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(The Daily Dolt)   "If you call any other Christian on this page a 'bibliophile' I will ban you." -Best-selling author and creationist Ray Comfort. To be fair, he thought it meant "a cross between a pedophile and the Bible"   (thedailydolt.com ) divider line
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2013-04-03 09:37:11 AM  
18 votes:
I thought a cross between a pedophile and the Bible was called a "priest."
2013-04-03 09:39:54 AM  
14 votes:
If a Bibliophile only loves *one* book, does that make them homotextual?
2013-04-03 09:09:22 AM  
11 votes:
Chistians, this - this right here - is why the rest of us think you're a bunch of anti-intellectual f*ckwits.
2013-04-03 08:21:00 AM  
8 votes:
It's what one would expect from someone with a profound lack of education and who frequently thinks about either sex with children or the bible.
2013-04-03 09:38:50 AM  
7 votes:
To his credit, Comfort owned up to being a dumbass and apologized for it.
2013-04-03 07:29:37 AM  
5 votes:
This... explains so much.
2013-04-03 09:55:16 AM  
4 votes:
The religious right has just embraced the notion that being a total dumbass is the key to being a good Christian.

I mean, that anti-intellectual aspect has always been there in fundamentalism -- that's kind of the point of fundamentalism, after all, the notion that religion should be the sole and complete shaper of your worldview -- but it's getting louder, more aggressive, and even stupider.
2013-04-03 09:33:18 AM  
4 votes:
And these are the people who are trying to codify their beliefs as national policy.

xenophon10k: It's because when your Christian there is no other book but THE BIBLE.


And its companion volume, Atlas Shrugged.
2013-04-03 11:23:46 AM  
3 votes:

vygramul: There was a bookstore clerk who corrected someone who asked to see a manager by saying, "It's PERSONager."


I really want to throttle people like that. Being a calm, law-abiding person I don't, but that doesn't mean that somewhere down in my heart of hearts, the whole thing about how stress is caused by the body overriding the brain's natural desire to choke the living shiat out of someone who really deserves it doesn't come into play.

The ones who have "ovulars" because "seminar" is sexist practically send me ballistic. Not to mention the ones who think "history" is "his story".

There really are sex-specific and arguably sexist words in the English language. Some of them could do with being replaced with better words. But any hope of doing so (personally, I'd like to swap out "chairman" for "moderator" or something ... not because of sexism, but because I can't get over how, as a very literal-minded small child, I thought a chairman was someone other people sat on) is made impossible by this kind of crap. It's crying wolf over and over again until a wolf could be in your living room eating your kids and nobody will believe it.

Now, I happen to be a bibliophile. Also a logophile. And I'm somewhat obsessed with etymology (not so much with entomology, but I know my bugs from my beetles). If someone said something stupid like that in my presence, I'd probably deliver a lecture on the etymology of the word and its root in "manus", which they probably wouldn't get, because, y'know, there's that evil "man" in there. I have to wonder why they don't have similar issues with "person" since it's got "son" in it, and it's clearly the sound of the syllables, not the actual derivation of the words, that matters to them. And then they'd throw me out of the store. Such is life.

Just had to rant about that. Those people do bad things to my blood pressure. There are more than enough real problems in the world and these cretins have to go make them up.

/Farkette
//feminist
///logophile
2013-04-03 09:37:02 AM  
3 votes:
This, this is a thing of beauty.  Thank God for all the fsckwit idiots out there who have the courtesy to be in denial about their fsckwittedness, and eagerly provide us with such heartwarming, lowbrow humor.  That they think they're doing it in God's name is the obvious sign of humor mastery.
2013-04-03 09:36:04 AM  
3 votes:
I'm no longer surprised by stupidity. Saddened, but not surprised.
2013-04-03 11:31:08 AM  
2 votes:

maxx2112: Playboy Interview: Ayn Rand
Playboy, March 1964


She comes up with a moral philosophy in which the highest good a person can do is to make sure they have as much as possible and live as well as possible, regardless of its effect on others. (So long as that doesn't turn them against you in an effective way.) Then she claims it's not related at all to hedonism.

Right...
2013-04-03 11:30:03 AM  
2 votes:
Well folks, I'm off. There is this nice little paperback I have had my eye on for a while and all this talk has got me excited enough to risk making a move. Some of my friends say she is a real page turner, but you can't always listen to gossip. I think I'll take things slowly, just a couple of words. Make sure she know I am not the kind of guy who is going to dog ear her corners. I take precautions, always carry a new bookmark in my wallet, just in case.
I'm a little nervous, it has been a little while since I was with a tome I really connected with. Obviously, there have been others but they were just, cheap things I picked up in coffee shops just to kill some time. Frankly I am ready to find a good text, one which will take me places and (I hope) show me something new, expand my mind a bit (if you know what I mean, and I think you do).
I hear she is educated (Oxford), my only real concern is that she might be a bit young for me. I have heard she doesn't mind an older-reader, but some of your modern types get a bit concerned when you pay too much attention to their descriptors or when you want to look at the relationships more than the action (not that I am too old for the action, I do sometimes have to use a little assistance to give their little words enough attention).
2013-04-03 10:24:49 AM  
2 votes:

Vodka Zombie: It's simply amazing that Christians are this mind-bogglingly stupid, and yet people think we should not only listen to them, but try to follow them or become one of them as well.

When our society works so hard to accommodate the delusions, the anti-intellectualism, and the dishonesty of Christians to the point of forcing us to respect them against our common sense, it becomes clear that our nation's future resembles that of a theocratic Afghanistan much more than it does the proverbial shiny city on a hill.  Superstition is a dead weight, and normal people should not be condemned for wanting to excise it from their lives.


It's not just Christians, it's all fundamentalist belief systems. There are Jewish, Islamic and Bhuddist sects that have many examples of this same sort of thing. It is a major crippling factor to societies around the world.


History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes.

- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Baron Alexander von Humboldt, Dec. 6, 1813
2013-04-03 10:24:07 AM  
2 votes:
jake_lex: The religious right has just embraced the notion that being a total dumbass is the key to being a good Christian.
I mean, that anti-intellectual aspect has always been there in fundamentalism -- that's kind of the point of fundamentalism, after all, the notion that religion should be the sole and complete shaper of your worldview -- but it's getting louder, more aggressive, and even stupider.


The very first story in the bible, that of Adam and Eve, teaches that having knowledge is a sin.  Also of note is that nudity was not a sin in the eyes of God, it was only when man and woman gained knowledge did they feel it was a sin.
2013-04-03 10:17:25 AM  
2 votes:
"and even more often people would come in proclaiming to be Christian only to lull us into a false sense of security and begin telling us impossible stories "

Isn't that how everyone becomes a Christian?
2013-04-03 10:16:30 AM  
2 votes:
It's simply amazing that Christians are this mind-bogglingly stupid, and yet people think we should not only listen to them, but try to follow them or become one of them as well.

When our society works so hard to accommodate the delusions, the anti-intellectualism, and the dishonesty of Christians to the point of forcing us to respect them against our common sense, it becomes clear that our nation's future resembles that of a theocratic Afghanistan much more than it does the proverbial shiny city on a hill.  Superstition is a dead weight, and normal people should not be condemned for wanting to excise it from their lives.
2013-04-03 10:15:51 AM  
2 votes:

FloydA: reillan: I love that his mind immediately jumped to that conclusion...

To be fair, when I was a moderator for a large Christian group years and years ago, we would constantly get people coming in calling us all sorts of things, highly derogatory and inflammatory.  We were called pedos and worse, we had hackers take over frequently, and even more often people would come in proclaiming to be Christian only to lull us into a false sense of security and begin telling us impossible stories, such as satanic cults the person was a part of, etc.

It put us in a constantly defensive mindset.  So, if I didn't know that word or understand how words were put together, I might have gone as far off the derpy-defensive end as he did.

Wouldn't it have been easier to just look up the definition?


That would require him opening a book that did not validate his opinion.
2013-04-03 10:04:15 AM  
2 votes:
I would not call all Christians stupid but I do call all creationists stupid. If you are dumb enough to believe in creationism there should not even be a seat for you on the short bus of life.
2013-04-03 09:53:50 AM  
2 votes:

Jerry Westerby: To his credit, Comfort owned up to being a dumbass and apologized for it.


This. I'm not sure about the whole believe-in-the-Zombie-or-else bit, but I'm all about forgiving people who recognize their mistakes and repent, especially if they learn from it.
2013-04-03 09:46:47 AM  
2 votes:

Tanthalas39: Pants full of macaroni!!: And these are the people who are trying to codify their beliefs as national policy.

xenophon10k: It's because when your Christian there is no other book but THE BIBLE.

And its companion volume, Atlas Shrugged.

...says the person who has obviously not read Atlas Shrugged.


...says the person who has obviously not been paying attention to modern "Christians."
2013-04-03 11:56:50 AM  
1 vote:

jenny next: There are smart Christians out there.


They're not the ones running the movement, though.
2013-04-03 11:06:32 AM  
1 vote:

EyeballKid: MindStalker: Hell, its also the basic tenets of Satanism (Whatever you want to do is worth it), but I didn't want to go full troll.
From the Satanic Bible.

Satan represents indulgence, instead of abstinence!
Satan represents vital existence, instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
Satan represents undefiled wisdom, instead of hypocritical self-deceit!
Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it, instead of love wasted on ingrates!
Satan represents vengeance, instead of turning the other cheek!
Satan represents responsibility to the responsible, instead of concern for psychic vampires!
Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his "divine spiritual and intellectual development," has become the most vicious animal of all!
Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
Satan has been the best friend the church has ever had, as he has kept it in business all these years!

Ayn Rand wrote the Satanic Bible?


Anton LeVey wrote the Satanic bible based on Ayn Rands principles.
2013-04-03 10:24:13 AM  
1 vote:

EyeballKid: grokca: I thought he was a bananaphile.

ring-ring-ring-ring-ring-ring-ring


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2013-04-03 10:09:56 AM  
1 vote:
I love that his mind immediately jumped to that conclusion...

To be fair, when I was a moderator for a large Christian group years and years ago, we would constantly get people coming in calling us all sorts of things, highly derogatory and inflammatory.  We were called pedos and worse, we had hackers take over frequently, and even more often people would come in proclaiming to be Christian only to lull us into a false sense of security and begin telling us impossible stories, such as satanic cults the person was a part of, etc.

It put us in a constantly defensive mindset.  So, if I didn't know that word or understand how words were put together, I might have gone as far off the derpy-defensive end as he did.
2013-04-03 10:05:54 AM  
1 vote:

Deathfrogg: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Ray Comfort is probably really mad about everyone trying to penalize him for not understanding a word.

Mostly, though, that's because he thinks "penalize" has something to do with penises.

The etymology of the word is exactly that.


TESTIFY, BROTHER!
2013-04-03 10:01:54 AM  
1 vote:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Ray Comfort is probably really mad about everyone trying to penalize him for not understanding a word.

Mostly, though, that's because he thinks "penalize" has something to do with penises.


The etymology of the word is exactly that.
2013-04-03 10:00:12 AM  
1 vote:
He'd better be careful with that learning stuff. Too much of it and God stops giving you miracles. Best to have banned the guy and save your soul.
2013-04-03 09:50:42 AM  
1 vote:
What a Christian that likes Atlas Shrugged may look like

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2013-04-03 09:49:49 AM  
1 vote:
Remember, anti-evolutionists, this man is one of your best and brightest.
2013-04-03 09:48:15 AM  
1 vote:
www.brucellama.com

Here's a picture of that sick bastard masticating. What a perv.
2013-04-03 09:46:26 AM  
1 vote:

Greenshuz: If a Bibliophile only loves *one* book, does that make them homotextual?


Monotextual, actually.
2013-04-03 09:43:44 AM  
1 vote:

PC LOAD LETTER: Reminds me of the David Letterman bit where they went around NYC asking if they would vote for someone who was an avowed heterosexual. Responses ranged from a simple "No" to "Sexual? Never!"


At one point, the Man Show got some silly women to sign a petition to end "women's suffrage."  'Cause you know, "suffrage" and "suffering" can be confused if you're not very bright.
2013-04-03 09:41:14 AM  
1 vote:

Pants full of macaroni!!: And these are the people who are trying to codify their beliefs as national policy.

xenophon10k: It's because when your Christian there is no other book but THE BIBLE.

And its companion volume, Atlas Shrugged.


...says the person who has obviously not read Atlas Shrugged.
2013-04-03 09:41:00 AM  
1 vote:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Chistians, this - this right here - is why the rest of us think you're a bunch of anti-intellectual f*ckwits.


^^^This. But I do expect a lot of responses from christians, with a few bible verses sprinkled in, how blah blah blah. I can't do. Keep worshiping mythological creatures. What ever makes you. Just STOP pushing it on the rest of us...
2013-04-03 09:40:19 AM  
1 vote:

Pants full of macaroni!!: And these are the people who are trying to codify their beliefs as national policy.

xenophon10k: It's because when your Christian there is no other book but THE BIBLE.

And its companion volume, Atlas Shrugged.


Don't forget the always popular "Protocols of the Elders of Zion." To be fair, they most often have it in the Chick Tract/Comic-book format as the original work uses big words.
2013-04-03 09:39:46 AM  
1 vote:

Pants full of macaroni!!: And these are the people who are trying to codify their beliefs as national policy.

xenophon10k: It's because when your Christian there is no other book but THE BIBLE.

And its companion volume, Atlas Shrugged.


Written by an atheist, inspired by hedonism.
2013-04-03 09:38:32 AM  
1 vote:
Dihydrogen Monoxide kills!

Morans...
2013-04-03 09:37:51 AM  
1 vote:
Really now, at this point, isn't calling Christians stupid like saying that water is wet? And isn't arguing with them like fishing with dynamite?

And if we hit that bull's-eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.
2013-04-03 08:34:51 AM  
1 vote:
Reminds me of the David Letterman bit where they went around NYC asking if they would vote for someone who was an avowed heterosexual. Responses ranged from a simple "No" to "Sexual? Never!"
2013-04-03 07:41:24 AM  
1 vote:
that cause when your christian
you don't need to read nothin
you know what books are about before you even read them
thanks god
 
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