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(Courier Mail)   We're not saying God is pissed about the pope resigning, but He just struck St. Peter's dome with a bolt of lightning (pic)   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 108
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2013-02-12 09:14:51 AM  

Silverstaff: I drunk what: The_Original_Roxtar: I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe

and here we see an example of the "militant atheist"

I'm glad you've found somebody to be bigoted against.

[madmikesamerica.com image 475x336]

your just jealous of my debate skills and because of how much women adore me, you'll get over it

[media.mahalo.com image 265x335]

What an actual "Militant Atheist" may look like.  You know, somebody who founded an organization actually called the "League of Militant Atheists" with the explicit goal of eradicating religion from the world.  Somebody who used the powers of a totalitarian state to close churches and seminaries, imprison clergy, and use massive propaganda to demonize the very concept of religious faith.

Calling a snarky guy on the internet a "militant atheist" is like calling my grandmother with her FWD:FWD:FWD e-mails about Jesus a "militant Christian"

Every belief system has its militant members, atheism is included in that.  Atheists like to pretend they are somehow superior to theists, but they forget how much blood has been spilled in the name of atheist philosophies like communism.  That or they play the "no true Scotsman" card and claim that communism isn't really atheistic or that it doesn't count somehow despite atheism being a key tenet of communism.


Sadly true. The biggest problem is that the militants often don't see themselves as militant or extremist or hardliners. They see themselves merely as "right" and everyone else as "wrong".

FWIW, I've noticed most of the nasty "kill all religion" folks I've bumped into were raised in one of the Abrahamic faiths. Those sorts left the religion, but not the behaviors the people in their branch of that religious path taught them. They also seem to know little or nothing about those of us in the non-Abrahamic faith paths and lump us and our beliefs in with the Abrahamics, which couldn't be further from the truth (in my path, at least). I attribute that to their own upbringing though. It's hard to break away from something you were taught since birth, so I try to be nice to them. It's not totally their fault, I don't think.
 
2013-02-12 09:18:06 AM  

Silverstaff: What an actual "Militant Atheist" may look like.  You know, somebody who founded an organization actually called the "League of Militant Atheists" with the explicit goal of eradicating religion from the world.  Somebody who used the powers of a totalitarian state to close churches and seminaries, imprison clergy, and use massive propaganda to demonize the very concept of religious faith.


also Mao and Pol Pot
 
2013-02-12 09:18:29 AM  
www.examiner.com
 
2013-02-12 09:21:02 AM  
My favorite part of the video was when the Dove of Peace tried to fly through a wall and was eaten by a seagull.
 
2013-02-12 09:23:54 AM  
Maybe he was trying to get Benny to leave sooner, ever thought about that?
 
2013-02-12 09:26:26 AM  
 
2013-02-12 09:27:50 AM  
To segue off the 'Frankenstein' comment earlier, they are obviously trying to bring back John Paul II.
 
2013-02-12 09:35:30 AM  
Meh.

Who the hell cares?
 
2013-02-12 09:38:30 AM  

ObscureNameHere: To segue off the 'Frankenstein' comment earlier, they are obviously trying to bring back John Paul II.


I liked JP! I'm not Catholic, either. He just looked like a kindly old Grandfather that you disagreed with vehemently, but couldn't help but want to hug.
 
2013-02-12 09:40:23 AM  

I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe




We need to separate the liars first.
 
2013-02-12 09:40:31 AM  
It was Him, calling up Petrus Romanus.
 
2013-02-12 09:42:06 AM  

Spanky McStupid: I drunk what: The_Original_Roxtar: I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe

and here we see an example of the "militant atheist"

I'm glad you've found somebody to be bigoted against.

[madmikesamerica.com image 475x336]

your just jealous of my debate skills and because of how much women adore me, you'll get over it

Nah, I'm just jealous of your ability to find and post snarky pictures you find online that substitute for debate.


4.bp.blogspot.com
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-12 09:42:50 AM  

Spanky McStupid: I drunk what: The_Original_Roxtar: I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe

and here we see an example of the "militant atheist"

I'm glad you've found somebody to be bigoted against.

[madmikesamerica.com image 475x336]

your just jealous of my debate skills and because of how much women adore me, you'll get over it

Nah, I'm just jealous of your ability to find and post snarky pictures you find online that substitute for debate.


The real miracle here is that people are actually buying this guy's schtick.  It's not even good trolling.
 
2013-02-12 09:44:28 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe

We need to separate the liars first.


that's easy all christians are liars and most religious people are, except for islam the religion of peace, and if you insist on keeping a christian group i suggest mormons because they are the most honest group even  though only catholics are real christians, i don't mind if they want to pretend
 
2013-02-12 09:44:44 AM  

czetie: PonceAlyosha: Maybe Benedict is purging the Vatican of's younglings.

I really hope that isn't a euphemism.

 
2013-02-12 09:47:27 AM  

RassilonsExWife: I drunk what: your just jealous of my debate skills

And you're grammatical grammartical skills


FTFY

now who is the retard? don't be mad just because i understand science and you don't
 
2013-02-12 09:49:03 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe

and here we see an example of the "militant atheist"

I'm glad you've found somebody to be bigoted against.


i'm ok you're ok
 
2013-02-12 09:49:08 AM  
The churches didn't want lighting rods at first...
Something about God's will...
But damage and fires cost money, and the lightning rods didn't cost that much.

So they put them up, no more lightning damage, thank God!
 
2013-02-12 09:51:10 AM  
I would hit that like the angry fist of God.  Oh, wait...wrong thread.  Sorry.
 
2013-02-12 09:53:55 AM  
The earth itself said GTFO!
 
2013-02-12 09:55:06 AM  
Surah 30:24

And among His Signs, He shows you the lightning, by way both of fear and of hope, and He sends down rain from the sky and with it gives life to the earth after it is dead: verily in that are Signs for those who are wise.
 
2013-02-12 10:01:16 AM  

LDM90: Wow, I bet that never happens


It's almost like they have something up there...something to...conduct electricity, perhaps? In a long metal cylindrical shape designed to ensure that the lightning doesn't strike elsewhere?
 
2013-02-12 10:12:16 AM  

LoneWolf343: orezona: nmemkha: jfivealive: Thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening

Galileo

Figaro

Manifico!

/I'm just a poor boy
//Nobody loves me.


Did Scaramouche ever do the fandango? Is this still an issue or what?
 
2013-02-12 10:17:27 AM  

I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe


Lol. So edgy.
 
2013-02-12 10:21:38 AM  
Bolts of lightning are so old school. God (or should I say aliens) should of just beamed him up.
 
2013-02-12 10:22:46 AM  

I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe


You're not helping....
 
2013-02-12 10:31:15 AM  
Lightning crashes, an old pope resigns.
 
2013-02-12 10:31:54 AM  

Silverstaff: I drunk what: The_Original_Roxtar: I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe

and here we see an example of the "militant atheist"

I'm glad you've found somebody to be bigoted against.

[madmikesamerica.com image 475x336]

your just jealous of my debate skills and because of how much women adore me, you'll get over it

[media.mahalo.com image 265x335]

What an actual "Militant Atheist" may look like.  You know, somebody who founded an organization actually called the "League of Militant Atheists" with the explicit goal of eradicating religion from the world.  Somebody who used the powers of a totalitarian state to close churches and seminaries, imprison clergy, and use massive propaganda to demonize the very concept of religious faith.

Calling a snarky guy on the internet a "militant atheist" is like calling my grandmother with her FWD:FWD:FWD e-mails about Jesus a "militant Christian"

Every belief system has its militant members, atheism is included in that.  Atheists like to pretend they are somehow superior to theists, but they forget how much blood has been spilled in the name of atheist philosophies like communism.  That or they play the "no true Scotsman" card and claim that communism isn't really atheistic or that it doesn't count somehow despite atheism being a key tenet of communism.


8/10

And I'll bite: please explain how atheism is a "key tenet of communism".
 
2013-02-12 10:45:39 AM  

NateAsbestos: Silverstaff: I drunk what: The_Original_Roxtar: I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe

and here we see an example of the "militant atheist"

I'm glad you've found somebody to be bigoted against.

[madmikesamerica.com image 475x336]

your just jealous of my debate skills and because of how much women adore me, you'll get over it

[media.mahalo.com image 265x335]

What an actual "Militant Atheist" may look like.  You know, somebody who founded an organization actually called the "League of Militant Atheists" with the explicit goal of eradicating religion from the world.  Somebody who used the powers of a totalitarian state to close churches and seminaries, imprison clergy, and use massive propaganda to demonize the very concept of religious faith.

Calling a snarky guy on the internet a "militant atheist" is like calling my grandmother with her FWD:FWD:FWD e-mails about Jesus a "militant Christian"

Every belief system has its militant members, atheism is included in that.  Atheists like to pretend they are somehow superior to theists, but they forget how much blood has been spilled in the name of atheist philosophies like communism.  That or they play the "no true Scotsman" card and claim that communism isn't really atheistic or that it doesn't count somehow despite atheism being a key tenet of communism.

8/10

And I'll bite: please explain how atheism is a "key tenet of communism".


Lets flip it around: name a significant communist movement that was ideologically theist.
 
2013-02-12 10:50:24 AM  

nmemkha: NateAsbestos: Silverstaff: I drunk what: The_Original_Roxtar: I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe

and here we see an example of the "militant atheist"

I'm glad you've found somebody to be bigoted against.

[madmikesamerica.com image 475x336]

your just jealous of my debate skills and because of how much women adore me, you'll get over it

[media.mahalo.com image 265x335]

What an actual "Militant Atheist" may look like.  You know, somebody who founded an organization actually called the "League of Militant Atheists" with the explicit goal of eradicating religion from the world.  Somebody who used the powers of a totalitarian state to close churches and seminaries, imprison clergy, and use massive propaganda to demonize the very concept of religious faith.

Calling a snarky guy on the internet a "militant atheist" is like calling my grandmother with her FWD:FWD:FWD e-mails about Jesus a "militant Christian"

Every belief system has its militant members, atheism is included in that.  Atheists like to pretend they are somehow superior to theists, but they forget how much blood has been spilled in the name of atheist philosophies like communism.  That or they play the "no true Scotsman" card and claim that communism isn't really atheistic or that it doesn't count somehow despite atheism being a key tenet of communism.

8/10

And I'll bite: please explain how atheism is a "key tenet of communism".

Lets flip it around: name a significant communist movement that was ideologically theist.


No, that's a totally different question and has nothing to do with Silverstaff's claim.
 
2013-02-12 11:06:50 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Does the Pope play golf (in the woods)?
 
2013-02-12 11:10:13 AM  

NateAsbestos: nmemkha: NateAsbestos: Silverstaff: I drunk what: The_Original_Roxtar: I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe

and here we see an example of the "militant atheist"

I'm glad you've found somebody to be bigoted against.

[madmikesamerica.com image 475x336]

your just jealous of my debate skills and because of how much women adore me, you'll get over it

[media.mahalo.com image 265x335]

What an actual "Militant Atheist" may look like.  You know, somebody who founded an organization actually called the "League of Militant Atheists" with the explicit goal of eradicating religion from the world.  Somebody who used the powers of a totalitarian state to close churches and seminaries, imprison clergy, and use massive propaganda to demonize the very concept of religious faith.

Calling a snarky guy on the internet a "militant atheist" is like calling my grandmother with her FWD:FWD:FWD e-mails about Jesus a "militant Christian"

Every belief system has its militant members, atheism is included in that.  Atheists like to pretend they are somehow superior to theists, but they forget how much blood has been spilled in the name of atheist philosophies like communism.  That or they play the "no true Scotsman" card and claim that communism isn't really atheistic or that it doesn't count somehow despite atheism being a key tenet of communism.

8/10

And I'll bite: please explain how atheism is a "key tenet of communism".

Lets flip it around: name a significant communist movement that was ideologically theist.

No, that's a totally different question and has nothing to do with Silverstaff's claim.


So ... can't find one?
 
2013-02-12 11:10:45 AM  
I think dog was just taking a pot shot.
 
2013-02-12 11:32:58 AM  

nmemkha: Lets flip it around: name a significant communist movement that was ideologically theist.


Liberation theology, perhaps? At least the right-wingers who feel threatened by it like to tag it as "communism".

Christian communism is a form of religious communism based on Christianity. It is a theological and political theory based upon the view that the teachings of Jesus Christ compel Christians to support communism as the ideal social system. Although there is no universal agreement on the exact date when Christian communism was founded, many Christian communists assert that evidence from the Bible suggests that the first Christians, including the Apostles, established their own small communist society in the years following Jesus' death and resurrection. As such, many advocates of Christian communism argue that it was taught by Jesus and practiced by the Apostles themselves.

Of course, you can say that that's not a truly Scottish "significant" movement.
 
2013-02-12 11:36:45 AM  

NateAsbestos: And I'll bite: please explain how atheism is a "key tenet of communism".


"Religion is the Opiate of the People" - Karl Marx.

"Atheism is a natural and inseparable part of Marxism, of the theory and practice of scientific socialism " - Vladimir Lenin

"All modern religions and churches, all and of every kind of religious organizations are always considered by Marxism as the organs of bourgeois reaction, used for the protection of the exploitation and the stupefaction of the working class." - Vladimir Lenin

There is the League of Militant Atheists, the official state body of the USSR created to eradicate religion and oversee the dismantling of religion from society.

The People's Republic of China is officially atheist, and part of the whole point of the Cultural Revolution was the wholesale eradication of all religion from China.  Religion was only tolerated once it was clear it could not be destroyed outright.

Then there was Pol Pot and his goal (among other goals) of the wholesale eradication of religion in Cambodia, from razing Buddhist temples and Catholic cathedrals to the ground, to the wholesale slaughter of clergy and monks in the killing fields.

The whole reason that the National Motto of the United States was changed from "E Pluribus Unum" to "In God We Trust" and that "Under God" was appended to the end of the Pledge of Allegiance in the 1950's was specifically to respond to the atheism of Communism.

Then there was this classic bit of Communist propaganda:
upload.wikimedia.org

. . .where the enemies of Communism are established: Capitalist governments, religion, the military that back capitalist governments, and the middle class (i.e. the bourgeois since Communist dogma liked to use the French term)

I find is incredibly amusing that at suggesting that atheism is not this morally superior philosophy that it pretends to be and is just as flawed as any other belief system, that I'm called a troll or a FOX News viewer.  Atheists get just as butthurt at hearing that their belief system isn't perfect as theists do.

No, not all atheists are communists, but Marxist-Leninist and Maoist Communism (i.e. pretty much everything that is generally referred to as "Communist") are blatantly and unabashedly atheist ideologies. . .and that's the face of militant atheism.

Did communists have other motives beyond just atheism?  Yeah.  Then again, if you think every Taliban fighter is in it just because of Islamic fundamentalism instead of loyalty to their Pashtu tribes and resentment at being invaded yet again, or that Palestinian militants are blowing themselves up because they are fundamentalist Muslims instead of trying to resist Israeli oppression, you may be the one watching too much FOX News.
 
2013-02-12 11:38:31 AM  

jfarkinB: nmemkha: Lets flip it around: name a significant communist movement that was ideologically theist.

Liberation theology, perhaps? At least the right-wingers who feel threatened by it like to tag it as "communism".

Christian communism is a form of religious communism based on Christianity. It is a theological and political theory based upon the view that the teachings of Jesus Christ compel Christians to support communism as the ideal social system. Although there is no universal agreement on the exact date when Christian communism was founded, many Christian communists assert that evidence from the Bible suggests that the first Christians, including the Apostles, established their own small communist society in the years following Jesus' death and resurrection. As such, many advocates of Christian communism argue that it was taught by Jesus and practiced by the Apostles themselves.

Of course, you can say that that's not a truly Scottish "significant" movement.


I am willing to grant they are significant movement. Just tell what country as historically embraced their philosophy and I will concede the debate. Surely a "significant" movement would have been the basis of at least one sovereign government throughout history.

I know Atheistic Communism has been the basis for several (USSR, China, Korea, Vietnam, etc.).
 
2013-02-12 12:01:52 PM  

Silverstaff: I find is incredibly amusing that at suggesting that atheism is not this morally superior philosophy that it pretends to be and is just as flawed as any other belief system, that I'm called a troll or a FOX News viewer. Atheists get just as butthurt at hearing that their belief system isn't perfect as theists do.

No, not all atheists are communists, but Marxist-Leninist and Maoist Communism (i.e. pretty much everything that is generally referred to as "Communist") are blatantly and unabashedly atheist ideologies. . .and that's the face of militant atheism.

Did communists have other motives beyond just atheism? Yeah. Then again, if you think every Taliban fighter is in it just because of Islamic fundamentalism instead of loyalty to their Pashtu tribes and resentment at being invaded yet again, or that Palestinian militants are blowing themselves up because they are fundamentalist Muslims instead of trying to resist Israeli oppression, you may be the one watching too much FOX News.


Cut it out. This is no place for careful and nuanced consideration.
 
2013-02-12 12:04:09 PM  
Too many kid farkers in catholicism for me to EVER take them seriously about anything.
B
 
2013-02-12 12:15:02 PM  

I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe


thanks for the nazi dogma, God knows we can't get enough of that...
 
2013-02-12 12:17:11 PM  

verdigris1: I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe

thanks for the nazi dogma, God knows we can't get enough of that...


you know who else liked nazi dogma?
 
2013-02-12 01:16:12 PM  
Borgias?  Anyone?
 
2013-02-12 01:19:31 PM  
I drunk what is just trying to be edgy like all the cool kids are these days. He'll out grow it some time when people he associates with do the same.
 
2013-02-12 01:27:00 PM  

WTFDYW: I drunk what is just trying to be edgy like all the cool kids are these days. He'll out grow it some time when people he associates with do the same.



By now I'm convinced he's a believer who is trolling. I think he's made that pretty obvious in this thread.
 
2013-02-12 01:42:40 PM  

mongbiohazard: WTFDYW: I drunk what is just trying to be edgy like all the cool kids are these days. He'll out grow it some time when people he associates with do the same.


By now I'm convinced he's a believer who is trolling. I think he's made that pretty obvious in this thread.


that's funny because i was just thinking the same thing about you, how do we know you aren't some religious fundamentalist just trying to troll us for the lulz?

Frank N Stein: I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe

Lol. So edgy.


on the cutting edge of Progress! cheers :D
 
2013-02-12 03:06:38 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe

and here we see an example of the "militant atheist"

I'm glad you've found somebody to be bigoted against.


api.ning.com
We found one!
 
2013-02-12 03:14:47 PM  
Well, for you anti-papists... just hope the next pope takes the name Peter Romanus and things should end well for you.
 
2013-02-12 03:15:04 PM  

saturn badger: The_Original_Roxtar: I drunk what: of course he is (if he existed, which he doesn't) because catholics are the only true christians

religious people are retarded, and should be systematically wiped out from this universe

and here we see an example of the "militant atheist"

I'm glad you've found somebody to be bigoted against.

[api.ning.com image 672x780]
We found one!


LOL invisible sky wizard lulz
 
2013-02-12 03:32:57 PM  
nmemkha:So ... can't find one?

Didn't even look because it's a red herring and a movement of the goalposts.

Silverstaff:

By this rationale, everything America does is exemplary of capitalism. You're arguing backwards.

The prominent communist leaders you mention were atheist, therefore being atheist is required to be communist? They were also all men, so being a man must be a requisite to be a communist.

Never said  I was atheist, communist, or watched Fox News (not even sure why this came up). Just pointing out the logic is not sound.
 
2013-02-12 03:53:16 PM  

jfarkinB: nmemkha: Lets flip it around: name a significant communist movement that was ideologically theist.

Liberation theology, perhaps? At least the right-wingers who feel threatened by it like to tag it as "communism".

Christian communism is a form of religious communism based on Christianity. It is a theological and political theory based upon the view that the teachings of Jesus Christ compel Christians to support communism as the ideal social system. Although there is no universal agreement on the exact date when Christian communism was founded, many Christian communists assert that evidence from the Bible suggests that the first Christians, including the Apostles, established their own small communist society in the years following Jesus' death and resurrection. As such, many advocates of Christian communism argue that it was taught by Jesus and practiced by the Apostles themselves.

Of course, you can say that that's not a truly Scottish "significant" movement.


The idea that the early Church were proto-communists most likely comes from this passage in Acts 2, describing early Christians.

"44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common.45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts"

And later in Acts 4:

"34There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold35and laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need"
 
2013-02-12 04:26:45 PM  
The next pope
i47.photobucket.com
 
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