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2012-12-12 08:20:02 PM
3 votes:
Meanwhile, rich people complain they may have to pay more taxes.
2012-12-13 04:48:12 PM
1 votes:

brantgoose: Freaks are just God's way of reminding us who's in charge and what he can do to us if he gets grumpy.

Most of the world's religions have a little-used clause that says that the mentally or physically challenged are created by God to give us a chance to be humble, wise and kind, and to give until it hurts (us), and that he especially loves and protects them (and the poor).


Let's assume for this discussion that God exists. I have NF1, nowhere near as bad that that guy. I had a fundie tell me that I have NF1 because Adam ate the apple. Seriously, now there must be payback, and I have to suffer. Catholics would say that having NF1 means I must bear that cross that Jesus laid upon my shoulders, and I should be thankful I didn't have to be scourged and nailed to a tree for my salvation. You're saying I have NF1 so "normal" people can learn to be nice to each other, although I'm not quite following your reasoning. I think you mean well, though.

IMO, only a cruel and unloving God would curse someone from the moment of conception to have a genetic condition like NF1, or cyctic fibrosis, or any of dozens and dozens of diseases. My NF1 mutation was spontanious. No one else in my family has it. One in 3000 births have NF1. It was a random occurance.

The truth of the matter is that we live in a cold, cold, universe, with no one but ourselves to watch out for us. And that is a much more conforting thought than an extant deity that randomly decides to burn ants with a mangifying glass for some convoluted reason beyond human comprehension.
2012-12-13 02:48:07 PM
1 votes:
Freaks are just God's way of reminding us who's in charge and what he can do to us if he gets grumpy.

Most of the world's religions have a little-used clause that says that the mentally or physically challenged are created by God to give us a chance to be humble, wise and kind, and to give until it hurts (us), and that he especially loves and protects them (and the poor). One of the things I like about Roman Catholics is that a lot of them have old legends and myths of this sort and live by them. Along with the stupid legends and myths, of course, but you can't win them all. A Church that puts helping the poor above hate is OK in my book. My Book includes Ezekiel 16:46-49.

In the short story "Sports" which was the inspiration for the Tod Browning movie Freaks (1933), the circus freaks have a close knit and mutually supportive community which is despised by the beautiful trapese artist, Cleopatra, and the strong man, Hercules. But who turns out to be the real Freaks, eh? Who are the real freaks?

Those who can't bear to hear the chant "One of us! One of us! One of us!"

I read the short story in a book entitled No, but I saw the Movie, which consisted of the original stories behind a number of famous movies including The Fly (also written by a French writer).

Both of these short stories are fairly well-written and worth reading. I also recommend the movie, Freaks, because 1) it is a classic; 2) it is weird and wonderful; 3) it stars real circus freaks who are quite fascinating people; and 4) it teaches a lesson of tolerance, kindness and love.

The "shock ending" got it banned for much of the 1940s, 50s, etc. It has become a cult classic and is readily available in stores now that America's love affair with Freak Shows has switched from dying circuses to Fox reality TV and the web.

I saw an albino Afro-Canadian while I was shopping recently. I have seen him before. There are a number of people with such genetic quirks around here. He is one of the luckiest because in Africa albinos are murdered for body parts to be used in black magic by people seeking wealth and power. I'm OK with the death penalty in such unusual cases.

And Fark Conservatives say Liberals never criticize other cultures and religions.

Hang the lot of them, the superstitious rat finks! ("Conservative" enough for you?)

Our own ancestors were thinking exactly the same way not too long ago.

I have ancestors who were hanged as witches during the Salem Witch Hunts, and others who were among the accusors. (It started as a settling of scores, like most "ethnic cleansing" and "witch hunts" but some of the SOBs were just greedy. Eventually they accused the wrong rich man and he sued his accusers for a vast amount of money (by current standards). Suddenly witchcraft was no longer a problem.)

The last witch trials in my native province were about 1915. Yes, 19-15. Not 18-15 or 17-15.)

A lot of the Pentecostals, Baptists and other yahoos of the God-bothering type still believe in demonic possession, witchcraft, Ouiji boards, etc.

Seeing as a bunch of American fundies were behind the criminalization of (and the death penalty for) homosexuality in Uganda recently, the two subjects of foreign superstition and American Christian superstition are not unrelated. The Americans are just making it worse in the most backward cultures on Earth.

STOP IT.

God can hurt you, if he exists. And liberals may well be only too happy to fight the Good Fight if he doesn't.

Write your congressperson and tell him or her who the real freaks are and that you want them stopped. Suggest pulling funding to something or other, possibly Uganda's government or the Christian propagandists who divert tax-free dollars to the perpetuation of pure evil in the name of Jebus.

And now back to the cruel, cruel jokes.
2012-12-13 10:32:52 AM
1 votes:
This picture is freaking people out? What a bunch of wimps, seriously. You people would be worthless in an actual medical emergency.
2012-12-13 08:37:47 AM
1 votes:
came for this, leaving disappointed


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2012-12-13 08:36:52 AM
1 votes:
"I don't earn enough. No parent would want their child to suffer any health problems, but they do not want them to suffer financially either." I don't want to leave my daughter but I don't have much choice and I will have to leave in the Spring. I have to earn money to support my family and this is the only way I can," he added.

Salima said Latif has been a wonderful husband and believes he will go on to make a great father.


I'd say that belief is pretty well-founded.
2012-12-13 08:09:23 AM
1 votes:
That guy has a face, just a lot more than most people.
2012-12-13 07:55:40 AM
1 votes:

NobleHam: Does "leg" mean something different in the UK? She appears to have two legs but only one foot.


It's the Sun. If she had no arse they'd say she was missing an elbow.
2012-12-13 07:52:52 AM
1 votes:

theewhiterhino: Wow. I'm not real compassionate as a rule, but these people being able to find each other, and happiness is humbling. I hope this child remains free of the disease her dad has and I wish them well. Still seems like a sad existence. But what do I know. I'm sitting here watching Kanye in a farking leather skirt raising money for Sandy victims with cheap bourbon and chili on my table, and I thought I had perspective. Then I saw this.


As a result of this article, someone will arrange free surgery for him.

He'll turn out to be a pretty good looking guy without the skin flaps, and will decide he can now do better than his current wife.

She'll subsequently go to jail for attacking him and the kid will end up in an orphanage, ultimately to be adopted by angelina jolie. Tragedy all around.

And kanye will continue to make millions.
2012-12-13 07:33:02 AM
1 votes:
You should see the guy's dog....
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2012-12-13 06:09:52 AM
1 votes:
Sort of makes my everyday whining seem trivial, but really they should have known better than to be born in India and deformed no less.
2012-12-13 05:48:33 AM
1 votes:
Does "leg" mean something different in the UK? She appears to have two legs but only one foot.
2012-12-13 05:27:18 AM
1 votes:
Headline: "Man With No Face..."

...followed by a photo of his face.

Well done lads.
2012-12-13 04:56:29 AM
1 votes:
If anyone is still up in the US.. go peek at the sky. The Geminids meteor shower is rocking it tonight. 50+ per hour.

/end threadjack
2012-12-12 11:52:48 PM
1 votes:
"I'll stop the world and melt with you...."
2012-12-12 11:23:42 PM
1 votes:
Wow. I'm not real compassionate as a rule, but these people being able to find each other, and happiness is humbling. I hope this child remains free of the disease her dad has and I wish them well. Still seems like a sad existence. But what do I know. I'm sitting here watching Kanye in a farking leather skirt raising money for Sandy victims with cheap bourbon and chili on my table, and I thought I had perspective. Then I saw this.
2012-12-12 10:48:52 PM
1 votes:

yellowcat: sad that this couple is so happy, if Dad has Neurofibromatosis, so does his kid. Hope it's a mild case.


It's a 50% chance, not 100%. See my link.
2012-12-12 08:17:06 PM
1 votes:
I was about to ask where in the hell these people are in the Western world, but apparently 100,000 Americans suffer from this condition. This is apparently just a helluva bad case of it, coupled with what I'm assuming is nonexistent health care and wildly unsanitary living.
2012-12-12 08:13:53 PM
1 votes:
I guess if Fark ever needs a SKIN tag we know who to call.
 
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