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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 392
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2013-02-07 02:20:15 PM  
whitedsepulchres.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-07 02:20:15 PM  
Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me.
 
2013-02-07 02:20:33 PM  
I grew up Lutheran.  We had a gay choir director who regularly brought his partner to church and this was back in the 80s. Very liberal church.  We even did a Jewish Sedar in bible study to celebrate passover to learn about the commonalities of different religions.  We learned about Catholocism and other Protestant religions in very respectful manner.  The thing is, I had never heard of the Missouri Synod until I was grown up.  I'm convinced that the Missouri Synod is that crazy relative your parents sit you down when your 20 and say: "you know how we said you didn't have any aunts or uncles..."
 
2013-02-07 02:20:52 PM  

ko_kyi: There were forty religious representatives there.

That's as many as four tens, and that's terrible.


That made me laugh a whole lot.
 
2013-02-07 02:21:02 PM  
Give the Lutherans credit - they do know how to throw a kickass potluck dinner.
 
2013-02-07 02:21:33 PM  
He had to or he would have lost his job.  I blame the synod president that made him apologize more than I blame this guy.  He was just trying to keep his jerb.

He should switch to ELCA.
 
2013-02-07 02:22:13 PM  

Matthew Keene: 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.


And Catholic Jesus hates Lutheran Christians taking communion at their friends wedding in a Catholic church.

i offended the sh*t out of a couple people that day. ; )
 
2013-02-07 02:23:04 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: 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 cookie ...


Welcome to my favorites list. Have a seat, relax, you've earned it.
 
2013-02-07 02:24:29 PM  

d23: 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...


Not sure if serious
www.lutecium.org
Or Freudian slip
 
2013-02-07 02:24:38 PM  

ko_kyi: There were forty religious representatives there.

That's as many as four tens, and that's terrible.


Reminds me of Genesis 18.

// look it up
// study it out
 
2013-02-07 02:24:48 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: Voiceofreason01: Yep, called it: Missouri Synod

Was going to say, either Missouri or Wisconsin.


I thought WELS. I know they have similar rules.
My wife is a recovering member of that church. Sad, sad stuff they indoctrinate them with,
 
2013-02-07 02:26:32 PM  

give me doughnuts: 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.


Well, I was making a "lemon party" reference (do yourself a favor and DO NOT Google that) but your idea is much better.
 
2013-02-07 02:26:32 PM  

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


My understanding is there are some crazy sects of Lutheranism.  I was raised Lutheran and taught quite the opposite of what's being told in this article.  The church I went to recognized all Christian faiths and welcomed them all in.  While I was still there one of the members became an ordained pastor - and she was... a she.  The pastor in charge of the church also had a wife and kids.

I've since converted to Pastafarianism but there are at least some sane versions of Lutheranism out there.
 
2013-02-07 02:27:16 PM  
Just remember all you humans:

rlv.zcache.com
 
2013-02-07 02:27:33 PM  

ColTomParker: rufus-t-firefly: 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 cookie ...

Welcome to my favorites list. Have a seat, relax, you've earned it.


Here's the video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55h1FO8V_3w
 
2013-02-07 02:28:03 PM  
I got tired of jumping through imaginary hoops to keep imaginary sky daddy happy a long time ago.
 
2013-02-07 02:28:48 PM  
www.turnbacktogod.com


Dad smites this Rob Morris guy on his way to the church this morning, and he gets here all confused wondering what's happened. I decided to meet him myself at the pearly gates. So anyway, he starts to walk in, and I'm all like, 'woah there Rob, I'm not sure you should be hanging with a Jew like me'. Long story short, I have Saint Peter tell him to go to hell.
 
2013-02-07 02:30:19 PM  

mrmyxolodian: tallguywithglasseson: Voiceofreason01: Yep, called it: Missouri Synod

Was going to say, either Missouri or Wisconsin.

I thought WELS. I know they have similar rules.
My wife is a recovering member of that church. Sad, sad stuff they indoctrinate them with,


I grew up LC-MS and am now ELCA.  I knew it was LC-MS without reading it because the WSLC wouldn't have gone in the first place. The only Wisconsin Synod thing I've ever been to was a fire and brimstone wedding.  Yeah, read that again, fire and brimstone wedding.

/The Lutheran church, where "take drink ye all of it" means chug it!!
 
2013-02-07 02:30:32 PM  
God, you are a dick! No starship for you!
 
2013-02-07 02:30:35 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: give me doughnuts: 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.

Well, I was making a "lemon party" reference (do yourself a favor and DO NOT Google that) but your idea is much better.


Yeah, I had to purge the whole lemon-party thing form my mind.


Kahfee and Bars.   Just like Kirstie Alley said it in "Drop Dead Gorgeous".
 
2013-02-07 02:30:45 PM  
i174.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-07 02:31:21 PM  
randalrauser.com
 
2013-02-07 02:31:23 PM  
* Reads Wikipedia *
Ah. I see. Not so much Lutherans as a German variation on the whole American feral Baptist thing.
 
2013-02-07 02:31:27 PM  

Earguy: 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.


Not really.  The same thing happened at Valparaiso University after 9/11.  The university's chapel is associated with the Missouri Synod, and the rector invited people of other faiths to pray from the chapel's altar.  Word got to the LCMS about the illicit prayers...the rector's supervisors wisely accepted his apology and VU got to go through another round of "How Lutheran Are We?"  That a plurality of its students are, in fact, Roman Catholic makes the question even harder to answer.
 
2013-02-07 02:31:42 PM  

CheapEngineer: [skywriter2012.files.wordpress.com image 470x353]

\apologies are the new Black
\\except for the one in the White House


That's borderline informative/eye poison right there. Who is that and what the hell is growing on his face?
 
2013-02-07 02:31:58 PM  
I'm sorry that contributions are down.  What do I need to say to get you dumbasses to empty your pockets on Sunday?
 
2013-02-07 02:33:18 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [www.turnbacktogod.com image 800x684]


Dad smites this Rob Morris guy on his way to the church this morning, and he gets here all confused wondering what's happened. I decided to meet him myself at the pearly gates. So anyway, he starts to walk in, and I'm all like, 'woah there Rob, I'm not sure you should be hanging with a Jew like me'. Long story short, I have Saint Peter tell him to go to hell.


You sure he's not asking how much the little girl costs?

"The little girl, your daughters... sell them to me!"
 
2013-02-07 02:33:26 PM  

wsupfoo2: I grew up Lutheran.  We had a gay choir director who regularly brought his partner to church and this was back in the 80s. Very liberal church.  We even did a Jewish Sedar in bible study to celebrate passover to learn about the commonalities of different religions.  We learned about Catholocism and other Protestant religions in very respectful manner.  The thing is, I had never heard of the Missouri Synod until I was grown up.  I'm convinced that the Missouri Synod is that crazy relative your parents sit you down when your 20 and say: "you know how we said you didn't have any aunts or uncles..."


Me too, but I hadn't heard of the synod at all. I only ever knew the ELCA. I remember being taught sex-ed in Sunday school, which would likely have most other religions crying foul.

/atheist now
//only goes to church for funerals and marriages
 
2013-02-07 02:34:06 PM  
"There is sometimes a real tension between wanting to bear witness to Christ and at the same time avoiding situations which may give the impression that our differences with respect to who God is, who Jesus is, how he deals with us, and how we get to heaven, really don't matter in the end," Harrison wrote.

I .... um... have a hard time reading this as a point in favor of this "no joint worship" rule.
 
2013-02-07 02:34:32 PM  

Yamaneko2: Not really. The same thing happened at Valparaiso University after 9/11. The university's chapel is associated with the Missouri Synod, and the rector invited people of other faiths to pray from the chapel's altar. Word got to the LCMS about the illicit prayers...the rector's supervisors wisely accepted his apology and VU got to go through another round of "How Lutheran Are We?" That a plurality of its students are, in fact, Roman Catholic makes the question even harder to answer.


Do I see another Farker/Crusader?  If so, when did you graduate?  There are a couple others of us around.  I was 89 (BA) and 92 (JD).
 
2013-02-07 02:34:37 PM  
Is it that hard to have a religion that loves everyone and works on being nice to each other?
 
2013-02-07 02:35:35 PM  

you have pee hands: I .... um... have a hard time reading this as a point in favor of this "no joint worship" rule.



Dude, he's Lutheran, not Rasta.
 
2013-02-07 02:36:17 PM  
Pastor Matthew Harrison, you are pure evil.
 
2013-02-07 02:36:21 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [www.turnbacktogod.com image 800x684]


Damn, there sure are a lot of white people in that picture depicting life in the MIDDLE EAST 2000 years ago.  But then again, they all seem to do that.
 
2013-02-07 02:36:23 PM  
Anybody want to come to my house for Kahlua coffee and "special" lemon bars?  I am starting a new religion where everyone has to be nice to each other.  That's the only rule.
 
2013-02-07 02:37:11 PM  

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


I'm sure they have no problem accepting the money she puts in the collection plate, though.
 
2013-02-07 02:37:27 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: CheapEngineer: [skywriter2012.files.wordpress.com image 470x353]

\apologies are the new Black
\\except for the one in the White House

That's borderline informative/eye poison right there. Who is that and what the hell is growing on his face?


That was the guy who apologized to Dick Cheney after Cheney shot him in the face with a shotgun full of bird pellets.

The dots are from the pellets. The yellow and the swelling is bruising.
 
2013-02-07 02:37:57 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: Yamaneko2: Not really. The same thing happened at Valparaiso University after 9/11. The university's chapel is associated with the Missouri Synod, and the rector invited people of other faiths to pray from the chapel's altar. Word got to the LCMS about the illicit prayers...the rector's supervisors wisely accepted his apology and VU got to go through another round of "How Lutheran Are We?" That a plurality of its students are, in fact, Roman Catholic makes the question even harder to answer.

Do I see another Farker/Crusader?  If so, when did you graduate?  There are a couple others of us around.  I was 89 (BA) and 92 (JD).


Not quite as cool...but my dad is from Chesterton and I have been to Valpo a bunch of times..even been to the college and been in that chapel there.
 
2013-02-07 02:38:18 PM  
Listening to armchair theologians and apatheists(not a typo)talk about these things is painful.
 
2013-02-07 02:39:59 PM  

OminousAnonymous: Anybody want to come to my house for Kahlua coffee and "special" lemon bars?  I am starting a new religion where everyone has to be nice to each other.  That's the only rule.


Are we talking cyanide/Jim Jones "special", or chronic/Snoop Lion "special"?
 
2013-02-07 02:40:09 PM  
I grew up attending a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church and don't recall this type of douchebaggery. Thankfully. fark god and all his forms.
 
2013-02-07 02:40:14 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Yep, called it: Missouri Synod



The Missouri Synod Luthern Church:  We're better than you.  Just ask us!
 
2013-02-07 02:40:21 PM  

dv-ous: Fark Rye For Many Whores: *snip*


This is what he looks like without a gunshot wound.


i45.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-07 02:40:36 PM  

ManRay: Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me.


I've always wondered about that commandment. Isn't that Old Testament God admitting that there are other gods out there flying around?
 
2013-02-07 02:40:54 PM  
This sounds like kind of an admin thing, but it's a dumb one.  I would have expected better from lutherans.
 
2013-02-07 02:41:53 PM  

George Babbitt: Listening to armchair theologians and apatheists(not a typo)talk about these things is painful.


Yeah, well, don't be dicks.
 
2013-02-07 02:42:03 PM  
As a member of the LCMS, I was ashamed to know that they were behind this crap before I clicked the link.

That said, I do know that there is a push within the LCMS to kick Harrison's type to the curb.  The younger generation that is coming into power inside the church's various governing bodies are tired of these kinds of shenanigans, because they recognize that this kind of crap has nothing to do with Christ's teachings and everything to do with the internal politics built around a Synodical dogma whose time has passed.  I hope that they are successful, because I'm tired of reading stories like this.

/Likes my church
//Had cigars and whiskey with the pastor last Friday
 
2013-02-07 02:42:29 PM  
But we are still cool with the way Sharia torments women right?
 
2013-02-07 02:42:57 PM  

FatherChaos: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [www.turnbacktogod.com image 800x684]

Damn, there sure are a lot of white people in that picture depicting life in the MIDDLE EAST 2000 years ago.  But then again, they all seem to do that.


As a kid, growing up in the Presbyterian church, I noticed that the Sunday-school depictions of Jesus were whiter than me...(and I'm White)

/ most of the art there had a "Norman Rockwell" vibe...
 
2013-02-07 02:43:28 PM  
Raised in Missouri Synod. Practicing Deist. 'Nuf Said
 
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