If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Reuters)   Hugo Chavez died so that he could convince Christ to pick a South American as Pope. This is what Venezuelans actually believe   (reuters.com) divider line 88
    More: Hero, Hugo Chavez, Venezuelans, South American, Christ, Venezuela, Maduro, Capriles  
•       •       •

3479 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Mar 2013 at 10:28 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



88 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-03-15 01:12:05 PM

grimlock1972: Venezuelans  need to stop sampling Columbia's #1 export and no i do not mean coffee.


Your a moran.
 
2013-03-15 01:13:59 PM

VoodooTaco: MNguy: kiwimoogle84: No stranger than the basis of Scientologyany other religion.

Gotta disagree MNguy, Scientology is way way more retarded than any other religion.  It's a fact.

Citation here (End of 5th paragraph).


I'm pretty familiar with Scientology.
 
2013-03-15 01:20:01 PM
STOP PRESS: People are farking stupid.
 
2013-03-15 01:21:14 PM

scottydoesntknow: During one Mass for his health last year, Chavez wept in public and pleaded with God to extend his life.

God didn't listen to him then, why would they think he's listening to him now?


OOOooor... maybe he did but by a couple of months, eh?
 
2013-03-15 01:29:15 PM
So ... Venezuelans = American Republicans?
 
2013-03-15 01:40:17 PM

MNguy: Munchkin City Coroner:
Prove me wrong.

Twinkies are coming back on market.


lol
 
2013-03-15 01:59:38 PM

rubi_con_man: scottydoesntknow: During one Mass for his health last year, Chavez wept in public and pleaded with God to extend his life.

God didn't listen to him then, why would they think he's listening to him now?

Life isn't the point of life, according to Christianity. The point of life is learning to focus on faith and worship while all the other things involved with being an animal go on around you - hormones, hunger, pain, thirst, longing, doubt, sickness, heartache, confusion, fear ... All these things that might distract you from a relationship with the divine.

So if you're in church praying for more life or the abatement of your sickness, you're doing it a little wrong, but that's okay - you're only human, and we all miss the mark. You probably should be praying for insight, and endurance, and tolerance and wisdom...


And yet imagine how much more tangible good can be done when you set aside the prayer and actually work on dealing with all those other "animal" things.

planetmut.com
 
2013-03-15 02:16:33 PM
msnbcmedia1.msn.com

People believe lots of crazy stupid shiat.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-virgin-mary-viaduct-stain-chicago
 
2013-03-15 02:47:13 PM

scottydoesntknow: During one Mass for his health last year, Chavez wept in public and pleaded with God to extend his life.

God didn't listen to him then, why would they think he's listening to him now?


The cancer is real your gawd is not
 
2013-03-15 02:49:56 PM
stupid Venezuelans, it's the Holy Ghost that picks the Pope, not Heyzeus
 
2013-03-15 02:51:48 PM

trappedspirit: WhyKnot: trappedspirit: I believe there will come a day when I can check out what's going on in the news and hear nothing about the pope.  I believe that day will come and that's what keeps me going.  I got nothing against catholics but this pope worship stuff eludes me.

There are over a billion Catholics in the world...the pope is the head of the church...it sort of is a big deal.

Enough is enough.  They picked an old guy who at some point will go tell africans to stop using birth control.    Truly a blessing to this planet.


Um....he was selected just two days ago...people want to know about him. If you don't like the articles, don't read or comment on them.

I love people like you, 'hey, don't judge me based upon my beliefs, live and let live...that being said, your beliefs are wrong and therefore I will shall mock you"
 
2013-03-15 03:00:11 PM

Oldiron_79: scottydoesntknow: During one Mass for his health last year, Chavez wept in public and pleaded with God to extend his life.

God didn't listen to him then, why would they think he's listening to him now?

The cancer is real your gawd is not


You do not know that god does not exist.
 
2013-03-15 03:05:27 PM

WhyKnot: Oldiron_79: scottydoesntknow: During one Mass for his health last year, Chavez wept in public and pleaded with God to extend his life.

God didn't listen to him then, why would they think he's listening to him now?

The cancer is real your gawd is not


You do not know that god does not exist.

Nobody knows for sure. It's just the completely lack of evidence over thousands of years leads many to conclude that the reasonable position to take is that he/it/they do not.

Nobody knows for sure that unicorns, leprechauns, the loch ness monster, etc. do not exist either. But most of us take the position that they likely do not and go on with our lives assuming that they do not. It is the same with gods.
 
2013-03-15 03:11:02 PM

Farking Canuck: WhyKnot: Oldiron_79: scottydoesntknow: During one Mass for his health last year, Chavez wept in public and pleaded with God to extend his life.

God didn't listen to him then, why would they think he's listening to him now?

The cancer is real your gawd is not

You do not know that god does not exist.

Nobody knows for sure. It's just the completely lack of evidence over thousands of years leads many to conclude that the reasonable position to take is that he/it/they do not.

Nobody knows for sure that unicorns, leprechauns, the loch ness monster, the female orgasm etc. do not exist either. But most of us take the position that they likely do not and go on with our lives assuming that they do not. It is the same with gods.

 
2013-03-15 03:20:57 PM

WhyKnot: trappedspirit: WhyKnot: trappedspirit: I believe there will come a day when I can check out what's going on in the news and hear nothing about the pope.  I believe that day will come and that's what keeps me going.  I got nothing against catholics but this pope worship stuff eludes me.

There are over a billion Catholics in the world...the pope is the head of the church...it sort of is a big deal.

Enough is enough.  They picked an old guy who at some point will go tell africans to stop using birth control.    Truly a blessing to this planet.

Um....he was selected just two days ago...people want to know about him. If you don't like the articles, don't read or comment on them.

I love people like you, 'hey, don't judge me based upon my beliefs, live and let live...that being said, your beliefs are wrong and therefore I will shall mock you"


There is a difference between claiming to have a live and let live attitude and regularly visiting the continent that invented AIDS and starving babies and telling them that condoms are a sin.  As to your "if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all" attitude I'll have to decline adopting such a policy.  Sounds unhealthy.
 
2013-03-15 03:35:17 PM

Farking Canuck: WhyKnot: Oldiron_79: scottydoesntknow: During one Mass for his health last year, Chavez wept in public and pleaded with God to extend his life.

God didn't listen to him then, why would they think he's listening to him now?

The cancer is real your gawd is not

You do not know that god does not exist.

Nobody knows for sure. It's just the completely lack of evidence over thousands of years leads many to conclude that the reasonable position to take is that he/it/they do not.

Nobody knows for sure that unicorns, leprechauns, the loch ness monster, etc. do not exist either. But most of us take the position that they likely do not and go on with our lives assuming that they do not. It is the same with gods.


You are right, nobody knows for sure...but you made an absolute statement that "gawd is not"

As for latest comment, you say "...complete lack of evidence over thousands of years leads many to conclude..."

1) people say they feel and experience 'god' all the time,
2) Muhhmand lived in the 7th century...thus at least 20% of the world's population would disagree with "thousands of years",
3) roughly 70% of the world believes in Abraham and Mosses and gods interaction with them, and another 18% or so believe in some sort of deity, thus your "many" isn't as many as you like to think.
 
2013-03-15 03:36:09 PM
So there are republicans in South America? So what?
 
2013-03-15 03:37:48 PM
Let's see...the last pope was a Hitler Youth and now the new pope is from a country where the Nazis fled to after WWII. Coincidence? I think not.
 
2013-03-15 03:48:34 PM

trappedspirit: As to your "if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all" attitude I'll have to decline adopting such a policy.


I think he was alluding to the fact you are complaining about pope threads and using a pope thread to express your displeasure.  Sort of like complaining about a TV show when you can just change the channel or by looking at the TV guide, avoid that channel.

tickateeboo.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-15 04:04:14 PM
It was just a better rhetorically when you could ask if the Pope was Polish.  I mean we went from is the Pope Polish, to the Pope invaded Poland, to now the did the Pope like Peron.
 
2013-03-15 04:08:56 PM

trappedspirit: WhyKnot: trappedspirit: WhyKnot: trappedspirit: I believe there will come a day when I can check out what's going on in the news and hear nothing about the pope.  I believe that day will come and that's what keeps me going.  I got nothing against catholics but this pope worship stuff eludes me.

There are over a billion Catholics in the world...the pope is the head of the church...it sort of is a big deal.

Enough is enough.  They picked an old guy who at some point will go tell africans to stop using birth control.    Truly a blessing to this planet.

Um....he was selected just two days ago...people want to know about him. If you don't like the articles, don't read or comment on them.

I love people like you, 'hey, don't judge me based upon my beliefs, live and let live...that being said, your beliefs are wrong and therefore I will shall mock you"

There is a difference between claiming to have a live and let live attitude and regularly visiting the continent that invented AIDS and starving babies and telling them that condoms are a sin.  As to your "if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all" attitude I'll have to decline adopting such a policy.  Sounds unhealthy.


What you view as a evil, some view as proper and appropriate; what you view as proper and appropriate, some view as evil.
 
2013-03-15 04:34:55 PM

johnny_vegas: trappedspirit: As to your "if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all" attitude I'll have to decline adopting such a policy.

I think he was alluding to the fact you are complaining about pope threads and using a pope thread to express your displeasure.  Sort of like complaining about a TV show when you can just change the channel or by looking at the TV guide, avoid that channel.

[tickateeboo.files.wordpress.com image 480x288]


So I should go to the gun thread to complain about pope thread?
 
2013-03-15 05:07:21 PM

trappedspirit: johnny_vegas: trappedspirit: As to your "if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all" attitude I'll have to decline adopting such a policy.

I think he was alluding to the fact you are complaining about pope threads and using a pope thread to express your displeasure.  Sort of like complaining about a TV show when you can just change the channel or by looking at the TV guide, avoid that channel.

[tickateeboo.files.wordpress.com image 480x288]

So I should go to the gun thread to complain about pope thread?


You shouldn't complain at all, you should just click on a different story. :-)
 
2013-03-15 05:12:52 PM

WhyKnot: Oldiron_79: scottydoesntknow: During one Mass for his health last year, Chavez wept in public and pleaded with God to extend his life.

God didn't listen to him then, why would they think he's listening to him now?

The cancer is real your gawd is not

You do not know that god does not exist.


You do not know that Thor, Zues, Odin, Bast, Bahamout, Coyote, and the Great Serpeant don't exist, but I don't see your ass worshiping them. By your argument you need to believe in every god, demon, ghost, nature spirit, dead ancestor, and supernatural entity that has ever been proposed to exist.

Only difference between me and you, is you believe in one more god then I do.
 
2013-03-15 05:15:09 PM

WhyKnot: Farking Canuck: WhyKnot: Oldiron_79: scottydoesntknow: During one Mass for his health last year, Chavez wept in public and pleaded with God to extend his life.

God didn't listen to him then, why would they think he's listening to him now?

The cancer is real your gawd is not

You do not know that god does not exist.

Nobody knows for sure. It's just the completely lack of evidence over thousands of years leads many to conclude that the reasonable position to take is that he/it/they do not.

Nobody knows for sure that unicorns, leprechauns, the loch ness monster, etc. do not exist either. But most of us take the position that they likely do not and go on with our lives assuming that they do not. It is the same with gods.

You are right, nobody knows for sure...but you made an absolute statement that "gawd is not"

As for latest comment, you say "...complete lack of evidence over thousands of years leads many to conclude..."

1) people say they feel and experience 'god' all the time,
2) Muhhmand lived in the 7th century...thus at least 20% of the world's population would disagree with "thousands of years",
3) roughly 70% of the world believes in Abraham and Mosses and gods interaction with them, and another 18% or so believe in some sort of deity, thus your "many" isn't as many as you like to think.


I'm sorry the absence of proof is the proof of absence, and no amount of wishing or magical thinking will make any other way.
 
2013-03-15 05:20:49 PM

Slaves2Darkness: WhyKnot: Oldiron_79: scottydoesntknow: During one Mass for his health last year, Chavez wept in public and pleaded with God to extend his life.

God didn't listen to him then, why would they think he's listening to him now?

The cancer is real your gawd is not

You do not know that god does not exist.

You do not know that Thor, Zues, Odin, Bast, Bahamout, Coyote, and the Great Serpeant don't exist, but I don't see your ass worshiping them. By your argument you need to believe in every god, demon, ghost, nature spirit, dead ancestor, and supernatural entity that has ever been proposed to exist.

Only difference between me and you, is you believe in one more god then I do.


You don't see me worshipping anything...I have neither confirmed not denied the existence of anything or anyone...an absolute statement was made and I countered it.
 
2013-03-15 06:59:04 PM
Who cares, he's dead.
 
2013-03-15 07:22:37 PM
WhyKnot:
You are right, nobody knows for sure...but you made an absolute statement that "gawd is not"

I most certainly did not ... that quote was not me. I am more careful than that because I know people can get quite pedantic on terminology. On that note, I have found that arguing the semantics of words on fark accomplishes nothing. I expect that if you asked the original poster, or 99% of fark atheists, you would find they are stating their position and not making the positive claim that you are attributing to them. Making your argument a wasted effort as you are not arguing against their actual position.

As for latest comment, you say "...complete lack of evidence over thousands of years leads many to conclude..."

1) people say they feel and experience 'god' all the time,


People's interpretations of events and experiences has been proven time and time again to be an extraordinarily unreliable form of evidence. Value as evidence: zero.

2) Muhhmand lived in the 7th century...thus at least 20% of the world's population would disagree with "thousands of years",

Millions of Mohammeds live now - this is not evidence of magic or divinity. Value as evidence: zero.

3) roughly 70% of the world believes in Abraham and Mosses and gods interaction with them, and another 18% or so believe in some sort of deity, thus your "many" isn't as many as you like to think.

I am well aware of the statistical distribution of atheists around the world. My 'many' is based on these projections and is as accurate as we can make it. Was there a point here?

People claim to have found evidence all the time. But nothing they have found carries any weight. People will claim pareidolic images burnt on toast as evidence, they go into cancer remission and credit god instead of the medical staff and researchers that created and administrated their treatments, they see a physical phenomena they do not understand and suddenly it's "god did it".

It makes them feel better on their choice to believe without evidence ... which is good because they still have not found anything worthy of being called evidence.
 
2013-03-15 07:23:31 PM
Hero?  Only if he somehow passed cancer to his boyfriend and "co-imbecile", Sean Penn.
 
2013-03-15 07:58:33 PM

trappedspirit: johnny_vegas: trappedspirit: As to your "if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all" attitude I'll have to decline adopting such a policy.

I think he was alluding to the fact you are complaining about pope threads and using a pope thread to express your displeasure.  Sort of like complaining about a TV show when you can just change the channel or by looking at the TV guide, avoid that channel.

[tickateeboo.files.wordpress.com image 480x288]

So I should go to the gun thread to complain about pope thread?



just ignore it and move on...you are perpetuating what you perceive as a problem
 
2013-03-15 08:16:11 PM

Farking Canuck: WhyKnot:
You are right, nobody knows for sure...but you made an absolute statement that "gawd is not"

I most certainly did not ... that quote was not me. I am more careful than that because I know people can get quite pedantic on terminology. On that note, I have found that arguing the semantics of words on fark accomplishes nothing. I expect that if you asked the original poster, or 99% of fark atheists, you would find they are stating their position and not making the positive claim that you are attributing to them. Making your argument a wasted effort as you are not arguing against their actual position.

As for latest comment, you say "...complete lack of evidence over thousands of years leads many to conclude..."

1) people say they feel and experience 'god' all the time,

People's interpretations of events and experiences has been proven time and time again to be an extraordinarily unreliable form of evidence. Value as evidence: zero.

2) Muhhmand lived in the 7th century...thus at least 20% of the world's population would disagree with "thousands of years",

Millions of Mohammeds live now - this is not evidence of magic or divinity. Value as evidence: zero.

3) roughly 70% of the world believes in Abraham and Mosses and gods interaction with them, and another 18% or so believe in some sort of deity, thus your "many" isn't as many as you like to think.

I am well aware of the statistical distribution of atheists around the world. My 'many' is based on these projections and is as accurate as we can make it. Was there a point here?

People claim to have found evidence all the time. But nothing they have found carries any weight. People will claim pareidolic images burnt on toast as evidence, they go into cancer remission and credit god instead of the medical staff and researchers that created and administrated their treatments, they see a physical phenomena they do not understand and suddenly it's "god did it".

It makes them feel better on their choice to believe without evidence ... which is good because they still have not found anything worthy of being called evidence.


What about the "god" particle? J/k

My apologies for attributing the first statement of "no god" to you.

Additionally, I am fully aware that arguing on the Internet with the hope of prevailing as the victor is silly. That being said, discussing things so as to hear other points of view is rewarding and helpful.

As to the lack of existence of miracles, magic, or the divine... unexplained things happen that people attributable to the hand of god. Why can't those things be the work of god? You do not believe in god therefore even the presence of a miracle (such as an unexplainable recovery) will be deemed unexplainable as opposed to it being attributable to the workings of a higher power.

Does joy exist? Sorrow? Anger? Love? Or course they all exist, because we feel and experience them on a daily basis.

Just because you do not feel the hand of god in your life, does not mean others do not experience such things.
 
2013-03-15 11:03:02 PM

WhyKnot: You shouldn't complain at all, you should just click on a different story. :-)


johnny_vegas: just ignore it and move on...you are perpetuating what you perceive as a problem


Exactly, don't ever complain.  If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all.  I only want to surround myself with yes-men.  etc.
I'll be ignoring this strange line of advice.  Or perhaps I should say "religious" line of advice.  Though the bit about perpetuating the problem confuses me.  How does complaining about content on a content aggregate site spawn more bad threads?
 
2013-03-15 11:25:01 PM

FLMountainMan: alabasterblack: All Venezuelans?  Or as many as Americans believe in unicorns?

This.  But the 99% of normal sane Venezuelans are boring, so instead we get this nonsense.


Chavez was still popularly elected and Venezuela's pretty religious; it's likely higher than 1%.

Though now I want to see someone draw Jesus as a unicorn.
 
2013-03-16 03:37:45 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
YOU GONNA GET CANONIZED
 
2013-03-16 09:28:34 AM
"This is what FARKers believe that Venezuelans actually believe."

FTFY subby.
 
2013-03-16 10:04:30 AM
WhyKnot: Additionally, I am fully aware that arguing on the Internet with the hope of prevailing as the victor is silly. That being said, discussing things so as to hear other points of view is rewarding and helpful.

Oh I am not saying don't discuss things ... or I wouldn't be here. My point was that people will use the same words differently and if you get caught up trying to force a common ground in terminology you're in for an endless fight. Whereas if you skip the words and try to discuss people's real positions you can actually have a meaningful discussion.

... unexplained things happen that people attributable to the hand of god. Why can't those things be the work of god?

They can be but extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. "God did it" should not be the fallback position for things that are not understood. And arbitrarily attributing things to god without evidence is most certainly not evidence of god.

Just because you do not feel the hand of god in your life, does not mean others do not experience such things.

And just because people 'feel' god does not mean that they have actually correctly attributed these feelings to the correct source. Reality and what a human mind perceives as reality are two very different things. This is why evidence must be objective.
 
2013-03-16 10:34:35 AM

Tommy Moo: Oh for crying out loud. This guy isn't even Latino. He's a white European who was born in Argentina.


This is God's way of trolling the Venezuelans.  Roll with it.
 
2013-03-16 11:04:31 PM

trappedspirit: WhyKnot: You shouldn't complain at all, you should just click on a different story. :-)

johnny_vegas: just ignore it and move on...you are perpetuating what you perceive as a problem

Exactly, don't ever complain.  If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all.  I only want to surround myself with yes-men.  etc.
I'll be ignoring this strange line of advice.  Or perhaps I should say "religious" line of advice.  Though the bit about perpetuating the problem confuses me.  How does complaining about content on a content aggregate site spawn more bad threads?


dude, knock yourself out and do what you want.  You come off as a tool by cropdusting into a thread complaining how there are too many threads.  we get it you like to biatch and be abrasive.  congrats you succeed beyond your wildest dreams.
 
Displayed 38 of 88 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report