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(Daily Mail)   Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish a five-foot cross out of the pond that the village atheist tossed in there, he'll biatch for a lifetime   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 115
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2013-03-07 12:54:36 PM

ImmaHoopyFrood: I thought it was:

Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day.


No, it's light a man a fire, and you warm him for a day.  Set a man on fire, you warm him the rest of his life.
 
2013-03-07 01:00:23 PM

Epicedion: capt.hollister: If it's private property, don't plant it in the middle of public land.

Yep, they call that 'littering.'


But to be fair, so is tossing it in the pond. He should have just thrown it in the trash.
 
2013-03-07 02:48:21 PM
I often say, "Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Give a man a religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish" so I'm getting a kick.
 
2013-03-07 03:12:33 PM
I get that many atheists  are free-thinker that had to endure Catholic school, grew up in the bible belt, or feel offended that religion rejects them for random reasons.

But the rise of the unforgiving atheist that can't tolerate religion and has to be smugly right just sort of bugs me as just as self-righteous and arrogant as any militant Christian.

There are lots of intelligent Christians that are not assholes, and rejecting them does not help their cause.

/Try to be tolerant of everybody.

//Oh, and he should have put up the FSM next to the cross instead of tearing it down.
 
2013-03-07 03:29:58 PM

HairyTwatter: I often say, "Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Give a man a religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish" so I'm getting a kick.


LOL!
 
2013-03-07 03:39:33 PM

lack of warmth: And you are just looking for an argument.


Oh! Oh, I'm sorry, but this is abuse. Ah yes, you want room 12A, Just along the corridor.
 
2013-03-07 04:03:38 PM

Enemabag Jones: But the rise of the unforgiving atheist that can't tolerate religion and has to be smugly right just sort of bugs me as just as self-righteous and arrogant as any militant Christian.


Yeah but for some of them they see it as if they are responding to someone who believes in unicorns or ghosts. It's not being smug to them it's dealing with insanity. I agree with them myself but I try not to be a dick to people I don't know but that's not right either. We live in a culture that is tangled up with ancient superstitions some of which we openly mock and others are untouchable. This attitude of making some superstitions untouchable just gives them more credence.

Just replace religion with some other myth and you can understand why many athiests try to 'make a stand'.

I have a right to teach my children about ghosts and a right to my opinion you can't tell me they don't exist that's infringing my right to freedom of believing in ghosts.

The reason we are having so many disasters is we have taken phlogiston out of America! We need to bring phlogiston back into our country and teach it in every school.

The teacup teaches us all that our duty is to preach to the unbelievers that they will suffer eternal torment if they do not believe in the celestial teacup!
 
2013-03-07 04:11:51 PM

Egoy3k: Enemabag Jones: But the rise of the unforgiving atheist that can't tolerate religion and has to be smugly right just sort of bugs me as just as self-righteous and arrogant as any militant Christian.

Yeah but for some of them they see it as if they are responding to someone who believes in unicorns or ghosts. It's not being smug to them it's dealing with insanity. I agree with them myself but I try not to be a dick to people I don't know but that's not right either. We live in a culture that is tangled up with ancient superstitions some of which we openly mock and others are untouchable. This attitude of making some superstitions untouchable just gives them more credence.

Just replace religion with some other myth and you can understand why many athiests try to 'make a stand'.

I have a right to teach my children about ghosts and a right to my opinion you can't tell me they don't exist that's infringing my right to freedom of believing in ghosts.

The reason we are having so many disasters is we have taken phlogiston out of America! We need to bring phlogiston back into our country and teach it in every school.

The teacup teaches us all that our duty is to preach to the unbelievers that they will suffer eternal torment if they do not believe in the celestial teacup!


I lol'd because the first thing I though of while I was reading this was Pants/Star Wars game: Any line in any Star Wars movie is made instantly better/funnier by subbing in the word pants.

Luke, I am your Pants
Pants, I am your father
May the Pants be with you
Use the Pants Luke
Try not. Do, or do not. There is no Pants.
Etc. and et. al., you get the idea

Seems to lend even more credence to your argument, but that's just me.
 
2013-03-07 04:28:52 PM
Militant atheists are the biggest assholes on the face of the earth.  I am not a believer, but I would much rather associate with typical churchgoers, who tend to be pretty neighborly and personable, than some prick that wants to pull down his pants in the middle of the public square so he can crap on a bible in front of grandma.  If nothing else, people who attend church are a part of a larger closer knit community which is certainly a good thing.
 
2013-03-07 04:47:07 PM

Egoy3k: FLMountainMan: He could have accomplished his goal a lot more diplomatically, and had the opportunity to open up a constructive dialogue that would have probably furthered his own cause more.

His cause doesn't need to be furthered. He is 100% correct and the law is on his side.


Same goes for Fred Phelps.
 
2013-03-07 06:12:10 PM

katerbug72: It was 21-6. The atheist is a sore loser. Why should he care if they want to put up a cross? It's easy to ignore.

/atheist


a popular vote is sometimes like two wolves and one sheep deciding what to have for lunch
does majority always rule? this is why we have rights, so people don't get steamrolled by an idiot mob.
 
2013-03-07 07:06:34 PM

Panatheist: katerbug72: It was 21-6. The atheist is a sore loser. Why should he care if they want to put up a cross? It's easy to ignore.

/atheist

a popular vote is sometimes like two wolves and one sheep deciding what to have for lunch
does majority always rule? this is why we have rights, so people don't get steamrolled by an idiot mob.


That's a fine point of view. I guess I just don't care enough about what religious people do to get my panties in a twist about it.
 
2013-03-07 07:42:43 PM

katerbug72: I guess I just don't care enough about what religious people do to get my panties in a twist about it.


And what gives you the liberty to feel that way?

The fact that modern, first world countries have legislation to prevent the Tyranny of the Majority from ruling the day.
 
2013-03-07 08:08:31 PM

Crewmannumber6: Did the cross belong to the athiest? No? Then it's a destruction of private property issue, not a religious issue.


Did the article run in the Daily Mail? Yes? Then it's probably completely made up.
 
2013-03-08 05:49:53 AM

lack of warmth: you are just looking for an argument.


Ah, the cry of the person who cannot find fault with the statement presented to them.
 
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