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(KFYR Bismarck)   Is a law requiring the reporting of a missing or dead child a no-brainer? It is for this state legislator: "I affectionately call this bill the 'Make Mary and Joseph felons bill' because Jesus was missing for three days"   (kfyrtv.com ) divider line
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2013-02-26 12:58:12 PM  
That is possibly one of the dumbest things I have ever heard, and I lurk on the politics tab.
 
2013-02-26 01:16:33 PM  

naughtyrev: That is possibly one of the dumbest things I have ever heard, and I lurk on the politics tab.

 
2013-02-26 01:54:56 PM  
Wasn't he well into adulthood at that point? and presumed dead?
 
2013-02-26 02:04:58 PM  

ManateeGag: Wasn't he well into adulthood at that point? and presumed dead?


I think its a reference to when he was left behind at the temple as a kid.
 
2013-02-26 02:06:54 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: naughtyrev: That is possibly one of the dumbest things I have ever heard, and I lurk on the politics tab.

 
2013-02-26 02:15:32 PM  
Ohhhhhh-kay buddy.  Step away from the law-makin.
 
2013-02-26 03:47:49 PM  
This may well be the very very best, and simultaneously the very very worst "... but Jesus"  that could possibly exist.
 
2013-02-26 03:49:18 PM  
Oh hell. " ...  becauseJesus"
 
2013-02-26 09:49:47 PM  
WTF?  Jesus wasn't missing for three days.   HE WAS DEAD.
 
2013-02-26 09:50:45 PM  
blog.beaumontenterprise.com

Seriously?

WAT??
 
2013-02-26 09:52:51 PM  
If anyone cares: this story is one of the reasons why I don't take religion seriously
 
2013-02-26 09:53:37 PM  
State legislatures: a make-work project for those too stupid for the real world, too crazy for federal politics.
 
2013-02-26 09:53:58 PM  
Everyone knew where he was. Dead, In his grave, taking his sweet time trying to figure out that sweet resurrection incantation.
 
2013-02-26 09:56:04 PM  

Albino Squid: State legislatures: a make-work project for those too stupid for the real world, too crazy for federal politics.


I'm thanking my sweet legally missing christ that this wasn't my home state's legislature for once
 
2013-02-26 09:56:42 PM  

kudayta: If anyone cares: this story is one of the reasons why I don't take religion seriously


So we shouldn't take science seriously because there are some crazy scientist that come up with ridiculous theories?
 
2013-02-26 09:57:32 PM  
This is why I honestly feel that religionists should be barred from politics, and voting.
 
2013-02-26 09:57:47 PM  

ongbok: kudayta: If anyone cares: this story is one of the reasons why I don't take religion seriously

So we shouldn't take science seriously because there are some crazy scientist that come up with ridiculous theories?


Oh look, another person who doesn't understand what "theory" means in science.  How cute.
 
2013-02-26 09:58:00 PM  
i.imgur.com

/quick & dirty
 
2013-02-26 09:58:38 PM  

ongbok: kudayta: If anyone cares: this story is one of the reasons why I don't take religion seriously

So we shouldn't take science seriously because there are some crazy scientist that come up with ridiculous theories?


good point, making statements from things you pull out of your ass should not be considered to be the truth
 
2013-02-26 10:00:24 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: Albino Squid: State legislatures: a make-work project for those too stupid for the real world, too crazy for federal politics.

I'm thanking my sweet legally missing christ that this wasn't my home state's legislature for once


The Legally Missing Christ sounds kind of cool.
 
2013-02-26 10:01:24 PM  

naughtyrev: That is possibly one of the dumbest things I have ever heard, and I lurk on the politics tab.

 
2013-02-26 10:02:27 PM  

Nurglitch: Doktor_Zhivago: Albino Squid: State legislatures: a make-work project for those too stupid for the real world, too crazy for federal politics.

I'm thanking my sweet legally missing christ that this wasn't my home state's legislature for once

The Legally Missing Christ sounds kind of cool.


farm6.static.flickr.com

/pretend it's black jheri curl Jesus, no shop skillz
 
2013-02-26 10:03:07 PM  
Relevant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9BRia7J9P4
 
2013-02-26 10:03:57 PM  

Flappyhead: ongbok: kudayta: If anyone cares: this story is one of the reasons why I don't take religion seriously

So we shouldn't take science seriously because there are some crazy scientist that come up with ridiculous theories?

Oh look, another person who doesn't understand what "theory" means in science.  How cute.


No dumbass, I understand what a theory is. You missed my entire point. The point was that when ever somebody who claims that they are Christian makes some ridiculous statement claiming it is based on Christian beliefs, people like you say stuff like this is why I don't take religion seriously. My point is when some scientist makes some ridiculous claim, and claims it is based in science, should we also not take science seriously?
 
2013-02-26 10:09:21 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Everyone knew where he was. Dead, In his grave, taking his sweet time trying to figure out that sweet resurrection incantation.


Wrong. He was in America, ministering to the Nephites.
 
2013-02-26 10:10:30 PM  

ongbok: Flappyhead: ongbok: kudayta: If anyone cares: this story is one of the reasons why I don't take religion seriously

So we shouldn't take science seriously because there are some crazy scientist that come up with ridiculous theories?

Oh look, another person who doesn't understand what "theory" means in science.  How cute.

No dumbass, I understand what a theory is. You missed my entire point. The point was that when ever somebody who claims that they are Christian makes some ridiculous statement claiming it is based on Christian beliefs, people like you say stuff like this is why I don't take religion seriously. My point is when some scientist makes some ridiculous claim, and claims it is based in science, should we also not take science seriously?


This claim doesn't seem unusually ridiculous to me, actually less ridiculous that much of what mainstream christians believe.
 
2013-02-26 10:10:47 PM  
Hahahaha, what a dick.
 
2013-02-26 10:16:46 PM  

ongbok: Flappyhead: ongbok: kudayta: If anyone cares: this story is one of the reasons why I don't take religion seriously

So we shouldn't take science seriously because there are some crazy scientist that come up with ridiculous theories?

Oh look, another person who doesn't understand what "theory" means in science.  How cute.

No dumbass, I understand what a theory is. You missed my entire point. The point was that when ever somebody who claims that they are Christian makes some ridiculous statement claiming it is based on Christian beliefs, people like you say stuff like this is why I don't take religion seriously. My point is when some scientist makes some ridiculous claim, and claims it is based in science, should we also not take science seriously?


Except the scientist actually has to back up his claims and submit it to peer review.  A religious person is under no such obligation.  I get what you're driving at, but you used a very poor comparison.
 
2013-02-26 10:22:52 PM  
ongbok:   No dumbass, I understand what a theory is.

If you understand what a theory is, why did you use it in such a way to suggest the exact opposite?  Were you trolling, or are you stupid?
 
2013-02-26 10:23:48 PM  

Tourney3p0: ongbok:   No dumbass, I understand what a theory is.

If you understand what a theory is, why did you use it in such a way to suggest the exact opposite?  Were you trolling, or are you stupid?


My guess is stupid.
 
2013-02-26 10:24:50 PM  
I am really surprised that most of you are latching onto the three days after Jesus died story and not the three-days-in-the-Jerusalem-temple-when-he-was-twelve thing.

Not to say it's still not an absolutely ridiculous reason to reject the law.
 
2013-02-26 10:25:35 PM  
The Bible literacy of the average farmer can not be underestimated. He's not talking about the resurrection you dumbasses. Let me help you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finding_in_the_Temple
 
2013-02-26 10:26:12 PM  
I like playing Republican or Democrat before clicking on a link. Shame on subbys that give it away at the headline

I was right agian
 
2013-02-26 10:26:23 PM  
Farker, not farmer.
 
2013-02-26 10:26:52 PM  
This doesn't even make sense without the dropped "are" in there. I couldn't even tell which side he was on without reading the article.

"The Mike, Mary and Joseph are felons bill."

He's obviously dumb, but so is the web producer for not putting the word in brackets. The headline is utter shiat, too. It needs a subject, verb and object. Duh.
 
2013-02-26 10:28:05 PM  

ongbok: kudayta: If anyone cares: this story is one of the reasons why I don't take religion seriously

So we shouldn't take science seriously because there are some crazy scientist that come up with ridiculous theories?


The word you want is ideas. If a scientist is pulling ideas out of the butt region, that scientist is certainly an idiot. However, theories are not ever anally extracted. A theory is a group of related hypotheses that have been rigorously and repeatedly tested and are accepted as truth not because of belief, like religion, but because of repeatable, observable data gained from multiple experiments.
 
2013-02-26 10:28:21 PM  

ongbok: kudayta: If anyone cares: this story is one of the reasons why I don't take religion seriously

So we shouldn't take science seriously because there are some crazy scientist that come up with ridiculous theories?


Did you even RTFA? It's not the fact that this guy subscribes to claims that empirically untenable (AKA religion) - that much is a given. It's that he then went ahead and said something that I'm already confident will go down as one of the dumbest things mentioned on Fark all year. There isn't anything even remotely close to an analogue for what this guy said (and the context in which he said it) among the things that some hypothetical "crazy scientist" might say.
 
2013-02-26 10:29:45 PM  

Tourney3p0: ongbok:   No dumbass, I understand what a theory is.

If you understand what a theory is, why did you use it in such a way to suggest the exact opposite?  Were you trolling, or are you stupid?


Stop being obtuse and focusing in on one word. You knew exactly what I meant.

Flappyhead: ongbok: Flappyhead: ongbok: kudayta: If anyone cares: this story is one of the reasons why I don't take religion seriously

So we shouldn't take science seriously because there are some crazy scientist that come up with ridiculous theories?

Oh look, another person who doesn't understand what "theory" means in science.  How cute.

No dumbass, I understand what a theory is. You missed my entire point. The point was that when ever somebody who claims that they are Christian makes some ridiculous statement claiming it is based on Christian beliefs, people like you say stuff like this is why I don't take religion seriously. My point is when some scientist makes some ridiculous claim, and claims it is based in science, should we also not take science seriously?

Except the scientist actually has to back up his claims and submit it to peer review.  A religious person is under no such obligation.  I get what you're driving at, but you used a very poor comparison.


Yeah like there haven't been scientist that have made wild claims without any facts to back their claim. My point was when a crazy scientist makes a batshiat claim, people blow them off, they don't use him to say this is why we shouldn't take scientist or people that believe in science seriously.
 
2013-02-26 10:31:16 PM  

naughtyrev: That is possibly one of the dumbest things I have ever heard, and I lurk on the politics tab.


No kidding.

Jesus was like 40 or something, wasn't he?
 
2013-02-26 10:33:16 PM  
The only thing sadder than this douchebag is that people are shiatty enough to not report their child missing or dead.
 
2013-02-26 10:33:57 PM  

ongbok: Tourney3p0: ongbok:   No dumbass, I understand what a theory is.

If you understand what a theory is, why did you use it in such a way to suggest the exact opposite?  Were you trolling, or are you stupid?

Stop being obtuse and focusing in on one word. You knew exactly what I meant.

Flappyhead: ongbok: Flappyhead: ongbok: kudayta: If anyone cares: this story is one of the reasons why I don't take religion seriously

So we shouldn't take science seriously because there are some crazy scientist that come up with ridiculous theories?

Oh look, another person who doesn't understand what "theory" means in science.  How cute.

No dumbass, I understand what a theory is. You missed my entire point. The point was that when ever somebody who claims that they are Christian makes some ridiculous statement claiming it is based on Christian beliefs, people like you say stuff like this is why I don't take religion seriously. My point is when some scientist makes some ridiculous claim, and claims it is based in science, should we also not take science seriously?

Except the scientist actually has to back up his claims and submit it to peer review.  A religious person is under no such obligation.  I get what you're driving at, but you used a very poor comparison.

Yeah like there haven't been scientist that have made wild claims without any facts to back their claim. My point was when a crazy scientist makes a batshiat claim, people blow them off, they don't use him to say this is why we shouldn't take scientist or people that believe in science seriously.


Yes, well in this case it's because the scientist is one idiot, and many others are not idiots. In religion, the majority of the ideas are demonstrably wrong. The practitioners are often deluded, and many of them practice cognitive dissonance. Many of religion's widely accepted ideas are, in a modern society, downright dangerous. Oh yeah, and the loudest religious people are batshiat crazy while the loudest scientists are Stephen Hawking and Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
 
2013-02-26 10:36:21 PM  
Bill seems quite reasonable actually- similar to a good samaritan type act.  These kind of laws won't make a person who forgets to report his kid has gone missing for two weeks suddenly change their ways, but it does define refusal to report- and possibly preclude the aid or assistance to that person-- as a form of negligent behavior and makes it far easier to prosecute.

As long as people believe that, given the passage of time, they may be forgiven their culpability in their children's disappearance, we need laws like this.

Again- on the books to define and identify a behavior but not necessarily prevent it.
 
2013-02-26 10:37:55 PM  

ongbok: No dumbass, I understand what a theory is.


No, dumbass, you don't.
 
2013-02-26 10:38:35 PM  

ongbok: Tourney3p0: ongbok:   No dumbass, I understand what a theory is.

If you understand what a theory is, why did you use it in such a way to suggest the exact opposite?  Were you trolling, or are you stupid?

Stop being obtuse and focusing in on one word. You knew exactly what I meant.

Flappyhead: ongbok: Flappyhead: ongbok: kudayta: If anyone cares: this story is one of the reasons why I don't take religion seriously

So we shouldn't take science seriously because there are some crazy scientist that come up with ridiculous theories?

Oh look, another person who doesn't understand what "theory" means in science.  How cute.

No dumbass, I understand what a theory is. You missed my entire point. The point was that when ever somebody who claims that they are Christian makes some ridiculous statement claiming it is based on Christian beliefs, people like you say stuff like this is why I don't take religion seriously. My point is when some scientist makes some ridiculous claim, and claims it is based in science, should we also not take science seriously?

Except the scientist actually has to back up his claims and submit it to peer review.  A religious person is under no such obligation.  I get what you're driving at, but you used a very poor comparison.

Yeah like there haven't been scientist that have made wild claims without any facts to back their claim. My point was when a crazy scientist makes a batshiat claim, people blow them off, they don't use him to say this is why we shouldn't take scientist or people that believe in science seriously.


I see you're back pedaling after being called out on not knowing what a theory is. You are talking about hypothosises, completely different.

Nobody cares about your stupid analogy. Science has basis in observation and repeatable experimentation. Religion has no basis in anything except believing what you are told to be true while disregarding massive amounts of evidence to the contrary.
 
2013-02-26 10:41:29 PM  

Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I am really surprised that most of you are latching onto the three days after Jesus died story and not the three-days-in-the-Jerusalem-temple-when-he-was-twelve thing.

Not to say it's still not an absolutely ridiculous reason to reject the law.


Most people don't know (don't remember?) that story. It's a footnote essentially to the greater glory of the death and resurrection bit. Telling about society, in many ways, actually.
 
2013-02-26 10:42:04 PM  
This woman has plenty of other gems: https://www.facebook.com/UnseatSitte

She thinks supporting childhood development programs are a waste because "if only parents sat down for dinner with their kids" it wouldn't be an issue.

She also invokes her inner "doctor" when she voted against an anti-workplace discrimination bill because the American Board of Pediatrics seeks to educate children about safe (gay) sex.

But she stood firmly when giving a tax break to oil companies, because there's no reason they'd choose North Dakota if it weren't for the tax breaks.
 
2013-02-26 10:43:06 PM  

naughtyrev: Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I am really surprised that most of you are latching onto the three days after Jesus died story and not the three-days-in-the-Jerusalem-temple-when-he-was-twelve thing.

Not to say it's still not an absolutely ridiculous reason to reject the law.

Most people don't know (don't remember?) that story. It's a footnote essentially to the greater glory of the death and resurrection bit. Telling about society, in many ways, actually.



[41] Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. [42] When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. [43] After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. [44] Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. [45] When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. [46] After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. [47] Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. [48] When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you."

[49] "Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" [50] But they did not understand what he was saying to them.


I can see the obvious applications of this to missing persons jurisprudence.
 
2013-02-26 10:45:10 PM  

max_pooper: ongbok: Tourney3p0: ongbok:   No dumbass, I understand what a theory is.

If you understand what a theory is, why did you use it in such a way to suggest the exact opposite?  Were you trolling, or are you stupid?

Stop being obtuse and focusing in on one word. You knew exactly what I meant.

Flappyhead: ongbok: Flappyhead: ongbok: kudayta: If anyone cares: this story is one of the reasons why I don't take religion seriously

So we shouldn't take science seriously because there are some crazy scientist that come up with ridiculous theories?

Oh look, another person who doesn't understand what "theory" means in science.  How cute.

No dumbass, I understand what a theory is. You missed my entire point. The point was that when ever somebody who claims that they are Christian makes some ridiculous statement claiming it is based on Christian beliefs, people like you say stuff like this is why I don't take religion seriously. My point is when some scientist makes some ridiculous claim, and claims it is based in science, should we also not take science seriously?

Except the scientist actually has to back up his claims and submit it to peer review.  A religious person is under no such obligation.  I get what you're driving at, but you used a very poor comparison.

Yeah like there haven't been scientist that have made wild claims without any facts to back their claim. My point was when a crazy scientist makes a batshiat claim, people blow them off, they don't use him to say this is why we shouldn't take scientist or people that believe in science seriously.

I see you're back pedaling after being called out on not knowing what a theory is. You are talking about hypothosises, completely different.

Nobody cares about your stupid analogy. Science has basis in observation and repeatable experimentation. Religion has no basis in anything except believing what you are told to be true while disregarding massive amounts of evidence to the contrary.


How did I back peddle? I didn't change my position at all. Your just trying to attack my use of one word, which in context was used correctly. So what ever.
 
2013-02-26 10:46:35 PM  
 
2013-02-26 10:51:38 PM  
North Dakota... meh
 
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