bunner: Get it?
ParaHandy: It's actually a war on the Christina religion piggybacking the various winter solstice traditions. It was Saturnalia and Yule and all that long before the god botherers came around.My personal war is against dis-information and its negative effects. All religions are disinformation, and their adherents to believe untrue myths. This is their absolute right in their private spaces and churches, but it impacts us all when they try to insert it into public life.The billboard in Times Square is a bit unfortunate .... there is some evidence (and no, writings 400 years after the fact are not evidence) that there was a real, historical philosopher called Jesus / Issa, who was in fact crucified by the Romans. Admittedly less than there is for the existence of Paul and some others, and the Jesus in the bible may in fact be a fictional idealized amalgam of Paul and others.Why can't they all just move into compounds?
mediablitz: If I can't see the nativity scene at the public park while I'm driving to Walmart to support CHRISTmas, my religion will collapse!
Khellendros: My self worth is not determined by your stamp almanac.
Deep Contact: Shazam999: I wonder if atheists know that many churches contain a great amount of really nice, easy pussy. Nice young pussy too.That's why priests work there.
Repo Man: mediablitz: If I can't see the nativity scene at the public park while I'm driving to Walmart to support CHRISTmas, my religion will collapse!More accurately, if my religion is no longer afforded the unjustified special privileges from the state that it had been receiving up until now, my world will collapse.
Rufus Lee King: If you want to be an atheist, be an atheist.However, the "HEY, EVERYBODY!!! LOOKIT ME!!! I'M AN ATHEIST!!!" thing is best left out.No one cares about your personal problems.
rko281: I'd actually be an atheist if I could somehow muster that kind of deep, unquestioning faith that I was absolutely, infallibly right and there were no other possibilities.
Iron Felix: Atheists who try to get all up in peoples' faces about it are just as bad as religious nuts who try to get all up in peoples' faces abut it.
letrole: letrole: Atheism is a Religion.Abox: I don't believe in anything unfalsifiable. Is that a religion?Another Karl Popper weenie.
specialkae: "In small-town USA, people are much more likely to be anti-religious because they have religion thrown in their face all the time - prayers at little league, prayers at city council meetings, Nativity scenes and Ten Commandments billboards, preachers on the radio and TV, etc. - and their lack of religion is often associated with being immoral."So much THIS. I lived in a smaller community, roughly 40K, for about 7 years. I am a Pagan, my best friend (who recently passed, sadly) was a die hard atheist. Let's just say that she and I compared notes time and time again about the discrimination and bigotry of our community over the years. Narrow minded, and sometimes very nasty people would give each of us a hard time, and don't get me started on the teasing and questioning I got from me being a person of faith and my best friend being godless. Ridiculous. I'm not one bit anti Christmas (Christians however should be aware by now that they basically co-opted beliefs of many older systems and be accepting about it) and neither was my atheist friend-she and her husband celebrated it as a secular holiday that was all about food and seeing family and friends together and rejoicing that spring would be on the way. She just got her back up, as did I, when dealing with bigoted arseholes in small town America who were utterly convinced we would be the downfall of their fair community./my departed godless friend was one of only a handful of people I could discuss ethics, religion and politics sensibly with//ashes to ashes and all that
mediablitz: Give me a call the next time an angry mob of atheists burns someone to death because of their religion.
Repo Man: rko281: I'd actually be an atheist if I could somehow muster that kind of deep, unquestioning faith that I was absolutely, infallibly right and there were no other possibilities.Great strawman.
Shazam999: So yeah, see, it's okay for you act the way you do, but heaven forbid someone acts they way you don't want them to. And forget letting people make judgements on their own - you need to protect them from what is obviously false, to you - because there's no way they're as smart as you, and therefore can't make the same judgement.
mediablitz: Anyone claiming atheism is a religion is a farking retard. Period. End of story.
bunner: I'd ease up on the intellectual superiority fandango a bit.
Prey4reign: ParaHandy: Prey4reign: Here's an ironic fact about Christmas -- the man considered the George Washington of Pakistan, Muhammed Ali Jinnah, was born on December 25th, 1876.Isaac Newton, one the most famous scientists ever, was also born on Xmas day.So we're Jimmy Buffett and Shane McGowan.
ParaHandy: Most people aren't as smart as me, that is a simple fact, and I won't apologise for it.
fluffy2097: "It wasn't done in the name of this thing I claim I don't have therefore the evil I do commit doesn't matter"
Vegan Meat Popsicle: If you have a point, why do you have to lie?
Shazam999: had98c: In this alternate world do people worship Harry Potter as a god and base their views on same sex marriage on lines from The Goblet of Fire?Honestly, so what?When you get older in life, you will find that a great deal of people will disagree with you on a great deal of subjects.You live in a country where free speech is sacrosanct. So you can either live your life and enjoy it or keep griping about what other people think.Are you sure you're not the lunatic?
bunner: We used to make stuff.We used to establish things.Now, we just want our chance to shave a little off of what's already in place, before there's nothing left to shave.Now, we just want to body check all the people who engage in that which we do not believe or care for out of the way so the trappings can be about US! Get that baby out of that bathwater! It's OUR turn! *snort* We're a nation of sociocultural cowbirds.
Buffalo77: Yeah brave atheists, go go go. Brave atheists keep up the work.Next up, start the war on muslim holiday, go to a mosque and draw pictures of mocking Mohammed.yeah, brave atheists go do that.
The My Little Pony Killer: But enough about the greed on Wall Street...
bunner: Buffalo77: Yeah brave atheists, go go go. Brave atheists keep up the work.Next up, start the war on muslim holiday, go to a mosque and draw pictures of mocking Mohammed.yeah, brave atheists go do that.Hey, Hey HEY! Let's not get all out of hand here!
Vegan Meat Popsicle: I think the funniest part is that their argument is basically "you guys are so awful you're just as bad as us" and they're too dumb to even realize it.
bunner: If you're all f*cked up about people knocking up some blowmold figurines and some straw and a balsa wood hut once a year, I mean if this DEEPLY AFFECTS YOU, I'd ease up on the intellectual superiority fandango a bit.
Gosling: No, the argument is that you can't have your cake and eat it too. You can't go criticizing everyone else and then declare that you yourself cannot be criticized.
david_gaithersburg: On the bright side, we can take some enjoyment in the fact that a number of these evangelical atheist will off themselves at some point between now and Valentine's Day.
Rufus Lee King: Seriously, though, you "atheist" types: what's the deal with trying to rain on people's parades? It's infantile, and speaks volumes about you. Shut the f__k up.
bunner: The My Little Pony Killer: But enough about the greed on Wall Street...Perfect example. Not the one I meant, but...
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Rufus Lee King: First, no one is trying to "oppress" you, or anything of that nature.
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