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(Breitbart.com)   'The Bible', airing in March, promises to be a faithful adaptation of the stories of ancient peoples and their alien sky-wizards   (breitbart.com) divider line 225
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2013-01-11 09:25:06 AM  
As portrayed by middle-eastern Caucasians.
 
2013-01-11 09:37:12 AM  
Rated (R) for scenes of extreme violence and nudity
 
2013-01-11 09:40:10 AM  
Came for the Caucasian comment. Not disappointed. I wonder how the typical Breitbart reader would respond to a big-nosed, dark-skinned Jesus?
 
2013-01-11 09:40:13 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Rated (R) for scenes of extreme violence and nudity


Plus incest!
 
2013-01-11 09:43:25 AM  
The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.
 
2013-01-11 09:43:54 AM  

jjwars1: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Rated (R) for scenes of extreme violence and nudity

Plus incest!


And let's not forget all the rapes. It seems God(TM) really likes seeing people get raped.
 
2013-01-11 09:44:20 AM  

kid_icarus: As portrayed by middle-eastern Caucasians.


Middle-eastern Caucasians with British accents.
 
2013-01-11 09:46:24 AM  

EfiniX: Came for the Caucasian comment. Not disappointed. I wonder how the typical Breitbart reader would respond to a big-nosed, dark-skinned Jesus?


When bigoted christians make comments about Jews I like to point out that Jesus lived his whole life as an orthodox Jewish rabbi
 
2013-01-11 09:46:25 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: jjwars1: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Rated (R) for scenes of extreme violence and nudity

Plus incest!

And let's not forget all the rapes. It seems God(TM) really likes seeing people get raped.


God really likes rape.
 
2013-01-11 09:48:44 AM  

potato_chip_eating_geek: DammitIForgotMyLogin: jjwars1: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Rated (R) for scenes of extreme violence and nudity

Plus incest!

And let's not forget all the rapes. It seems God(TM) really likes seeing people get raped.

God really likes rape.


You better watch your backside then. You know, just in case...
 
2013-01-11 09:49:59 AM  

EfiniX: Came for the Caucasian comment. Not disappointed. I wonder how the typical Breitbart reader would respond to a big-nosed, dark-skinned Jesus?


http://arago4.tnw.utwente.nl/stonedead/movies/life-of-brian/scene-03 .h tml
 
2013-01-11 09:50:25 AM  

kid_icarus: As portrayed by middle-eastern Caucasians.


Been a devout Christian my entire life. I can't stand it when I see pictures of "White Jesus."
 
2013-01-11 09:50:41 AM  
www.troll.me
 
2013-01-11 09:52:02 AM  
On the next exciting episode of The Bible: The Begats
 
2013-01-11 09:52:30 AM  

jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.


by default, those not believing in supernatural deities with as much proof of their existence as Harry Potter or any other literary fictional character, have a right to feel superior. Sorry, thems the breaks for believing in crazy.

And while we're here, I'd love to better understand what grounds religious people would have to not respect an atheists fact-based belief system.
 
2013-01-11 10:00:15 AM  

Dorf11: kid_icarus: As portrayed by middle-eastern Caucasians.

Middle-eastern Caucasians with British accents.


lol oh yeah, how could I forget that?

/It's so authentic to the time & culture...
 
2013-01-11 10:01:52 AM  

rtaylor92: jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.

by default, those not believing in supernatural deities with as much proof of their existence as Harry Potter or any other literary fictional character, have a right to feel superior. Sorry, thems the breaks for believing in crazy.

And while we're here, I'd love to better understand what grounds religious people would have to not respect an atheists fact-based belief system.


99.9% of the 'facts' atheists believe in have never been independently verified by themselves, so such belief is as faith-based as anything else.
 
2013-01-11 10:03:14 AM  
So this is gonna be a fantasy series.
 
2013-01-11 10:03:37 AM  
finally some good old sex and violence in the movies
 
2013-01-11 10:04:21 AM  

rtaylor92: jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.

by default, those not believing in supernatural deities with as much proof of their existence as Harry Potter or any other literary fictional character, have a right to feel superior. Sorry, thems the breaks for believing in crazy.

And while we're here, I'd love to better understand what grounds religious people would have to not respect an atheists fact-based belief system.


A great many religious people respect the views of many other beliefs, including atheism.  Act respectful of others, and they may return the courtesy.  Those that don't return the courtesy are likely narrow-minded zealots with a lot of insecurities who need to feel validated by mocking and demeaning people who don't think like they do.
 
2013-01-11 10:04:53 AM  

jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.


whoever said they wanted respect? their belief is the right one!
 
2013-01-11 10:05:13 AM  

jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.


What's wrong with the invisible sky wizard? That's a pretty cool concept. Plus he had a son who became an archlich.
 
2013-01-11 10:05:19 AM  

Nabb1: rtaylor92: jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.

by default, those not believing in supernatural deities with as much proof of their existence as Harry Potter or any other literary fictional character, have a right to feel superior. Sorry, thems the breaks for believing in crazy.

And while we're here, I'd love to better understand what grounds religious people would have to not respect an atheists fact-based belief system.

A great many religious people respect the views of many other beliefs, including atheism.  Act respectful of others, and they may return the courtesy.  Those that don't return the courtesy are likely narrow-minded zealots with a lot of insecurities who need to feel validated by mocking and demeaning people who don't think like they do.


Ah, I see you've visited us here in the South.
 
2013-01-11 10:06:13 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: rtaylor92: jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.

by default, those not believing in supernatural deities with as much proof of their existence as Harry Potter or any other literary fictional character, have a right to feel superior. Sorry, thems the breaks for believing in crazy.

And while we're here, I'd love to better understand what grounds religious people would have to not respect an atheists fact-based belief system.

99.9% of the 'facts' atheists believe in have never been independently verified by themselves, so such belief is as faith-based as anything else.


75% of statistics are made up on the spot.
 
2013-01-11 10:07:45 AM  

Khellendros: PIP_the_TROLL: rtaylor92: jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.

by default, those not believing in supernatural deities with as much proof of their existence as Harry Potter or any other literary fictional character, have a right to feel superior. Sorry, thems the breaks for believing in crazy.

And while we're here, I'd love to better understand what grounds religious people would have to not respect an atheists fact-based belief system.

99.9% of the 'facts' atheists believe in have never been independently verified by themselves, so such belief is as faith-based as anything else.

75% of statistics are made up on the spot.


I'm 105% certain you just made that up.
 
2013-01-11 10:09:20 AM  

kid_icarus: Nabb1: rtaylor92: jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.

by default, those not believing in supernatural deities with as much proof of their existence as Harry Potter or any other literary fictional character, have a right to feel superior. Sorry, thems the breaks for believing in crazy.

And while we're here, I'd love to better understand what grounds religious people would have to not respect an atheists fact-based belief system.

A great many religious people respect the views of many other beliefs, including atheism.  Act respectful of others, and they may return the courtesy.  Those that don't return the courtesy are likely narrow-minded zealots with a lot of insecurities who need to feel validated by mocking and demeaning people who don't think like they do.

Ah, I see you've visited us here in the South.


I've lived in the South all my life.  But I grew up Catholic.  In South Carolina.
 
2013-01-11 10:11:00 AM  

kid_icarus: Khellendros: PIP_the_TROLL: rtaylor92: jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.

by default, those not believing in supernatural deities with as much proof of their existence as Harry Potter or any other literary fictional character, have a right to feel superior. Sorry, thems the breaks for believing in crazy.

And while we're here, I'd love to better understand what grounds religious people would have to not respect an atheists fact-based belief system.

99.9% of the 'facts' atheists believe in have never been independently verified by themselves, so such belief is as faith-based as anything else.

75% of statistics are made up on the spot.

I'm 105% certain you just made that up.


Prove it!
 
2013-01-11 10:11:07 AM  
Will The Bible: The TV Series have some creative liberties, Such as giving Jesus an Uzi and a wacky black sidekick? Why would I not be surprised?
 
2013-01-11 10:12:18 AM  
The comments for the article are brilliant!

They're already convinced that these yet to be made episodes are communist, liberal propaganda. They are already frothing at the mouth.

/people are stupid!
 
2013-01-11 10:13:57 AM  

Nabb1: A great many religious people respect the views of many other beliefs, including atheism.


I knew you were all right, Nabb.

Here's the thing... I'm not gonna say a word of what I do or don't believe. What I will say is I was brought up to respect people and not ridicule their beliefs or disbeliefs. It's actually not that hard.

But we all know where this thread will go. Train's never late.
 
2013-01-11 10:15:02 AM  

rtaylor92: jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.

by default, those not believing in supernatural deities with as much proof of their existence as Harry Potter or any other literary fictional character, have a right to feel superior. Sorry, thems the breaks for believing in crazy.

And while we're here, I'd love to better understand what grounds religious people would have to not respect an atheists fact-based belief system.


See, this is why Militant Atheists are just as bad as fundamentalists. They both treat anyone with different believes as ignorant scum and both believe they're superior to everyone else.
 
2013-01-11 10:15:40 AM  

jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.


Sorry, pursuing a view of the universe and our place in it based on reason, evidence, scrutiny and skepticism is NOT equally weighted with pursuing the same based on a personal relationship with a mystical, mythological being who can allegedly suspend the laws of nature to suit his adherent's needs.

You are entitled to believe in total horseshiat if you want to but you are out of your mind to expect that that entitles you to respect. Quite the opposite, actually. Especially when you use that horseshiat to try and shape policy, affect the lives of non-believers and the like.
 
2013-01-11 10:18:23 AM  

gshepnyc: jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.

Sorry, pursuing a view of the universe and our place in it based on reason, evidence, scrutiny and skepticism is NOT equally weighted with pursuing the same based on a personal relationship with a mystical, mythological being who can allegedly suspend the laws of nature to suit his adherent's needs.

You are entitled to believe in total horseshiat if you want to but you are out of your mind to expect that that entitles you to respect. Quite the opposite, actually. Especially when you use that horseshiat to try and shape policy, affect the lives of non-believers and the like.


You have to be fairly narrow-minded to think that scientific understanding and faith are mutually exclusive in all situations.  There are many people of science who embrace faith and vice versa.
 
2013-01-11 10:21:32 AM  

jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.


I didn't include the skywizard comment in the headline because I'm an atheist. I included it because of this: "debut on The History Channel March 3"

I mean, I could have used something else instead. Maybe something about Jewish pawnbrokers, or how dangerous it was at the time to fish on the Sea of Galilee, or perhaps worked in something about the trials of the loggers whose timber ends up in Jesus's woodshop, but to copy NowhereMon, I decided to go with this:
www.troll.me
 
2013-01-11 10:23:53 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: rtaylor92: jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.

by default, those not believing in supernatural deities with as much proof of their existence as Harry Potter or any other literary fictional character, have a right to feel superior. Sorry, thems the breaks for believing in crazy.

And while we're here, I'd love to better understand what grounds religious people would have to not respect an atheists fact-based belief system.

99.9% of the 'facts' atheists believe in have never been independently verified by themselves, so such belief is as faith-based as anything else.


I saw that episode of It's Always Sunny. It was not their best.
 
2013-01-11 10:24:00 AM  
Before the discussion, we need to settle the ground rules.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-11 10:24:17 AM  

Nabb1: gshepnyc: jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.

Sorry, pursuing a view of the universe and our place in it based on reason, evidence, scrutiny and skepticism is NOT equally weighted with pursuing the same based on a personal relationship with a mystical, mythological being who can allegedly suspend the laws of nature to suit his adherent's needs.

You are entitled to believe in total horseshiat if you want to but you are out of your mind to expect that that entitles you to respect. Quite the opposite, actually. Especially when you use that horseshiat to try and shape policy, affect the lives of non-believers and the like.

You have to be fairly narrow-minded to think that scientific understanding and faith are mutually exclusive in all situations.  There are many people of science who embrace faith and vice versa.


Even completely ignoring the debate about whether God exists or not, if you can read the Bible and come away with the conclusion that the God described therein is worthy of anything more than our disgust and revulsion, then you're seriously lacking in critical thinking abilities
 
2013-01-11 10:25:47 AM  
http://www.tradersnarrative.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/colbert%20 t hreat%20down%20bears.jpg

Applies only to youngsters making fun of baldies.
 
2013-01-11 10:25:59 AM  
I hope they show the part where you burn in Hell for wearing 2 different types of cloth, eating meat of an animal with cloven hoofs, and are allowed to take wives as spoils of war.
 
2013-01-11 10:27:08 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-11 10:30:17 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Nabb1: gshepnyc: jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.

Sorry, pursuing a view of the universe and our place in it based on reason, evidence, scrutiny and skepticism is NOT equally weighted with pursuing the same based on a personal relationship with a mystical, mythological being who can allegedly suspend the laws of nature to suit his adherent's needs.

You are entitled to believe in total horseshiat if you want to but you are out of your mind to expect that that entitles you to respect. Quite the opposite, actually. Especially when you use that horseshiat to try and shape policy, affect the lives of non-believers and the like.

You have to be fairly narrow-minded to think that scientific understanding and faith are mutually exclusive in all situations.  There are many people of science who embrace faith and vice versa.

Even completely ignoring the debate about whether God exists or not, if you can read the Bible and come away with the conclusion that the God described therein is worthy of anything more than our disgust and revulsion, then you're seriously lacking in critical thinking abilities


Well, don't we seem rather sure of ourselves?  Which version of the Bible, as in which translation?  There are a myriad of translations out there.  The Bible was written by human beings, trying to sort out their understanding of God.  I suppose if you take a certain version and read and interpret everything literally, you might develop a rigid opinion, but then that's also what leads to fundamentalism.
 
2013-01-11 10:37:24 AM  

rtaylor92: jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.

by default, those not believing in supernatural deities with as much proof of their existence as Harry Potter or any other literary fictional character, have a right to feel superior. Sorry, thems the breaks for believing in crazy.

And while we're here, I'd love to better understand what grounds religious people would have to not respect an atheists fact-based belief system.


It's about respect. Why would you expect religious people to respect you if you refer to their God as a "skywizard?". (maybe not you, but atheists as a generalization). From my experience, people learn and form better relationships when they aren't party to people who act douchy or superior regardless of who is right or wrong. A display of true honorable character will win more people over than a display of douche-nozzle superiority. You must earn respect as opposed to demanding it solely because your opinion is the "right" opinion to have.

Also, the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. The belief that there is a higher entity out there that one might consider a god is not that far fetched. Worshipping a god who likes animal sacrifices seems a little strange though.
 
2013-01-11 10:38:27 AM  
Will this guy be in it?

i560.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-11 10:39:11 AM  

jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.


Here's the thing. We don't give a shiat if you take us seriously or not. However, we will do whatever it takes to ensure that the rest of us don't have to live our lives to abide by whatever your invisible friend tells you how you think we should live our lives. We also will do whatever it takes to stop you from forcing schools from teaching our children Christian mythology as history and "my invisible friend did it" as science.

We don't want your approval. We just what you to shut the fark up.
 
2013-01-11 10:39:49 AM  
oblig-ish
i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-11 10:40:22 AM  

gunga galunga: jjwars1: The skywizard thing is old and tired. Atheists, if you want religious folks to respect your opinion and take you seriously you'll have to quit acting like you are the superior supreme being douche, and treat them with the same amount of respect as you command.

Here's the thing. We don't give a shiat if you take us seriously or not. However, we will do whatever it takes to ensure that the rest of us don't have to live our lives to abide by whatever your invisible friend tells you how you think we should live our lives. We also will do whatever it takes to stop you from forcing schools from teaching our children Christian mythology as history and "my invisible friend did it" as science.

We don't want your approval. We just what you to shut the fark up.


Pkay reading comprehension. You were not speaking as a fundie. But my point still stands.
 
2013-01-11 10:41:09 AM  

Nabb1: Well, don't we seem rather sure of ourselves?  Which version of the Bible, as in which translation?  There are a myriad of translations out there.  The Bible was written by human beings, trying to sort out their understanding of God.  I suppose if you take a certain version and read and interpret everything literally, you might develop a rigid opinion, but then that's also what leads to fundamentalism.



Can you find me a version of the Bible in which God doesn't regularly command his followers to kill thousands of people? Or one which doesn't condone slavery? One in which he doesn't outright state that he's a jealous God?

Maybe you can find one in which he never decided to kill virtually everything that lived on the planet because he was disappointed with how his creations turned out?

It really doesn't matter which version you pick, the God they describe is petty, vengeful, and downright repulsive.
 
2013-01-11 10:41:25 AM  

Dorf11: Middle-eastern Caucasians with British accents.


All students of history know that only Ancient Romans spoke with British accents. Hebrews and Greeks spoke with American accents (but the Greeks could be distinguished by their frequent yelling and kicking things down holes), while Persians were basically the cultural ancestors of modern rave clubs.
 
2013-01-11 10:43:35 AM  

jjwars1: It's about respect. Why would you expect religious people to respect you if you refer to their God as a "skywizard?". (maybe not you, but atheists as a generalization). From my experience, people learn and form better relationships when they aren't party to people who act douchy or superior regardless of who is right or wrong. A display of true honorable character will win more people over than a display of douche-nozzle superiority. You must earn respect as opposed to demanding it solely because your opinion is the "right" opinion to have.


Yeah, about earning respect ...

i560.photobucket.com

Also, the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

So you concede that the Flying Spaghetti Monster might be real? Sorry, but no. Make claims as ludicrous as those in the Bible and you'd better have a way to back them up.

The belief that there is a higher entity out there that one might consider a god is not that far fetched.

Yes, it is that far-fetched.

Worshipping a god who likes animal sacrifices seems a little strange though.

No more strange than anything else in religion.
 
2013-01-11 10:49:06 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Nabb1: Well, don't we seem rather sure of ourselves?  Which version of the Bible, as in which translation?  There are a myriad of translations out there.  The Bible was written by human beings, trying to sort out their understanding of God.  I suppose if you take a certain version and read and interpret everything literally, you might develop a rigid opinion, but then that's also what leads to fundamentalism.


Can you find me a version of the Bible in which God doesn't regularly command his followers to kill thousands of people? Or one which doesn't condone slavery? One in which he doesn't outright state that he's a jealous God?

Maybe you can find one in which he never decided to kill virtually everything that lived on the planet because he was disappointed with how his creations turned out?

It really doesn't matter which version you pick, the God they describe is petty, vengeful, and downright repulsive.


How do you know all of those stories are literal accounts of factual occurrences?  How do you know many of may very well be parables and allegory?  How do you know some of what was written was merely the writer's attempt to rationalize preconceived notions about the world as opposed to an understanding of the nature of God?  Human understanding evolves and changes, and no one is perfect.  Theology is as much philosophy as anything else.  If you aren't going to look deeper into scripture than what is on the fact of the literal text, you aren't approaching it in a very thoughtful manner, IMO.  And maybe you aren't interested enough to try it, and that's fine, but don't assume your sweeping generalizations are anything more than reactionary as opposed to the product of any real intellectual work.
 
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