. I hate trying to track down bullshiat polls and find the flaws in their question format when they seem so often to go out of their way to deny you the actual questions. If you define a buddhist as an atheist (and afaik you certainly should) then you have a huge chunk of religious people who don't believe in god but do believe in the spiritual. Those people should hardly be lumped together with the more rational.

And not knowing the questions, I don't see how anyone can say devout christians don't believe in the paranormal. Jesus rose from the dead and healed people with magic. Imo, 100% of the religious believe in the paranormal, and then x% of the non-religious might believe in something irrational like that. Out of 350 questions, how many paranormal-ish items did the so-called non-religious have to state could possibly exist before the poll defined them as bonkers?

This is a lovely tidbit too:
We can't even count on self-described atheists to be strict rationalists. According to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life's monumental "U.S. Religious Landscape Survey" that was issued in June, 21% of self-proclaimed atheists believe in either a personal God or an impersonal force. Ten percent of atheists pray at least weekly and 12% believe in heaven.

It really makes you wonder if they defined terminology for people taking that poll, or what.

Thanks for the links though. Oh, and my question to Wolfy above was regarding people saying "there is no god" which isn't all atheists. I still find it hard to believe anyone could be sure there isn't a god but also be sure there are ghosts. I suppose they are out there, but it seems a pretty odd mix. Otoh, someone could certainly be atheist (no affirmative belief in a god) and at the same time answer a poll of 'could ghosts exist' with a yes.
 
2012-07-03 10:10:39 AM  

Smackledorfer: Thanks for the links though. Oh, and my question to Wolfy above was regarding people saying "there is no god" which isn't all atheists. I still find it hard to believe anyone could be sure there isn't a god but also be sure there are ghosts. I suppose they are out there, but it seems a pretty odd mix. Otoh, someone could certainly be atheist (no affirmative belief in a god) and at the same time answer a poll of 'could ghosts exist' with a yes.



No worries, that still puzzles the stew out of me too. I have no idea why it happens or where it comes from, but it's there. We've even got a few FARK atheists like that, who decry God as fairytales, but bristle when people criticize ghost hunters and the spirit world. Beats the heck out of me. I wish somebody would do a study on that!
 
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