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(NBC News)   Lutheran minister formally apologizes for taking part in prayer vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Massacre-because there were also clerics of other faiths also praying at the service, and you know, Jesus just HATES that   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 399
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2013-02-07 11:50:46 AM  
Yep, called it: Missouri Synod
 
2013-02-07 11:59:52 AM  
*Sigh*, being logically consistent with your faith's teachings is obviously much more important than showing support in a time of tragedy.
 
2013-02-07 12:04:44 PM  
"I apologize where I have caused offense by pushing Christian freedom too far, and I request you charitably receive my apology."

moral of the story: don't abuse Christian Freedoms by feeling bad about the massacre of people who aren't Real Christians. 'cause jesus and the constitution.
 
2013-02-07 12:04:57 PM  

BigSnatch: *Sigh*, being logically consistent with your faith's teachings is obviously much more important than showing support in a time of tragedy.


It's just how Jesus would have done it.
 
2013-02-07 12:12:42 PM  
Have the crazies gotten to the Lutherans, too? They used to be just about coffee and lemon bars. Fark religion.
 
2013-02-07 12:16:21 PM  
Christian freedom!

Whoa! Don't go too far with that
 
2013-02-07 12:20:15 PM  
Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, "Don't do it!"
He said, "Nobody loves me."
I said, "God loves you. Do you believe in God?"
He said, "Yes."
I said, "Are you a Christian or a Jew?"
He said, "A Christian."
I said, "Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?"
He said, "Protestant."
I said, "Me, too! What franchise?"
He said, "Baptist."
I said, "Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?"
He said, "Northern Baptist."
I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?"
He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist."
I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region."
I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?"
He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912."
I said, "Die, heretic!" And I pushed him over.

--Emo Phillips
 
2013-02-07 12:22:17 PM  
You know that bumper sticker that says, "God said it, I believe it, that settles it"?

Too many people have taken it too seriously.
 
2013-02-07 12:24:59 PM  
I could go for some coffee and lemon bars...
 
2013-02-07 12:25:04 PM  
Kyosuke:
I said, "Die, heretic!" And I pushed him over.

--Emo Phillips


Awww, it's so sad because it's often so true.

/at least the Lutheran Church of America is still OK
 
2013-02-07 12:27:06 PM  
Because next time, Christians are going to do the throwing to the lions damn it!
 
2013-02-07 12:28:05 PM  
You have to be some kind of callous, god-uber-alles, dogmatic, bull-headed, pig-ignorant, self-important, know-nothing asshole to object.

Abraham prayed with "foreigners" (angels, kings and travelers). Jacob prayed with foreigners (Egyptians, mostly - but also Arameans). Joseph prayed with foreigners (Egyptians). Moses prayed with foreigners (Jethro was a 'foreign' Moabite priest, and Mo married his daughter). Jesus prayed with foreigners and others ALL THE DAMNED TIME.

As a Catholic friend of mine said recently: "Shiat like this is why people are leaving the Church in droves. The beliefs we can deal with on our own, or through discussions with our priests. The hypocrisies and lack of compassionate behavior evident in the behavior of Church officials - those same things the Church accuses the rest of the world of lacking - are far more off-putting."

// die in whatever hellfires you wish, peddlers of disharmony
// and take your closed-minded, petty little internecine conflicts with you
// and stop making genuine gestures of humanity into sins against the father, you dumb pricks
// yes, I know Catholics != Lutherans
 
2013-02-07 12:31:04 PM  
Lutherans?

In any other country they are the most liberal libs that ever religioned.

I wonder what Luther would say about this.
 
2013-02-07 12:32:12 PM  

propasaurus: Christian freedom!

Whoa! Don't go too far with that


Christian Freedom is an oxymoron.  The further you go with the Christianity, the less freedom anyone has.
 
2013-02-07 12:41:39 PM  
So, for a memorial service, for a community, for a group of people who were killed that happened to be of varying religions... It would have been better if the Lutherans stayed away entirely?

I bet what this is really about is doing something that somehow cooperated with Obama.
 
2013-02-07 01:14:08 PM  

hinten: Lutherans?

In any other country they are the most liberal libs that ever religioned.

I wonder what Luther would say about this.


You're thinking of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, this is the Missouri-Synod Lutheran Church. The former are the libbiest libs who ever religioned and the latter believe that anyone who teaches things contrary to the bible is an anti-Christ
 
2013-02-07 01:35:27 PM  
Of all the things someone would be asked to apologize for?

farkING A.
 
2013-02-07 01:36:49 PM  
He's going to burn in Hell alongside Hitler and Gandhi.
 
2013-02-07 01:38:10 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Yep, called it: Missouri Synod



Holy shiat, they've gotten crazier since I left. I was expecting this guy would have been WELS...


hinten: I wonder what Luther would say about this.



"Hey, let's persecute some Jews, that'll bring everyone together. We could go bowling afterwards."
 
2013-02-07 01:42:33 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Yep, called it: Missouri Synod


Was going to say, either Missouri or Wisconsin.
 
2013-02-07 01:45:19 PM  

hinten: I wonder what Luther would say about this.


That they're killing him softly?

userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-02-07 01:47:18 PM  
This is why Lutherans can't have nice things!
This will teach them to worship Lex Luther.
 
2013-02-07 01:51:05 PM  
CSB, my (imaginary Canadian) girlfriend was brought up in a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church.
She switched to Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), which despite the common connotation of "evangelical", is quite liberal.

Now when she visits home & goes to her parents' church (also her former church), she isn't allowed to take communion.

Apparently the Missouri and Wisconsin synods are pretty far right. I'd had no idea about any of this Lutheran stuff before.
 
2013-02-07 01:54:36 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: CSB, my (imaginary Canadian) girlfriend was brought up in a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church.
She switched to Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), which despite the common connotation of "evangelical", is quite liberal.

Now when she visits home & goes to her parents' church (also her former church), she isn't allowed to take communion.

Apparently the Missouri and Wisconsin synods are pretty far right. I'd had no idea about any of this Lutheran stuff before.


Many ELCA folks are't too fond of the "evangelical" pejorative thrown around these days as a synonym for right-wing fundies.  Of course, to an ELCA Lutheran, A Prairie Home Companion is evangelizing.
 
2013-02-07 01:57:00 PM  

BigSnatch: *Sigh*, being logically consistent with your faith's teachings is obviously much more important than showing support in a time of tragedy.


It's what Jesus would do.
 
2013-02-07 02:06:21 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Kyosuke:
I said, "Die, heretic!" And I pushed him over.

--Emo Phillips

Awww, it's so sad because it's often so true.

/at least the Lutheran Church of America is still OK


It's just another McWorship franchise shucking suckers for a tithe.
If you want lemon bars, stay home on Sunday and make your own.
 
2013-02-07 02:07:15 PM  
Ah, religion.
 
2013-02-07 02:09:19 PM  
First thought "Who knew Lutherans were such jerks?"

Second thought (after reading further): "Oh, those Missouri dudes."
 
2013-02-07 02:09:36 PM  

Jument: Ah, religion.


What can't it do? Apparently, other than brainwashing people in believing mythological creatures, nothing of value...
 
2013-02-07 02:10:47 PM  
There were forty religious representatives there.

That's as many as four tens, and that's terrible.
 
2013-02-07 02:12:13 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Have the crazies gotten to the Lutherans, too? They used to be just about coffee and lemon bars. Fark religion.


Most Lutherans are. This is the Missouri Synod, the crazy ones. Garrison Keillor, they ain't.
 
2013-02-07 02:13:19 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: Apparently the Missouri and Wisconsin synods are pretty far right. I'd had no idea about any of this Lutheran stuff before.


I did. My aunt and uncle and cousins, all Minnesota and Wisconsin residents, went Missouri Synod a couple of years ago because they were convinced that their liberal Lutheran church was promoting and encouraging sinful and harmful homosexuality tendencies by basically saying "gay is OK in this church."
 
2013-02-07 02:13:56 PM  
What a tool. This is not an ecumenical matter
this is about grief and loss
providing comfort
caring about others

father jack would kick...his ..ass

(and probably bite him)
 
2013-02-07 02:14:07 PM  
What kind of bullshiat rule is that?

/it's rhetorical and obvious, so don't answer that
 
2013-02-07 02:14:16 PM  

give me doughnuts: If you want lemon bars, stay home on Sunday and make your own.


You could even have a party.
 
2013-02-07 02:14:19 PM  

hinten: Lutherans?

In any other country they are the most liberal libs that ever religioned.

I wonder what Luther would say about this.



He was only slightly to the left of Zwingli, so he might not have set this guy on fire.
 
2013-02-07 02:15:18 PM  

Earguy: You know that bumper sticker that says, "God said it, I believe it, that settles it"?

Too many people have taken it too seriously.


So very much, "this."
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-02-07 02:16:18 PM  
Make "Christianity" the official religion in the U.S. and immediately the fight changes to "what type."

This is why the separation is in the constitution.  And don't tell me it's not there, either...
 
2013-02-07 02:16:24 PM  
WTF?
 
2013-02-07 02:16:25 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Yep, called it:  Missouri Synod


I'll have to look that up. I thought Lutherans were pretty open-minded, for the most part*

*their founder was pretty anti-Semitic, but I think everyone else was too back in the 1500's...
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-02-07 02:16:58 PM  

Sass-O-Rev: Earguy: You know that bumper sticker that says, "God said it, I believe it, that settles it"?

Too many people have taken it too seriously.

So very much, "this."


Not only that.. but it's the Bible that said it, not God.
 
2013-02-07 02:17:21 PM  
I'm an atheist, and I  love religion. I really do! And I don't love religion in a snarky, mean-spirited way. I unabashedly, sincerely love that we have religion because, if we didn't, we wouldn't be here right now. Being all post-modern and ironic. There'd be no civilization! If no one had been in religion, we'd be farked right now.

Because, at the dawn of man, civilization was ... the biggest and the strongest. And that's as far as we were gonna go. It was whoever was the biggest farked, killed, ate anything they wanted. That was it! Civilization was a huge psychopath with a club goin', "I'm gonna have rape fer dinner." That was it! That's as far as we were gonna go!

And then, one of my ancestors, some  weakling, said, "Look, there's no way I can beat that guy. But what if I  trick him into thinking that if he doesn't kill and rape people while he's down here, when he dies, there's a magic city in the clouds, and he can go up and have all the cake he wants?!"

Now, that's not a very well-formed plan, but he went and told the big psycho, and the psycho heard that, and said, "Yeah, I like cake." BOOM! There ya go! That was the beginning of civilization. Now we can work on fire and writing and agriculture. That's religion! It's the old sky cake dodge. It worked!

But ... and, by the way, things were great for awhile. But then, what was happening was, that shiat was going on all over the planet. Then we just used different desserts. They would tell 'em about sky cookies or sky pie or sky baklava. So, as each of these civilizations grew, they built ships, they'd go visit each other, and the one guy would walk off the boat and go, "Hey, did ya hear the good news about the sky baklava?" And the first guy went,  "IT'S CAKE, MOTHERFARKER, YER DEAD!"

And then, oh my God, there were the Dessert Wars, it was a nightmare. They were just killin' people. It got so bad that, every now and then, some dude would show up and go, "Hey, got good news! There's cake and pie and cookies, for EVERYONE, we can all share!" And people said, "NAIL HIM TO A FARKIN' CROSS! IT IS  ONLY CAKE! OH MY GOD! THE ONLY WAY SKY CAKE TASTES GOOD IS IF, UP IN THE SKY, THE SKY COOKIE AND SKY PIE PEOPLE CAN'T HAVE THE SKY PIE!  THAT'S THE ONLY WAY SKY CAKE TASTES GOOD! I DID NOT SPEND MY LIFE  NOT RAPING AND KILLING PEOPLE TO NOT GO UP IN THE SKY AND HAVE CAKE!

SKY CAKE!"

So the next time you see some douchebags in front of an abortion clinic, or trying to ban a  Harry Potter novel, just go, "Oh, Sky Cake.  Why are you so delicious?!"
 
2013-02-07 02:17:27 PM  
I see the problem, all of those leaders of other religions in one place and he forgot to pray to God that they be smote right where they sat.

/First rule of Smite Club, always pray for some smiting!
 
2013-02-07 02:17:37 PM  
TL;DR: Moron leader of group dedicated to an invisible sky daddy throws a hissy fit because one of the members attended meeting with people who believe in other invisible sky daddies.

/amidoingitright?
 
2013-02-07 02:17:57 PM  

d23: Sass-O-Rev: Earguy: You know that bumper sticker that says, "God said it, I believe it, that settles it"?

Too many people have taken it too seriously.

So very much, "this."

Not only that.. but it's the Bible that said it, not God.


Maybe the person with the sticker has aural hallucinations on a regular basis.
 
2013-02-07 02:18:02 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: give me doughnuts: If you want lemon bars, stay home on Sunday and make your own.

You could even have a party.


With beer! I've never understood why Baptists (and others) were all so anti-alcohol.
 
2013-02-07 02:18:21 PM  

manwithplanx: hinten: Lutherans?

In any other country they are the most liberal libs that ever religioned.

I wonder what Luther would say about this.

You're thinking of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, this is the Missouri-Synod Lutheran Church. The former are the libbiest libs who ever religioned and the latter believe that anyone who teaches things contrary to the bible is an anti-Christ


Luther was famous for pinning a bunch of proclamations to a big arch.
 
2013-02-07 02:19:42 PM  
skywriter2012.files.wordpress.com

\apologies are the new Black
\\except for the one in the White House
 
2013-02-07 02:19:48 PM  
GOD...HATES...YOU!
 
2013-02-07 02:20:12 PM  
Let's see here. Jesus hates gays/transgender, whores, prostitutes, non-Lutheran style Christians, Taoists, Bhuddhists, Muslims, people with hooks...My heavens!!! This Jesus guy sounds like an asshole.
 
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