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2013-03-14 08:43:36 AM
3 votes:
Come to think of it, the bible is a lot like comics. Well at least DC comics. Both have plot and story arcs that lead nowhere with holes you could drive a truck through that often make no sense.
mrh
2013-03-15 12:24:32 AM
2 votes:

douchebag/hater: An yet ANOTHER 'Tolerant Fark Liberal Atheist'(tm) is heard from.

Tell me Subby do you denegrate Islam and Hindu when you make fun of believers or just Christians?


You know what cracks me up.. is Christians who can point out countless logical falacies in the beliefs and in contradictions in the texts of other religions, which is why they can dismiss those religions outright.  Yet they are totally blind to the exact same logical falacies and contradictions in the bible and just take it all on faith.

Christians, do you realize that every "supernatural" claim attributed to Jesus, existed in the belief(s) in mulitple religions that predate Jesus by hundreds of years?     Born of a virgin? Check.   Had 12 disciples?  Check.   Was visted by 3 wise men?  Check!  Performed miricales? Check.   Healed the sick?  Check.   Was crucified and was resurrected 3 days later?  Check.

ALL of these "miracles" existed in a half dozen different religions that existed prior to christianity and were attributed to other "saviors".   All those previous religions and "saviors" are of course false, right?   So God... in his infinate wisdom and infinate intelligence...  couldn't come up with ANYTHING better to do than to steal the ideas of previous/existing "false" religions?

Here's another thing to consider.  We currently have MULTIPLE lines of rock solid evidence that points to evolution being a FACT.  The fossil record, genetics, and Oh yea.. we currently have evidence RIGHT IN THE LAB RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES of evolution taking place.  Oh.. and also experiments taking place of "turning on" genes inside of current animals so they express traits of their long extinct ansestors (ie.. like giving chickens teeth)   Life on this planet evolved over billions of years.   We share common ansestory.. PERIOD.  To refute this.. one would have to disprove not just one.. but THOUSANDS of published and peer reviewed papers over the last 150 years.   Therefore, there was no adam and eve or garden of eden.   If there was no garden of eden.. there was no original sin... if there was no orginal sin.. there was no need for a "savior" to die on a cross and take our sins away.   There are only two possible answers for this.  One.. to stick your hands over one's ears and go "la...la...la.. I'm not listening" or to say "Well.. stories in the bible can be alagory and you can't take them all at face value.. you can't understand the mind of God."   Really?   So if some of the stories in the bible can be alagory... how are we to know which one's are alagory and which ones to take at face value?   Don't you think the all mighty creator of the universe would also be the best author that anyone could ever hope to be times infinity?   Yea.. he didn't "write" the bible per se... but he divinly insipred it.   Don't you think it would be rock solid and irrefutable?

Oh.. and if that's all not enough..  IF one thinks that it's just "impossible" for the human mind to have just come from natural processes.. that there MUST be a creator (which is the argument from ignorance, btw).. then God.. who's mind must be infinatly more intelligent.. MUST have been created?  Right?  It just couldn't have come from nothing or from natural processes.  Right?   Then who created God?  Oh.. God just IS.. he is eternal and always has just been. Then it IS possible for a mind to exist without a creator?   Therefore.. is it not possible for the human mind to exist without a "creator"?
2013-03-14 11:34:16 AM
2 votes:

Clemkadidlefark: If you're really that blind to the Bible, if it makes no sense to you and if you feel a deeply juvenile need to mock things where you have have neither understanding nor standing ... I suggest you move to Saudi Arabia and pen articles about Mohammed as a devil channeling Persian. See what that gets you.


Blind to which parts? The hundreds of self-contradictions? The horrific, god-condoned violence and murder? Or maybe the hate speech?

Which parts do you feel we are not seeing?
2013-03-14 11:29:31 AM
2 votes:
I would say that it has something to do with the fact that biblical IP is free and unencumbered with any copyright issues.
2013-03-14 08:30:36 AM
2 votes:
People love a good story. Stories explain things, they pull heart strings. Science just doesn't have the same power over the human heart. Science just leads to more unanswered questions.

Just because the human heart craves unconditional love...a god sized hole in our lives...doesn't make the existence of god a fact. Sorry Kirk Cameron.
2013-03-14 04:12:53 PM
1 votes:

Inhalien: Sigh. Just another atheism thread with all the children patting each other on their back.


I ditched my imaginary friend by the time I was 5, why haven't you?
2013-03-14 03:52:55 PM
1 votes:

Inhalien: Sigh. Just another atheism thread with all the children patting each other on their back.


Who believes in men in the sky, again?
2013-03-14 03:32:31 PM
1 votes:

Rik01: Suddenly, Muslims had religious rights and American schools were bending over backwards to accommodate them.


Muslims suddenly gained rights? What happened to the US Constitution? From what I hear it's been around a while and there's a little section on freedom of religion.

Christians started being attacked and vilified by Islam and Atheist groups.

Religions have always hated on each other. Atheists have always either ignored or mocked all religions. So nothing new here either.

Lawsuits attacked the Holiest and most celebrated holiday for Christians: Christmas, forcing Merry Christmas to become Happy Holidays and demanding public decorations related to the holiday not be placed on government soil.

'Merry Christmas' has not become 'Happy Holidays'. Some businesses have voluntarily instructed their employees to use the more inclusive term because they want to include all of their customers. It is called being a smart business person in a free economy.

Putting up one religion's decorations on government soil is in violation of the US Constitution. Lawsuits against constitution violations are nothing new.

So, in summary, your list is a whiny load of crap.
2013-03-14 11:51:46 AM
1 votes:

Jumpin Jbot: And I'm sure that when Islam becomes the largest religion in the world, which it will due to birthrates and rising rejection of Christianity, the anti-theists will be as bold in their snark and not at all afraid of being called intolerant or getting a brick to the face.

 When we come out of hiding after you guys are done with your holy wars, we'll probably be just as mean.
2013-03-14 11:31:14 AM
1 votes:
Subby is a God-hater who will die and go to Hell

(my comic version)

If you're really that blind to the Bible, if it makes no sense to you and if you feel a deeply juvenile need to mock things where you have have neither understanding nor standing ... I suggest you move to Saudi Arabia and pen articles about Mohammed as a devil channeling Persian. See what that gets you.
2013-03-14 11:31:04 AM
1 votes:
Also, this:

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2013-03-14 11:13:34 AM
1 votes:
Unlike most comic books, the people in the Bible actually existed.

The two women in "Two Broke Girls" exist as well, but they are not actual waitresses.
2013-03-14 10:43:07 AM
1 votes:

douchebag/hater: An yet ANOTHER 'Tolerant Fark Liberal Atheist'(tm) is heard from.

Tell me Subby do you denegrate Islam and Hindu when you make fun of believers or just Christians?

Or are you like Dawkins?  While insulting Christians during an Al Jazeera  interveiw a few weeks was asked about the 'truth' of the Koran and said 'I'm not very familiar with (the Koran)'.

That comment alone shows that Dawkins is a farking grandstanding hack.


lulz islam is just as full of crap
2013-03-14 10:42:35 AM
1 votes:

douchebag/hater: An yet ANOTHER 'Tolerant Fark Liberal Atheist'(tm) is heard from.

Tell me Subby do you denegrate Islam and Hindu when you make fun of believers or just Christians?

Or are you like Dawkins?  While insulting Christians during an Al Jazeera  interveiw a few weeks was asked about the 'truth' of the Koran and said 'I'm not very familiar with (the Koran)'.

That comment alone shows that Dawkins is a farking grandstanding hack.


Personally, I stick to making fun of christianity/xtians over other faiths because you people are that much more fun when you get irritated and completely ignore most of what is in that book you call sacred.  Hypocrisy runs rampant when christians defend their religion, it's great.  I've read all of the "scriptures" and all of them are hogwash tales retold to promote commonality and control (like all religions).

*also, since xtianity has a de facto monopoly on this country, there are many, many more of you at which to point and laugh.
2013-03-14 10:31:46 AM
1 votes:
An yet ANOTHER 'Tolerant Fark Liberal Atheist'(tm) is heard from.

Tell me Subby do you denegrate Islam and Hindu when you make fun of believers or just Christians?

Or are you like Dawkins?  While insulting Christians during an Al Jazeera  interveiw a few weeks was asked about the 'truth' of the Koran and said 'I'm not very familiar with (the Koran)'.

That comment alone shows that Dawkins is a farking grandstanding hack.
2013-03-14 10:26:27 AM
1 votes:
Because we're getting more idiotic as a whole.
2013-03-14 10:24:48 AM
1 votes:

The Troof hurts: Unlike most comic books, the people in the Bible actually existed.


Some of them did.  I doubt any historical evidence exists to prove or even suggest Noah ever existed.  There certainly isn't any evidence all of humanity came from a handful of people that survived a flood that happened only 10,000 years ago.  Nor is there any evidence all the animals in the world migrated to where they are now from the landing point of a wooden ship in the Middle East.
2013-03-14 09:36:41 AM
1 votes:

verbaltoxin: Just make a clean break and start a new continuity if you're going to do that,


I think the issue is, writers WANT to do that but are being prevented from doing that because DC wants to try and emulate Marvel and their continuity but they fail to realize that it took Marvel literally decades to build up to what they have now and also had to spend some time out in comic book wilderness.

Its like they farking totally didn't learn their lesson when the comic industry collapsed in the 90's
2013-03-14 08:46:02 AM
1 votes:
Unlike most comic books, the people in the Bible actually existed.
2013-03-14 08:44:22 AM
1 votes:

Gifted Many Few: I am waiting for a reboot and a modern spin with the whole Christ story. Joe can still be a carpenter, but working on a building sites in the PJs of Trenton. Mary can be the virgin and how they find out about the conception is on Maury. The wise men could be three of Joe's homies from around the block.

It nearly writes itself.


Meh. Remakes are almost never as good as the original. Look at the Book of Mormon, for instance.
2013-03-14 08:40:22 AM
1 votes:
I am waiting for a reboot and a modern spin with the whole Christ story. Joe can still be a carpenter, but working on a building sites in the PJs of Trenton. Mary can be the virgin and how they find out about the conception is on Maury. The wise men could be three of Joe's homies from around the block.

It nearly writes itself.
2013-03-14 08:28:54 AM
1 votes:
and they both trigger fond memories from our boyhood?
 
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